Revlon Red

2 coats, sunlight

It’s back to the classics today! Revlon Red is one of the most iconic nail polishes ever and is a true fire engine red. It’s not too blue and not too orange. It seems like one of those polishes you wear when you’re trying to channel your inner Dita Von Teese. Sorry about the red stains on my fingers because I was wearing red polish prior to swatching and removing it was messy!

With OPI Alpine Snow matte

Her vintage half-moon manicure was also the inspiration for this look. Okay, it’s supposed to be a gentle curve at the cuticle but I opted for a more geometrical shape. Does it look like a pizza slice?

Some comparison swatches here with OPI Comet Loves Cupid and OPI Red My Fortune Cookie. I think this serves to illustrate the point that you only need two red cremes at the very most because they all kinda look the same. Revlon Red is virtually identical to Comet Loves Cupid.

Revlon Copperglaze Platinum


A classic Revlon shade. This is a muted metallic bronze that looks nearly nude in direct sunlight (first picture) and takes on a darker cast in low light (second picture). Not my cup of tea, but is a great work-friendly alternative to creme nudes.

This took three coats to go opaque and had some slight bubbling issue. I’m not sure if it was the formula or because I was too impatient to let the layers dry before the next.