First up, let's look at Runway Pearl on its own. This is three coats with Julep Fast Dry Top Coat. You can see that Runway Pearl is a milky white-ish pearly base with a pink flash that is quite evident in real life! I felt the polish was a bit thick, but if I waited for each coat to dry it went on alright. I would say that this polish takes a careful hand to apply though.
Next, let's look at some layering options. This is one coat of Runway Pearl over Essie A Crewed Interest (pinky), Essie Watermellon (ring), Essie Marshmallow (middle), and China Glaze Liquid Leather (pointer; actually two coats of Runway Pearl on this finger).
I decided that I liked it best over black because you can really see the pink flash best that way, so I did a quick swatch over two coats of Liquid Leather. This is one thin coat of Runway Pearl.
Look at that pink flash! It's vibrant over black. I purchased Runway Pearl at my local Bed, Bath, and Beyond for $3.79. It was in a display filled only with Runway Pearl, but I hear that it will also be a part of a new Spring/Summer Limited Edition Revlon display. If you like pearly finishes or fun white polishes, keep a look out! However.....
After wearing three coats with the Julep fast dry top coat for a few hours, my nails got really bubbly and weird. Not normal bubbles that you may get with a bad top coat, but weird bubbles under the polish. It looked like my polish was boiling! Basically, I applied it in early afternoon and by early evening I wanted it off my nails ASAP. This could be due to the polish, or perhaps the weather...it was in the 80s the day that I wore this polish. I certainly hope my polishes don't behave like that all summer =/ Overall, Runway Pearl is pretty and has potential, but I had a lot of trouble with the formula. Would you take a chance on Runway Pearl? Thanks for reading today loves! <3
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