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:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 3 coats of Revlon Facets of Fuchsia
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
- 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?
I just got this nail polish in a swap. Its currently on my nails now. I love it, if a polish could be named after me this would be it!
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I’m picturing you with this polish, and I can totally imagine you rocking it! 🙂 Great swap!
I love this purple and have been on the lookout for it at the drugstore, have yet to find one! I think I only have ONE Revlon polish, it is one of my absolute favorites and I’ve had it forever. Sounds like you had an interesting time with this one, I’ll keep that in mind if I ever get this one, great review!
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Hope you can find it – even if you get a bad-formula bottle like I did, the end result is still worth the extra effort.
Which Revlon polish do you own?
I’ve seen this swatched so many times now, and for every time I want it more! 😀
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I passed it by the store a few times, picked it up, and then put it back. But the more swatches I saw of it online, the more I knew I had to get it. Hehe, it’s sometimes dangerous to look at blogs, isn’t it? 😉
I bought this polish a couple of months ago and I adore it! it’s such a pretty polish. I found I kept staring at my nails =) I didn’t have the same issue with the glitter going to my tips. I found my polish applied beautifully. But I guess with different batches there can be some issues.
I’m really glad to hear that yours applied wonderfully! But it makes me puzzled as to why I always seem to choose the bad formulas from Revlon. I don’t have many Revlon polishes, but the ones I do own don’t apply well.
I have this in my untrieds, and I’m thinking I might do it as my next mani (before December arrives and I feel compelled to always have Christmasy nails). Such a pretty colour!
Definitely try it, and please let me know how the formula of yours is. Just based on the comments here, it seems like I’m the only person who got an off bottle.
This is great! It’s like a dark mysterious polish with a bit of glitter!
Very vampy, indeed! It’s perfect for when you’re craving a really dark polish.
I have both and Facets of Fuchsia is a total dupe for Bad Romance. Actually, I like the formula on the Revlon better. I still see bottles of it here and there in my VERY conservative town, lol.
Hehe, looks like your “very conservative” town may be becoming more glitter-liberal. 😉 That’s great, especially since the holidays are coming up. Maybe you can find more cool glitter polishes!
This is such a gorgeous color! I love looking at my bottle of it because it’s so beautiful. To be honest, it’s not a color I would have expected from Revlon, but I’m glad to see that they are stepping up their game with new things. I had to get it immediately after seeing swatches and when it was rumored to be a dupe to Deborah Lippmann. As much as I’d like to own Bad Romance, right now it’s not exactly budget friendly, so I’m happy to own Facets of Fuchsia for much cheaper. I still haven’t worn it, but I should soon!
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I’m in the same boat as you – Deborah Lippmann polishes are beautiful, but I only own a couple (1 I bought and 1 I got from the November Topbox) because of the price tag.
I was also surprised that Revlon came out with this one. It’s not like their usual offerings. And the price point is right!
I don’t own Bad Romance, but I agree with previous comments–it looks like a dupe to me. It’s a shame the formula wasn’t that good–I definitely look on a polish more favorably if it’s easy to apply. Such a gorgeous polish, though! I don’t think I would ever wear, say, just a super dark creme but I love the look of this purple glitter in a dark base. The glitter really makes it jazzy.
Whoops – sorry that I didn’t reply to your comment earlier. I thought I did, but then I just saw that I didn’t. :S
Okay, thanks for weighing in about the Bad Romance dupe. 🙂 Hmm…some other people didn’t have formula problems with theirs. I don’t know why I always end up picking the bad bottles.
Ones of my favorite Revlon Polishes!
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Glad that you liked it so much, too! 🙂
This has been my fave nail polish for 2 months now 🙂 I haven’t worn anything else hehe 😀
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WOW – that’s a long time to wear the same shade. Definitely sounds like you fell in love with it! 😀
Wow, this polish is beautiful! I just find it a tad too dark though, I like it when it’s GLITTERY/SPARKLY! 😛 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend Mary! xoxo.
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Thanks so much! I’m having a great weekend. Hope you are, too! 🙂
Love the purple but I’ve had enough glitter for a while now. You always mention nubar base coat. Where do u get it?? I’ve tried so many others and haven’t found one I’ve really liked. Cnd sticky base isnt bad but I need to try others. I’m in Barrie so I’ve looked everywhere, even in the states last weekend, but no nubar. Checked eBay, and only seller has none left it says. Is it that hard to find? And where?? Thks Kelly
I know what you mean – there are sooooo many glitter polishes, especially as we’re nearing the holiday season.
