If you missed my post yesterday, Revlon has released a new HoloChrome collection with four holographic polishes and four chrome finish polishes. Holographic polishes available in the drug store! Today I am sharing Fairy Dust, my second favourite of the holos. A minty green scattered holographic polish, Fairy Dust has a recommended price of just $6.49.
As I mentioned in my review of Unicornicopia, your opinion of these holographic polishes will depend a lot on whether you usually buy indie polishes where you are likely to have more unique holos. But for someone who wants to shop in store, I am impressed with Revlon bringing a collection to the drug store.
Revlon Fairy Dust Swatches and Review (Artificial Lighting)
Swatch of Revlon Fairy Dust in artificial lighting
Not a lot of of the holographic particles in Revlon Fairy Dust show through without some sunlight
This is the most true to colour picture of Revlon Fairy Dust based on what I see most often. But it is very light dependent
Revlon Fairy Dust is a minty green with scattered holographic particles that tend to lean more yellow/red than blue. Three thin coats are needed for full opacity, but it dries quickly so not a huge deal for me. The formula is smooth with no pooling at the cuticles, so applies well. I have heard others mention that the Revlon HoloChrome polishes did not last on their nails but I had no chipping issues, but I do use a sticky base coat and generous top coat. I wore Fairy Dust for 3 days without any major tip wear. That is about the max most (non long wear) polishes last for me and it still looked good.
Revlon Fairy Dust Swatches and Review (Natural Sunlight)
Swatch of Revlon Fairy Dust in natural sunlight
Revlon Fairy Dust – swatch in natural sunlight
Close up of the holographic polish Revlon Fairy Dust in sunlight
Revlon Fairy Dust is a beautiful scattered holographic polish, but the holo is not quite as strong as with Unicornicopia. Maybe just because it plays off the mint base differently. It is still gorgeous on, and not much similar available to those who buy drug store polishes. I wish the holo showed a little better without bright sunlight, because we likely won’t have a lot of it over winter.
Despite wearing indie polish a fair amount, a number of people asked me about my nails while wearing this, and it was nice to be able to say “go buy it at Shoppers/Rexall”. I find that people’s eyes tend to glaze over when I say they have to buy it online or join a facebook group to get a certain shade.
Revlon Fairy Dust (Holographic) Polish Overview
- Coats required: 3 coats (shown with top coat)
- Dry time: good, despite needing a third coat, it dried quickly
- Wear time: great, although I do know others had issues so I wore with a sticky base coat
- Issues: None, has a great formula, but does need 3 thin coats for full opacity.
- Colour: mint green scattered holographic (does show lighter or darker depending on lighting)
- Buy It: at major drug stores and anywhere else Revlon nail polish is sold (yay for drug store holos)
I will be sharing the rest of the holographic polishes over the remainder of this week, so come back to check out Hologasm and Galactic Pink or see Unicornicopia here.