It was only a few months ago that I first heard about the new base and top coats released by Revlon as part of their permanent range of nail polish. Until I saw these at Target when I was visiting LA over the summer I had never tried any of Revlon's nail range before, primarily because I hadn't heard that much about it and I didn't really know what to expect. Honestly at that point I'd come to expect less of drugstore nail polishes simply because the ones that I had tried had been total let-downs, so I wasn't in a hurry to try any others. But, I had heard so much about the base coat that I decided it might be worth giving it a shot.
I'm so glad that I caved and bought this because it's the best base coat I've ever tried! That's a really bold claim but the truth is that my nail polish lasts infinitely longer when I use this, even when compared to my higher end base coats from China Glaze, OPI, Chanel, etc.
Though the brush is a bit more flimsy compared to the brushes of my other nail polishes I don't find that it makes application any more difficult than it would be normally. The base still goes on almost totally clear and dries down to a satin finish very quickly so I can start painting my nails almost immediately, which I love. It's also quite good at preventing yellowing - since it's fall I've been using a lot of darker colors on my nails, which can sometimes cause your nails to turn yellow, but this base coat really helps to stop that from happening at all. Granted, however, this is the case with almost all of my base coats.
What I really love about this, though, is the way it grabs on to the color and makes it last for ages. Below I've posted a picture of my nails over a week after I painted them. Usually my nail polish will last for about three days before it starts to show signs of wearing at the tips and it starts to chip/flake off, but with this my nail polish lasts with only minor tip wearing until I remove it. This is ideal for people like me who don't always have time to paint their nails every few days but don't want to go without it, either.
Needless to say, Revlon has me totally convinced of their capability when it comes to nail polishes so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for their future releases soon.