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

Posted on Oct 1 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

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.

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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!

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Rating:- 4.75/5

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


24 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. RadhaOctober 1, 2013 at 2:27 PM - Reply

    Wow looks awesome Poo and loved your Nails <3 😀

    • poonamOctober 3, 2013 at 9:36 AM - Reply

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

  2. Preeti KaurOctober 1, 2013 at 3:10 PM - Reply

    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 🙂

    • poonamOctober 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM - Reply

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

  3. Rajani @ Perfecting the ImperfectionsOctober 1, 2013 at 5:27 PM - Reply

    seems like a great product!! 🙂

    • poonamOctober 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM - Reply

      Thnaks Rajani.. its really great .. 🙂

  4. AditiOctober 1, 2013 at 6:26 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 2, 2013 at 6:29 PM - Reply

      Aww.. thankss a tonn sweetiee.. glad u liking themm.. 🙂 🙂

  5. rakhshandaOctober 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM - Reply

    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

    • poonamOctober 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM - Reply

      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.. 🙂

  6. Krystle(Baking Beauty)October 2, 2013 at 9:02 AM - Reply

    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.

    • poonamOctober 2, 2013 at 6:32 PM - Reply

      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

  7. ArzooOctober 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 2, 2013 at 6:28 PM - Reply

      Yeah arzoo.. I am liking its glossy finish.. really good as a base.. 🙂
      but yet not available ere.. 🙁

  8. HeenaOctober 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM - Reply

    This Great product Isn’t Available in India Na?

    • poonamOctober 2, 2013 at 6:25 PM - Reply

      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.. 🙁 🙁

  9. ArshiOctober 3, 2013 at 4:22 AM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 3, 2013 at 9:35 AM - Reply

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

  10. SwatiOctober 3, 2013 at 4:58 PM - Reply

    Nice product. 🙂
    Hope they get this to India too 🙂

    • poonamOctober 4, 2013 at 3:02 PM - Reply

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

  11. Vipra SOctober 3, 2013 at 9:48 PM - Reply

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

    • poonamOctober 4, 2013 at 3:04 PM - Reply

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

  12. Richa SaxenaOctober 6, 2013 at 5:25 PM - Reply

    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…. 🙂

    • poonamOctober 6, 2013 at 7:37 PM - Reply

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

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