Friday, August 26, 2011

Swatch - Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish Lively Lilac

Oh, the woes of a lasting manicure. I still have my circuit board mani on, no chips, no tipwear. So here’s a swatch and review of Rimmel I ♥ Lasting Finish 170 Lively Lilac:

Lively Lilac is a pale purple crème polish, I wouldn’t call it outright lilac since it has a lavender edge. It’s not the most flattering shade for me, but I love it to bits. After Misty Jade form the same collection I was quite wary, but three coats are opaque and gorgeous.
Unlike the greenie meanie this applies quite smoothly and is wearable in two coats if one doesn’t mind a bit of sheerness. If the coats aren’t too thin Lively Lilac levels well and dries to a shiny, shiny finish. The brush is flat and quite narrow, i.e. easy to use and extremely precise.

Here is Lively Lilac in two coats without top coat:

And this is Lively Lilac in three coats with Seche Vite:

This polish is definitely worth tying, it’s one of the prettiest lilac-y colours I’ve found in a while.

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