Sunday, May 29th, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

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.

I didn’t find this formula to be as flawless as Rescue Beauty Lounge’s other shades; it’s just not as easy to apply.  I felt like you do need to work with it and be patient, because the way it overlaps can make the color look uneven or patchy if you are not careful.  I also had some color pull up from the base, because the first coat had not dried enough.  The drying time was a little long.  I typically get a full week of wear with RBL’s formula.

The Glossover

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product

Bikini Bottom

A-
I feel like the odd one out, because this was such a hit with the RBL customer base and brought back by popular vote, but it just doesn't hit a home run for me.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

3.5/5

Results
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Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Bikini Bottom? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Chanel Riva is similar but bluer.

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26 thoughts on “Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This is a great summer color.

  2. Reez

    Would you suggest using a base polish under this if I want more coverage? I have small nail beds and the white part is long, and they would look quite strange with sheer polish on.

  3. Leone

    I don’t own this but I know most who do wear it over a white base. It’s really pretty worn that way.

  4. Aneta

    10/10 for pigmentation? It looks a little sheer to me

  5. helen

    I agree w/u, Christine. Not the most flattering pastel polish i’ve seen. The colour (in the bottle) says so much more than when it’s applied to the nails.

  6. The shade in the bottle looks very pretty, but kind of pale on the nails. But I like these kinds of shades as they are work-safe.

  7. I love how they brought this back. Such a gorgeous shade of blue!

  8. Jasmine

    Beautiful color! And I hate to be a bother, but what is a ridge filler? I’m a newbie when it comes to nails. Lol!

  9. Zoe

    I have never quite understood sheer nail colors

  10. Avatar of Liz Liz

    I wish this polish applied more opaquely, because the bottle color just looks so gorgeous.

  11. Sarah

    I love this color but I could never pay $18 for a nail polish. It would be like ripping my soul out lol

  12. This looks much nicer than I thought it would! =D

  13. annie

    Rimmel pro just launched pepper mint colour with the better coverage than this one & wide wand.

  14. Laura

    I don’t like that it’s sheer, but otherwise it’s a pretty color

  15. Devi

    Neh, I’m not feeling this color. It looks great in the bottle, but since it’s meant to be sheer… I guess I’m just not into sheer nail polish. xD

  16. meme

    Cannot get past the VNL. Also, I have enough polishes in this shade range and don’t wear them. Most are too chalky white when I get them on.

  17. DonnaN

    In the bottle, it looks close to Essie TURQUOISE & CAICOS (which I happen to be wearing on my toes, right now), but I agree the payoff is too sheer, so it would be a PASS for me!

  18. Avatar of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    I was hoping for more color.

  19. Reez

    For everyone here complaining about nail polish being sheer – sheer polish is meant mostly to be worn on short nails, with the white part cut off. They are also meant to be worn by women who prefer to keep their nails work-appropriate, so there’s just a wash of color on their nails and not something that’ll raise eyebrows around the office. I tried some recently on short nails and they looked super chic and pretty! :)

  20. Linnea

    I was totally the same Christine! I was really excited to get this in the BiB sale.. and I got it, and I don’t really like it.

  21. Wow, that is a beautiful color! I just wish my nails looked like yours.

  22. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I just got this polish and tried it– and I’m totally with you. So many people raved about this polish online and I jumped at getting it. But I hated the way the polish applied! Not necessarily the sheerness of it, which I knew about going in, but the application was terrible for me. I guess I will have to play around with it.