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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Rescue Beauty Lounge Glamourpuss

rescue beauty lounge glamourpuss nail polish bottle 365 untrieds 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.I decided to follow up yesterday’s post about RBL Drifter with another contender in the Bring It Back vote, Rescue Beauty Lounge Glamourpuss.

You may remember that back in October, just before the big RBL sale, that I mentioned wanting a bottle of Glamourpuss in my sale order.  Well, you naughty little minxes beat me to the punch and the color was sold out before I could get my order in.  Fortunately, a friend was kind enough to gift me with a bottle and it’s taken me until now to use it.  Let’s take a gander, shall we?

Formula & Application: Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polish is 4-Free (includes formaldehyde resin).  The square glass bottles are thick enough to feel sturdy but thin enough to properly show off the color. The smooth brushed metal cap is easy to hold and polish with while the brush is round, of average length and on the thicker side. It’s a bit more flexible than most which makes application a breeze.

What surprised me about Glamourpuss is that it’s not a typical RBL opaque creme. It doesn’t have that creamy texture, in fact it’s syrup-esque and more sheer than I was expecting. The first coat went on like a Stila Lip Stain and it took me three good coats to get it completely opaque. Not something I would expect from RBL, unless it was meant to be worn semi-opaque. I photographed Glamourpuss with top coat when it was completely dry.

Glamourpuss has a 40s, Dita Von Teese, pin-up type feel to it.  It’s a shade that was made for the moon manicure.  It’s not quite blood red but not exactly cherry either.  It falls somewhere in between.  I don’t know if it’s due to how enamored I was with Drifter yesterday but this one doesn’t wow me or seem to do my skin tone any favors.  Also, it doesn’t seem to have the same depth and richness as the traditional RBL opaque cremes.

rescue beauty lounge glamourpuss swatch nail polish 365 untrieds

Bottom Line: While I normally gush over RBL’s cremes, this one doesn’t curl my toes.  It’s a pretty color but nothing special and when it comes to RBL the bar is set pretty high in terms of uniqueness.  Given that it took me three coats to get this one opaque and I’m not one for translucent polishes, Glamourpuss won’t be getting my vote for the Bring It Back.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: Unfortunately, this one is a SHARE but I know exactly where it will end up.  My friend who adores RBL and red polish is going to be over the moon to get her hands on this baby.

Again, like Drifter, RBL Glamourpuss is a sold out, discontinued color.  If you are into it, throw your support its way in the Bring It Back vote and it could be yours.

Thoughts on Glamourpuss?  Those of you who own it, did you have the same opacity issue or is it just my bottle?  Did you end up loving/hating the color?  If you missed out on Glamourpuss the first time around will you be voting for its return?

Disclosure: RBL Glamourpuss was gifted to me by a friend.  For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Kristina says:

    I have Glamourpuss as well. Although it’s a beautiful red and great quality, I won’t be voting for it either. RBL puts out some really great unique polishes…so I’d rather vote for one of those.

  2. Is this like a jelly texture? I like jellys, but red translucent jellys are EVERYWHERE. I think I own 3 or 4 by Essie alone.

  3. The color is just okay to me. Plus, I heard that China Glaze has a dupe for this color, AND there are better choices in the bring it back vote, so Glamourpuss should just stay dead.

  4. fressine says:

    Yes I have the exact same opacity problem and as it was the very first RBL I was trying at the time I was pretty disappointed but the other two I have (Mismas and Cherry Love) are really as I expected after reading your praises about RBL ;-)

  5. Marisa says:

    fiiirst \o/

    Yeah, i think it’s gorgeous, but nothing special.

    Have a nice day.

  6. Tania says:

    I think that is a gorgeous colour but I agree with you when it doesn’t make your toes curl and it doesn’t make your skin tone stand out like other nail varnishes do. Oh well make sure it goes to a good home. Loving this 365 days of Untrieds,it is makes the website a bit more fresher and I don’t have to wait for you to upload (sorry I am impatient, this is one of my favourite websites) though I do love your current trending news. You are fabulous! Love Tania from Manchester, United Kingdom xx

  7. Vun Fung says:

    I think the colour looks great on you!

  8. Scienter says:

    I don’t own this one but I think I prefer the reds that I have. This creme doesn’t look as saturated as OPI’s Big Apple Red, which works better on my skin. I don’t have a true wine color, but I like OPI Royal Raja Ruby for a darker red.

  9. love4lacquer says:

    This red is the typical colour I think of when I think of nail polish, perfect cherry red, very nice!

  10. Mary says:

    I agree with the other comments. This looks nice, but doesn’t knock your socks off.

  11. Diana says:

    Nice red! But not unique enough for me the splurge for it.

  12. Stephanie says:

    Want. I love the name.