Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer

There’s Something Rustic About This Ghost

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as the “first appearance of the muted, twinkling stars [at] twilight.” It’s a chocolate bronze with lighter bronze and gold metallic threads of shimmer. Urban Decay Barlust has a stronger red undertone. China Glaze Street Chic is lighter, more muted, and has a cream finish. China Glaze Goin’ My Way is similar but a little richer, more molten–has more of a copper coloring. I don’t have a vast stash of bronzy shades (I learned that when trying to pull a bronze polish for our Olympic-themed post last weekend), but this doesn’t scream original–so I’d love for you to chime in with any potential dupes!

Ghost has a thicker consistency than the average polish; not thin, not goopy either, but it’s not a perfect balance. The color itself is rich, as it delivers opaque color in two coats but comes in as rather pigmented with just one. This shade dried down to a slightly less shiny natural finish compared to some other shades in the collection. There are noticeable brush strokes when this is under really bright light (like diffused flash), but they were controllable and applied fairly straight. I typically find that the brand’s formula is one of the longer-wearing polishes; I get at least a week, and there’s only very minimal tip wear but no chipping.

The Glossover

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Ghost

A-
I think with this shade depends on how you feel about brush strokes--if any visible brush strokes are a deal-breaker, skip this. If it depends, it's worth clicking read more to see if it's up your alley! :) Overall, it was a little thicker than I'd like as far as the consistency went.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Dupes
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Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Urban Decay Barlust has a stronger red undertone. China Glaze Street Chic is lighter, more muted, and has a cream finish. China Glaze Goin' My Way is similar but a little richer, more molten--has more of a copper coloring.

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17 thoughts on “Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Not a fan of bronze nails and I do not own a single bronze nail enamel.  I like bronze on really pale cool toned skin and ditto really for copper.  Maybe it’s the contrast which appeals to me.  Bronze doesn’t have enough oompf on me.

  2. The base color looks very similar to  Diamond Cosmetics Joust For Kicks, but Ghost looks more metallic.http://eyemakeuplooks.blogspot.com/2009/12/diamond-cosmetics-swatch-comparisons.html

  3. I have a nail polish that looks very similar to this one, and you can also slightly see the brush strokes when I have it on. That’s the main reason it’s been sitting in my nail polish box… Because I do like the color. Not necessarily for this season, but for fall and winter, sure.

  4. Is it wrong that I kind of love brushed-metal polishes with visible brush strokes? :P And in such a gorgeous brown-bronze!

  5. lecacopardo

    Seriously, Christine, how do you paint your nails so neatly?  I know you are constantly reviewing polishes and have had a lot of practice.  I have tried to paint mine with the “gaps” like yours but I can never make it happen!  I guess I will just have to start my own successful blog and then it will for me to practice practice practice!  :)

  6. I LOVE this color! It’s such a lovely shade of bronzy-brown–and to be honest, I don’t mind a small amount of visible brush strokes. :P

  7. Not a huge fan of bronze on nails…not really sure why. I’ll pass on this one. Thanks Christine! 

  8. 18thCenturyFox

    I really wanted this one out the GOMM collection the most, however I wasn’t yet convinced it couldn’t be duped. So I went ahead and ordered my first two RBL from the Dynasty collection. I now reconsider…love the name and Ji Baek’s description. Plus, I really like the idea of this collection. And all my Breaking Bad fever is encouraging anything New Mexico, or more specifically when Jessie and Jane are discussing Georgia’s art…

  9. Normajean23

    I personally think that for $20 on a polish I shouldnt see any brush strokes, its a shame really because its a beautiful color but I personally hate most metallic finish polishes because of the brush strokes it takes away from the metallic look! So if I am going to get one I would rather spend less money on one that does the exact same thing, if it didnt have the brush strokes the $20 would be worth it.

  10. blueraccoon

    Oh, I love this color. I think I could even pull it off; it’s not too yellow for me. I don’t mind the brush strokes either; they look like almost part of the color, the metal finish. 

  11. hheartme

    Absolutely love this! But that is a lot to shell out for a nail polish.

  12. that is a really nice color=)

  13. beachgal

    My bottle of this had a full name of Ghost RANCH – not just Ghost printed on the bottle label.