Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish Cayenne is one of the colors made popular by Revlon’s Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel line. This was actually one of my impulsive buys. I was just browsing the Revlon counter and this shade caught my eye. When I saw the name of the shade, I knew I just had to get it. I love cayenne pepper! I use the commercially available ground cayenne pepper when I want to add some spicy flavor to my food. It also reminds me of Porsche Cayenne which I had been lemming for years ago. But that was way out of my reach, unlike Revlon Cayenne. Lol!
Colorstay nail color formula is fortified with unique ingredients that provide high impact color and gel-like shine in fashion forward range of shades and finishes. This technology is based on a unique combination of resin and high molecular weight polymers designed to provide flexible, shatterproof color with excellent color retention and gloss.
☆ Color stay long wear technology instantly wraps nails in a shatterproof shield of color
☆ Timeless, yet trend driven shade palette selected for long wear
☆ Visible light curable resin to seal in days and days of chip-resistant color
☆ Double Barrel brush for smooth, bubble free application
☆ Gel-like shine and up to 11 days of shatterproof color (when worn with Colorstay base & top coats)
Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel
Revlon Cayenne is a warm red with coppery gold micro shimmers. It has a beautiful shimmery shine that is not over the top. I believe that this shade could work for almost all skin tones and undertones. It’ll just be a matter of color preference.
The consistency of Revlon Cayenne is a little bit on the thin side. It has the large double barrel brush that glides smoothly over my nails. But because the brush is big, the nail polish had to be thinned out a bit. When I first used Cayenne, I didn’t remove much of the polish from the brush and ended up with a clumpy finish on the nails.
On my nails, the color of Cayenne nail polish looks like real cayenne peppers. The only difference is that the nail polish has a soft shimmery look. Even without a top coat, it is already shiny. In some lightings, it looks like a shiny, shimmery rust. It would be prettier with a top coat on, but for the photos in this post I didn’t use one. I also didn’t use a base coat because I wanted to see how long it lasts without base and top coats.
With just 1 coat, Cayenne nail polish is already semi-opaque. See photo above. But, I applied 2 coats to achieve a more opaque and even color. I love that I didn’t experience any bubbles, but had to be really careful so as not to have any streaks and clumps! 😀
Cayenne dries in about 15 minutes. It was excruciatingly painful waiting for it to dry on my nails. I love to touch it just to check if it’s already dry. So when I first used this nail polish, I ended up messing the color on the little finger. Because that is where I always check to see if it’s already dry.
Without a base and top coat, it chips easily. After just 2 days, Cayenne already chips around the edges. But the color lasts for around 4 to 5 days. When I tried it using my Chanel base and top coats, it lasted around 6 to 7 days on my nails. Not really 11 days as the brand promises. Well, actually, their fine print says “when used with Colorstay base and top coats”. So there’s that. 😀
I bought my Revlon Cayenne nail polish for Php325 from Watsons inside The SM Store – Aura. It is beautiful and the shade is unique for me because I don’t have anything similar in my collection. But it’s not something that I’ll be caught wearing often. I feel like this color is just not me. I’ll still wear it in the future, though. If you like the shade, you might want to check if your nearest drugstore or department store has the shade.
Do you like this kind of shade on your nails? Do you also have, or will you be buying Revlon Colorstay Nail Polish Cayenne, too?
Alyssa Melanie is a certified MUA – a Makeup Addict. While her favorite high-end brands are Chanel and Dior, she just can’t resist falling in love with a lot of drugstore brands too, like Revlon and NYX. Her motto: “When I feel good about myself, I feel beautiful. Putting on makeup and taking care of my skin, makes me feel oh-so-good.“