Monday, June 9, 2014

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Color with Lycra by Kate in Hip Hop || Review and Swatches

 Hi Everyone!!

Today I will be reviewing a summer appropriate nail paint for you from one of my favorite brands, Rimmel London. Rimmel launched a new line of nail paints with Kate not too long ago. I saw the display and could not resist picking up this product in the color Hip Hop (color number 317) which is beautiful reddish orange color. The color is really bright and bold and looks lovely on nails, specially on tanned skin. I took it with me for my Caribbean holiday and wore it through out the vacation. As I got tanner, The color looked even better on me.

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Color with Lycra by Kate in Hip Hop || Review and Swatches

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Color with Lycra by Kate in Hip Hop || Review and Swatches

Rimmel says:
 
Up to 10 days chip resistant nail colour with gel shine finish!
Including 10 amazing shades created by Kate Moss
Includes our precision maxi brush for salon perfection!

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Color with Lycra by Kate in Hip Hop || Review and Swatches


 I think:

I am in love with the color but not with the formula so much. The formula is thick and creamy which I look for in a nail lacquer but it takes forever to dry. The nail paint also has a tendency to smudge and smear. Although it claims to have 10 day wear, on me it starts fading away after a 2 days (without base or top coat). Although the formula of this nail lacquer is nicely pigmented, it didn't give a completely opaque look even after 3 coats (The nail swatch above is after 3 coats). One good thing about the formula is that it is not streaky in spite of being thick and creamy. It does apply like a gel polish and gives a gel like finish as claimed. It does not chip but does fade away from the tip of the nails.

I like the packaging of this nail paint. It is one the nicest looking nail paints in the drugstore in my opinion. The tapered top of the cap, textured finish on the cap and the thick glass bottle together give a beautiful classy look to the packaging. The salon pro brush is nice but the tip of the brush seems to be too uneven to give a nice polished look to the edges near nail bed.

Pros:
  • Good pigmentation
  • Nice color
  • Gel like shine and finish
  • Salon Pro Brush
  • Does not streak
  • Tick and Creamy formula
Cons:
  • Poor staying power
  • Not opaque even after 3 coats.
  • Tendency to Smudge and Smear
  • Takes a long time to dry

Final Verdict: 2.7/5

Quick Facts:
Net Wt: 0.14oz
Price: $2.99
Available in 11 shades

Buy from here:
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/SI1240

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*****Disclaimer: I bought this product myself and this is my honest opinion.*****
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