I've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Revlon's new nail art sets since I saw them on Pinterest quite a while ago. This anxiousness stemmed from the fact that I've made it my mission to find a neon purple that isn't a complete failure. I've tried everything from Milani to Maybelline.
There's either a curse on neon purple paint-making things, or the universe really doesn't want me to wear neon purple. Either way, I've had some pretty awful luck so far. The problem was the same with all of them. They all refused to be opaque and not a streaky mess. I gave up.
When I saw Revlon's Nail Art Neon in Ultra Violet (170), however, I knew I had to give neon purple one more try. I documented my first impression, so let's see how the last attempt at neon purple went.
Each of the neon nail sets include a white nail polish base. I only used one coat of the white, although I might try two next time. The application was made easy by the extra surface area to grip granted by the packaging. The brush is a nice medium size.
First application of the neon polish. As you can see, the application was a bit streaky, but I refused to judge until the second coat.
Much of the streakiness cleared up with the second coat, but not enough for me to be completely okay with the way the polish looked. At this point, it's already light years ahead of any other neon purple polish I've tried. I was still a little bummed by the streaks though.
Finally, a third coat of the polish and one coat of Essie's Good to Go top coat. The product dries semi-matte and will definitely need a top coat. I'm curious to see if the other neon colors are the same.
The final product isn't perfect, but I actually like the color. It's easily the best neon purple I've found yet. And honestly, knowing how cursed this color seems to be, I'm actually looking forward to trying more from the whole Revlon Nail Art line, because they did a pretty fine job with this one.
Revlon Nail Art Neon retails at my drugstore for $6.99, which is the same price for me as their Colorstay nail polish line. For .26 fl oz of product the price seems a bit steep to me, so I'll probably wait for them to go on sale before I try a couple more.
Update - One Day Later: Well, the color ended up looking much streakier under the bright lights at work today. And they chipped. The worst chipping I've experienced in a long while. I'm sure it has to do with the sheer number of coats I had to use, but I'm not sure if I'll try the other colors at this point.