Friday, September 9th, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a creamy white with a hint of yellowy beige billowing through the shade. It’s streaky and semi-sheer after three coats. My issue with this polish was how streaky it was. It applied unevenly and looked like a big streaky mess even after three coats. You have to let each coat dry completely, because the next count will pull and create bald spots and patches.

The concept of this color is nice, but the actual application was far too frustrating. The photos in this post are of my third attempt to apply this color. Third time wasn’t the charm, but three strikes and you’re out for me. I know that some of you have far more patience than I do and will be willing to work for the color, but I can’t recommend an $18 polish with this many problems.

I had the best results with one really thick coat (as thick as you can get it), but the drying time becomes exceptionally long with that technique, so don’t attempt it right before bed!

The Glossover


Medium White

It's a shame the formula is such a pain to work with and it takes quite a bit of finagling to even get a decent application, let alone a good one (which I was not able to achieve), because the color could work well on several skin tones.











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Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

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Where can I purchase Medium White? How much is it?

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Any dupes?

The closest dupe I could think of was Nubar Yellow Primrose, but it is yellower and less beige.

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20 thoughts on “Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. terry

    How disappointing… I’ve always heard good things about RBL’s formula. Guess you can win them all! Whites can be tricky though, even if this looks more like a nude to me.

  2. Alexis

    Wow that is so disappointing, and I’m surprised because this is a brand you usually give at least an A. I just ordered three polishes from RBL, I hope they don’t disappoint.

  3. Wow, kinda surprising for RBL. They’re usually better than this.

  4. Amy

    christine, r u back from new york yet with the posh paradise goodies?

  5. KD

    Guess they can’t all be perfect. This will not be coming home with me. I’m happy with my Essies: Marshmallow and Mademoiselle. Thanks anyway!

  6. Courtney

    Wow, I never wear polish but this is a shade that I’d actually wear.

    Too bad the texture looks hideous. I never paint my nails so I’m not going to change that for an eighteen dollar polish that requires three coats and is still mediocre.

  7. Ashley

    Sally Hansen nail polish in Sheer Vanilla is the exact same color / sheerness and it’s only like $2.50. It probably doesn’t last as long, but the formula isn’t terrible.

    This doesn’t sound impressive for the price tag, but it is pretty for nude-nails.

  8. Bleh, lovely colour but streaky… Shame.

  9. Maya

    I’m sad the formula is so difficult to work with; that looks like a great sheer-nude color!

  10. Jill Smith

    Ji says on the Rescue beauty site the trick with this polish is to fan out the the brush, and do one big stroke. Then it shouldnt be streaky. you can view the technique on the Rescue beauty site under the tutorials.

    • I tried that, but it did not work for me, sorry!

      • Jill

        Well that stinks. I wanted to pick up this color, but if that technique didn’t work I guess I won’t! Btw I love your blog, and the quality of your pics!
        I too have yellow undertones in my skin as well, so I love to how colors look on you!

  11. Lumi

    The color looks really nice, but the application sounds horrible.
    Streaky. Eek.

    With that price tag, I’m definitely going to pass on this one.

  12. suzy.q

    Wow, that is one ugly polish.

  13. Brittany

    wow very boring and bland nail polish. Looks easily dupe-able as well i would find a color close to it that is way cheaper. Definitely not worth $18.