I've had this polish on my nails for the past few days and I must say, Revlon's "Provoke" is a beautiful little chameleon. When I was editing these photos yesterday I had the color matching true to life on my monitor but today the color looks completely different because of the change in cloud cover outside.
I love a polish that keeps me on my toes so it's pretty safe to say that "Provoke" and I are going to have a long and prosperous relationship together (is it weird that I talk about nail polish like it's a spouse/boyfriend? Hmmm... I wish I cared more).
The thing that made me pick out this polish was a mission I had in my head: I NEEDED a pastel polish that popped; nothing in my nail wardrobe (even I was amazed) lived up to that description so I allowed myself to pop into RiteAid before going to the grocery store the other day.
I am so happy that I picked up "Provoke" because it fit the bill to a "T".
In the bottle "Provoke" appears to be a pretty straight up pastel peach sherbet. However, once on the nails (aka out of the bottle, as you can see in the last photo above) it transforms into a beautiful peachy (almost strawberry) coral.
The shift in color isn't just based on the bottle though, as I were to later find out... it transforms with the time of day as well.
How beautiful of a color is that for Summer right now?? Granted, I'm probably overtly biased based on my current and never-ending love affair with the Revlon Lip Butter "Juicy Papaya", but I don't care; love is blind after all (and stupid, but do we let that get in the way? HECK NO).
Unfortunately I wasn't able to capture the way this polish looks in sunlight like I'm getting today because it really is a stunning peachy/orangey/coral that leans freakishly similar towards Revlon's "Marmalade" (the hue's saturation is insane). You'll have to just take my word on it when I say this is a Summer stunner.
This was also the first time I've tried a polish from Revlon's Brilliant Strength collection and, like with most (all?) Revlon polishes, I'm impressed. I have to admit, the smell is a little peculiar (akin to normal nail polish but not quite the same) but nothing to be bothered by. Regardless, the formula was creamy, nearly opaque in one coat, dried relatively quickly, and has a gorgeously plush sheen finish. Also, it's been three days and I don't have one chip! Seriously, not one sign of wear and tear even after countless hours of working retail (those tight buttons and hangers will get your manicure every. D*mn. Time).
So there you have it folks!! Pretty sure it's plain to see that I'm smitten so I'll leave it at that and leave the rest to you!:
Have you tried any polishes from Revlon's Brilliant Strength collection?
Love 'em? Hate 'em?
Any other colors that I need to pick up?
xoxo - Cassie