Salon-quality nails at home? This vegan-friendly polish makes it possible

Here’s what our Review Crew® had to say about this hassle-free nail colour

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / September 20 2021

The product

Modern times call for modern innovations. And in a world where we’ve been immobilised and subsequently separated from those we love the most (AKA our manicurists), it’s paramount that we find practical solutions.

Enter: Revlon Ultra HD SNAP!™ Nail Enamel; a vegan-friendly, fast-drying, streak-free and chip-resistant nail colour formula that takes all the pain out of self-administered manicures, in a range of on-trend colours that are sure to help you forget about the masterful skills of your nail tech (or at least for a while). 

Formulated with 78 per cent naturally-derived ingredients and boasting a long-wearing promise so effective you don’t even need to apply a base or top coat to promote longevity, this is our top pick for salon-level results sans the pro-level help.

Here’s what our panel of Review Crew® testers had to say about this innovative nail colour formula.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Revlon Ultra HD SNAP!™ Nail Enamel to a panel of women aged 18 to 54 with a love for nail polish.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Revlon Ultra HD SNAP!™ Nail Enamel.

The fast-drying formula: Our members really loved just how quickly the nail polish dries after application, allowing them to quickly apply nail colour or touch-up without having to wait more than a minute or two for their nails to dry in between coats.

Hard-wearing and chip-resistant: Those of our reviewers who traditionally experience chipping during daily activities  with other polish formulas, found that their new nail colour lasted much longer than usual. Members said their manicure lasted between five to seven days on average.

The colour range: A good nail polish formula is nothing without a wearable colour range. Our members said they were really impressed by the selection of trendy colours, which included a variety of everyday, wearable nudes, classic deep reds and eye-catching brights.

The verdict

“I received 5 shades of this polish as part of a trial. The colours are beautiful and vibrant! Painting my own nails is not my thing - it always ends up looking messy and streaky but in week 11 of lockdown and sandal weather, I thought I better give it a go! To my surprise this polish is so easy to apply thanks to the brush! 1 coat is probably enough but I opted for 2 just to make the colour a tiny bit darker. No streaks! Almost looks as good as having a mani/pedi in a salon!”
Lauren G
REVIEWcrew® Member
“Firstly, the colour range I received was lovely. The fact that the formula is Vegan friendly is a huge bonus of the product. I found that the nail polish lasted me about 6 days which for me is quite a long time. I felt like I did get a streak free finish when I used it and did not go “clumpy” that I seem to find even with new nail polishes. The application itself was quite smooth. I really feel like I have found a new favourite nail polish. I would recommend this to anyone who is after on-trend colours, cruelty free - vegan nail polish that lasts quite a long time.”
Neha B
REVIEWcrew® Member
“The wide brush covers the entire nail easily in one go. I know the ad says one coat is enough, but I still prefer 2 coats. It only took about a minute or two to dry completely after I put 2 coats on, I was very nicely surprised. The colors were all so shiny and opaque, just beautiful colors. I have been in lockdown and cook 3 meals every day plus lots of housework, and guess what! 5 days in with no chips and barely any wear at the tips, that is absolutely amazing! I don't need to worry about my nails often, what a time saver! Also, I love that the formula is vegan and free of a lot of the controversial ingredients other nail polish contains.”
Valerie C
REVIEWcrew® Member

Like the sound of this speedy alternative to salon-quality nail colour? Read more Revlon Ultra HD SNAP!™ Nail Enamel reviews.

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Revlon to Are Media and BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by Review Crew® members.

*This combined average star rating for Revlon Ultra HD SNAP!™ Nail Enamel is based on a combined total of 100 reviews submitted and is correct as of 06/09/2021.

Main image credit: Are Media

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).