If you’re looking for a vampy polish that still has some pizazz, I suggest Revlon Facets of Fuchsia. Of course, you have to be a purple polish fan, or it won’t move you.
Thankfully, I love me some purple, so this hit the spot! (Actually, before I went head first into my infatuation with green lacquer, purple used to be my favourite colour to sport.)
What I like about Facets of Fuchsia by Revlon is that it’s dark, but you can still see that it’s purple. It’s a very sexy combination of a dark base hue and vibrant glitter that reminds you that it’s still alive and feisty!
Revlon Facets of Fuchsia Pictures
Revlon Facets of Fuchsia Swatches
All swatches have:
- Chip-resistant colour
- Name: Revlon Facets of Fuchsia
- Amount: 14.7 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $3.99 CAD (on sale)
- Where to Buy: Select drugstores including Rexall
Revlon Facets of Fuchsia Review
Facets of Fuchsia by Revlon has a blackened sheer base that’s full of large purple hexagonal glitter. It was hard to see, but upon closer inspection, it looks like the smaller pieces of glitter are also hexagonal!
Since the glitter is vivid, it doesn’t get lost in the dark base at all. It contrasts nicely without being stark.
The overall look on your nails is vampy, sexy, and mysterious. It looks like a cartoony magic potion in a bottle to me.
This is a jelly-based glitter polish. It dries with some texture, so if you want that smooth glass-like look, you’ll need to apply at least one layer of top coat.
Application & Formula
The formula was watery in the bottle, but somehow acted a bit thick. It was easy to cover up bald patches with another layer of polish, but I found that the large hexagonal glitter kept wanting to stick out beyond the tips of my nails. I was concerned that it would be really scratchy and that it would eventually snag on something. (When I used a top coat after, it smoothed everything out nicely and the edge of my nail didn’t feel jagged.)
I’m not quite sold on Revlon’s formula. When I went over the same area more than once when it was still wet, it began to act like a super clumpy polish where there’s no self-levelling or forgiveness.
My advice is that you try to paint your nails in 3 strokes without going over the same area. When it’s dry, of course, you can add more layers, but for each layer, try not to run your brush over the same spot twice.
Is This a Dupe for Deborah Lipmman’s Bad Romance?
I don’t own Bad Romance, but from photos I’ve seen, they look very similar. If you own the Deborah Lipmann version, please leave a comment and let everyone know what the formula is like. I’m curious to hear how they compare that way.
Sometimes it’s not just about the colour. If a polish is a nightmare to work with, I’d rather pay more for ease of application since that’s the factor that makes me reach more for a shade and wear it a second time.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Despite the less-than-stellar formula, I still gave Revlon Facets of Fuchsia a high score because the effect it gives your nails is magical!
Do you own Revlon Facets of Fuchsia? If so, did you find the formula to be the same as my bottle’s formula? Do you own Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance? How do you think it compares?