Revlon Top Speed: Jelly, Mock Snob, Chili & Royal Reviews
Today I’ve got a few Revlon Top Speed colors to show you. I picked these up here and there over the past few months and just hadn’t gotten around to trying them out yet. Actually, I’ve done that with a lot of the polishes in my collection but I’m working on correcting that.
I know that Mock Snob is part of the Summer 2011 collection, but I’m not entirely sure of the original release dates for Royal, Jelly and Chili. I’m thinking they were released last fall, but if someone could shed some light on that feel free to shoot me a message or leave a comment.
Swatches under the cut.
Jelly confuses me. With a name like Jelly, one would think that this polish should have a jelly-like finish. But for all intents and purposes this one leans heavily on the creme side of the spectrum. At the same time it looks squishy, which is consistently a trait of a jelly finish polish. Perhaps it’s a jelly-creme hybrid? Either way, this bright coral pink polish is pretty fabulous. And very pigmented. I could have easily gotten away with 1 coat, but I did 2 just out of habit.
Mock Snob is a nice salmon pink creme polish that dries very glossy. At 2 coats it was a little streaky but it leveled out as it dried. I didn’t even bother using a top coat when I took this picture (I did add top coat to this one later after a layering experiment :-D). I do wonder why this one is called Mock Snob, perhaps it is another one of Revlon’s Chanel replacements? I’m looking at you, Perplex…
Chili is a highly pigmented orange leaning red with a jelly finish.. I used 3 coats here to reach the opacity of my liking, but you could definitely get away with 2 coats.
Royal is a beautiful cobalt blue jelly finish polish that dries with a high shine. I actually only put top coat on two of my nails in the first picture, can you tell which ones have the top coat and which don’t? Again, 3 coats for this one but 2 would be just fine.
The term ‘Top Speed’ and the promise of being completely set in 60 seconds is pretty hit or miss depending on the individual polish. Mock Snob was still a bit soft several hours later even after applying top coat. Royal and Chili were dry to the touch after about 2 minutes. The ‘Color Precise’ brush that all Top Speed polishes have leaves something to be desired. Quite frankly, it is a bit floppy so you have to be precise with your placement and the amount you put on the brush or else you’ll end up with polish all over your cuticle and fingers.
Royal was my favorite of the bunch, I just cannot say no to a deep blue polish. Especially when it has such a high-gloss jelly finish! All of the colors are highly pigmented, so really any of them would be a great choice.
Revlon Top Speed polishes retail for anywhere between $4.49 – $5.99. You can purchase them at any local drugstore or major retailer (Walgreens, CVS, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.).