Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Revlon Scandalous ... or Facets of Fuchsia?

Hello hello!
So originally I was planning on showing you guys a different color, but after I saw this beauty, it was decided that I would wear it and blog it as soon as possible. I'm sure most of y'all have heard of Deborah Lippmann and have seen the stunning polishes she has made. A while back ago she came out with Bad Romance, a smoky black gelly filled with small purple glitter and larger purple hexagonal glitters. It. Is. STUNNING. Well, Revlon made their own semi-dupe and it was called Facets of Fuchsia. It was a limited edition polish and very popular. Recently though, Revlon released a new display and brought back two limited edition polishes under new names and are making them a part of their permanent collection! One of those polishes is Scandalous (previously known as Facets of Fuchsia). I must admit that this polish is freaking adorable.

I'm sure you can pick it up at almost any local drug store, I got mine from Walgreens. It cost me about $5.49 I think. I didn't go to Walgreens expecting to make a purchase but it was the last one they had and what can I say? It was love at first sight!

Scandalous: As I previously stated, this polish is freaking gorgeous. I have it on my nails right now and I absolutely can not stop checking them out. This polish is sexy and perfect for any night outing in my opinion. It's base is a dark, smoky gelly and it is filled with glitters. The glitters are striking against the black base. There are large, purple, hexagonal glitters, and then tons of smaller purple glitter. Even after three coats, the glitter was not hidden and stood out amazingly against the black. I do recommend at least three coats because the base is a tad sheer. After I did three coats, I had a few bald spots, but I easily managed to cover them up. The polish went on great, it was on the thicker side for me but I did not have many problems. Surprisingly, the large glitters did not fight me and move to the end of the nail. Most of them stayed in place which was very nice.
Let's check it out!

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A suggestion: If you want the base darker, try layering Scandalous over a black polish! I almost started with a layer of Liquid Velvet by China Glaze, but decided to let Scandalous shine by itself.
Also, this polish does dry with a bit of a texture. I put only one layer of Seche Vite on top and can still feel some bumps so if that will bother you, consider a few layers of top coat.

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So, what do y'all think? Comments? Questions? Concerns? Lemme know!


  1. What was the other dupe that they made a part of their permanent collection? You mentioned that there were two!

    1. Oops I guess I should have mentioned the second one :)
      The second dupe Revlon has added to their permanent collection is called Naughty. It was originally called Perplex and it was a dupe of Chanel's Paradoxal!

  2. Thank you for doing this review - I was wondering if they are the same thing)))