I've been using the Revlon ColorStay base coat for each manicure I've done over the past several months so I thought it was about time I reviewed it. I picked it up when the ColorStay range launched in the UK as the base coat I'd been using had become to gloopy to use. I was interested in trying it because I'd seen a couple of positive reviews.
I use a base coat to try to prevent staining and to aid the application of my nail polish. The Revlon base coat has a nice wide brush which means it's really quick to use. It dries quite quickly too so I don't have to wait to apply my nail colour. In my experience it seems to prevent some staining and I do find that my polish goes on a little more easily when used over this as a base. Since the idea behind the ColorStay polish range is to deliver long-lasting manicures I'm not sure how the base coat stacks up. I don't really think it keeps my polish chip-free for longer but then I don't think any base coat could do that. Let me know if I'm wrong!
The main thing that would put me off repurchasing this base coat is the fact it's not as good as the one I was using previously; Essie Fill The Gap. I found that that one left my nails feeling so smooth and it made applying streaky or dark polishes a breeze. It's an okay base coat but not one I'd recommend anyone rushing out to buy.
Have you tried the Revlon ColourStay base coat? Did you like it?