April 7, 2018

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail (New Formula!)

Revlon Professional's Nutri Color Creme just got even better with a new formula! Enriched with provitamin B5, grapeseed oil and ionic pigments, these color depositing hair masks are specifically formulated to refresh color or create fantasy shades, without damaging the hair. There's 18 shades to choose from, and they are intermixable so you can create any color your heart desires!

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Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Review Swatches Before After New Formula 1002 931 812 713

As you may know already, I've been using this product for quite a long time now! I bought my first bottle more than 10 years ago! Since then, the Nutri Color Creme masks have been a staple in my hair routine.

This mask is free of ammonia, it nourishes and detangles my hair without weighing it down. I can use it as often as I need, and it doesn't damage my hair. It refreshes color in less than 5 minutes and makes my hair soft and shiny. Love it!

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Review New Formula 1002 1003 931 812

The Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktails are extremely pigmented! The shades 1002 White Platinum and 1003 Golden Blonde are very light so they won't stain your hands, but I highly recommend to wear gloves with all the other shades (especially the reds!). Also, be careful because it can stain your shower walls too.

I use them once a week in place of my go-to hair mask, and usually start with a clarifying shampoo to remove all traces of styling products. For best results, gently comb through with a wide tooth comb and leave for at least 3 minutes.

I haven't noticed a huge difference between the old and the new formula, but I have a few colors in both formulas and the shades aren't identical. For example, the shade 411 was a very ashy brown and now it looks a bit warmer on my hair.

Also, I find that the old formula detangles my hair a bit better, but the new formula makes my hair look more shiny.

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Swatches Browns 411 513 641 713
Left to right : 411 Ash Brown, 513 Frosty Brown, 641 Chestnut Blonde, 713 Frosty Beige

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Before After 411 Ash Brown Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Before After 513 Frosty Brown
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When my hair is dark brown (level 5) and starts looking a bit dull, I always use the shades 411 Ash Brown or 513 Frosty Brown. The color 411 Ash Brown is a gorgeous deep espresso brown, while the shade 513 Frosty Brown is a beautiful rich brown!

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Swatches Reds 200 400 500 600 740
Left to right : 200 Violet, 400 Tangerine, 500 Purple Red, 600 Fire Red, 740 Light Copper

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Before After 600 Fire Red Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Before After 740 Light Copper
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I used to have burgundy hair (level 6), and the shade 500 Purple Red was my favorite to keep the color from fading too fast! I loved 200 Violet too, a darker magenta violet.

The red shades are extremely pigmented, the end result will vary depending on your hair color. They are very bright on blonde hair! If you have dark brown hair (level 5 or darker), it will only add red, copper or violet reflects.

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Swatches Blonde 812 931 1002 1003
Left to right : 812 Pearly Beige, 931 Light Beige, 1002 White Platinum, 1003 Golden Blonde

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Before After 812 Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Before After 1002
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I love the shade 812 Pearly Beige, I have caramel highlights right now and it helps neutralize brassy tones. If I want to completely remove warm tones, I mix it with the shade 002 Lavender.

I'm disappointed with the shade 1002 White Platinum though, the color is very sheer and will only work on a level 10 (platinum).

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Swatches Pastels 002 005 300 700
Left to right : 002 Lavender, 005 Pink, 300 Yellow, 700 Green

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Before After 005 Pastel Pink Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Before After 700 Green
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The range contains an uncolored formula as well (000 Clear), which is ideal for creating pastel colors when mixed with the other shades. I mixed the 000 Clear with 005 Pink to create this beautiful golden pink! (Please note that if you want pastel hair, your hair needs to be a very pale blond)

The shade 700 Green is interesting, you can use it by itself if you want green hair (or mix it with the 000 Clear for a pastel green), or use it to neutralize brassy or red tones (like I did for this before/after!).

Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail Review Before After New Formula 200 400 500 600

The Revlon Professional Nutri Color Creme 3 in 1 Cocktail retail for $36 CAD for 270ml and $17 CAD for 100ml. This product is available at Beauty Bay, LookFantastic, Beauty Expert, HQhair.com and Mankind.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)


  1. I so need this for when my color starts to fade-you have made my day!

  2. Wow the results are so vibrant!

  3. Wow. These look great. I love the idea of maintaining your colour longer with a cream at home. I colour my hair red, so it fades pretty fast and this would really help. But the toners look so neat for lighter shades and blondes. I know how brassy or yellow it can turn on people. Plus the whole pastel thing, that is neat to be able to do at home easily.

    1. It's a must-have product for redheads, you should try it!

  4. Omg these colours are so shiny. Thanks for reviewing!

  5. I think i have an old formula and the new formula in 500 the shades are so very different and i have found the old one colours my hair so much better then the new. Such a shame i think i may have to find another product to use now :(

    1. I don't have the old 500 to compare it with the new 500, I finished my tube a while ago. I tried all the shades in the new formula though, and the shade 500 is very pigmented and gave me great results but I can't remember exactly the color of the old shade. I'm sad to hear that the color is different. They did that with the shade 411 too, the color isn't exactly the same, although the product is still very pigmented.

