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After seeing this collection in person several weeks ago at Rite Aid, only one shade came home with me. Let's take a look:
Revlon Limited Edition Chroma Chameleon Nail Enamel in Tanzanite
(retail: $7.99, 0.23 oz)
I'm sorry but how can you NOT think of this song when you see the words "Chroma Chameleon"??
The reason why I chose this polish was because I don't have another duochrome purple quite like this. In the bottle, there's a lovely, dark, antique gold shade that comes through:
But the big question:
Is that gold color ever visible on the nail?
Two coats, no top coat:
It's definitely not visible in bright light, but here are lots of additional photos taken in variety of different lights:
So yeah. That gold that's in the bottle never quite appears on the nail, but that's not to say that this polish lacks a chameleon quality. It can turn from bright, royal purple to violet and then to an almost dusty pinkish-lavender depending on the lighting and angle. Also, Tanzanite has that same dark green base to it that polishes like Orly Space Cadet have. In certain lights that green base comes through a bit stronger, but for the most part you're going to see varying shades of purple from this polish.
The formula on this one was much better than I was anticipating. The consistency is very nice and easy to work with, and it's not terribly streaky or sheer, even on the first coat. I only needed two coats for very good opacity. Dry time was impressive as well. Very good on the first coat and good on the second coat too.
FINAL VERDICT: If the price of the Chroma Chameleon polishes doesn't scare you off ($7.99 for 0.29 oz), then you might be happy with some of these if you don't already own any duochromes and want to see what the fuss is all about. I like that they're easily accessible, and I also like that the shade I purchased only required two coats for very good opacity. Granted, the color shift isn't super strong or mind-blowing, but it's still quite pretty. None of the shades in this range seem terribly unique compared to other salon brand or indie duochrome collections but, for drugstore, I think Tanazanite is easier to work with than say, the Chameleon polishes from Sherer, which require at least three coats (or a creme base coat underneath). If you can get the Chroma Chameleon polishes on sale (tomorrow, 5/11, is the last day for 40% off at Rite Aid!) or on clearance, even better.
Do you own any polishes from the Limited Edition Chroma Chameleon Collection? Thoughts?
The products featured in this post were purchased with personal funds. For more information, click here.