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Dermelect ME Spring 2014 “Revival” Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on February 27, 2014
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Dermelect Revival Spring 2014 swatches

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The latest collection from the Dermelect ME nail polish line, Revival, is about more than just the renewal of spring. It also marks the first shimmers and metallics from the creme-based brand. Celebrity Manicurist and Dermelect Color Curator, Elle, created six new full-coverage shades and one transformative flecked top coat.

Formula & Application

Dermelect ME nail polish is 5-Free and is the first peptide-infused nail color. It includes UV protection to prevent fading and discoloration. The square glass bottles with their brushed metal caps remind me of the RBL bottles. The brush is short, round and medium in width with flexible bristles that fan out easily on the nail without causing any dragging.

The four shimmery cremes are all kind of odd in that they are thick yet easy to spread and self-leveling. They are pigmented yet require a good three coats to get full coverage. The two metallic shimmers, on the other hand, are pretty sheer with the silver having brush stroke issues. I needed a minimum of four coats with Radiance and three with Luminous.

Dermelect Au Courant is a minty green with silver and pale green flecks. It’s a bit lighter and more shimmery than the famous Chanel Jade.

Dermelect Au Courant swatch from Revival

Dermelect Au Courant

Dermelect Luminous is a soft silver metallic. Like I mentioned above, brush stroke marks are an issue. Yes, you can sponge a layer over the dried polish to avoid that but this one takes a while to dry. Even an hour later, I ended up with dents.

Dermelect Luminous swatch from Revival

Dermelect Luminous

Dermelect Mellow Drama is a punchy, pink-leaning coral with hot pink shimmer. It dries a bit matte as though it has a bit of neon pigment to it and even with one layer of top coat, it’s not completely glossy. Something about the finish and shade reminds me of a retro coral lipstick.

Dermelect Mellow Drama swatch from Revival

Dermelect Mellow Drama

Dermelect Naturale is a sandy beige with a duochrome shimmer that looks pink or purple, depending on the angle. It can also blend into the background as see in this shot.

Dermelect Naturale swatch from Revival

Dermelect Naturale

Dermelect Pristine is a sandwashed blue with pale green shimmer. It’s reminiscent of one of my fave polishes, China Glaze Sea Spray, only with more a more apparent and unique shimmer.

Dermelect Pristine swatch from Revival

Dermelect Pristine

Dermelect Radiance is a cool, mid-tone orchid that is warmed up some by the fine pink pearl. This is the most sheer polish of the collection and what you see here is four coats.

Dermelect Radiance swatch from Revival

Dermelect Radiance

Dermelect Spotlight is a pink-based glitter top coat that reads as peach, thanks to the golden iridescent shimmer. Dermelect describes it as a hologram but it’s clearly not. I’ve layered it over all the shades, except Luminous.

Dermelect Spotlight swatch

Dermelect Spotlight

Dermelect Revival Spring 2014 swatches
Bottom Line: Overall, I like the concept and color palette of the collection. I know that Au Courant, Mellow Drama and Pristine will find permanent homes in my collection. I just love the unique shimmer in them. Naturale, while pretty, isn’t flattering on me and the application and opacity issues with the two metallics earn them a pass from me. While I have a lot of iridescent glitters in the same vein as Spotlight, none have its pink tint to slightly alter the base color.

Dermelect ME Revival for Spring 2014 is available in March 2014 at ULTA stores nationwide and online at, and Dermelect ME Nail Lacquer retails for $12-14/ea for a .4oz bottle

Are you feeling the Revival collection? Have you tried Dermelect polish before? Which shades do you plan to pick up?

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  1. Lisa N. says:

    Pretty shades here~

  2. Brittnee says:

    I am seriously loving this spring’s polishes. The pastels mixed with the brights and the shimmers and chromes – so many great collections!

  3. Ky says:

    Please tell I wasn’t the only one who saw the name and thought “derelict”? As in, Zoolander’s fashion line. Lol.

  4. sara says:

    ahhh, i just received an order from ulta and they included a little card about this brand! it didn’t really say much about it, but it did pique my interest — of course, i then went to do something and promptly forgot about it, so i was happy to wake up and see this post to remind me!

    i think au courant and naturale are both really pretty (naturale looks very beachy, although maybe it doesn’t IRL because of the duochrome effect you mentioned), but i’m not sure if i’ll be picking them up. i like the idea behind the brand, so i’ll definitely be looking into it now, but i’m not sure any of the colors that you swatched here are unique to my collection, and pastels tend to either wash me out or give me insane lobster hands. :(

  5. Mishi says:

    I am so wanting them all !!!

  6. This brand is new to me. I’m going to get my hands on Pristine.