I found my bottle from Fernanda’s, which is a beauty-supply store in Mississauga. That’s the only physical store in Canada that I’ve ever seen Nubar sold at. Nubar, in general, is tricky to find in person, so if you can’t make it to Fernanda’s, keep checking eBay.ca. I just looked now and saw a few listings for it if you search for “Nubar Foundation Base Coat”. It’s also available at Nail Polish Canada (http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/nail-treatments-4/). I’ve never ordered from them before.
I have a few Revlon polishes and I love them, but admittedly I do not own a glitter polish by them. I’ve never had any issues with their formulation but again, glitters can make a difference. I love the color, purple is my all time fave when it comes to my nails!! Very vampy and sexy, indeed 😉
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I don’t own too many Revlon polishes, but the one I tried before this (Carbonite) had a strange formula – it was clumpy and clay-like. Maybe it’s just my bottles that are off (hopefully).
I love this!!!! Purple is one of my favorite nail polish colors.
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Glad you love it! 🙂 I feel like a lot of purples flatter pretty much everyone, which is nice.
Had to run into one of the local Walgreen’s today and picked up a couple of “new-to-me-at-least” Revlon polishes and the Essie flakie. There was a display I hadn’t seen before and I SWEAR one of those polishes was Facets of Fuchsia….renamed something I can’t remember. Sorry. My bad.
Oh, I’ll have to look at the drugstore near me again to see if I can find the one that looks like Facets of Fuchsia. I’d be surprised if they renamed it yet the colour’s still the same. I thought Facets of Fuchsia wasn’t a limited edition…
I’m going to run over there in a little while and grab a bottle for comparison. Will let you know the verdict.
Nice! I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts. 🙂
The new name is Scandalous…I say “new name” because I am swatching FOF and S on a nail wheel right now and they are identical. This was on a new Revlon display with the title “Brilliant Color”, featuring a photo of Olivia Wilde wearing the grass green polish. I actually took a pic of it to make sure I’d remember correctly, which I’ve NEVER done before!
After a closer look at the other colors, I brought an additional 4 home with me: Sparkling (a dusty-mauve-pink version of FOF), Charismatic (soft coral shimmer), Saucy (tomato red glass fleck) and Smoldering (which ears a striking resemblance to W&W Gray’s Anatomy…)
Look for this at Walgreens.
Oh boy…I wish we had a Walgreens here in Canada! I’ll be checking my Rexall for these colours. Thank you so much for this piece of information! Strange how they decided to rename it. I like the name Facets of Fuchsia better than Scandalous.
I also have this polish (reviewed it too, as a matter of fact) but I didn’t experience any of the clumpyness you were talking about. Mine wasn’t so watery either; it was the perfect jelly consistency. I did have to move some of the bigger glitters around to get a more even distribution. Did you use thicker coats? I tend to use thin coats and prefer more layers than thicker coats. I’m glad it worked out though, despite those issues as it’s a lovely polish! 🙂
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I tend to apply medium coats – it works well for most polishes I’ve worn. Haha, I wonder if I’m just always unlucky and get bad Revlon bottles. It’s pretty ridiculous since it has happened every single time. That was the main reason why I stopped buying their polish for years. But lately they’ve been coming out with colours that really speak to me, so I’ve tried them again…but…I’m in the same boat as before.
I saw this nail polish and a very similar one in blue (both by Revlon) when I was browsing through my local drugstore. I only got the blue one, but after seeing these pics I’m definitely going to go back for the purple one.
Thanks for the swatches!
YES – good idea! This purple one is a stunner. I think I know the blue one you’re talking about – I don’t have it, but it’s pretty!
This is very nice! Does this come in blue? I am looking for a polish to wear with my blue dress for a New Years Eve party.
I thought I saw this in blue somewhere. I’ll have to go back to Rexall and look again.
The blue version is Blue Mosaic. It’s gorgeous!
Oh, okay, thanks for letting me and my readers know! 🙂
I do like me a vampy purple and yet I’ve passed this one over… hmmm…
I am quite impressed how opaque it gets after three coats and how the glitter stays vibrant in the black base… but for some reason, I keep thinking that a similar look can be achieved by using one coat of glitter over a black base (I think that may be just me trying to talk myself out of another purchase)… lol
Is there a shade you don’t rock out in? I love every colour you feature!
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Whatever does the trick for you is A-Okay! 😀 As long as you love the final effect. That’s what really matters.
*Blush* Awww…look what you did? I’m now blushing.
