Revlon Midnight Affair Review & Swatches

** This post was written by Fiona. She no longer blogs for Swatch And Learn. However, Mary still continues to blog and will be happy to reply to your comment. **

Well, surprise, surprise. I’m reviewing another beauty product that’s blue. I think it’s kind of safe to say that I’m having a love affair with this color. Sorry, Purple. Sorry, Green. You have been replaced! At least for now.

When I saw Revlon Midnight Affair, I couldn’t stop staring at it. The lighting at the drugstore was just right – it added this twinkle to the deep royal blue. It was love at first sight! But alas, it’s not a fairytale.

You know how you should never trust the lighting at the club or a bar? That cute someone is never cute when you see them during the day. That’s how I feel with this nail polish! When I got it home and applied it, I realized I was tricked by the lights. Don’t get me wrong: it’s a nice color… just not as nice as I’d thought.

Revlon Midnight Affair Swatches & Pictures

*~* 2 Coats with No Top Coat in Flash *~*

*~* 2 Coats with No Top Coat in Natural Light *~*




      Goes on smooth (can be hard)


Key Notes

  • Name: Revlon Midnight Affair
  • Amount: 0.5 fl. oz. or 14.7 ml
  • What I Paid: $5.69 CAD
  • Price Per Unit: $11.38/fl. oz. or $0.39/ml
  • Other Revlon Nail Polish Colors Available: Metallic Gold Coin, Metallic Silver Dollar, Metallic Copper Penny, All Fired Up, Siren, Demure, Temptress, Revlon Red, Ruby Ribbon, Powder Puff, Emerald City, Minted, Peach Petal, Gray Suede, Lilac Pastelle, Scene Stealer, Devilish, Endless Possibilities, Oh My Magenta, Electric Pink, Plum Night, Sweet Tart, No Shrinking Violet, Pink Again, Make Mine Mango, Fuchsia Fever, Craving Coral, Hot for Chocolate, Sheer Nude, Cherry Berry, Teak Rose, Passion Punch, Opulent Pink, Steel-Her Heart, Amber Ablaze, Blushed, Sheer Pink, Sheer Blossom, Totally Toffee, Berry Delicious, Sheer Rose, Touch of Mauve, Really Rosy, Raven Red, Tuscan Sun, Valentine, Get Reddy, Frankly Scarlet, Plum Attraction, Cherries in the Snow, Raisin Rage, White on White, Vixen, Clear, Iced Mauve, Pure Pearl, Hushed Blush, Kiss Me Coral, Sandstorm, Plum Baby, Light, Cherry Crush, Sheer Petal, Barely Peach, Pink Chiffon, Posh Pink, Peach Nectar, Creme Brulee, Plum Seduction, Silver Screen, Black Lingerie
  • Where to Buy: Drugstores, big-box stores, some supermarkets, Revlon website

Revlon Midnight Affair Nail Polish Review


In the bottle, Revlon Midnight Affair Nail Polish reminds me of the ocean at night – it’s deep, it’s blue, and there’s a slight twinkle that looks like the moonlight is hitting it. On the nail, however, it looks much darker. When the light hits it, it’s beautiful. The deep blue shines through the dark shadow, and it looks like a gem. You can see this more in the swatches taken with flash.

But most times, it just looks really near-black. The color you see in the pictures taken in natural light is the shade you’d mostly see. Not too impressive.


The color of Midnight Affair Nail Polish by Revlon is quite saturated, but one coat won’t do. Bummer. Two coats give you the color you see in my swatches.


Revlon Midnight Affair Nail Lacquer dries to a smooth finish. It’s not super glossy though, so I would wear a top coat.

I opted to not wear a top coat here because I’m mad at the one I usually use. But I have worn this color with a TC before, and the glossy finish adds an extra depth to the color. It makes it look a bit more gem-like.

Consistency & Application

This is thicker than most my other nail polishes, which actually makes the application harder. If you don’t get enough on the brush, then the polish goes on uneven. But load up too much, and it could end up bubbling. So you really have to be careful with how you apply it.


Even without a top coat, Midnight Affair by Revlon stands up pretty well to wear and tear. Four days into it, and there was no chipping. I did experience some tip wear though. But wearing a top coat will definitely extend the wear of that even more.


  • Wears pretty well
  • Can be a pretty color
  • Formaldehyde- & toluene-free

  • Thicker consistency that makes it harder to apply
  • Too near-black in most lighting

Final Verdict: 6.9/10

This color on the nails doesn’t really stun me. It’s definitely not a Midnight Affair to Remember in my eyes.

What do you think of this blue? Is it a yay or nay for you?


4 thoughts on “Revlon Midnight Affair Review & Swatches

    1. Fiona Post author

      Hi mellinail!

      It does look awesome in the bottle, doesn’t it? I experienced the same thing with No Shrinking Violet, but at least that purple does look pretty on the nails. 🙂

  1. Ruthe

    It sucks that this looked better in the drugstore; I totally hate when that happens! Nevertheless, this color still looks great! I do wish it had more of that in-the-bottle sparkle, though. It turned out really dark on the nail!
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