Middle Aged Beauty Queen

My Favorite Revlon ~ Polish of the Month

Posted on: October 11, 2013

Carbonite from Revlon is one of those classic Revlon polishes that can be hard to find. An originalCarbonite bottle does not have a number to go along with the name which means it is not part of Revlon’s core collection. Which can make it an elusive polish to find. It’s not impossible to find and your best bet at getting Carbonite is to check Ross, T J Maxx, Big Lots and the dollar stores for kits of 4 Revlon colors. Mostly Carbonite is included in those discount stores, so the good news is when you do find Carbonite it will be for a great price.
The formula for Carbonite is classic Revlon, smooth easy to apply. The only thing I did differently with this polish was to not add a top coat. It seems topcoats and Carbonite do not play well together. The topcoat would get a bit gummy. I found the best way is to use Carbonite is to apply a thin coat first and then use a thicker coat second, and then be patient. I’m dying to try a matte topcoat. Look for that at the end of this post.

Carbonite from Revlon is a dead on dupe for CHANEL Graphite. I saw no differences what so ever between the 2 so I did return my bottle of CHANEL Graphite.
I have had Carbonite on all week and I’m impressed with the wear factor of this polish. There are no chips and no sign of tip wear after 5 days. Pretty impressive considering I did not use a topcoat. If you want to add this to your collection, I think your best bet are the discount stores. I’ve seen this in a set of 4 Revlon polishes which also included Black Envy which is a CHANEL dupe for Black Pearl, Raisin Rage which is CHANEL dupe for April and Vixen which we all know is a dupe for CHANEL Vamp. I haven’t checked but I’m sure It would be available on Amazon. Is there anything you can’t find on Amazon?

As promised, Carbonite with 2 coats of Nails, Inc matte topcoat. The difference is subtle but I do like this with the matte topcoat.

👑 As always, thanks for stopping by!

3 Responses to "My Favorite Revlon ~ Polish of the Month"

Perfect Fall nails!


I always forget that I have a matte top coat to try. This combination will be on my list for future manicures. It looks very nice on your nails.


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