Sunday, March 28, 2010

Revlon Scents of Summer~5 Swatches

Revlon Scents of Summer is a recent release that includes 8 scented shades. I picked mine up at Rite-Aid and passed on 3 of the colors--Gumdrop-a pale lavender creme, Bubble Gum-a fuchsia pink creme, and Beach-a lime green shimmer. Here are the shades I chose:

Above: Ocean Breeze, a shimmering turquoise with a sheen that reflects a bit of silver or gold, depending on the lighting.
Below: Grape Icy, a lighter violet shade with a hint of iridescent shimmer.
Below: Orange Pop, a vivid tangerine orange shimmer. When the light hits the shimmer, it takes on the slightest bit of pink tone.
Below: Peach Smoothie is a very pale peach creme with tiny gold glitter. The formula on this one stood out as the worst, which was disappointing.
Below: Cotton Candy is a delicate shade of pink with gold shimmer that seems to glow in the light. This one is also a creme, but the formula was not a problem.
I'm not sure why I buy these at $4.69 a piece and questionable formula (I used 3 coats on all of them), but I think it's partly for the novelty of the scent and partly because I've always loved Revlons. Although I must admit, their formula is not as good on the newer polishes as it was on the older ones. The scents are noticeable, but not in an irritating way. I personally don't smell them unless I'm sniffing my fingers, which isn't something I do on a regular basis! The only one that I was a little put off by was Ocean Breeze, because it smelled like men's aftershave to me, and not a good one at that. The others smell fruity or like candy, but if I was doing a blind sniff test, I'm quite certain I couldn't discern what they were specifically.
My thoughts on the shades themselves are good. Of the 5 I chose, Peach Smoothie was the only disappointment. The formula didn't apply evenly and it was on the thick side. I was also a little let down by the color itself, because against my skin tone it's almost more of a beige than a peach. Orange Pop is a fantastic color, probably my favorite of the 5--bright and cheery with beautiful shimmer. This will make a nice color for a pedicure, too. Ocean Breeze is from my favorite color family, so it's got an automatic advantage. The finish is a bit foil-like, but it's still beautiful. Grape Icy is a nice lighter purple shade and again, the shimmer in this won me over. Cotton Candy is a close second behind Orange Pop for me because of it's dainty color and gold shimmer. This one reminds me of the inside of a sea shell in color, and it applied very nicely for a light color with a creme finish.

14 comments:

  1. Ocean Breeze is really lovely. Love this kind of color :)

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  2. thanks for the swatches.. i love scented polishes but i'd love to see them here in europe... revlon should sell them here too :(

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  3. It'd probably take a while before we in Canada have these. Thanks for the swatches

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  4. My girlfriend Linda just found the whole Revlon collection today and bought them for me. She carries my Visa Debit card for today to buy them for me. I'm glad I'm seeing these swatched. I hope my Peach is better formula than the one you got but I doubt it! Darn I love a pretty peach shade. I think I might wear the Grape Icy today. Thanks so much for swatching these so fast. Your a doll!

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  5. Very cool! I have 2 from last year. Liked them ok.
    ~Sylvia

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  6. All are so pretty. I haven't found them yet.

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  7. My favorite is Ocean Breeze. I'll bet it looks great matte! I haven't seen these anywhere yet, but I eventually found the collection they had last year. Thanks for the swatches!!

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  8. I have one from an earlier collection, a strawberry one. I got it just cause it was on sale at ULTA ($0.99) and it was scented so I was curious. Formula was okay, nothing too special about the polish but for the price....it sits well with me.

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  9. I bought 3 of last year's collection and I loved them. I think I'll have to check out this new collection. I like the Grape and Orange the best. I also am a huge Revlon fan.

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  10. Wow they all look wonderful!!! If I had these I'm sure my young sons will love smelling my hands (yeah, I've trained them pretty well to appreciate my 'prettification' without thinking they're girly for doing so) LOL!!!

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  11. I got peach smoothie this weekend and tend to agree, the application SUCKS. :(

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