Reviews-Day Tuesday ft. Revlon’s Transforming Effects Swatches

Reviews-Day Tuesday is upon us again Tea Mates, and I’ve got some more, brand-spanking-new, Revlon products for you – did someone say nail polish?  I think so!

Today I have 2 of the ‘Transforming Effects’ topcoats from Revlon’s latest nail polish launch.  Betcha can’t guess how these will look on my nails…click through to see them in action.

In addition to the 72 current colours, Revlon has added new batch of chip-resistant colours and topcoats.  They have introduced nine exciting new shades, from a playful melon to a bold, seductive red, as well as seven transforming effects topcoats, which are all 3-free (of DBP, Toluene & Formaldehyde).  Today I have 2 of the topcoats – ‘Pink Glaze’, and ‘Gold Glaze’, plus a little bonus review.  To highlight the effect of the nail polish, I used them over a black cream nail polish.

First up is ‘Pink Glaze’, a topcoat, which at first glance, in the bottle, appears rosy, and slightly golden.  When put over black, it transforms into a magenta, that in certain lights can shift to a gold.

Next is ‘Gold Glaze’, which is similar to ‘Pink Glaze’, but has different coloured micro-flakes.  This one was quite cool, because at different times of the day, when I was under different lighting, it appeared as 2 different colours – a gold, and a green.  At one point, I remember asking my friend “what colour would you say this is?”, because I was second-guessing my ability to comprehend colour – fluorescent lighting will do that to you, right?  I did black tips, and an accent nail, to highlight the colour change, as well as to show how this nail polish can be used beyond swiping it on top of another colour.


Okay, I couldn’t do this post without mentioning my, hands down, FAVOURITE nail polish from this line – it may end up being my go-to glitter topper, ‘Holographic Pearls’.  Although I do not have swatches of this, I did get a chance to play with it at Revlon’s #LoveIsOnCA launch (you can read all about the event, HERE), where I fell in love with it.

Two words – OH WOW.  I can’t say enough about this one.  You’ll have to take my word for it, when I tell you how much I love this one.  It’s a glitter topper, with silver holographic mini glitter.  For any of you nail polish fans, you are probably familiar with “Fairy Dust”, a glitter topcoat which is used to spruce up any manicure that you are sporting.  When in doubt, fairy dust it.  When bored, fairy dust it.  When you don’t know what to do, fairy dust it.  Let me tell you, ‘Holographic Pearls’ is like fairy dust, BUT MORE.  It’s much more sparkly and intense – when I first tried to describe it, I believe my exact words were “It’s like ‘Fairy Dust’, but more BAM!” (I know, I’m really painting you a word-picture, right now).  I can’t say enough about ‘Holographic Pearls’, I’ll be running out to the store, to pick up my bottle, and a back-up bottle.

Kudos to Revlon for releasing such a variety of topcoats, and catering to the nail polish fans out there, who love colour their colour shifts, holo’s, and flakies.  Revlon’s newest nail polishes should now be available at your local retailer.  Until next time! – Shawna

Products in this post were provided for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.


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