Wednesday 23 April 2014

Makeup Revolution | Nail Polish Review

Being the nail polish fanatic I am, I was very please to see that new brand Makeup Revolution had over 40 shades in their nail polish collection and that's not even including the glitters that are available to buy. For just £1.00 they don't break the bank, are very affordable and you're getting a decent amount of product. The bottles are pretty basic with sticky labels, but who are we to complain at just one pound a pop.

L-R: Trust Me, True Blue, You Need Love and Cool Days.

Not going to lie when I first tried these I felt slightly disappointed, or maybe it's just me being picky. My problem? The drying time. Now, you're all probably sat there reading this thinking 'oh great, another nail polish that takes forever to dry', when in fact, these polishes are the most fast drying nail polishes I've come across in a long time. When applying these nail polishes you are met by a somewhat sheer coat and they definitely need a good few coats to build a good coverage, but I found that once the first coat applied applying a second could be a little bit of a nightmare. I'm all about a smooth finish, so when I applied the second coat this was when it went a little wrong, I found the second coat clung to the first coat and dried so quickly that you didn't have time to have a play around creating that much desired smooth finish.

Now, it's not all disappointment because I found the trick to making these polishes work for me. I decided to apply a thicker coat, this didn't at all affect the drying time, though it did take a little longer but not much longer to dry may I add. The thicker coat allowed me more time to play around and create the smooth finish that I desired and the results were pretty amazing. Yes, I still needed quite a few coats but for £1.00 a bottle the finish was beautiful and now I'm happy Kate. I've read a few reviews on these and people are not disappointed with these, like I said it's probably me being picky but they're well worth picking up. Just remember my tip; apply a thicker coat.

Trust Me is perfect for Autumn/Winter.
True Blue and You Need Love are Summer must haves. 
Cool Days is the one to wear for Spring.

You can check out more from the brand. Naked 3 dupe here & lots of swatches here or lip lacquer here.

This post contains a press sample*


  1. They look lovely in your second photo - all of the colours are really nice!
    But I'm afraid I'm super impatient when it comes to drying/applying coats of nail polish lol! So I would probably have to give these a miss... I like it when you can just put a good coat on and not have to wait too long for it to dry...
    Rimmel is one of my fave brands for nail polish :)
    Rachel xx
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    1. Drying time is amazing even with a thicker coat. Though I didn't get on with them to begin with I can't fault them with a second coat. Maybe you could pick up the one and see how you get on. Everyone's had nothing but positive things to say about them xx

  2. Great tip Kate, the shades are lovely for Spring and you can't say no to the price, xoxo.

    1. Definitely not, despite the drying time I'd still purchase more - especially at that price. They're pretty much perfect and with the thicker coat they have a beautiful finish! xx

  3. Cool Days is such a beautiful colour! Sucks about the drying times, but then again if they took too long i'd be complaining so i guess you can't win :P


    1. Me too. If you put a thicker coat on it gives you time to play around and create that smoother finish, I definitely recommend picking up a few and giving them ago. A lot of people are impressed, I however am just fussy. There a steal at just £1.00 and the finish is beautiful!

  4. I have never tried these before but love the colours very metallic looking x
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    1. I recommend you picking a few up. Just remember a thicker coat ;) x


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