I purchased this in 140 (French Rose). The brush is wide and minimizes streaks, the formula is nice and creamy. I find that 2 coats is enough, 3 for a true opaque look. It dries fairly quickly in comparison with some other high-end nail polishes. Tip wear is minimal (no top coat) after 5 days. The new square packaging looks nice, and I wouldn't change a thing about the product in general!
As a new nail polish 'addict' i can safely say that this has become a must-have polish. The bottle, brush, formula and drying time are fan-freaking-tastic. I cannot even begin to think of a single complaint about this polish.
Love this polish.
I own steel grey, purple rain, and cherry..fushion? They're all exactly as they appear to be in the bottle (purple rain is a 3 coater). They have a nice wide brush and once you get used to it - they apply like a dream. Purple rain is very close to Lincoln Park After Dark (at $3.89!). Steel Grey is fairly close to Essie Chinchilly, maybe? But a bit darker. So much so that I opted not to get chinchilly because I already owned steel grey.
Easy to apply. Great value. Minimal chipping.
Great nail polishes! The large, flat brush makes application a breeze and with two coats it's nice and opaque. Although it does not stay on for the advertized 10 days, it does last a long time, maybe 4-6 days? I picked up 'Black Satin' first since I wanted an inexpensive plain black, and I fell in love with the brand. I also own the top/base coat and have just bought 'Desert Rose'. Will probably buy more. You can't beat the price either!
Beware though of putting on too many coats too fast without letting it dry properly, may lead to bubbles.
I like the overall quality of these nail polishes. the polish claims to be 10 day wear - i find them to be long wearing but they start to chip after 4-5 days of application. i love the flat brush on these - i can paint my nails in 3 easy swipes.
i have 4 shades. - the hot cocoa shade is a brown rosy color which looks very classy. absolutely love the color. The steel grey shade is suppose to be a dupe for a chanel polish. On my nc 44 skin tone , it does not do much. The french manicure is a sheer pale pink which looks beautiful on toes and fingers. i sometimes use it as a base coat. i recently got midnight blue but have not used it yet. Will post an update once i have used it a few times.
i have all the shades that interest me in the collection that i usually see in CVS/Walgreens. i wish rimmel came with more exciting shades.
I have this polish in 3 shades so far and will definitely purchase more in the future. The formula is great, not too streaky; the brush is easy to work with as well. It usually lasts about 5 or 6 days on me without chipping.
Steel Grey is a must-have taupe-y grey!
I bought this item in "Hot Cocoa," 230. My favorite part of this bottle is the square nail brush--it makes application an easy three-swipe process! The color itself is beautiful as well. Very mature and feminine! It is a brown rose color that changes in the lighting. Since the consistency is not too thick or thin, you don't have to worry about smudging, denting, or piled-on gunk on your nails--just pure, beautiful color.
I got steel grey last year since grey was a very trendy and popular color then. i love the color! i use it for both pedi and mani. the brush is very nice and easy to use. only 2 coats and it applies evenly, better than OPI which I have to layer more. it lasts for a few days. overall quality is better than OPI in my opinion.
I have this in three shades, purchased over a span of a couple months. I have Burgundy Flirt, Midnight Blue, and Sunset Orange. All of them have a nice, shimmer-free formula(I believe the only shimmery polish in this line is a teal) , a lovely wide brush that I'll talk about later, and a classy square bottle that fools you into thinking you're getting more product than you are, but I don't mind, since I never get through my polishes.
The brush is wide and makes for a good, opaque application, but it does make some polish seep into the edges of my nails and picks up too much product sometimes.
Individually, all of these formulas are cremes/jellys. They become opaque after three swipes but are sheer for the first layer. You need to build, and the brush's delivery makes for a sometimes goopy application. Also, since the application is thick, mine start to peel in three days, which is better than some but nowhere near the 10 promised days. This is with a clear polish base and a Sally Hansen top coat.
Midnight Blue and Burgundy Flirt, on my NC40, are both too dark for their names for the first few days. MB is virtually black and the BF is a bit too brown for me, but in a couple days the sun and wear makes them the color I bought them for. I don't mind the first colors, either, so it's fine by me. Sunset Orange took four coats to get where I wanted and was goopier than the others.
Overall, I'll repurchase for the creme formula and beautiful colors, but it isn't perfect and I have problems with the application and the staying power that isn't as good as promised
I have the Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro shade Stiletto (375), which must be the most perfect red creme ever. Three easy coats and you have a bright, pure red shade. This is RED - it doesn't lean orangish, yellowish, or blueish. The formula is so good your nails practically paint themselves. I love the brush on these polishes - wide with a curved tip, it makes application really easy as you can paint right up to the natural curve of your cuticles without getting polish all over them. Love this!