Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Revlon "Whimsical"

Today's nail post is primarily about Revlon "Whimsical." "Whimsical" is famous for it's striking resemblance to Deborah Lippmann's "Glitter In the Air," a color I had wanted for a long time.

I chose "Sea Spray" as a base because it was the color I owned that I felt came closest to Whimsical's base color, a light creamy grey-blue.

(photographed[left to right]: China Glaze "Sea Spray," Revlon "Whimsical")

(photographed: Revlon "Whimsical")

Whimsical has light pink and blue hexagonal glitters in addition to smaller blue glitters.

(photographed: 1 coat of China Glaze "Sea Spray" & 2 coats of Revlon "Whimsical," outdoors)

(photographed: 1 coat of China Glaze "Sea Spray" & 2 coats of Revlon "Whimsical," direct sunlight)

(photographed: 1 coat of China Glaze "Sea Spray" & 2 coats of Revlon "Whimsical," shade)

  • Cute color.
  • No difficulties in application, such as streaks. 
  • From what I can tell, it is an exact dupe of the pricier alternative, Deborah Lippman's "Glitter in the Air"
  • This could be a pro, but this polish is VERY sheer. The pro side is that you can put another color underneath one coat of "Whimsical" and you can hardly tell the light blue base is even there. However, that also means that in order to achieve the look in the bottle, you need to find a color that closely resembles it. I felt like "Sea Spray" was a fairly good match.

Final Verdict: "Whimsical" is a very cute color. Coming from someone who is not a fan of the regular Revlon Nail Color line, and has desired Lippmann's "Glitter In the Air" for quite a while, I'm actually fairly happy with the Revlon alternative.

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