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Revlon 'Tantalize'

Revlon ‘Tantalize – 3 Coats alone

This new Revlon Brilliant Strength polish is an absolute eye-catcher on the shelves in Boots, which is why I bought it immediately, and then had to try it in various combinations…

Revlon 'Tantalize'

Revlon ‘Tantalize – 3 Coats alone

Alone ‘Tantalize’ needs 3, maybe even 4 coats to appear dense and even begin to have the wow effect. It’s a beautiful glass flecked polish in a green base. It does apply nicely but I was hoping for more, so I tried a couple of differenct base colours:

Revlon 'Tantalize'

Revlon ‘Tantalize – 2 Coats over Barry M ‘Acid Yellow’

Revlon 'Tantalize'

Revlon ‘Tantalize – 2 Coats over Barry M ‘Acid Yellow’

‘Acid Yellow’ is a slightly green leaning yellow, so it definitely brings out the yellow and gold tones to ‘Tantalize.’ It looks lovely, but I was hoping for something a little less yellow, so I thought I’d give it a try over black:

Revlon 'Tantalize'

Revlon ‘Tantalize – 2 Coats over W7 ‘Black’

Over black it’s certainly a more intense finish, and the contrast seems to make it feel more metallic in colour. Now, Esther over at Fab Fingertips asked if I could do a comparison, to which I responded with the fact that I didn’t have anything even close to compare it with. Turns out that was a fib, as I had a ferret around and found an untried Color Club from the Take Wing collection called ‘Fly With Me’. Below you can see a comparison between ‘Tantalize’ and ‘Fly With Me’ over Exposed ‘Apple Charlotte’ – a more green based bright creme polish than ‘Acid Yellow’.

Revlon 'Tantalize' and Color Club 'Fly With Me'

Revlon ‘Tantalize’ on the little finger and Color Club ‘Fly With Me’ on the ring finger, both two coats over ‘Apple Charlotte’

Revlon 'Tantalize' and Color Club 'Fly With Me'

Revlon ‘Tantalize’ on the little finger and Color Club ‘Fly With Me’ on the ring finger, both two coats over ‘Apple Charlotte’

They are close, but not spot on dupes. ‘Fly with Me’ has a brighter colour base and throws more green flashes, whereas ‘Tantalize’ has a murkier green base and leans more towards the gold-green flashes. ‘Tantalize’ is, in my opinion, a subtly more grown-up version of the bright Color Club polish.

The important bits:

Cost: £7.99 which makes it one of the dearest drug store brands, though Boots currently have a buy one get one half price deal.
Color Club: Availability in the UK is a tricky one, but mine came in a set of 4 from good ol’ TK Maxx.
Posted in: Barry M / Comparisons/Dupes / Exposed / Flecks / Revlon / W7
  • http://www.deltacephei.nl Suzanne

    It’s really pretty!

  • http://benebelle.com/ LizzumsBB

    In the first few pics I was like, oh. Why does it look like their colour Beach? http://benebelle.com/2011/07/27/revlon-scented-301-beach/ Till I went back and actually read. doh. I like it, it’s pretty!

    Lizzums x

  • http://sparklesandshinenails.blogspot.com/ Jess (Sparkle Shine)

    As I first started reading this and looking at pictures, I thought of Fly With Me. So as I read on and saw the comparison, I’m totally happy they aren’t dupes because this is so pretty!