Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “watery pale blue.” It’s really a soft, pale blue with a smidgen of green that looks squishy on. From everything I’ve read on this polish, it is a sheer shade, so it’s not expected to be opaque nor designed to be worn that way. I wore two coats in the swatches, and I think it works best with two. It’s not streaky like some pastels, but it will start to look uneven if you don’t let each coat dry before the next and go to three or four coats. I think a ridge filler would be helpful here, too, to really get a flawless, sheer look.
Cult Nails Living Water Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep blue jelly polish with ice blue and emerald green glitter inspired by the phosphorescent sea-water.” It’s a really blackened blue color base (more black than blue, even with flash) with pale blue, emerald green, and teal micro-glitter.
Cult Nails Iconic Nail Laquer ($10.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep berry creme with gorgeous red flakes and hidden gold shimmer throughout.” It’s a medium-dark berry red that’s dark without being vampy with ruby red reflective flakes and gold shimmer. The flakes give it more dimension and depth, and though you might think they’d make the polish uneven or bumpy, they don’t. I couldn’t feel them at all; the surface was still smooth. I used two coats to get opaque color, and the formula was the right consistency that allowed for even flow of the polish over the nail without getting too much or little polish on it. I tested Iconic out for wear, and it lasted a full week with minor tip wear.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is described as a “toned-down dusty gray lilac” that’s “punked out rather than pastel with the faintest hint of shimmer.” It’s a dusty medium-dark lilac muted with gray with iridescent aqua and violet micro-shimmer. I used two coats for opaque color, and when I wore this as a full manicure, it held up really well–a solid week and a half with minor tip wear.
Zoya Touch Collection includes three nude shades: Minka (latte beige cream with a metallic kiss), Shay (desert rose sand beige cream with a metallic kiss), and Pandora (mauve beige cream with a metallic kiss).
I compared this shade against other greens in the swatch gallery, but it’s really not like anything I have (not to say there may not be a dupe out there, but I don’t know one!). It is a deeper green than Illamasqua Radium, but the way the chunky shimmer looks makes the end result differ significantly.