revlon has really been coming thru lately with me on their polishes. they are a great price point, come in some great shades, including some amazing dupes for high end, fantastic color range and good formulation. i've been looking for a lovely yellow for a while now and youtube has really been buzzing about the buttercup shade. so the day i went into ulta revlon products were on sale for bogo 1/2 off. i decided to pick up the buttercup shade and also the calla lily.
buttercup is a lovely light pastel yellow. nice and creamy, everything you'd want in a spring yellow. calla lily is a creamy off-white with lovely micro shimmer glitter (i wasn't really able to capture it in the pics). here's where the praise for these polishes starts to diminish in my opinion.
i think i must have just got a bad bottle of the revlon buttercup. for starters the brush seemed shorter on it than the calla lily shade and also some of the bristles were rough and a bit longer. it just made application a pain. also, the color was very streaky and thick. if i tried to put on a thin layer i only had streaks. so i ended up having to use three layers of the buttercup to try to get it to look decent. thankfully seche vite top coat can cover a multitude of "sins". ha!
now onto the calla lily shade. i could tell from the bottle that it would be a sheer color, but i was hoping i could get it opaque in three layers. wrong! it took five. i will say though that it applied much easier than the buttercup shade. this is a lovely shade though and would be beautiful with an opaque white applied under it first.
even though the application was a bit of a headache, i have to say that both shades were really lovely. so if you don't mind working with them a bit, they are a great purchase. like i said though, i do think the brush on the buttercup shade i purchased was just a lemon. oh, and the wear on these polishes was very good for me.