Revlon Elusive & Rich Nail Enamels Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel ($4.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is satin-matte black cream with fine bluish-teal glitter and larger bluish-teal hexagon-shaped glitter. It dries down to a semi-matte finish–a little sheen but still quite flat. There will be some noticeable texture due to the larger glitters without a top coat. It was opaque after two coats, and there was good dispersion of the glitters as I applied each coat. I didn’t have to pull or tug the glitters into place. The consistency was slightly thick, but it wasn’t too difficult to apply overall. Cult Nails Living Water (LE, $12.00) is the only one I could think of that was even similar, but it doesn’t have any larger-sized glitters. See comparison swatches.

Rich Nail Enamel ($4.99 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a smoky, green-tinged gold–like a mix of metallic gold and pewter–with a metallic finish. It dried down with a natural, high-shine finish, but the color coverage wasn’t opaque after two coats. The bigger drawback was that it didn’t apply evenly. It’s a polish that really needs three coats to work. The consistency was slightly thick, so three coats will take some patience and careful application to avoid it becoming too thick. Urban Decay Addiction (LE, $15.00) is darker. SpaRitual Slate (LE, $10.00) is warmer, finer shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Elusive

PPermanent. $4.99.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Rich

PPermanent. $4.99.
B-
B-
7
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
80%
Total
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Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel
Revlon Elusive Nail Enamel

Revlon Rich Nail Enamel
Revlon Rich Nail Enamel

Revlon Rich Nail Enamel
Revlon Rich Nail Enamel

Revlon Rich Nail Enamel
Revlon Rich Nail Enamel

Revlon Rich Nail Enamel
Revlon Rich Nail Enamel

Revlon Rich Nail Enamel
Revlon Rich Nail Enamel

Revlon Rich Nail Enamel
Revlon Rich Nail Enamel

Revlon Rich Nail Enamel
Revlon Rich Nail Enamel

88%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Yeah, I wasn’t too thrilled with Exclusive. I wound up giving it to a friend because I didn’t like the finish. I am very surprised by the performance of Rich, though. o_0 My bottle applies pretty smoothly, nearly opaque in one coat instead of two. It is a touch thick but nothing that seriously impacted my application. Batch inconsistencies, maybe?

Could be! I was surprised as foils/metallics like that usually are pretty cake town for brands! I have Coin from Revlon and like that one a lot.

Yeah, I have Coin and the silver metallic one, and they’re gorgeous. Revlon usually does metallics best out of any drugstore brand. I remember putting on Rich and thinking it was the kind of shade you’d love. What a shame about the quality of your bottle. 🙁

The first one is a gorgeous colour. I’ve never really had any luck with Revlon polishes, so I’ll probably pass!

Really! Interesting. I had no issues with the glitter coming out, though I’ve definitely had trouble with other Revlon glittery shades. Maybe shake it up in case they settled to the bottom!

Hmm… after my success with ‘Girly’, I’d been eyeballing Elusive! It definitely looks better with topcoat on, I think. I might give it a go!

I have Elusive and it’s such a pretty color in the bottle, but I don’t feel it translates well to the nails. Whenever I do wear it I definitely use a top coat.

I have Elusive! I really like it, either with the top coat or without. It seems like a pretty unique shade, which is why I bought it!

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