Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rimmel Violet Metal

Hands down, this is the coolest polish I own.

Full disclosure though: I did not expect to like this polish.  I normally would never have said that given that this was one of the polishes gifted to me in my first swap with Nory.  However, I figured I'd give it a try.  And wowza (yes, I used that word), this baby is awesomesauce (to completely round out this nerdy sentence).

In the bottle, Violet Metal looks like a weak purple and something I would've picked up in junior high.  Once I put this on, it really blew my mind.  The first coat is streaky and very magenta.  A second coat leads to purple and the third makes this opaque.  In basic light, this is actually a really lovely shade of purple.  Unlike my first action, this isn't a weak color, but a rich light plum.

The awesomeness comes in when even the meagerest of light hits you nail.  I wouldn't call this a duochrome, but an inner duochrome (?).  What I mean by that is there is blue hiding inside this polish!  Even in the pictures with no flash, you can make out the blue shimmer.  Because this is not a duochrome, I would define this as electric.  Take a look.



See?  Looks like an average purple polish in normal light.




Can you see in the close up how the blue is actually hiding?  I can't even describe to you how cool this polish is.

On another positive note, the Rimmel brush is pro-wide, which I love.  This applied perfectly with very minimal cleanup, which makes me beyond happy :)

Thank you again to the lovely Nory for choosing this for me!  Thankfully, I did not let first impressions stop me from totally falling in love with Violet Metal.

What do you ladies think?  Do you guys have anything "electric" or similar?

14 comments :

  1. I'm going to have to go out and get this! It's awesomesauce :)

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  2. I have this and never worn it...I'll have to use it soon. Its gorgeous!

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  3. This is so pretty on you. I'm glad you gave it a chance. :)

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  4. Let me know when you do!  Would love to see more swatches.

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  5. Yup!  I should never had doubted you :)  This has really shot up to one of my top ten favorites!  Thank you again!!!

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  6. Ooo, I want this now! It kind of reminds me of China Glaze Reggae To Riches.

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  7. Funny you say that, because that's the only other Rimmel I have. Great color also.

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  8. It is a beautiful polish. One of my favorites in my collection too :)

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  9. This is gorgeous! I love the blue flash it gives off.

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  10. This looks amazing on you!!! Yes, you definitely should wear it more often.

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