Rescue Beauty Lounge’s fan collections are always exciting. It’s a chance for founder Ji Baek to work with some of the brand’s followers in creating new colors never been seen in the RBL spectrum.
And because of this, I am happy to help unveil RBL’s Fan Collection 3.0.
Nancy’s dream color: “It is reflected in a fleeting sunrise, the lining of a seashell, the bubbles of pink champagne in a gold-rimmed flute, the shimmering silk of a sari, the glow of a candle through a gossamer white curtain. Ethereal is elegant and infinitely wearable, but has the merest hint of flash. It’s a versatile polish that can be worn by anyone, for any occasion.”
Ji said: “This color truly reflects the inside of a seashell—shiny, with a mellow white mica and flashes of pink that swim through its slightly golden-gray shimmer—you can practically hear the waves by looking at the bottle.”
Ethereal really does look like the inside of a seashell—it’s a beautiful pearly white with a pink flash. It’s absolutely beautiful. I love it. I used three coats and waited between coats for flawless application.
My RBL reviews aren’t complete without comparisons so I brought out some whites to compare. Medium White and Bella are a lot more beige and Moxie has a gold flash that Ethereal doesn’t have. Ethereal is the whitest of my white RBLs.
Ashley’s dream color: “An icy pastel blue/green with magical iridescent sparkles. It would be light and bright, never described as muted or dusty. More blue than Aqua Lily, and much lighter than Faraway, it is closer to the color of Bikini Bottom, but striking and opaque. I imagine the sparkle effect to be along the lines of Scrangie and NailsandNoms. Tiny, yet highly effective.”
Ji said: “Electro Glacier was the most challenging of the collection, requiring many variations (there were tons of non-stop mixing going on—making this the most demanding fan color thus far) and boy, am I glad we stuck with it! Creating an icy blue that would stay light, but still be a true blue, took some magic. This blue iridescent sparkly delight is jammed-packed with shine.”
I am glad they stuck with it too because Electro Glacier is gorgeous. I have a weakness for pretty blues and this was the color that grabbed me when I first tore into the RBL package. I love how pretty it is, I love the sparkle. It reminds me of one of my favorite RBL shades—Pizzicato. I used two coats.
I brought out the shades that I thought were most similar to Electro Glacier to compare. And I was happy to see that there are no dupes. Bikini Bottom is a jelly and not as opaque, Better Than Boyfriend Jeans has a hint of gray and no sparkle and Manicurator has more green in it and doesn’t have Electro Glacier’s sparkle.
Angela’s dream color: “…a night-sky black polish that, like Uluru, responds to its environment revealing fiery flashes of red orange from within. It could be thought of as a darker sister to my beloved bottle of Piu Mosso, however, like the island that inspired her, she will be truly one of a kind.”
Ji said: “I am super technically challenged, but not one to give up. We focused on creating a lava-like color since black pigment by itself is very dense. I replaced the black matte glitter with gold and orange sparkles. This color dries to a matte. I’m really into this look, but one swipe of our super-shiny top coat will transform it into live, hot, molten danger.”
Many Splendors is craaaaaazy. It’s super packed with glitter—a mix of mostly black and gold and a little orange. And I love that you can wear it on its own for a matte look (it’s opaque in two easy coats!) or add a layer or two of top coat for a shinier mani (this polish is top coat-thirsty).
I already knew Many Splendors is unique but I decided to compare it with some of my black, sparkly RBLS. Black Russian is a glittery black-red, Fashion Polish is also packed with pretty glitter but its base is more opaque and it doesn’t try as textured as Many Splendors and Small, Dim, Summer Stars is a blackish green that’s packed with blue/green sparkle.
Sara’s dream color: “This is a beautiful place in Istanbul where the Bosphorus makes an inlet. The idea is to have an off-white base (nothing too strong) with gold particles in it, similar to Naked Without Polish (which had a pink base)… The particles should show through, so probably the base will not be 100% opaque. I love white & gold, I think it can be worn all year round, it is classy and chic.” Ji said: “This is a sophisticated, soft white mica base with a flash of lavender and golden flecks. It applies like a dream and yep—all year around and for every occasion.” Yes, there are two whites in the collection but they are so different and both so pretty that I really don’t mind. Golden Horn is pretty—I find the golden flecks really interesting. Application is easy-peasy too. I used two coats.
I compared Golden Horn to other whites in my collection. Medium White and Bella are more beige while Ethereal has a pink flash and no golden flecks.
Lygie’s dream color: “A juicy jelly a la Starfish Patrick with a bright, burgundy base. It is luminous, like Poco a Poco, illuminated by the soft, peached pink glow and subtle flashes of orange. The color is vibrant, bold, and spirited. At once bright and sparkling, mysterious and dark.” Ji said: “It isn’t technically possible for a jelly to hold shimmers and flashes, so we’ve altered the base to a smooth, gliding, non-streaky mica base, which we punched with sparkles. If Peachypolish.com is raspberry, this is its brighter, sparkly cranberry cousin.” Sanguine is beautiful. It’s such a sexy shimmery shade. I love it. Application was problem-free. I used two coats.
Au Chocolat is a cream and is a lot darker, PeachyPolish.com has a similar finish but has more purple in it and Bonne Journee is a lot lighter and a lot more pink.
VIXEN BY SASSY SHELLY
Shelly’s dream color: ”I’m dreaming of a shade that (as of yet?) has been missing from the RBL spectrum. It’s rich and decadent and just dripping with luxury. A vivid magenta! A semi-translucent jelly, but one that is so drenched in color that it can become fully opaque in just a few coats. Its depth is filled with shimmer, a shimmer like (the first) Scrangie so deep you feel as though you could dive right in and swim around for hours. A magenta that almost glows from within with stunning teal and gold, sparkling, shining through its layers…”
Ji said: “There are so many shimmers in here that it’s almost ridiculously obscene—in a good way of course. This flawless formula waxes poetic on magenta while it perfectly embeds and traps the decadent, luxurious glimmers…”
Vixen by Sassy Shelly is so crazy I had a hard time capturing it. I have to apologize—my photos don’t do it justice. It’s an intense shimmery magenta that has filled a hole in my RBL collection that I didn’t even realize existed. I used two coats.
I compared it with Trois Oignons Rouges which is also a magenta but a cream-jelly hybrid, Lotus Elise which is a reddish pink packed with sparkle and pretty flecks and Peachypolish.com which is a darker raspberry.
Danielle’s dream color: “Things that excite (and somewhat terrify) me are outer space and the sea. My inspiration for a new shade are those two extremes, as well as my favorite colors — multi-faceted shades of purple, blue, magenta– think fish scales. I love glitter in my polishes or sometimes a well-done shimmer makes an even bigger impact — think stars.” Ji said: “Ok. This might win top honors at a shimmer contest. It really reminds me of our long-ago Scrangie, but on steroids. This lavender base enmeshed with flecks of blue glass makes this formula glidingly, oh-so-easy to apply—it’s a win-win.” Scrangie on steroids is the best way to describe GalaxSea. This shade is packed with so much shimmer. Love the lavender base, love the sparkle. And yes, application was super easy too. I used two coats.
Naturally I pulled out Scrangie and a couple of other colors to compare. Scrangie’s base is darker, Lucciole is also darker with a different kind of sparkle and Pause is more intense and is more shimmery than sparkly.
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