Revlon Orbit

So I had heard through the grapevine that Revlon came out with some "dual ended flakies" but had yet to see them in my local stores.  The other day, I was feeling down, so the fiancé took me down to my local Walgreens, and there they were - very picked over, but they were there.  I grabbed one of each and went to the register and paid before really even paying attention to what happened.

Obviously.  Note the black in the center?  That's from someone putting this brush into the purple side (which is a very dark purple, despite what the picture shows) and THEN putting it back into the flakies side.  Also, notice how EMPTY my bottle is?  I'm really kicking myself that I didn't walk back in and say "Take this back."  Revlon did not have any kind of tamper resistant seal (what nail polish company does?), but let's just say my sails were deflating fast on the "Moon Candy" train.

So the concept is simple.  Paint your nails with the side marked "1", which is the solid creme color.  Let it dry and them paint your nail with the side marked "2" - the flakie.  This is Orbit which is a dark purple creme on one side and a shredded blue and purple flakie in a light purple base.  To be honest, it looks like the flakie shreds bled off into the base, but I don't know that for sure.

I used a base of Poshe, 1 coat of polish from each side, and topped with Seche Vite.  After doing my pinkie and ring finger with the purple, I decided to switch to Sephora black for my middle and pointer fingers.

Can you tell the difference in the black and the purple?  Yes, I can but barely.  I was NOT impressed with the purple creme at all, and that's saying something considering how much I LOVE purple.  It was way too dark for me, but did cover well.

In the shade, you can see the shredded flakie a bit better.  I wasn't too thrilled that the flakie was so hard to apply.  The base that it sits in was very thick, like a suspension base, and globbed a bit on my nail.  Now, I'm not sure if this is typical of the product or if someone messed mine up when they were obviously painting their nails in the store and used up 25% of the bottle.

Indirect sun shows that again, the flakie isn't that strong but does have a green/blue/purple shift and you might be able to tell that it's definitely not smooth either.  Considering what I've seen from companies like Nfu-Oh, Nails Inc and even China Glaze, this product does NOT fit the bill.

I paid $8 for this "Nail Art" which is about $4 a side.  There is no way I can justify paying $8 for this.  I'm so mad that I want to take the others back and say "Never mind."  However, I can't find my receipt so I guess this is one that I get to eat the cost of.

PS: None of this review is related to what's been going on with the Revlon/Sinful Colors picture debacle.  I just feel this is a crappy product.  I can't even find it listed on Revlon's website.

Revlon [Website | Facebook | Twitter] can be found in several grocery and drug stores - price may vary from $3-5 but the Moon Candy polishes were $8.

8 comments

  1. I got mine and it was not as low as yours, but definitely not "full" (flaky side)-so super thick too. I don't think they are worth the price either, but I *had* to try one.

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    1. Yeah, that's kind of how I felt. Now I'm in a quandary as to what to do with the others I bought.

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  2. I am sorry to hear of that bad experience. Now we all know!

    If it were me, I would need additional retail therapy to fix this situation. I would try to exchange the polishes, even the one you opened. I would complain that it was already open, because it was. I might even venture to a second store if the first wouldn't do it. I have had good luck returning polishes, even if I have to lie a little...did I say that? I would bring a large male friend as backup, it makes you harder to say no to, at least that works in my case.

    These definitely do not seem worth it. Thanks for letting us know! I wasn't interested in these due to price, but if they were off the charts awesome, that could have turned around.

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    1. I like the additional retail therapy idea! ^_^ I am going to try and take them back to my original store... the cashier was an old college classmate so I would hope she recalls me purchasing them especially since she went out of her way to find me a Revlon coupon (and couldn't find it). If she doesn't take them back, I have a friend who I could send them to... Pay it forward type deal.

      Glad to share my experience though! Saving money one day at a time (hah).

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    2. Did you say that you got them at Walgreens? I have returned a few items to Walgreens, without a receipt, and they were glad to issue store credit, especially if there was an issue with the product. Hope this helps!

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  3. I got this exact one from a blog sale as a freebie. It was my first revlon and I was not impressed. Horrible formula and the flakie was just like yours. Wayyy to thick. So happy I didn't pay that much for this. Not do much a fan of revlon. They're not particularly creative, and in most reviews I've seen the formula is just crap.

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    1. Yeah I'm pissy about it. I pretty much haven't loved any Revlon I've gotten, despite the fact that they have done a lot of deborah lippmann duplicates lately.

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