I love dark nails regardless of season, and this bottle of Revlon’s ColorStay nail polish in Midnight is one that I picked up recently. I found it in a discount bin at Bed Bath and Beyond where it was marked down to just under $5, but it’s not discontinued and should be available at most drugstores and wherever else you buy these things.
I don’t have any other ColorStay polishes in my collection, though I do own shades from Revlon’s classic and Brilliant Strength nail polish lines. I’m pretty attracted to the ColorStay bottles … they have ColorStay and longwear in the title, which suggest all the right things, and the bottles themselves have such a classic, no-frills design.
I will say that I find Midnight to be really easy to work with. The brush is great, and I was more precise in my application than I can normally manage. The polish looked perfectly opaque in two thin coats and gave off some great shine. It dries pretty quickly, too.
Midnight is a deep teal. I think I was hoping that it would actually be darker or perhaps more muted on the nails than it is, but it’s still pretty. The problem, though, is that it doesn’t wear well … it doesn’t fulfill its promise to be longwearing. It’s not particularly hard and will continue to dent if hit with a sharp edge after it’s fully dried, and it started chipping almost immediately. I saw minor tip wear on a two or three nails the next morning after painting my nails following a shower. Three days later the wear is still minor (but slowly growing), but I’m just not impressed. This is definitely not a favorite nail polish of mine, despite how easy it was to apply.
These ColorStay nail polishes cost around $7 or $8, and can be found at Revlon, Ulta, and all kinds of drugstores. I found mine in a Bed Bath and Beyond discount bin for less. I think the shade range is really pretty, but unfortunately I’m not itching to try more of the colors.
Have you tried the ColorStay nail polishes? What are your favorite budget-friendly nail polish lines?