Saturday, 28 April 2012

Revlon Facets of Fuschia

I bought this ages ago - perhaps last summer - and wore it once, and didn't wear it again, because I was really disappointed with it.
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This is Revlon's Facets of Fuschia, touted on a lot of the internet as a dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Bad Romance, a black jelly with stacks of bright fuschia glitter in various sizes. I didn't buy the Lippmann because it was £16, and this Revlon was under a fiver. 
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This is a thin black jelly with fuschia glitter in small and large sizes. The first time I wore this, I wore it on its own and it took at least three layers to be anywhere near opaque. This time I layered it over a black base (my standard Rimmel Black Out) and then added two layers of Facets of Fuschia.  Application was ok; the Revlon brush is very thin though, so it needed quite a lot of brush strokes per nail. The finish felt very rough too, so I needed three layers of Seche Vite before it felt smooth enough to not drive me up the wall. 
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I feel a bit underwhelmed by this. I love the concept, but it just doesn't blow me away the way I want it to. It looks amazing in the bottle, but I think it just looks nice on the nails. I wish it looked more purple or more glittery.  

I'm also annoyed with my nail shape. I had been experimenting with a squarer nail shape over the last month, and I was taking ages to get used to it. Having corners felt really odd, and when I tapped things with my fingerips it felt really weird! I quite liked how it looked, but last night they needed shortening anyway, and I ended up cutting them really short (shorter than I wanted) and back to the round shape I was used to. Now I've done it, I hate how it looks. They look very childish to me now. So maybe I'll grow them back squarer.  What do you reckon?

12 comments:

  1. hmmm...after seeing this, I think I'd rather fork out for the Lippman!

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    1. Yep, me too! I think this looks lovely in the bottle, but it just doesn't work for me.

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    1. I agree that it's pretty, it just doesn't blow me away with amazingness, the way that swatches of the DL Bad Romance do.

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  3. yeah, I was hoping that it would 'pop' a bit more!

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    1. Me too. Oh well, you live and learn.

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  4. I keep thinking about giving it another go, but then I get distracted by something far glitterier (i.e. almost everything in my stash drawer) and forget again. The fact I need to base it with something else if part of the problem. (Bear in mind right now I have Leighton Denny Liquid Silver, topped with Hidden Treasure, and because that didn't work OPI Gone Gonzo on top of that. I am full of excuses)

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    1. Yeah, it's just not a winner, is it?

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  5. I'm wearing this at the moment and I really like it. Mine looks a lot more purpley than yours though! Not sure why. I used a coat of black, 2 of FoF and the 2 coats of top coat :)

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    1. Hm, that's interesting. I wonder if I should try this over a purple base? I was disappointed that this wasn't more purpley overall.

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  6. Hi Elanor

    Thanks for the post review! Followed your blog.
    Agree, it looks so eye-popping when inside the bottle but seems very light application when applied to your nails. Not that great if you'll have to end up applying 2 to 3 coats for it to show.
    The Lippman sounds pricey. I'll look it up.
    Feel free to follow my blog on http://artisticallycurious.BlogSpot.com :)

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    1. Thanks. Even at two or three coats, I still find it disappointing to be honest. I have the Lippmann too now though, I'm just waiting for more autumnal weather to wear and blog it.

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