Revlon Facets of Fuchsia and Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance
I was looking through photos of swatches I’ve not posted on the blog when I found this comparison of Revlon Facets of Fuchsia and Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance that I did like half a year ago.
This is definitely old news but Revlon created quite a buzz when they released some glitter shades, a couple of which seemed like dupes for Deborah Lippmann’s.
They aren’t available in Singapore but my dear friend, Marisa, of Polish Obsession sent me a bottle of Facets of Fuchsia in a swap. This is the Revlon glitter that looks very much like Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance. That is, until you start applying it on your nails.
Both Revlon Facets of Fuchsia and Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance have a black or blackened jelly base, with fuchsia glitter in large hex and small circles.
The base of Facets of Fuchsia is very sheer. I applied two and it’s still translucent and patchy, as is typical of a jelly polish. In contrast, the base of Bad Romance is very pigmented and two coats gave an opaque black coverage, yet without drowning the glitter.
I also found the Lippmann easier to apply and there was less need to dab the glitter on, unlike with the Revlon. I don’t know how Deborah Lippmann does it but it’s hard to argue that she does chunky glitter well!
I applied two coats of each polish on alternate nails. I did not use a top coat for the photos. All photos were with flash.
A closer look at the glitter. It’s not a dense glitter polish, but more of a scattered/sparse type.
Of course, if you like this look but are deterred by the price tag of Deborah Lippmann nail polish, you could always apply Revlon Facets of Fuchsia over a black base. I’m not sure if this is still easily available in the US (and wherever has this particular line of shades), while I believe you can still easily purchase Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance.