Revlon Gold Coin (925) Nail Lacquer ($4.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a dirty champagne-gold foil with a metallic shimmer-sheen. The most recent iteration of this that I reviewed was Chanel Diwali, which is slightly warmer. Urban Decay Superfreak is lighter. Dior Timeless Gold is very similar. And while I haven’t yet reviewed, I do have Illamasqua Swinger now swatched, and it is rather similar–marginally darker and warmer at best. Timeless Gold has the least amount of visible brush strokes (next to none), while Diwali has the most visible brush strokes. Gold Coin and Swinger are tied for having just a few noticeable ones under really bright light.
As of this morning, it’s actually buy one, get one 50% off at drugstore.com. I picked up several Revlon polishes a couple of months ago on a whim, and a reader mentioned Gold Coin being a dupe for Diwali, so when I realized I had it in the to-be-swatched bin, I knew I had to check it out. It’s opaque in two coats, and the formula was a nice balance of thick and thin. The polish applied easily, evenly, and fluidly across the nail without pooling along the sides, bubbling, or streaking. The dry down was a little quicker than the average, and it does dry to a semi-shiny finish–there’s a lot of sheen but it’s not glossy. I tested the wear of Gold Coin, and it wore for a full seven days without chipping and had minor tip wear.
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