This is kind of a cool post for me because this polish just came out officially last week, but because I pre-ordered I already have it :) So I feel ahead of the curve for once! I think I will pre-order from RBL whenever the option arises, because I didn’t have to pay ANY shipping fees, woohoo!! So I paid $18 straight-up (which is the US price, but as our dollar is on par now, it was also the same CDN!). Gotta love it!
Having said all that good stuff, I am disappointed in this shade on my skin tone. Yet again, I feel like this just isn’t flattering on me, which is getting to be somewhat annoying. And this is my very first RBL polish so I was so excited, only to be let down. Not by the polish on it’s own merit though, I will say. Perfect coverage in two coats, and for all intents and purposes this is a very pretty color. Lilac with hints of blue shimmer, which you really only see in sunlight, but nonetheless give the shade added depth overall. *I did find this to be a fairly close match for OPI’s Parlez-vous OPI? in regular lighting, not a dupe but close enough for me to feel that I only need one or the other (definitely would choose RBL’s). I’ll post comparison pics soon!* I found the polish to be a bit thicker in consistency, and it dries faster than I’m used to so I had to move quickly, but once I got used to the application it wasn’t an issue. Excellent self-leveling polish – no matter what I did, if I just touched up a small smudge at the tip or whatever, it smoothed itself out without any appearance of a touch up. That in itself really impressed me. The wear has been good overall, nothing above and beyond but certainly not problematic in any way. Viola, pics below, in natural/direct sunlight:
I can say with certainty that I will be buying more polish from Rescue Beauty in the future. They do have a somewhat limited shade range, which is why I didn’t pick up any extra polishes when I pre-ordered because none particularly called out to me, but once my no-buy is over, I plan on give them a second look. One thing that gets to me about buying more and more expensive polishes is that soon enough you find yourself not even thinking twice about doing it again. After purchasing my one Chanel polish last Fall for $26, anything less than that seems almost reasonable. Kinda scary, really :S
Thoughts on this polish? Am I being too hard on myself re: these types of shades?