My local CVS finally put out the Limited Edition Revlon Chroma Chameleon display today. I first read about the duochrome nail collection a month ago but this was the first time I’d seen the nail polishes in person. I purchased three colors — Gold, Rose Gold, and Pink Quartz — for $8.49 each.
I had originally planned on getting two polishes — Pink Quartz and the Chanel Peridot dupe — but I couldn’t remember which of the Revlon polishes was supposed to be the dupe. In the bottles, the Chroma Chameleon nail polishes in Gold and Rose Gold look quite similar so I ended up getting both along with Pink Quartz.
On the nails the differences between Gold and Rose Gold are very apparent.
- Gold shifts from gold to green, kind of like a beetle’s exoskeleton. I’m sure this is the supposed Peridot dupe.
- Rose Gold was rather disappointing. All I get is a subtle shift from gold to bronze. I don’t really get any green, maybe a slight olive, but nothing as obvious as with Gold. I suspect that Rose Gold is one of those colors that’ll look a whole lot better layered over a darker nail polish.
- Pink Quartz was the least duochrome-y on its own. It’s a pretty color but on my nail it’s basically a metallic pink. This is another nail polish that would probably benefit from being layered over a darker color.
I didn’t have any issues with the formula. It’s on the thinner side but I didn’t run into any problems with streaking and it spread pretty evenly on the nail. Two coats were sufficient but I used three in the swatches below. No base or top coat.