Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer

Can You Find the Gold Shimmer in the Field of Poppies?

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer ($20.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “sea of poppy fields.” It’s a bright orange-red with very, very subtle gold micro-shimmer. Essie Too Too Hot is redder. Rescue Beauty Lounge Chinoise is darker, redder. Rescue Beauty Lounge Bangin’ is a smidgen lighter, more coral. Deborah Lippmann Supermodel is a shade redder. Orly Retro Red is a ltitle lighter and more orange. MAC Scorcher is less bright, less red.

Micro-shimmer can be gorgeous, because it can look subtle, sophisticated, and add depth to an otherwise cream-like finish.  However, it can also be overpowered and lost, and I think that’s the case here (which is a personal, subjective observation that does not impact the rating).  The color is so vibrant and rich that the amount of gold micro-shimmer just fades away.  Even under bright light (like diffused flash), it’s barely detectable. Poppy was opaque in two coats, and the formula wasn’t thick at all. It had a good balance of thick and thin, so it flowed and applied beautifully and evenly.  I typically get a full week of wear with Rescue Beauty Lounge’s formula with no chipping and very minimal tip wear.

The Glossover

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product

Poppy

A+
Rich in pigment, not too thick or thin, Poppy is easy to use and applies like a dream. I think that it looks prettier in the bottle, because the gold shimmer is more pronounced there than it actually is on the nail.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Dupes
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Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Essie Too Too Hot is redder. Rescue Beauty Lounge Chinoise is darker, redder. Rescue Beauty Lounge Bangin' is a smidgen lighter, more coral. Deborah Lippmann Supermodel is a shade redder. Orly Retro Red is a ltitle lighter and more orange. MAC Scorcher is less bright, less red.

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15 thoughts on “Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Dinitchka

    I am loving this colour for my sausage toes!! :D

  2. t_zwiggy

    I really hate it when you see pretty shimmer in the bottle and then it disappears completely on the nail :( Nice shade of red, though.

  3. BonnieSeifert

    They NEED to do something about their microshimmer! It’s kind of misleading, I’m sure it’s not deliberate, but surely they must notice when they are swatching shades they’re working on. The shimmer just doesn’t show up.

    • KristinaC

      BonnieSeifert It is like the hidden shimmer in Chanel polishes. It keeps cremes from looking flat but its intention is not a shimmer finish.

  4. I do love this, even though the shimmer doesn’t translate as well on the nails.

  5. I have to agree with you, Christine!  The microglitter detracts from this polish to my eyes.  The little reflective bits you do see almost look like *gasp* lint!  I do not own a single red nail polish.  How weird is that?  This one will not sway me, but looking at the YSL red shade below..  on the other hand (pun intended?)…  

  6. Wow, I love that shade! Wish I could buy it here in Norway :( 

    • Tekoa

      Agnes Lovise Haugen You can. RBL ships internationally and I can’t think of a reason Norway wouldn’t be on the list.

  7. I love this color, shimmer or not! This is a shade I’d definitely wear.

  8. Caitlin Mary

    It is a shame that the shimmer takes away from the polish.  If I can find that polish, I will still buy it because the colour itself is just lovely.  It really is a proper poppy red.

  9. blueraccoon

    The color’s fantastic, the shimmer not so much. I prefer much stronger shimmer in my polishes, so I’d pass on this or put a shimmer/sparkle top coat over it, but I’m not sure how that would work with the faint shimmer already in the polish. 

  10. I love this! The subtle shimmer is gorgeous, and you can’t go wrong with a bright orangey-red (at least not to me!)

  11. Pamela

    I like it.  It reminds me of MAC Imperial Flower.

  12. Debra Allen

    I love Poppy! Gorgeous! I am also a sucker for RBL’s formula…love, love, love it!

  13. Allison Tucker

    Ooo, me likey!