      Have you tried 200? I know it looks dark on the swatch but when I tried it on copper hair, it gave me a gorgeous cool red with a hint of purple.

      Oh and by the way, if there's 'panthenol' on the ingredient list, it's the new formula.

  6. Great post!

    I too have caramel highlights right now and need to neutralize the brassy tones in my hair.

    If I want to completely remove the warm tones, how much of shade 002 Lavender do I mix with 812 Pearly Beige?

    (Slightly worried of my hair turning purple, that wouldn’t be a good look for me😂)

    Do you have any pictures or tutorials of the this shade combo?

    And would you recommend I buy 002 Lavender over 1002 White Platinum for cancelling warm tones?

    Thanks in advance and thank you for an amazing postal and blog!

    1. Thanks for your kind words! :)

      It depends on how orange/copper your hair is. I would start with only the shade 812 Pearly Beige, it might be enough to neutralize the brassy tones. But if your hair is very orange, you will need the 002 Lavender too!

      I personally use 8 pumps of 812 Pearly Beige and the equivalent of 2 pumps of 002 Lavender (this one is in a tube though, so I always guess the amount of product). I have very long hair though, so you may not need 10 pumps. :)

      Oh and the shade 1002 will do nothing for your hair, it's only good for platinum blonde hair!

  7. Omg THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I've been searching all over the internet for a comparison of the orange/copper tones and for some reason it's nearly impossible to find!
    I'm trying to decide between 400, 734 and 740 and I swear it's like no one has ever thought of comparing them before! lol

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Daniele,

      You're very welcome!! :)

      I think they discontinued the shade 734 though, but if you really need it you can always mix 740 with 300!

    2. Yeah, I realized that one was discontinued once I checked their official website. I also noticed that the old formula for 740 was a bright red copper (the bottle said simply "copper"), and the new one is toned down a lot, and was renamed "light copper".
      So I guess that means I'll stick to the 400 lol

      Thanks again! :)

    3. Oh really? I wonder why they changed the color.

      400 is awesome, sooo intense!!

  8. Thank you for writing this article! I have long dark brown curly hair and even tho nutricolor is not supposed to work on virgin hair it does for me by adding depth and shine. I've always used 411 but found after a while it would leave an ashy tone to it. So I started mixing with Deep Chestnut 513 it worked perfectly and added the warmth I wanted. Shopping this week I found out 513 had changed to Frosty Brown 😳. So I went Deep searching found a supplier for the original 513 and thought great ! Then it arrived.. it was Frosty Brown. Arghh ! Without opening it I have no idea if the same colour. Contacted the supplier who apologised and is convinced he does have the original in stock and will look for me on Monday. In the meantime I'm thinking just bite the bullet Rachelle open it have a look and take a chance. Anyhoo thanks to your article I'm reckoning I will happy with the Frosty Brown ( may still get the Deep Chestnut too if there are a few to be had tho) and the info that 411 now has some warmth to it helped even more. So thanks again great review and info, truly appreciate it 😁

    1. Hi Rachelle,

      You're welcome! I'm surprised to hear that it works on your virgin hair, especially if your hair is dark brown!

      Have you checked the ingredient list? If there's 'panthenol' on the ingredient list, it's the new formula.

      Let me know how it turns out!

  9. Thanks for this post! I just bought the 700 green to neutralize my extremely coppery stained blonde hair (natural level 8-9). The lady at the salon supplier told me to leave it in for "a minute or less" or dilute it in conditioner. I am really afraid now lol! Is it THAT pigmented? I bought 190 blue and 002 lavender as well in case, or at least for my bleached ends which are not currently brassy.

    1. You're welcome!

      I wouldn't use the green on blonde hair, this color is better for copper or red hair.

      I would try the 002 Lavender with conditioner, and if you can still see copper tones in your hair, then add a drop of 190 Blue in your 002 Lavender + conditioner mix. Be careful with the shade 190 though!

  10. Do you think you could mix the copper and red together to get a more red based copper? I was told by a hairdresser if I do this it will just create a mucky colour but it seems a lot of people mix the colours?

    1. I always mix the colors, never had a problem with this product!

  11. Hi, I have blond balayage on naturally brown hair, could you please recommend whether I could use either pearly beige or golden blond for a lift? and would I use it all over or just on the blond strands?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Maria,

      The shade 812 Pearly Beige will neutralize warm tones, while the shade 1003 Golden Blond will add a subtle golden tone. Unless your blonde is super light though, 1003 Golden Blond won't show up. By the way these masks only deposit color on the hair, you can't lighten your hair with them. So you can apply the shade 812 all over (if that's the color you want to use) and it will only neutralize your blond balayage, and 1003 will only add a golden tone on your blonde strands (if they are very light to begin with).

      Please let me know if you have any further questions!

    2. Thank you so much for your advice! some are lighter than others and I would not mind a golden tone so I think I will go for that, but mainly it is extremely helpful to know that I can apply all over without ruining the balayage effect. Many thanks

  12. Hello,
    How many washes does the nutricolor creme last?
    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Suyesha,

      It depends on the shade, dark and bright shades tend to last longer. In general, they last at least 3-4 washes!


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