Revlon Chroma Chameleon Rose Gold Review, Swatches

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chroma chroma chroma chroma chroma chameleon,
you come and go, you come and go

I've had Culture Club in my head ever since receiving and wearing Revlon's limited edition Chroma Chameleon polish in Rose Gold* There are eight shades in total in this collection, going for around $5.99 USD/$7.99 CAD each (depending on the store), at drugstores and Walmart, etc. You can see a full display of the shades here.

Duo/multichrome polishes have been pretty popular the last year or two, and Rose Gold is among a sea of Chanel Peridot dupes. Somehow I've never tried a dupe/similar polish to Peridot before now, nor have I tried the Chanel original, so I won't be able to compare this polish to them. If you are looking for (another) dupe, you might be interested in this!

Revlon Chroma Chameleon Rose Gold, natural light

Chroma Chameleon polishes are rather small at 0.22oz/8.6mL, and have a short brush. I didn't find this cumbersome -- in fact, I found it beneficial and I was able to paint both hands without making as many mistakes as I usually do! Even my dominant hand was nearly mess-free, which is kind of a miracle.

I used three coats to reach this opacity. The polish is thin, though not runny. I find in natural light there are some spots where the polish is thinner and could have benefited by a thicker coat. I think a black base would help, and probably make the polish look pretty neat (I'll be sure to try this soon and edit this post with pictures!)

Revlon Chroma Chameleon Rose Gold, indirect sunlight

I don't know if I would really call this shade rose gold -- it appears more bronze to me. Still, I think it's quite pretty. I love colour-shifting polishes, so this is right up my alley. Rose Gold is not extremely colour-shifty, but the intensity changes depending on the light. Tilting my hands brings out a bit of green, though the colours mainly shift from bronze to gold.

Revlon Chroma Chameleon Rose Gold -- direct sunlight

As for the longevity; I painted my nails Saturday night and at the time of this post (Wednesday evening), the polish hasn't chipped, aside from some minor tipwear. Most polishes last about 2-3 days on me before chipping, so there's another win for Revlon!

I recommend this polish if you like chrome finishes and don't already have a Chanel Peridot dupe. The price is a bit high for the amount of polish you're getting, but the brush and wear-time are both excellent. Scout the sales! I'm definitely going to try to pick up another shade or two before these are gone!

Have you tried any of the new Revlon Chroma Chameleon polishes?

*Product sent free as part of Revlon Selects program. No monetary compensation was given. All opinions are my own.

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  1. I am super confused with their colours. The polish I received is pretty identical to yours, but it's just "Gold". And the links you posted? My "Gold" Looks like the Rose Gold. GAH!

    PS - I also had Culture Club stuck in my head :)

    1. Weird. Gold looks like it has more green than Rose Gold, maybe? Confusing!

  2. I got Topaz which is a lime green that shifts yellow and blue. I think yours looks prettier though. I really want to try some of the purple and blue shades.

    1. A bunch of shades look super pretty. I hope they go on sale soon, haha.

  3. Very pretty, I find how it's interesting that the polish looks different in different blogger's posts :)

  4. I saw these at Shoppers - was wondering about the consistency and wear time. I think it looks really nice!

    1. Thanks! It's a pretty good polish if you don't already own something like it.