Polishes -Rimmel - Lasting Finish Pro - Steel Grey
MissCanuck 5/29/2011 11:25:00 AM
This was the first "grey" I ever purchased. I put grey in quotations, as to me, this not really grey but more of a taupe with mauve undertones. Certainly not the colour of steel, as the name would suggest. Name aside, I do really like the colour. I usually use two coats and the application is great. I like the brush and it is easy to cover my entire nail in a couple of strokes. There's also something about a square bottle that appeals to me, though that has nothing to do with the product! I would repurchase this.
This is a very YMMV polish. I bought it thinking it was an opaque peachy-nude colour, but in fact it is very sheer. At first, I was disappointed with it, as it is very subtle. I have very fair skin so the colour is not that noticeable on me; it seems to blend right into the rest of my finger! After wearing it a few times, I have grown to like it. It gives my nails a clean, groomed look - a short of "your-nails-but-better" effect, if you will! (It is a departure from the darker reds and pinks I usually wear.) I can see how it would be unflattering on many skin tones though, so buyer beware. Unlike some other reviewers, I haven't had any issues with streaks. I usually wear 3 coats (yes, you do need that many to actually see any colour) which is just enough. I can still see my natural nail tips through the polish. So, if you are looking for something sheer and like these sorts of colours, you will be happy. If you want something more opaque and less peach, I would try a different colour.
I was skeptical when I first tried PosieTint (I got it in a set of minis at Sephora, along with BeneTint and High Beam) as I have been underwhelmed with other BeneFit products. I was pleasantly surprised! The colour works well with my fair skin, and it gives me a pretty, natural-looking flush. I find it easier to work with than BeneTint; it doesn't seem to dry on contact and gives me more time to blend. It also lasts. I usually just use it as a blush, though I have dabbed some on my lips occasionally. This creates a nice monochromatic effect on me, and I will likely buy the full-size bottle once my mini has run out. Good stuff!
I heard good things about this product online, and decided to grab a tube for myself. I was hoping for a brightening effect or something that would help my foundation last a bit longer. Well, I can safely say that That Gal does neither. It virtually disappears on my skin, which I wouldn't mind if it actually worked as a primer. It doesn't. I feel that this product doesn't do anything, really. I do like the smell (a sort of tart strawberry) and the consistency is nice. I haven't had problems with the product getting all over the cap and I don't mind the twist-up packaging. However, for the price, it just isn't worth it. I will try to use up the rest (I sometimes dab a little on my cheekbones for barely-there sheen) but I will not buy it again.
I quite like this colour. It is a light, peachy-pink shimmer that seems to go well with my cool, fair skin tone. I find that with a base and top coat, this colour stays on well. As others have mentioned, it is not the most opaque shade, but I can get decent opacity in 3 coats. Very wearable!
This shade is a "classic" Essie colour. I love the name and love the colour. Sadly, as others before me have said, the quality is awful. I have tried many times to paint my nails with this, and it always comes out uneven, streaky, and generally very bad-looking. I even tried a different brush, to no avail. I am glad I only paid half-price for my bottle because the only thing I use it for now is gathering dust. I would not re-purchase this. I also hesitate to buy other colours from Essie...I hope other batches are better than this.
Colour me surprised! I bought this on a whim, and frankly didn't expect too much out of it. For the price, though, I wasn't too nervous about taking a risk. The shade is well-suited to my skin tone, and I can't believe how pigmented it is! I barely need to dab my brush into the powder to pick up quite a lot of colour, and you can build it up easily. It also lasts a long time on me. The packaging is nothing special and the brush is awful. The one is my compact was actually cut unevenly..it literally looks like someone took scissor to the bristles! I wasn't expecting to get an awesome brush, though. I just use my regular blush brush (I ditched the one it came with) I will be experimenting with other shades in this range. For the price, it's easy to play with all of them. Quite impressed for such an inexpensive product!
I was intrigued after seeing a Youtube review for Eye Bright. The woman wearing it really did look bright-eyed and so I had to rush out and buy it. The SA at the store suggested it as an inner-corner and brow highlight, and also recommended dabbing a bit under the eye. The first time I wore it, my SO commented that my under-eye area looked "sparkly." Not what I was going for! Indeed, it shimmers under the light. I think it is okay for the brow bone and inner corner, but not under the eyes. The texture can be a bit dry, and the shimmer seems to settle into fine lines. The light pink colour does brighten, but I have a Physician's Formula product (a creamy, light pink concealer) that does the same thing for half the price of Eye Bright. All in all, it's not a bad product...I just don't think it's worth the almost-$30 (CDN).