|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have just applied this colour and I'm puzzled. It looks like a deep berry/burgundy colour on others, but looks like a chocolatey, seal brown with a tinge of deep burgundy on me. I don't know if this is due to my applying two fairly thick coats of polish (with seche vite basecoat and top coat), or my NW45 complexion.
Application was both easy and a little difficult. The pro-wide brush was fairly easy to use, but didn't provide good coverage for the left and right edges of the nail. Not enough product went on the nail if a thin coat was applied, so I had to apply the polish in thick coats. True to name, the polish did dry very fast- more than any other polish I have used so far.
Will update on lasting power soon...
Edit: Lasting power seems to be great. Very minimal chipping after five days of wear. I guess the photos I've seen were taken outside or under good lighting, because this looked like a GORGEOUS deep burgundy when I went outside - I do spend more time indoors, so I don't think I will be repurchasing this. I'm not crazy about having what seems like shiny nutella on my nails- but this really is a very nice colour- IF you go outside.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I am in love with Rimmel's new PlayFast underground polishes.
Rave dries extremely quickly to a shiny/glossy finish. The brush design is flat and wide which makes it very easy to apply the polish in a few quick strokes. The formula isn't clumpy or goopy so it makes it easy to give yourself a professional looking manicure or pedicure.
Rave is a beautiful berry. While it is not as complex as Hard Edged, it is a beautiful berry / blackened burgundy with shimmer and lots of shine. Two-three coats is all you need for gorgeous nails.
You can see pictures on my site here: http://beautyconfessions.blogspot.com/2007/09/berry-nice.html
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Rimmel Rave is definitely not as unique as some of the other Play Fast polishes as far as shades go but I would say it has an edges all of the look-a-likes and boxes them out of contention. I love the fact that the polish dries quickly (but not overly so) and that with two coats it's a deep, almost blackened wine with shimmer and shine.
I found the polish a breeze to apply and totally opaque with two coats. These new 'Underground' polishes are marketed as 'Play Fast' because they are indeed fast drying but dry with a shine. As this and a couple of other Underground polishes are my first Rimmel's, I can't compare the previous brush but the current ones are somewhat similar to OPI's prowide brush. Again, not the most unique color but the texture, shimmer, shine, price and longivity of Rimmel Rave pushes it to the top of my list. ;O)
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Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Play Fast is Rimmel's new line of quick-dry nail colours. The first collection, 2007's Underground, includes Rave, a deep burgundy shimmer. It seems quite neutral to me, without overwhelmingly cool or warm tones. Though it's lovely, it's not especially unique, so I wouldn't bother to repurchase it. If you don't already have anything in this colour group, though, Rave is a great one to get.
I bought nine of the new colours, and am finding that they all apply very well and are completely opaque with two coats. The formula is much better, in my opinion, than that of all Rimmel's previous nail polishes: Play Fast polish applies smoothly (no clumps or goopiness) and dries to a shiny/glossy finish.
The polish does dry quickly, but I found that this did not make it difficult to work with. This is in part due to the new brush deisgn. It's flat and wide (like OPI's new Pro-Wide brush introduced in 2006), making it very easy to apply the polish in just a few quick strokes.
I really like the chic new bottles, too. My only complaint is that the caps, while they are attractive, are kind of slick and difficult to get open (I had to use a rubber band on most of my new ones just to get them open). All in all, though, these new polishes are great quality for the price (I think I paid a little over CAD$4 each) and they're well worth picking up!