Ooooh. This is so pretty. Reminds me of some really stylish nightclub with a jazzsinger, and really nicely dressed up people. It’s like looking at a story to me. O_O
Lovely review as always 🙂
I’ve been wondering a bit, with all those nailpolishes you have (it’s like 400 or something, right?!), do you ever consider reselling some of them? I guess it’s hard to have so many pretty choices and not be able to use them all, haha. 😉
That is a GREAT description of this polish – I really like it. It’s very imaginative! 🙂
*Blush* Right now my collection has grown to 500+. Yes, I do consider selling some of the ones I tried and they either clashed with my skin tone, or they just didn’t do anything for me. I have a bunch of pinks that look awful on me, so I’ve only worn them once. And then there were some lavenders that I thought would be flattering, but they somehow had a cool undertone that made my fingers look dirty.
Was this hard to remove, because of the glitters? It is SO pretty!
This was trickier to remove, yes, because of the larger pieces. But it wasn’t as bad as those realllly gritty medium-sized glitter polishes.
Great post and I love the photos. I’m actually wearing this color right now and I was interested in seeing what others had to say about it. I love, love Deborah Lippmann’s polishes and when I saw this, I knew I had to have it, even though I own one similar to this color from DL.
I was surprised that the name was Facets of Fuchsia because the one I bought is called Scandalous though haha? I don’t know, I’m in the USA, so maybe it is just a regional thing, I dunno.
Anyway, love all the detail you put in your photos. I will definitely be checking this blog more often!
Thank you so much! 😀 Please do come visit again soon – I update Swatch And Learn daily, and I do try to reply to every single comment as soon as I can. It may sometimes take me a day or two (maybe longer when we get closer to Christmas), but I make it a point to get back to everyone. 🙂
Oh, apparently Scandalous is the same as Facets of Fuchsia. Facets of Fuchsia was also released in the States. But Revlon just re-released the same colour and renamed it Scandalous. Not sure why.
hi – love this colour but found it really hard to remove. Used loads of cotton wool and remover – very gluggy
Have you tried the foil method? Another method is applying a cheap, non-fast-drying top coat on one nail and then using remover to take it off in a couple of seconds. These techniques help, but, yeah, glitter polishes are definitely harder to remove than cremes. It’s worth the extra effort! 🙂
I can’t tell you how much I love your blog Mary. I know you have many followers and that it’s hard to keep track of us all but I’ve replied to several of your posts (most recently BBW Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin and MY love of the scent). Anyway, I am writing this time to thank you for posting about the U.S. name change for Facets of Fuchsia. I have been to 7 stores looking for it but ‘settled” for Scandalous yesterday. So here I am today checking out my favorite bloggers and here is the info I needed all along!! Thank you again Mary! All the effort and hard work that you put into this blog really shows and it is greatly appreciated!!
My blog wouldn’t be nearly as rewarding if I didn’t have wonderful readers like you who are vocal and appreciative. So thank you very much for sticking by me. Your support means a lot! 🙂
I am going to the drugstore in a bit, and I’m hoping I can pick this up! Is it limited edition? *I sure hope not…*
No, I don’t think this is a limited edition colour. But, if you can’t find it, also look for “Scandalous”. Revlon changed the name, but it’s the exact same polish.
If you’re in the NYC area… I have only had luck at Walgreens Pharmacies.
My readers in that area will be so thrilled to know this! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Hope more people can get their hands on it.
I know it’s almost 3 months after you posted this, but I managed to pick up this beauty on sale a couple of weeks ago. I remembered you had a post on it so I wanted to weigh in again now that I own it and have worn it. I LOVE this color, but you were right about the formula. In fact, it was the worst formula I have ever had to deal with in a nail polish. I still want to keep it though as it cures my desire for DL Bad Romance. I think in the future to minimize formula issues I’m going to layer this over a black creme to avoid having to do multiple coats.
No problem! Always feel free to leave a comment even on an old blog post. 🙂 I love reading comments, and I do my best to reply as soon as I can.
How awesome is it that you got this polish on sale? 😀 (And that’s a good idea to use this for layering.)
I’m relieved to hear that it wasn’t just my bottle that had a less-than-stellar formula. You know, I haven’t really heard many people talk about the formula, just the colour, so when I tried it for the first time, I was disappointed.
I am SOOOOO late to the game here. I just picked this up today (as Scandalous) and was doing some research. I can always count on your site for fab swatches…but I’ve never said thanks! So “thank you!” 🙂
Better late than never! 🙂 I’m glad that you’re enjoying this polish. It’s really pretty! Funny how they changed the name.
Aww…thanks! That’s a huge compliment. I’m honoured that you enjoy the blog so much. Your kind words made me smile, and they offer a lot of motivation for me to continue this for as long as I can. 🙂