Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lulu

Tonight's polish is from Rescue Beauty Lounge! The pre-order for the newest Rescue Beauty Lounge collection started today, so it seemed fitting to showcase an RBL polish. I have Lulu for you tonight! Lulu was a polish that wasn't on my radar until I heard it was running low and saw some people raving about it. After looking at some swatches I decided I couldn't let Lulu slip through my fingers. And I'm glad I got it! This is a great delicate neutral that's work appropriate or if you need a palate cleanser.

Lulu is described by Ji like this: "Lulu" will never be a senator, an auditor, or a tax attorney. She will, however, be great fun at a party, able to dash in 5" heels, and wearing this glossy pink peony polish." And indeed, Lulu is an extremely gorgeous light peachy pink. However, being such a light pastel color you do have to be a bit careful when applying it. I found using a light touch was necessary-- it was almost perfect in two coats but I used three here to make sure I had no streaks. I found that it dried fairly quickly, but make sure to wait in between coats so you don't drag any polish. Lulu is nicely pigmented, though, so you don't need to worry about it being sheer!

Artificial light:

Artificial light with flash:

Natural light - shade:

Natural light - partial sun:

I find myself loving this. It's soft and pink, but not too pink-- you what I mean? A really lovely neutral. I think the fact that it's a peachy pink helps liven it up and gives a little pop while still being pretty and delicate. However, because it is close to white and uses a white base, it might be a little stark or chalky on some skin tones. Personally, I love it so I'll wear it regardless (I think it looks good on me, but I'm not always the best judge).  I also think this could make a really pretty wedding manicure-- something a little bit different than just the classic French manicure but still "bridal" enough.

Currently Lulu is still in stock and available for $18 on the Rescue Beauty sit. But once it's sold out, it's gone forever! 


  1. Gorgeous color! It reminds me of Julep Kelly, which is also the devil to apply. There's something really high fashion looking to me about these blushed pinks.

    1. I don't have Julep Kelly to compare, but I was actually surprised at how (comparatively) easy Lulu was to apply. I mean, I definitely had to be careful, but I think it could have been a lot worse. I love these whitish pinks!