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I’m drawn to green polishes like a zombie to brains. Neeeeeeed green nail polishes. Yummmmmmm.
My most-recent green-nail-polish purchase is Revlon Emerald City Matte Suede. In the bottle it doesn’t look all that unique – I’ve seen many dark greens like this before and actually own a few, but I was sold by it being a “Matte Suede”… although I have some bones to pick with Revlon about that. I wouldn’t classify this as suede, and it can barely be labeled as matte.
Plus, the name Emerald City? It’s not a very original name! Basically everything green is named that nowadays! That aside: I actually really do like this color. It’s deep and green and vibrant and deep and green and vibrant… Totally gorgeous. I think it’s one of my favorite green-green polishes that I’ve worn this year.
Revlon Emerald City Matte Suede Swatches & Pictures
*~* 2 Coats Without Top Coat in Flash *~*
*~* 2 Coats Without Top Coat in Natural Light *~*
- Smooth & even application
- Name: Revlon Emerald City Matte Suede
- Amount: 0.5fl. oz. or 14.7ml
- What I Paid: $6.49 CAD
- Price Per Unit: $12.98/fl. oz. or $0.44/ml
- Other Revlon Matte Suede Colors Available: Fire Fox, Powder Puff, Ruby Ribbon
- Where to Buy: CVS, Amazon, ULTA, big-box stores, supermarkets, drugstores
Revlon Matte Suede Emerald City Review
Revlon Matte Suede Emerald City is a lush forest green with tiny specks of green sparkles. It’s beautiful. But I actually like it more during application when the polish is still wet. The green sparkles twinkled more brilliantly when it was wet. As it dried and turned “matte,” the twinkling is less apparent.
I considered putting on a top coat to gloss it up and bring out the sparkles but vetoed that idea since I got this color for “Matte Suede.”
It’s a very shiny matte. It’s not glossy like your normal lacquers, but Revlon Emerald City is a polished matte, if that makes sense. It looks and feels like frosted glass – it doesn’t reflect light, but at the same time, there’s some shine to it. And it’s not suede at all. AT ALL.
Quite opaque, but definitely not a one-coater. I wanted to get away with just one application. Two coats result in intense color and complete evenness.
Since I didn’t wear a top coat, I didn’t expect Revlon Matte Emerald City to last me very long. And it didn’t. I saw a bit of chipping by the second day, even though it’s not major. Only small touch-up was needed.
Application & Consistency
I’m a huge fan of Revlon nail polishes. The ones I own all go on quite smoothly without complications, and Emerald City Matte Suede by Revlon is no exception. The consistency is smooth as liquid metal – not too thin, not too thick – it dries and goes on evenly.
Surprised at how fast Matte Suede Emerald City by Revlon dried. Takes only about 5 minutes before I feel safe putting on a second coat. Not bad!
Hard to photograph the list of ingredients in this curved bottle. But it says that Revlon Emerald City is a toluene- and formaldehyde-free formula.
Final Verdict: 8.9/10
This color is so lush and dark that it reminds me of pine trees during Christmas. But I don’t care! I’m wearing it for summer, and you can’t stop me! The dark shade might not suit the hot heat, but I don’t think there should be a rule for when you can or cannot wear a color. 😛
Would you put a top coat on this beautiful green to bring out the sparkles, even though it’s a matte color? Do you prefer dark or light greens for summer?