Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Revlon Midnight Affair Nail Color

From my drugstore clearance haul (I realized that even it was 75% off in CVS I would be better off just buying it in my grocery store, as the 3-dollar off sale was going at the same time as the CVS clearance...Whatever, it was a 25-cent difference so I am fine...) another Revlon polish I don't really like. (See, I have probably gotten around 7 bottles of Revlon in total but I only like the limited edition lilac one from last year.)
Revlon Midnight Affair is a deep shimmering navy blue, if you look closely enough, the color is actually a semi-opaque black with a ton of blue shimmer, there are so much blue in it so the overall effect is a deep navy instead of navy-black. I have no complain about the color as it's quite rich and beautiful (although this does shrink my nail bed a bit).

The formula isn't too hard to work with either (but I feel it's a tad loose that it has a tendency to run into my cuticles and make a nasty mess) as it's has the similar texture to that of shimmery Wet n Wild (a lot better than Maybelline, ahem)but definitely not as nice as Barielle or China Glaze.
The deep navy makes a very pretty and somewhat formal manicure, like the one you would (could) wear to a ball. No close up available because I made a big mess applying it (and this is my third attempt) so this is allover my cuticles. The fatal flaw about Midnight Affair/Midnight Madness is that it's the most squishy and slow-drying nail polish I have ever tried (The Squish Queen runner-up is Revlon Coconut gag but that one went gunky because I bought it without realizing that it has been opened up and tested by some cheap XXXXX), it was like I had to apply it right before taking the picture so the manicure wouldn't get ruined on the way from my bedroom to the balcony, which is like...5 steps away?

6 comments:

  1. i havent personally tried it but i wonder if you buy seche vite and put it on top, it might dry really fast.
    i always see lots of revlon nail polishes in poundland so i assume they arent amazing. ie. not many people seem to be buying them
    x

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  2. I have this polish, and I love it. And it seems to dry quickly for me, which is strange, since I've had my bottle for years.

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  3. This is such a pretty color! I always think it's interesting how slow drying people say Revlon is. The only Revlon polish I've ever tried dried really quickly.

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  4. Your hands are so pretty! This color chips on me as soon as it dries though >_<

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  5. This looks really nice. Not as dark as Midnight Cami but not too light!! Does it mean its discontinued if you got it on clearance?

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  6. Simple elegance:
    I know this might sound lame to you...I never thought about seche vite because...the packaging is way too ugly for something that cost 5 bucks...

    Revlon here is not that expensive in my grocery store either as I can get brand new shades for around a dollar.I am guessinng there are only grandma shades in your Poundland?
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    Jean:
    Wait...the exact same one (they had a limited edition bottle called dark pleasure something like that before they re-released the color)? Maybe I should keep it for a few years to see what is going to happen...
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    Heather:
    For what I know, the light ones all dries pretty quickly (but many shades are kind of nasty)the dark ones are prettier but the formula is more of a pain in @$$.
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    Shiya:
    (Ha, I saw you in tianshi before)I didn't even had the chance to see it dry on me as it get squashed right away...Anyway, I repainted my nails with China Glaze let's groove and it was so pretty...
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    Smiley:
    I think it's still there, CVS sometime put clearance sticker on permanent items as well, like a year ago all the super lustrous glosses were half off. I think maybe they are getting a newer batch or something like that.

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