Rescue Beauty Lounge

Rescue Beauty Lounge GOMM

Thursday, 6 December, 2012
Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway

I honestly can’t believe I’ve had Rescue Beauty Lounge GOMM and I haven’t even posted the swatches. I shall remedy that right now!

Now first and foremost, Ji had to change the names on these colors because the estate of the artist who inspired this collection threatened to sue. I was incredibly saddened, but not entirely surprised…anything to make money, right? It’s not like she desecrated the memory or dug up some terribly horrible new info about the artist. Instead of this turning into a rant, I’ll show you the colors instead and you can read all about Ji’s drama llama with the estate itself. I was fortunate enough to procure the bottles with the original names, but I also procured a second set of the crossed out names just to give Ji a little extra love and support – she’s that kind of person for me.

Now that that explanation is out of the way, let’s get on with the collection. The formula for this was superb. I still suck at application, but I have to admit, I do love these colors. My swatches don’t do these bad babies any justice!

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Bella

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bella DonnaShade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bella

Rescue Beauty Lounge Bella DonnaSun

Bella Donna was a color that surprised me because while it was a bit of a milky white, I expected it to be chalky and a bit harsh. It actually wasn’t. I was extremely pleased with the application, despite the fact it looks like a hot mess on me here. This was the slowest drying one out of all the colors, but it had such a high glossy shine I couldn’t complain.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Santa Fe

Rescue Beauty Lounge Santa Fe Road – Shade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Santa Fe

Rescue Beauty Lounge Santa Fe RoadSun

I fell for this color…like F E L L  mega hard. This is the kind of orange that I would wear because it’s warm, it’s cool and it goes well with my skin tone. It’s not quite burnt and it is just absolutely heavenly! The shimmer in this isn’t subtle and can be seen in sunlight and in shade. This is one, as I said, is a color I fell for…can you see why?!

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy

Rescue Beauty Lounge Oriental Poppy – Shade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy

Rescue Beauty Lounge Oriental Poppy – Sun

This color reminds me of RBL’s Bangin’, from a couple of years ago. It’s this beautiful red, but no hint of orange here. It’s a cool toned red with slight hints of shimmer that showed up in the bottle, but barely on my finger. It was hinted at when I moved my hands around to take pictures, but was incredibly hard to capture.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway

Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway Nearby  – Shade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway

Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway NearbySun

Faraway is this blue that reminds me of endless skies back in Arizona…and Sleeping Beauty turquoise. This is the kind of blue I am always looking for. While I’ve never been a fan of shimmer/pearlescent finishes, this has an extremely subtle blue-green shimmer.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack

Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack In the PulpitShade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack

Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack In the Pulpit – Sun

Jack was the color that drew me to this collection – the description alone had me swooning! A dark blue-green base with a turquoise shimmer had me wanting this color so badly. However, when I started swatching and wearing the other colors, I found this became my least favorite. It’s still pretty, but it’s not captivating like Abi for Faraway.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi

Rescue Beauty Lounge AbiquiuShade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi

Rescue Beauty Lounge AbiquiuSun

Abi is this gorgeous grasshopper-esque green with a slight yellow undertone. It also has a gorgeous pearlescent shimmer/shine running through it that keeps it from being muted. This is a gorgeous color and if you were fortunate enough to procure this color, you definitely know what I’m talking about.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost RanchShade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost

Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost RanchSun

 Ghost is this bronze kind of thing. I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s a nice medium toned bronze with cool undertones. That’s hard to find in a bronze. Usually it’s warm and looks awful on me. The metallic shimmer in this livens up this color – isn’t it gorgeous? It’s almost like this iridescent, rainbow-y flash. This was different, making it my third favorite color from this collection.

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