notd- Revlon Elusive - a nail miss

I had to have this polish when I saw it. I thought it was a black jelly base with multi size aqua/teal glitter. It dries completely matte. I wish I’d taken a pic mid mani! It’s a streaky, lumpy polish mess. Revlon, you tricked me again!! (Revlon and I have a somewhat tumultuous polish relationship) The matte finish completely dulls the gorgeousness of the glitter. Top coat adds some shine and smooths things out a bit, but not enough for my liking. I’m still not sure whether I will try this again with a different top coat or toss it into the blog sale pile.


I’ve seen some other bloggers having better luck with a couple of coats of Gelous and Seche Vite on top of Elusive.
Excuse my messy application, I didn’t even bother to clean up my edges as I knew I’d be taking it off quickly! I left it on overnight and it was already chipping badly by the next morning. What a let down!!

If you’ve tried Elusive and have any tips, please leave me a comment! Have you had any polish hits or misses lately?

xo Amber

  • Lisa Chakan

    Amber, this is typical with those kinds of polishes. I recommend that you get yourself that bottle of Gelous from Sallys Beauty Supply. Apply same over the mostly dry polish, and then apply a fast-dry top coat atop that. You MIGHT need two coats of Gelous, if the surface requires that much smoothing. Take it slow and easy, and the formula should just smooooooth right on.

    With the Gelous, I think you’ll fall in love! :)
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  • Icaria

    Oh yikes! *runs away* from this one! So sorry it didn’t work for you. :(
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  • Liz @ LOZLOSA

    What a dissapointment! I also have a love/hate relationship with Revlon, to the point where I rarely check out their new polishes. Thanks for reviewing this polish - I was tempted, but no longer. :)

  • Allison

    Oh no, what a disappointment! I bought a Revlon nail polish in antique gold a few weeks ago, but haven’t gotten around to trying it yet. I hope that mine won’t have the same problems. Too bad, Elusive sounded and looked so promising :(
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  • Laura My Newest Addiction

    That stinks. I hate when a nail polish doesn’t work for me. :/ I do actually sort of like the look of it though.
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  • Lulubelle

    Well that’s disappointing! It looks so pretty in the bottle, hate when the finished look is no where what you thought it would be :-(
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    • daydreamingbeauty

      I agree! I’m still debating wether or not to keep it and fuss around with the top coat(s). I tend to not end up using polishes with a fussy formula!