It's not a full review because, well, I didn't actually USE the product. I'm pretty sure I mentioned when my samples came that they sent me the fake nails in addition to the eyelashes, even though I only asked for the eyelashes. I wasn't going to review them at all because, while I don't have any real problem with fake nails or anything, they're just not for me. And especially not these.
Let me backtrack a little. Let's talk about the positives of this product before I start railing on it.
The 2 designs that I received, both from the Runway Collection & both listed as Medium Length, were Sequins (left) & Starlet (right). The more detail-oriented side of me noticed one has a red label & one has a black label, I'm not sure if that means anything special in Revlon code.
One of the positives I guess would be that I like the packaging, although I thought the little sticker ("Compares to $50 Salon Style") was kind of unnecessary & over the top. And unbelievable, although I guess I'm not the one to consult on salon manicure prices, but really, $50.00? It's just a decorated french tip people! If that's the case, I save more money than I thought doing my own LOL.
Now, both of these are pretty cute designs in my opinion. Sequins on the top & Starlet on the bottom:
Here's a shot of the back of the box, instructions - which seem easy enough - and ingredients (click to enlarge to a readable size):
Now, on to the not so positives ... I don't want to call them negatives, because on someone else, none of these might turn out to be a problem. The first is with the shape of the nails - they're very curved, side to side; too curved for my nail. Here is where I admit that I didn't wear them, and maybe the glue would keep them stuck to however much curved of a nail you have. Or maybe not.
The second is with the size of the nails - there are a ton of tiny, tiny nails. I picked the smallest, which must probably be intended for pinky nails (left pic) & compared to my pinky, and the largest, which must be intended for thumbs (right pic) & compared to my thumb, to show you that most of these are either way too small or too big, width-wise for my nails. My index, middle, and ring finger nails are all about the same size & there would not be enough in that particular size (middle pic, middle finger shown) for me to do a complete manicure properly. I'd end up having to compromise on the size & who wants to do that? Aside from not so positive number 3 which the pic will also illustrate:
They're WAY too short. Even on my thumb & index finger, which are shorter than I prefer right now, I still have nails peeking past the edge. Most of these, for me, are barely longer than the length of my nail bed. Now, granted, since I'm 5'8" I do have matching big hands, but I don't feel like my nails are so gigantic that this is excusable. I'm going to try & remember to look & see, next time I'm at a store that carries these, if they actually sell any designs in a "Long" length since both of these sets are medium. Considering how little I care for these however, I'm not going to put too much brain power towards the task & I make no promises of ever mentioning these again.
The long & short of it is, as expected, that fakes nails, and these fake nails in particular, are not for me. I would not purchase these for myself. But I have seen them reviewed positively on other blogs.
This is another reminder that I need to decide on a real ratings system ... maybe 1-10? 1-5? This product would be low-middle range, maybe a 3 or 4 on a scale of 10. Sorry Revlon. Maybe just send me some free polish next time LOL.
Before I go, here's my TOTD: Orly Midnight Star from a fairly recent collection I don't remember the name of & am too lazy to go look up =):
Thanks for reading.