Revlon Summer Romantics Nail Enamel Collection Swatches, Photos & Review

Revlon has a new small summer nail enamel collection out called Summer Romantics.

Summer Romantics features three new fun summery colors

  • Blue Lagoon
  • Sunshine Sparkle
  • Tangerine

These caught my eye because first of all I love the colors, but also the shimmer in them is what makes them extra special. If they had been just cremes I might not have been as interested.

So the colors themselves are nice, but how is the formula? They aren’t all the same so check out below to see the details.


Blue Lagoon

Revlon Summer Romantics Blue Lagoon Swatch
Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon is a pale sky blue with silver shimmer. This is a gorgeous blue, one of my favorite kinds of blues in fact. I have heard that this is a dupe for Chanel Riva, but I can tell you it definitely isn’t. Now that we have determined that, let’s talk about the formula. This color was thick, but also very streaky. It was extremely difficult to get an even coat, and even after three (shown here) you can see it’s not totally even. Very disappointing because the color is great.


Sunshine Sparkle

Revlon Summer Romantics Sunshine Sparkle Swatch
Sunshine Sparkle

Sunshine Sparkle is a pale lemon yellow with silver sparkle. This is a gorgeous yellow, perfect for my skintone. However that pesky formula situation rises its head again with this one. If Blue Lagoon was streaky this was EXTRA streaky. But then we already knew that like 99% of all yellows tend to be streaky messes. I had to use three coats for this color as well.


Tangerine

Revlon Summer Romantics Tangerine Swatch
Tangerine

Tangerine is a vivid tangerine orange with yellow sparkle. This color looks amazing in the bottle and on the nail. Sadly for me, from afar it’s way too yellow-y for my skin tone so it’s not so flattering on me. I still love it though. The formula with this was leaps and bounds better than the other two. It was opaque, creamy and even in just two coats. Nice!

Overall:

I loved all the colors, but the formula for two of them was a PITA!

Availability: Drug stores

Pricing: $3-5 each

What do we think about Summer Romantics? Do you see anything here you would get?

-Kelly

36 comments

  • June 15, 2011

    The blue and the yellow are my favourite in terms of colour…but since their formula is terrible, looks like I’ll be passing on them. Thanks for saving me some money!

    • June 15, 2011

      Hi Mary,

      You are welcome!

  • June 15, 2011

    Ha ha. I’m the same as Mary. Love the blue and yellow but couldn’t be bothered with the formula. If you can’t make it look streak-free then nobody can, Kelly.

    • June 15, 2011

      Hi Jenni,

      Yeah it’s pretty disappointing since the color are so pretty, darn it!

  • June 15, 2011
    auroragyps

    I have the blue & the yellow and I found they looked better over a coat of white ridge filler (I think I used Orly’s).

    • June 15, 2011

      Hi auroragyps,

      Yeah I hadn’t yet tried that but figured they probably would. I just hate that I HAVE to take that extra step to make them look better.

      • June 15, 2011
        auroragyps

        True, but the super pale blue or yellow and subtle shimmer is worth it I think. If they were just cremes, I’d say pass.

  • June 15, 2011

    I agree the colors are very pretty but the formula sounds like a pain so I’ll be skipping these.

    • June 15, 2011

      Hi LaurieS,

      Probably a good plan if you don’t like PITA polish :)

  • June 15, 2011

    I got the blue a while back and the formula was so awful. It was streaky, gloopy, and dried into a hideous bubbled mess. I kept it because I love the colour, and eventually I might try four incredibly thin coats or something, but it’s such a nuisance.

    • June 15, 2011

      Hi Diane,

      Awww that’s too bad! Mine wasn’t gloopy and didn’t bubble, but I can see how if you applied it too thick, it h=would have the bubbling tendency. Yeah 4 coats is a lot!

      • June 15, 2011

        Yeah, I tried to apply it thinly and it just kept glopping up in my cuticles so I sort of managed to spread it around and did some massive cleanup, but it resulted in Bubble City.

        I think I’ll try to thin my bottle out a bit, and then go the 4-coat route.

  • June 15, 2011
    L

    I bought blue lagoon not too long ago and had the same issue with formulation – I put two drops of zoya renew in mine and now it’s wonderful!

    • June 15, 2011

      Hi L,

      Oh really? Good to know! How many coats does it cover in then, three?

      • June 16, 2011
        L

        I haven’t re-worn the color but after adding the thinner I swatched it on my nail wheel and it was opaque in two! :D Can’t beat it – and it’s worth a try, it’s not like you’re going to make the formula worse!

