Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is a new and limited shade from the Iconic/Ironic Collection. It’s described as “a purplish dark brown.” I almost re-took the photos for this polish, because on my desk, it looked rather brownish when I peeked at it from the corner of my eye, but upon closer inspection, it does have this purpled murkiness.

It looks like muddied eggplant purple in the bottle, but on nails, it’s much more sophisticated than that. The subtle red undertones seemed to pull out quite a bit for me, despite my warmer skin tone, but it gave it a brightened quality that added interest. It’s a smoky, blackened eggplant with a little red, little brown.

my thoughts on the formula: These are richly pigmented lacquers that have nuances in both the color and finishes. Each color is well-thought out, and I’ve yet to come across a poor performer in the brand’s color range. I used two coats for opaque coverage.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

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I think this is a great dark shade for spring, because there is a little dustiness within the smoky purple that makes it less intimidating as your traditional vamp.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Dupes
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Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Recherche? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

It seems like a darker, less red version of SpaRitual Regal.

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23 thoughts on “Rescue Beauty Lounge Recherche Nail Lacquer

  1. Marie

    OMG you continue to amaze me with your creativity and dedication to your readers — I LOVE the new rating system!!! Thank you for taking the time to add those few but very significant details!!

  2. I like this one much more than I expected to from the bottle pictures. It IS really sophisticated. However, does it look black in most lighting? I hate when polishes do that!

  3. hannah

    absolutely gorgeous color!

    side note: i know you have to have ads on the site, and i don’t mind them at all normally, but that kiss eyelashes one that pops over the screen is SO annoying. And frustrating when you are trying to read and it pops right over!

    • Hannah,

      The ad should only roll over if you mouse over it – but if you don’t, it shouldn’t automatically roll out! We don’t allow automatic rollovers or audio/video play.

      • Dani

        But they are happening Cristine. There ia Jewel game that there is music on its on, and no button to turn it off.

        • Then please screen shot and include the link so that I can try to address it – they are not supposed to come through, and I’ve never seen any myself. Please help me help you! I can only report/attempt to mitigate ads if I know what ad and the outbound link (where it goes to). Ads are very, very dynamic, so what you see is not necessarily what I see.

  4. It’s so shiny we can see your reflection in your nails! :)

  5. jaymie

    Beautiful dark color but what top coat are you using? your nails are so shiny!

  6. Avatar of Kate kfm

    Haha! It’s true about the reflection! I like it, actually! I really do need to find a way to get my hands on this brand (and to get it on my hands). This colour is just stunning. On a side note, I really like the new evaluation format- super easy to read!

  7. asha

    tats so damn gorgeous christine…

  8. Angela

    Looks a lot like Rimmel’s Purple Rain, which Ive been wearing as a black-alternative. I got mine for 2.49 on sale at Lawtons.

  9. Moni

    Wow, I’ve seen tons of swatches of this and, until now, I’d been rather uninterested in this shade.

    I really love your nail swatches even though you’re not a nail blogger!

  10. Violet

    This is so pretty! I love deep purple as an alternative to black nail polish for spring. It’s much less harsh.

  11. Avatar of Ashley Ashley Sarah

    Such a beautiful color!! I love it!

  12. Bernice

    I like the new product rating. Nice & big haha =) gets right to the point

  13. Avatar of Sass Sass

    What happened to the “value” category as value for the money aka price point? Or was it not there before. I remember seeing it or was that on another blog. I apologize if I’m wrong.

  14. Hanna

    I love how your nails are so perfectly glossy that you can see your camera reflected in them =D

  15. Donna

    I love this!! Do you know if this brand is stocked in the uk???

  16. Adria

    Da*n, that color is HOT! Love it!

  17. Irina

    I love the finish! It’s so shiny :) I think I might HAVE to splurge on a couple of these :(