Wednesday 11 July 2018

REVLON Nail Enamel 490 URBAN- Review, Photos & Other Details

Hi everyone,
Recently, I realized it’s been a while I haven’t reviewed any nail paint on my blog NBAM. So today, I am going to talk about my current favourite blue nail paint in the shade 490 Urban from the drugstore brand Revlon. Are you interested to know about it? Then keep scrolling!

Review, swatches and photos of Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel

Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel Polish Review (Swatches/NOTD):

This Revlon Nail Enamel is made with a silk protein shield that prevents bubbles, streaks and brush marks. It provides colour that stays true with ShadeLock technology. This Revlon nail polish goes on smooth and is chip-resistant. It's made without formaldehyde and toluene. (Info source: Walmart)
  • Gorgeously smooth, chip-resistant nail colour
  • Formaldehyde-free nail polish
  • Toluene-free formula
  • Made with ShadeLock technology
  • Gorgeously smooth colour for flawless application
  • Available in multiple shades (each sold separately)

Review of revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel on NBAM blog
Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel


Shake bottle gently. Apply 2 coats. (Info source: Walmart)

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Category: Nail Paint
Shade: 490 Urban     
Price & Quantity: 28 HKD for 14.7ml (SASA store)
Available: Online and at the beauty stores


Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tribenzoin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propyl Acetate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Silica, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Acetone, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Malic Acid, PPG-2 Dimethicone, Silk Powder, Tetrabutyl Phenyl Hydroxybenzoate, Tin Oxide, Triacetin, Aluminum Powder (CI 77000), Black 2 (CI 77266) [Nano], Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Mica, Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140). (Info source: Walmart)

Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel Ingredients
Revlon Nail Enamel 490 Urban

My Experience With Revlon Nail Varnish 490 Urban:

Deep colours make me happy and that’s why I always try to paint my nails with dark vibrant shades. To be honest, I don’t follow pastel-for-summers and dark-for-fall kind of rules when it comes to choosing nail polish shades. I love Blue in all forms– sky blue/bluish green/navy blue/purple-ish blue and the list goes on. This is my first ever nail paint from Revlon and thankfully, it didn’t disappoint me.

Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel Review, Blue nail varnish
Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel

Revlon 490 urban nail enamel comes in a small, transparent sleek bottle with a black cap and golden band detailing. The packaging is simple, nothing fancy.

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Swatches of Revlon Blue Nail Paint Revlon 490 Urban, NOTD of  Nail Enamel
NOTD-Revlon Blue Nail Paint, 490 Urban

‘490 Urban’ shade is a dark blue shade which looks black at times if seen from a far distance and in different lights. In our normal eyes, it would look deep navy blue but honestly, if we deeply analyse the colour details then the shade is a mix of deep violet and black colour (as per my colour sense 😜). It has a creamy smooth texture with not so strong artificial smell.

Packaging of Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel
Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel

It has a thin brush which provides an even, streak-free nail paint application effortlessly. But I am not that impressed with this brush, especially after using H&M nail paint brushes I found this brush to be less efficient. Although the colour is bold and well pigmented, it needs at least two coats for opaque coverage. It dries quickly and is free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP, or Camphor.

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Swatches, NOTD of Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel, blue nail polish
Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel on my nails
As I do all the household chores myself nail paints do wear off within two days from the day of application. Generally, without any top/base coat, this one lasts me up to 3 days sans any chipping. But when applied with a high-quality top and base coat, it lasts longer. In my case, it lasted for around 7 days with a slight wear off at the tips (By the way, I was on vacation at that time, didn’t do any work 😁)!! Moreover, the formula is great and has a nice sheen to it which looks stunning. 

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Plus Points:

  • Stunning Blue Colour with purple/violet hue
  • Chip Defiant and Shade Lock formula
  • Creamy, smooth texture
  • Smooth flawless application
  • Has nice sheen
  • Dries fast
  • Awesome formula
  • Stays for a good period of time
  • Easily available
  • Travel-friendly
  • Affordable


Minus Points:

It doesn't look that glossy without any top coat!

NBAM Rating: 4.9/5


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To conclude,

Revlon 490 Urban nail enamel is a beautiful deep navy blue coloured nail paint shade. It is absolutely true to its claim of being chip-resistant nail polish. I love how it stays for a good period of time on my nails without any chipping or colour fading. I would love to try other shades in this range as well.

Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel Review on NBAM
Revlon 490 Urban Nail Enamel

If you like deep nail paint shades then do give this one a shot definitely!

Hope you found this review helpful 😊



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Have You Ever Tried Revlon Nail Enamel 490 Urban? If Yes, Then Do Share Your Experience With Me In The Comment Section Below.

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  1. The shade looks so good in ur nails. But without any top coat it doendoe look glossy is a bit problematic.

    1. Yes, Sonali, without top coat it doesn't look that shiny and beautiful 😐 But I like the shade πŸ’• thank you so much 😚

  2. The shade and swatches are killer Ana...loved reading your review...:))..<3

  3. Oh My! such a lovely colour! :)

  4. The shade is so so pretty and I am loving the fact that at such an affordable price you get such a nice staying power.

    1. Right Shilpa, this is why i like this product a lot πŸ’•Thank you ☺☺

  5. Lovely colour. 😍
    Nicely described

  6. I love purple nails... You shaoed ypur nails so beautifully...

  7. Such a gorgeous shade. Need to check out

  8. That's a stunning shade.. Looks amazing on you :)

  9. I like this product and i can say its awesome