I didn't pull out a stop watch to see if it really dried in 50 seconds, but it dried fast enough to suit me. By the time I finished painting my last fingernail, the first one I'd painted was dry.
I do not apply nail polish to my nails without first applying a clear base coat. When I tried this Maybelline Express Finish polish, I prepped my nails with Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat.
I don't know about the other colors, but it definitely took two coats to obtain solid, rich coverage with 640-Classic Black. I like a really glossy nail finish, and I didn't get one with this polish. Since I was doing some nail art and planned to use a glossy top coat anyway (Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat), the dullness of this nail polish was not a problem for me. It is not a "matte" finish, by any means. It's just not as glossy as I prefer. If you enjoy a high gloss shine like I do, be prepared to add a shiny top coat. Otherwise, two coats of this fast-dry polish did the job well.
I will definitely buy more Maybelline Express Finish nail polish when I need a quick-dry formula.
Revlon's Top Speed Sugar Plum is a blue-based shimmery medium plum/burgundy polish. The shimmer that you seen in the bottle does not translate as well to the nail, although it is still slightly shimmery. It does dry quickly like the bottle says (1 minute between coats); however, this tends to lead to dragging and skipping it you're painting too slowly or don't have enough product on the brush. The formula is a little gloopy and I did get slight bubbles; however, I was able to achieve bottle color in two coats. I agree with the other poster who stated that this was of the same color family as OPI Meet Me on the Star Ferry - the only difference being that MMotSF has a gold undertone which leads to muddiness. Sugar Plum has a silver undertone and wasn't muddy but just ended up being dull and lifeless on the nail. The finished mani was slightly dull (which I have found with other quick-dry enamels) so I'd advise a topcoat. However, even adding a topcoat doesn't do a whole lot for this color except shine it up "some." Wear time was very good at five days with Seche Vite and no chips. All in all, while the color is very pretty, it lacks depth and character and is overall just plain boring. Therefore, I would not buy it again.
I have been using OPI for as long as I can remember! From my first manicure to professional manicure to today when I do my own! Only once that can i remember allowing a tech to use a different brand that he preferred! Like I said only once! I never laid eyes on him or his salon again! There is no other that can even equal to OPI! When I feel like having someone else do my nails which is VERY rare, I bring my own base coat, polish, topbcoat and drips! I want what want period! In fact I have a huge acrylic nail display on my dressing room wall with every color being OPI. One of my friends who is a tech saw my collection and said I had more than most salons do! If I adore a certain color, I will buy multiple to be sure I don't run out in case it is my favorite! No other polish wears on my nails until I take it off like OPI. The others are flaking off of me by the next day. So if you want to find a variety OPI is there and it is a great value to me! Thank you OPI !!!
I love this product! The consistency is so nice and smooth, the sheen is very glossy even without a topcoat, and the pigmentation is great! I got this in crushed berries and forever fawn! Crushed berries is a great magenta with red notes with a lot of purple. And forever fawn is a fenomenal nude! I haven't noticed any staining of the nail. I do use a base and a top coat with this polish. I like the square packaging, it's easy to hold the bottle. But I don't like the brush handle because it is slightly annoying to use. But the brush is nice. Overall, this polish is great! Very easy to work with and amazing pigmentation!
Review for: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color In the Spotlight and Purple Potion with Dimple Braclet more...
This is an interesting color for sure. It's a medium red-violet with strong blue duochrome. It ends up looking much more blurple on the nail than in the bottle. The formula is a bit gummy and sheer (3 coats to get it opaque), and it also doesn't seem to dry as quickly as other Xtreme Wears. I am a purple lover and this polish is different from anything I have in my collection, so I will most likely hang on to it. Reminds me a little but of WnW Eggplant Frost but with more of a reddish plum undertone. Not something I'll wear all the time but definitely a unique color.
I bought the color "Too Dimensional?" from the clearance basket at my local grocery store on a whim. I don't wear much nail polish, but I thought the color looked like a winter sky. Had to have it! I've used glitter polishes before and they were all pretty meh-- either clumpy, sparse, or streaky. However, this polish goes on gorgeous! One coat give you a light lavender and is FULL of micro glitter and it goes on really clean which is good because It is hard to remove from your skin, so cleaning up the edges takes some elbow work). Two coats is all you need to get a nice royal purple thick with silver and blue-green glitter! Plus, it dries pretty fast and it lasts much longer than other polishes. I wear it without a top or undercoat because I'm a savage. I will say you'll probably want a topcoat, though, especially if you wear delicate fabrics. The glitter is very gritty and the bare polish gives the top of your fingernails and emery board texture that can catch on light fabrics like chiffon (think bridesmaid dresses and sheer blouses) without a topcoat. Highly recommend this color! I want to try the other glitters in this line. Hopefully I will get more soon!
I was looking for lustrous color and got exactly what I wanted with this product. I couldn't be happier. I picked it up from local pharmacy.The packaging and pictures deliver what the finishing looks like. Its easy to apply with no mess and stay on without any marks. This product was very reasonably priced and worth trying. I bought it the first time and defiantly will be buying more of the same line.
Pros: Colors look much more expensive than the price tag; The brush is the best I've ever used. It's shorter, wider than regular, and it makes it so easy to apply the polish, especially near cuticles; Dries fast on the nails; Lasting power, on me it lasts five days; Doesn’t damage nails.
Cons: Becomes impossible to find them in stores, guess they are soon to be discontinued; Rich shades require a base, otherwise, they'll stain your nails; Quality is inconsistent with different shades.
These are probably the best nail polishes I ever tried. Will definitely buy again.