People who complain all the time get on my nerves. Nobody wants to hear that, you know? LOLOL...so that's why I debated about the title of my post, because I don't want to sound like I'm complaining. :) But don't you hate it when you have high hopes for something that looks SO pretty in the bottle, but something about worries you when you get it on? *Sigh* - that would be today's story...meet Revlon Elusive.
Well, it looks really pretty, doesn't it? It took me mucho many tries to capture something nice-looking for this one. You see, Elusive is sort of jelly-ish, and you all know I love my jellies...but then, it's also sort of not jelly-ish. That doesn't make much sense, but there it is. The not jelly-ish side of it was most problematic for me. It was this watery black stuff that stuck to everything.
|Midget Pinky *just* squeezes in for the shot...
Elusive is a blackened teal base loaded with varying sizes of teal hex glitter. It is from Revlon's Fall 2013 Evening Opulence collection, which I have only seen twice over these past 3 months. This polish dries matte, and I am just not a matte fan. I love to shine way too much for that nonsense. :P I used 2 thick coats of top coat over 2 coats of Elusive.
In all fairness, I should add that my main problem with Elusive's formula was that when I said it stuck to everything, I meant it stuck to my cuticles, and I just about couldn't get it off after loads of cleanup. ***More complaining coming up!*** You see, I have rather strange cuticles. The cuticles sort of abruptly turn into my finger skin...it's bizarre. The skin around my nails is very hard, and it has a tendency to lock in those thin, blackened colors like it's trying to fully embarrass you. :) And embarrassed I am when I see macro shots of it. Mission accomplished, Elusive. Blast you!!!
BUT I like the idea of Elusive. I like mattes on other people. I love blackened teal. I love teal glitter. And I really like this polish on me when I'm not taking super close-up shots of it. Ah, who cares? All my poorly-sighted friends will never know the difference! :D
I have read some reviews about Elusive that indicate you either love it or hate it. Do you all have this one? Do you love it or hate it? And most importantly, will you forgive my sour mood? I'm post-Christmas dieting and starving. :D
Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day! <3