Summer may be over but it doesn't mean that you can't wear neon! The bright, eye catching shades of the fluoro rainbow creates a welcome pop of color in our rainy weather outfits. Neons are considered to be a happy color since it stimulates a sudden burst of adventure and happiness. We were itching to get on the neon trend (that never goes away) by wearing them on our digits so we got two sets of vivid nail lacquers to face off.
First off is OPI's Neon Revolution, a limited edition set with four bold neon nail lacquers, a white base coat, and the OPI Top Coat. The white base coat be brings out the Day-Glo finish and makes the color payoff opaque.
We also got our hands on Revlon's Nail Art Neon bottles. The slim bottles each come with a white basecoat, again to help make the neon polish more vivid. It doesn't have a topcoat included but we think that's fine because you probably have one stashed in your nail polish collection.
We swatched the nail colors side by side to compare the pigmentation and texture:
L-R: Revlon Nail Art Neon in Atomic Pink vs.OPI Neon Revolution in Pink Outside the Box; Revlon Nail Art Neon in Hot Flash vs. OPI Neon Revolution in Time is Pow!; Revlon Nail Art Neon in Laser Beamvs. OPI Neon Revolution in Blue It Out Of Proportion; Revlon Nail art Expressionist in Monet, Monet vs. OPI Neon Revolution in Don't Say It- Yellow It!
The color payoff judging from the swatch is almost similar. Revlon's Nail Art Neon is a bit lighter. The colors have more white, brightening pigments. You would need three coats to get it opaque. As for OPI's Neon Revolution, we love that it comes in a set with a topcoat. Two-three coats are enough to cover each nail.
Nail painting may be a bit of a challenge with Revlon's flouro polishes becausethe nail brush of the colored nail polish is connected to the white base. It's quite heavy but the length it gives creates the right pressure to coat each nail. OPI's teeny brushes makes manicures for dainty fingers a breeze.
If you want bold, spiked digits then go for OPI Neon Revolution. It comes with a topcoat so it's a great value for your money. For girls who prefer fluorescent nails, Revlon Nail Art Neon is the answer, plus it can be individually purchased so you won't get stuck with a bottle of polish you wouldn't use.
OPI Neon Revolution Limited Edition Set, P895, Rustan's; Revlon Nail Art Neon, P375 each, department stores