  • June 15, 2011
    Erin

    I love the color of Blue Lagoon! I might have to get it, despite the streaks!

  • June 15, 2011
    SB_Sweetie

    These colors are all so beautiful. I acutally bought the blue & yellow, then returned them because I read such terrible reviews. Thanks for swatching!

  • June 15, 2011
    JenMei

    At first sight these polishes reminded me of RBL Spongebob Coll., but after seeing your swatches it’s obvious that the colors are different.
    Anyway I’ll skip these because I already own yellows and sky blues and I don’t wear orange that often…

  • June 15, 2011

    I’m digging Blue Lagoon, maybe I’ll check it out if I see a sale.

  • June 15, 2011
    Tiff-Tiff

    I saw these as a mini pack at walgreens yesterday. I’ve never seen revlon minis before! I almost got the mini pack just because they were cute and $7.99 for the three. I’ll have to think about it because of what you said about the formula though.

  • June 15, 2011

    Oh my! what a blue!, is calling me very loud!, will have to get it online, in this country no Revlon.

  • June 15, 2011
    Delfina

    Hi! I bought the blue a few months ago, but it’s still in my untrieds. A Revlon related question: all my Revlon polishes, swatched on different wheels, produce some sort of gross whitish patina, which increases with time and even if I clean them, it comes back in 24 hours. It drives me mad. All of them (I have a dozen) do that and I’ve never had the same problem with any other brand. Am I the only one who has this “mouldy” Revlon swatches? Oh, and the only one I have worn on my toes, Plum night, has given me the same problem after a few days. What can it be?

    • June 15, 2011

      Hi Delfina,

      Odd, I have never heard of that! I’ve never swatched on a wheel before, but none of them do that on my actual nails…

    • June 15, 2011
      Rebecca

      I’ve had the same problem on my nail wheels although I never paid attention to which colors in particular it was. Now I’m gonna have to see if it is the Revlons that it happens to!

    • June 22, 2011
      mel

      I have that same problem with the Revlon creme polishes that matched the glitters in the Ruby Slippers, Rock star set. I thought it might have been because they were old. So far it’s only those cremes – not the glitters. It takes a while to happen then it looks like it’s developed a whitish powdery coating.

  • June 15, 2011

    Aww too bad about the formula on the blue, the color IS really pretty. Not that I am surprised though, the couple Revlon nail polishes I have are all lacking even though Revlon is probably overall my favorite drugstore beauty brand.

  • June 15, 2011

    I have Sunshine Sparkle and while it is a lovely color, I agree- the formula is sucktastic. I have not seen Tangerine in my stores…I will need to look harder for that one!

  • June 15, 2011
    meme

    Like the shimmer to these for a change up from these shades well over done through the years in creams. But not a fan of Revlon for at least 10 yrs due to formula. And I feel I am not alone as their range of shades seems to keep getting smaller and smaller least at the drugstores near me. It’s a tiny selection and rare for me to find the collection cardboard (or plastic) set ups on end camps or center aisle sections. Leaves me to think I am not the only one not buying them – that there are so many in the recession times that drag on, it’s been a line of polish that has found a lot of the smaller chain drugstores not doing much space or ordering a lot of Revlon polish. Honestly, I see sometimes only 10-15 max bottles in this line.

  • June 15, 2011

    Blue Lagoon looks nice :)

  • June 15, 2011

    Blue lagoon looks fantastic! And this shimmer is lovely ! So bad that formula is no good :(

  • June 15, 2011
    UneLuneBleue

    I passed on all of these after reading that others have had trouble with the formula. Seems like that’s the way it is with the first two for everyone. Too bad, I like them both, but I’m remedial at best when it comes to painting my nails, I don’t need extra challenges!

  • June 15, 2011
    Kristina

    I haven’t tried them yet, but during during a sale at Ulta I picked up Blue Lagoon and Tangerine. I plan on putting the BL over a white polish…I still think these colors including Tangerine look good on you!

  • June 15, 2011
    Jess

    I have the blue and yellow ones. I dont remember having issues with the formula though. The only issue I had was that the yellow seemed to dull a lot by the end of the second day.

  • June 15, 2011
    stephanie

    im so in love with the blue that im ALMOST tempted to ignore the application/formula issues…thanks for the heads up!

  • June 16, 2011

    Isn’t the yellow one similar to BB Couture Pina Colada from last year?

  • June 20, 2011

    I love Blue Lagoon and also found it a pain to apply. I takes me 3 generous coats and even then I want to do a 4th. It was very slow drying and didn’t wear too well for me. I do love the color so much I keep wearing it.