Autumn Aspirations

With the weather suddenly turning colder and the nights drawing in, my wardrobe has suddenly converted from floaty dresses and gladiators to biker boots and jumper dresses. So much for that Indian Summer! Now we couldn’t very much continue wearing our bright corals and pastel colours – when you change your wardrobe you should also change your makeup bag. This season it’s all about dewy reds, deep berries and a hint of green to lighten the palette. Revlon’s new Autumn colours are perfectly in tune with the catwalk…


It’s no secret of mine that I adore Revlon nail enamels. They’re fab quality, reasonably priced, apply easy, stick around for a long time and come in a great range of colours. Their Autumn collection contains two more delicious colours that I’ll be coveting well into the winter months – Ruby Ribbon and Emerald City. Unusually for Revlon, both these shades are ‘matte’, something I don’t think they’ve done before. I’m all over matte colours as the moment so was eager to see how these varnishes stood up.

The Ruby Ribbon shade is a deep berry shade, almost with a hint of purple, and the Emerald City a deep green that literally does look like an emerald colour (says what it does on the tin!) The result of the varnish was a fab colour after only two coats which applied easily even though they’re both dark colours. Even though the finish wasn’t the usual shiny self of the Revlon polish, it definitely isn’t 100% matte either – I’d say somewhere in the middle. You still get a hint of shimmer due to the content of the shade, meaning it’s not so scary for those of you who don’t like matte finishes, but still on-trend enough for fashionistas. I think I’ll be wearing the Ruby Ribbon shade more, purely because it takes less coordinating on the outfits…. tut, tut!

There’s also this fab new eyeshadow palette, which I haven’t had a chance to use yet but the colours are gorgeous. They perfectly complement the nails – one is a very deep berry, the other a delicate green and two ‘supporting’ colours which can be used as a base and a smokey shade. Everything you need for a perfect Autumn look. Revlon, we salute you.



  1. Cindy Swanson
    September 25, 2010 / 8:12 pm

    VERY pretty! I love the idea of using both colors.

  2. London Beauty Queen
    September 25, 2010 / 10:26 pm

    I didn't actually intend to use both colours, but for photography it's easier… and then I kinda liked it! x

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