Friday, May 25, 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge GOMM Collection 2012 Swatches and Review

The new GOMM* collection from Rescue Beauty Lounge is a set of seven shades inspired by the life and works of an American artist.

(*Edit:  Due to copyright issues, the names of the polishes have changed.  For more information, see here.)


Rescue Beauty Lounge GOMM*

Rescue Beauty Lounge Abi*. Abi is a light, yellow-toned green with very subtle yellowed silver shimmer. Some of the shimmer is darker and more green, but most of it is a very light metallic greenish-yellow. This shade has a very faded, weathered look to it that does make me think of cactus and dried grasses in New Mexico.


Rescue Beauty Lounge Bella*. Bella is a soft, clean white. It's the only one in the collection that has no shimmer at all. Instead, it has a creamy, soft-looking, translucent jelly finish. I found this color to be too streaky to wear alone with only one coat, but it was perfectly even at three, which is what I'm wearing here.


Rescue Beauty Lounge Faraway*. This is a light turquoise with bright blue-green shimmer. The shimmer is small, subtle and is not immediately noticeable. In dim light, it adds a green cast to the polish, but in brighter light you can see that it's bright and green against the turquoise base. Makes me think of what Pure Ice Heartbreaker would be like with an opaque creme base. The shimmer in this is smaller, but the colors are similar in both.


Rescue Beauty Lounge Ghost*. Ghost is a medium bronze shimmer. It looks quite dark here, but it is a bit lighter in real life. The base of the color looks like a neutral medium brown, but it's filled with iridescent metallic shimmer that adds warmth and multicolored sparkle to the polish. When the light hits this just right, the fine shimmer particles flash a rainbow of colors.


Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack*. This one is a dark and strongly blue-toned green with subtle teal and aqua shimmer. In indoor light, the very fine shimmer appears as a reflective blue haze across the surface of the polish. It only begins to look sparkly or shimmery in bright, direct light.



Rescue Beauty Lounge Poppy*. Poppy is a warm, bright poppy red with subtle pink-red-orange duochrome glass fleck shimmer. The shimmer in this is different than the usual Rescue Beauty Lounge ultrafine shimmer. It's shiny, crisp and reflective, much like glass fleck shimmer, but with a smaller particle size. The bright red-orange base is ever so slightly sheer which, in conjunction with the lighter shimmer, gives the polish extra depth that the others don't have. The shimmer in this is very subtle, though, and only really makes itself known in bright light.



Rescue Beauty Lounge Santa Fe*. Santa Fe is a light, yellow-toned orange base with subtle green-teal-gold duochrome shimmer. I have to say, this one is definitely my favorite. The combination of soft, faded orange with the glow of the green-gold color-shifting shimmer is so gorgeous. The shimmer in this is a little heavier than in the rest of the shades, so it is actually visible in any light. Bright light or sunlight only amplifies the green glow in this polish.


The formula on these was varied, but generally good. Bella was the oddball since it's a jelly. It wasn't thick or gooey, but needed three coats to look even due to the sheerness and slight streaking on the first coat. Poppy and Faraway had the nicest texture, thinner and smoother flowing than all the others. The rest were a little thicker and didn't flow quite as evenly, but were still very nice to apply. All but Bella were completely opaque in two coats. Dry time is average. All are shown with a coat of Rescue Beauty Lounge topcoat.


I'll admit, I'm no expert on G*, not by a longshot. I only know a little about her life and her backstory, but I have seen a lot of her work. I think this collection really captures those G* colors. What do you think?

The Rescue Beauty Lounge GOMM* collection goes on sale in July and there will be a pre-order in June, but I don't know the exact dates for either.

(This was sent for review.)

55 comments:

  1. Oh, love Ghost Ranch!! Beautiful.

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  2. nice, but not nice enough at that price point

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  3. Interesting colours- Ghost Ranch and Bella Donna are the most intriguing to me, but I'm not sure they'll convince me to pull the trigger (especially for the price). Thank you for sharing these lovely swatches, though!

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  4. OMG...I love the concept!! Always great to see art inspiring beauty products. And I know I want at least 2 of the colors. Thanks for the heads up and the swatches!

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  5. Oh wow Santa Fe Road is awesome. Totally screams O'Keeffe to me.

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  6. I'm not cultured at all, I have no idea who Georgia O'Keeffe is? however Sante Fe Road and Jack in the Pulpit look lovely. Shame the shipping is high to the UK. Great swatches.

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    1. Shipping is high even in the US... I can only imagine for overseas.

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  7. My faves are Bella Donna and Santa Fe Road! Fabulous.

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  8. Ghost Ranch is the only one worth the price tag, the rest are pretty average colors.

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  9. I live in NM and Georgia O'Keeffe was an amazing woman and artist. What a lovely inspiration for a polish collection. These are lovely colors and your swatches are beautiful!

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  10. I think I was hoping for a collection based on her florals, because I'm not really feeling this collection. Jack in the Pulpit and Ghost Ranch are pretty sweet, though.... Ghost Ranch reminds me a little of the brown/bronze Illamasqua you posted a few days ago. Any thoughts on how they compare? Do you prefer one over the other?

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    1. Jack in the Pulpit is the one I like best, too, Liesl.

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  11. Jack in the Pulpit and Oriental Poppy are the ones I plan on getting <3

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  12. These are all so incredibly beautiful. I have a feeling I'll be buying at least four of them!

