Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel 005 Review, NOTD

by poonam on October 1, 2013

Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel 005

Hello everyone, Today I will be sharing my first base coat nail enamel, Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel in 005. I used to use Lakme 9 to 5 Long wear nail paint in transparent shade as a base coat but wanted to try an actual base and zeroed on to this one.

Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel Swatch

Product Claims: Start the perfect manicure with Colorstay Nail enamel base coat.

Direction for Use:- Shake gently. Apply 2 coats.

Ingredients:- Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Methoxyisopropanol, Nitrocellulose, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Ribes Nigrum Seed Oil (Black Currant), Vaccinium Vitis-Idaea Seed Oil, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, PPG-2 Dimethicone, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Triacetin, Aliphatic Urethane Acrylate, Bornanedione, Silica, Benzophenone-1, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Violet 2 (CI 60725).

Price:-$7.99 for 11.7 ml (Got it for $4.79 under offer)

My experience with Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel:-

Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel Brush

Gel-Smooth Base Coat comes in a sleek round bottle packaging with a long brush applicator. The bristles aren’t fluffly but are flat thinly bunched pack which gives a smooth application.

It looks milky white colored liquid in the bottle but goes completely clear on the nails. The formula is gel-based and I find the liquid slightly thick but  it doesn’t come in the way of even application, though it gives a bit thicker coat in one go and don’t feel the need to go for another one. It gets applied really smooth giving a super-glossy shine to the nails without adding any color.

The base coat is here to save nails from yellowing while painting nails with dark shades or it can also be a perfect solution to make you nail paints last longer. I used it under L’Oreal Color Riche Nails paints which used to chip off quite easily but with this on they lasted almost a week with barely any chipping.

Being a clear nail paint it can also be used as a top coat to seal in the shine of regular nail paints and enjoy the long lasting shine with any of the nail paints. If you are not a nail polish person even then u can go for it and can get a naturally glossy looking nails in few strokes.

NOTD-Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel NOTD

The only issue with it is that it takes slightly longer to set in completely and if you coat over wet nail paint there is high probability of ending with gloopy nail paint application. So, give it ample time to dry as one dry it will not budge. It may develop impressions just when u thinks it is dry enough so the dry time is pretty long enough.

Pros of Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel:-

  1. Smooth application
  2. Gives super-glossy finish to nails
  3. Nails polish now last longer
  4. Makes the nail polish chip-free
  5. Save nails from yellowing
  6. Doesn’t develop bubbles when dry
  7. Can be used as a top-coat
  8. Value for money
  9. Formaldehyde, Toulene and DBP free formula

Cons of Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel:-

  1. Not sure if it is available in India
  2. Long dry time

Recommendation:- Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel is clear nail paint which makes the nail polish chip-free when used as base coat and they look beautiful with a fresh glossy finish for days when layered with this nail enamel as top coat. The brush is nice and give a smooth application and my only issue with it is the time it takes to dry and set completely. It worked for me and I am love with its glossy finish 

Definitely a must have if you are facing issues of chipping and peeling with your favorite nail paint. I think if u have nail paints in the same shades as Lakme Gel Stylist range but want to buy them only for the glossy finish try this as a top coat and you’ll be impressed!

Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat

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Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat 005 Nail Enamel Nails

Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat Ingredients

Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel Review

Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat NOTD

Revlon Colorstay Gel - Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel Nails

Rating:- 4.75/5

Have you tried Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat Nail Enamel? Do you use base coats before applying nail paints?

 


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Radha October 1, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Wow looks awesome Poo and loved your Nails <3 :D

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poonam October 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Thank u so much rads… Actually I just dont like my nails at all.. :P :P

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Preeti Kaur October 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Its a nice shade for those days when you dont want pop of color on nials but still want them to look decent :) Good one Poo :)

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poonam October 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Yes nails look healthy and glossy with this base coat.. so anybody can flaunt naturally shiny nails with this on!! ;)
Thanks Preetii.. :)

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Rajani @ Perfecting the Imperfections October 1, 2013 at 5:27 PM

seems like a great product!! :)

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poonam October 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Thnaks Rajani.. its really great .. :)

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Aditi October 1, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Poo, amazing pictures! I am mesmerised!1:D

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poonam October 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Aww.. thankss a tonn sweetiee.. glad u liking themm.. :) :)

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rakhshanda October 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Hey Poo, amazing pics sweetie and your nails are just beautiful! It seems like a great product and I’m surely going to buy it <3

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poonam October 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Thanks a lott Sweetiee.. I axtually dont like my nail they appear so yellow.. :( :(
but yes the product is good and you must try it out.. :)

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Krystle(Baking Beauty) October 2, 2013 at 9:02 AM

Wow a week wear time is awesome! I’ve always had great luck with Revlon’s makeup I’ll have to try their nail line next.

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poonam October 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Yes Krystlee.. it enhanced the wear time by a big margin and I am highly impressed!!
I like Revlon lippies too.. :) :) .. do try it honey!! <3

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Arzoo October 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Looks like a nice one, it’s looking great on your nails. Me sad :( not available in India…

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poonam October 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Yeah arzoo.. I am liking its glossy finish.. really good as a base.. :)
but yet not available ere.. :(

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Heena October 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

This Great product Isn’t Available in India Na?

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poonam October 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I checked online but couldnt find it anywhere… and havent seen this at the counters too so i believe they are yet not here in India.. :( :(

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Arshi October 3, 2013 at 4:22 AM

woww this looks nice poonam. too bad its not available here :(

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poonam October 3, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Thanks arshi.. this is such a nice base coat.. wish revlon launches this to India.. :)

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Swati October 3, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Nice product. :)
Hope they get this to India too :)

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poonam October 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Yeah Swati.. it is such a good base , Revlon should bring this here.. :)

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Vipra S October 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Its super cool stuff – Im in love with the finish <3 I want it sweets ;) :D
Your nails <3 :*<3 :*

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poonam October 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Thnks Vipu.. the finsih is drool-worthy.. super gglossy!! :D :D
my nails.. :O :O ..

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Richa Saxena October 6, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Your nails are super pretty!
I have never given it a try but It seems to make the polish last for a good deal of time…. :)

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poonam October 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Thanks a lott Richa.. :D :D..
It really increases the stay of polish.. :D :D

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