Revlon Chroma Chameleon Nail Enamels (plus Chanel Le Vernis dupe testing!)
It took me SOOO long to get down to trying these because I somehow felt they would all be transparent and not as intense as they look in the bottles. Then I tried a couple and realized that they were actually quite decent! (Sorry, Revlon!)
That said, not all of them have good coverage. The green (Topaz) and the Olive-bronze (Rose Gold) have to be built up to at least 4-5 coats or they look translucent and watered-down.
Cobalt and Amethyst on the other hand, have great color payoff in 2 coats, while Pink Quartz needs about 3 coats.
Chanel Le Vernis Dupe Test!
Some of the shades sort of looked “familiar”, so I compared them to similar shades from Chanel above so you can see which ones are actually closer.
Topaz had a similar green and blue shift when I looked at it in the store, but it’s obviously a mismatch to the much cooler-toned teal Chanel Azuré. (5 coats to opacity.)
Rose Gold is more bronze/brown then Chanel Peridot, which is more of an olive, but there is some slight resemblance. (4-5 coats to opacity.)
Cobalt is my favorite of the collection. It’s not as much of a duo-tone as the other shades - it’s a true deep blue - but it’s so rich and gorgeous. It’s also the closest match to a favorite of mine, Chanel’s Bel-Argus, although a little deeper, with a navy undertone. (2 coats to opacity.)
Revlon Rose Gold (5 coats) with soft gold floral stamping design for an “antique” patterned look.