Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Revlon Expressionist Nail Polish in Monet, Monet

Hello Pandas!
More nail polish! I have to say I was very intrigued by the looks of this, as I am a Art History lover, and a sucker for anything to do with Impressionism.

 Revlon Expressionist Nail Art in Monet, Monet which can be found at CVS, Ulta, and Target. They are priced at $12, which makes sense because you are essentially getting two polishes in one little cylindrical package.

The colors are a muted turquoise that looks slightly dingy. This is the main polish color. The accent or nail art color is a greenish yellow is iridescent shimmer.

If you are a nail art novice, these might interest you. You basically paint the base coat to your liking and then decorate with the accent polish, which has a much thinner brush. However, I am not sure it is for everyone. Sure, I adore the Expressionist theme which plays off of Impressionism and I love the name and the others in the line (Jackson Polish, Night & Degas) but is the nail art you create worthy of a gilded frame in the Getty?
The best way I can describe it is by quoting Cher from "Clueless". Basically, this polish is a total 
Monet. "From far away it is OK, but up close it is a big old mess". 
The blue color is streaky and does not apply or dry well and the brush on the yellow-green color is too small to paint a normal nail with but too big to do neat nail art. All in all kind of worthless, and too sheer to layer over the blue, so I had to go back and do two quotes of the messy yellow.
The two colors up close                

While the idea is awesome and the colors are unique, they just don't function as I think Revlon wanted them too, which is a shame. These also chipped quite easily on the nail, and although the packaging is cool, it isn't easy to store or paint with.
Price: 7/10

Performance: 7/10

Color/Wearability: 8/10

Packaging: 5/10

Overall Quality: 6/10

Total: 33/50 = D = Sad Panda
Have you tried these? Love them? Hate them?



  1. LOL love that you quoted Clueless. Yup, definitely a pass, thanks for the heads up because if I had seen the names, I probably would have gone ahead and bought them :) Gotta love Impressionism.

    1. Haha thanks, epic movie! But yeah, pass on these! They aren't worth anyone's time. But I was too much of a sucker for Impressionism!


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