Facets of Fuchsia nail polish is part of Revlon's A/W 2011 collection. It was actually a picture on Twitter that sparked my interest and when I found out that it was already available, I practically ran to Superdrug! I realised once I saw it in person that I had admired this same colour on a sales assistance a couple of weeks ago.
Facets of fuchsia is made up of large and small metallic, hexagonal fuchsia/violet glitter suspended in a thin black polish base. This is my first experience with a chunky glitter and it's been quite a positive experience. The brush was ok, though longer and thinner than I'm used to. It was quite tricky to apply the glitter evenly and I wasn't sure whether several thin layers or loading up the brush was the best way to go. In the end, I went for a combination of the two. In the pictures I am wearing two coats (one thin and one thick) with no top coat.
I applied this in the evening and I loved how it twinkled under artificial light. It looks just as pretty in bright sunlight too. Weirdly, I think close up pictures don't do it justice. The wear time was pretty average but next time I would probably apply a top coat to prevent the glitter catching. As you might expect, it was also a little tricky to remove. I found the best method was to soak a cotton wool ball and hold against the nail before wiping.
There are two other new Revlon nail polishes; Smoky Canvas and Gold Coin. There was a space for Gold Coin on the display but no bottles as yet. I was quite tempted by Smoky Canvas, a pale beige-nude but decided to seek out some swatches first. I bought Facets of Fuchsia from Superdrug where it was reduced to £4.49 from the usual RRP of £6.49.