Like a lot of shoppers, I have to like how something looks on me from three feet away, but I fall in love with the details — the buttons, the stitching.
Rescue Beauty Lounge’s spring collection (Ironic/Iconic) is all about the details, and for the umpteeth time, I find myself marveling at the subtlety and nuance of their shades.
Decorous is a soft, fawn brown — almost the color of a malted milkshake — that reflects white.
Insouciant is a grey-purple with these tiiiiny blue shimmers, so it reflects blue.
Recherche is incredible. Is it plum? Is it brown? It really changes in different lighting.Â I’d call it a deep, dark, dusty plum — the only cream of the group — and it’s like nothing else I own.
Iconoclast is black, with these tiny little pink and green sparkles. I don’t know pink and green add up to a white reflect, but in sunlight, it almost looks like charcoal. It’s such a new and happy take on chic black.
Look at those sparkles! Â (Click the image for full size sparkliness.)
These were all really easy to apply, and while they haven’t been in my possession long enough for me to tell you about their wear time, I’ve never had any trouble with RBL.
Founder and creative genius Ji Baek described this collection as almost fractured. She felt that the spring/summer fashion shows ran the gamut from ladylike to studded black leather (a trend that mirrored her own day-to-day style). Her collection was intended to reflect the many facets of any woman’s “look.”
Rescue Beauty polishes are $18 each, and the only place I’ve ever purchased them has been their website. If you’re in New York, you could swing by Rescue Beauty Lounge (the salon) on Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District. All four of the spring shades are limited edition, and Ji said she hoped to hold the 48-hour pre-sale maybe by the end of January. Sign up for her newsletter to make sure you hear about that pre-sale (though I’ll announce it here, too).
Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes contain no Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, or DBP, and they are not tested on animals.
Rescue Beauty provided these polishes for swatching purposes, which is incredibly lucky because I would have wanted to buy all four.