Rescue Beauty Lounge – Gritty & Vampy
I finally had a chance to play with the rest of my Rescue Beauty Lounge sale order. The first half that I showed you had fun, summery colors but I also picked up some of Ji’s more edgy hues.
Coincidentally, a reader commented this morning on my swatch request post from Sunday asking to see a swatch of Black Russian. Is she psychic? Well, darling reader I’ll do you one better. Check out Black Russian next to its kissing cousins China Glaze Lubu Heels and Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies after the jump!
Grunge represents its name well. It has a chic, hipster edge. In spite of the hint of shimmer I see in the bottle, this light mushroom taupe dries creamy. I don’t know that I’m loving it on me though. It needed three coats which is no bueno for a RBL. Plus my skin tone doesn’t seem to agree with it. I think the pale, olive or dark complected would do better with Grunge. What do you think?
Au Chocolat is pretty close to perfection. Rich and delicious there’s no overbearing undercurrent of redness screwing up the chocolatey vibe. It has warmth without becoming a browned red and it’s light enough to avoid the “almost black” syndrome, like I dipped my fingers in melted Special Dark. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Black Russian, formerly known as Revamp, has been on my wish list for quite some time. I remember back when the MUA nail board was hoping for blacks with colored glitter (red, pink, green, etc.) and Black Russian was discovered. A semi-sheer black creme packed with fine red micro-glitter this shade is pure decadence. It screams mystery. The glitter is fine enough to not be obtrusive or cause major texture when dry. It just peeks out when the light hits it like a surprise. Very sexy.
Of course Black Russian isn’t the only black with red glitter on the block. Here it is next to China Glaze Lubu Heels and Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies which has unfortunately been discontinued. The glitter in Lubu Heels and Midnight Fireflies is more apparent but the cost is a rougher finish. Plus the base of those two is more sheer than the RBL, requiring three coats to Black Russian’s two.
Unfortunately the RBL sale was a brief afternoon affair but if there’s a shade you’re just dying to have, you can pick them up at RescueBeauty.com. Grunge is currently out of stock but you can pre-order it to ship when the next batch comes in.
Thoughts on my new RBL treasures? Any you think are must haves? What color glitter would you like to see in a black polish?