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  13. Ooh.. am totally loving Ghost Ranch and Jack In The Pulpit. I really thought there would be colors more like her bright floral paintings. Oh well, at least they have Oriental Poppy in there.

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  14. Oh wow, this gave me shivers. Love the concept! Abiquiu and Santa Fe Road are my favorites.

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  15. Very nice colors, not sure who Georgia O'Keeffe is though lol I really like the dark and blue polish but not totally in love enough to get it...maybe. But poppy..o yes, poppy has my heart! o.o

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  16. The white..uh sigh why do they bother putting white in a collection? Maybe im wrong, maybe a lot of girls love to wear white on the nails..to me its just you can get a white anywhere, wish it could have been replaced with something better.

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  17. I guess this is going for her southwest side and not the vagina-flowers. But how can you capture the essence of a vagina-flower in a nail polish? It's something to ponder.

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  18. I guess this is going for her southwest side instead of the vagina-flowers. But how does one capture the essence of vagina-flowers in a nail polish? It's something to ponder.

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  19. This is sad that so many of you aren't familiar with Georgia O'Keeffe because she might very well be the most famous female American paint artist so far. Only Mary Cassatt might equal Georgia, and if you don't know either name, readers, get to Google fast! ^_^

    Jack in the Pulpit and Santa Fe Road interest me, but I might have to see more reviews before I commit $40+ to two polishes. Under normal, prices, dear Scrangie, you know I'd buy both on your review alone. <3

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  20. Both my parents were longtime Georgia O'Keeffe fans - I fondly remember visiting her museum in Santa Fe the year it opened (my dad is New Mexican). The recent problems with RBL are unfortunate - otherwise I'd seriously consider buying Ghost Ranch, if not the whole collection, for sentimental reasons alone.

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  21. Oooh, I'm loving Faraway Nearby and Jack in the Pulpit. I'm all about teals!

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  22. Georgia O'Keeffe is one of my favorite artists and I can totally see the inspiration in these colors. Thanks for the fabulous swatches, Scrangie! I definitely want Santa Fe Road and I'm sure one or two more will come along for the ride too. :)

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  23. i just wanted you to know that on my list of blogs i follow, there were a few who swatched and reviewed these today... and i came to your page first, as i truly enjoy your descriptions and beautiful pictures. you do a really good job, and i only wish i had the time and money to start and continue my own polish review blog, as i think i would really enjoy it. keep doing what you're doing, can't wait for the next post!

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    1. You should start - even if you only have say 25 drug store polishes to start with! There are a # of good nail polish bloggers who have stopped blogging now. There's a void. Give it a shot!

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  24. I wonder how Ghost Ranch compares to Kleancolor Coffee Addict

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  25. Scrangie, I am just wondering if you can think of any dupes for Abiquiu and Santa Fe road? Thanks!

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  26. I love Abiquiu, Della Donna and Faraway Nearby!

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  27. I love the look of ghost ranch x :-)

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  28. Jack In The Pulpit is gorgeous!

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  29. Wow...Jack in the Pulpit is gorgeous! Ill be buying my first RBL and possibly throwing in Sante Fe Rd. Love the green, especially your description but that shade is not so flattering on me. Looove JitP!

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  30. Thank you for your swatches! I was wondering how Faraway Nearby and Jack in the Pulpit compare to other colors... Faraway Nearby reminds me of Essie Coat Azure and Jack in the Pulpit reminds me of OPI Cuckoo for this Color. I really like both colors, but I want to make sure they're different from what's already in my collection.

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  31. Gorgeous collection, the colors definitely scream American Southwest. LOVE IT. Must resist temptation...

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  32. I really like Jack In The Pulpit, but I have yet to splurge on her polishes. Seems like half the colors are better suited for a fall collection.

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  33. I have seen another blogger with photos of Jack In The Pulpit and now yours plus another yet. Yours and one other match vs. one shows it much lighter - like a teal. That was what I first thought it was. I agree with your take that these are a good rep for Georgia O'Keeffe colors with a tweak for today's nail color trends (latter mostly comes from the lacquer finishes. I know I could never wear Ghost Ranch - something about those browns with silver in them look horrible on me. I have many reds - older days I would always spring for the reds. I don't have anything like Santa Fe Road and think I will put in an order for that one. Kicking myself that I was not fast enough to get in on the last Bloggers collection and Aqua Lilly sold out before I got one. I sooooo want that shade. Maybe RBL will come back with another release on that one along with the beautiful blue that also sold out in that set....unless you have a couple extra bottles hanging around Scrangie....wink, wink! I know a really nice disabled lady you could make a nice donation to! Thanks for the great shots and I am glad I am figuring out what these shades really do look like color wise.

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    1. Aqua Lily is coming back in the fall.

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    2. Aqua Lily is coming back in the fall.

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    3. really?! *jumps up & down!* I wish I could afford this whole collection...heck, I wish I could afford just one. Will start saving now for Aqua Lily.

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  34. Ghost Ranch looks like Urban Decay Smog in polish form! I love it! Jack In the Pulpit has my heart though. I think that will be my first RBL varnish :)

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  35. That man got better nails than me..

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  36. And btw with that price you get only 1 Opi nail polish so :D

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  37. Love the inspiration for these shades, as I was an art student during my first two years of college with Ms. O'Keefe as a particular favorite. I've read quite a bit ab out her history and relationship with Stieglitz. I appreciate the inspiration for a collection of np from her works, but agree with other comments that there were many other fascinating shades from other periods prior to Santa Fe. However, this is obviously the period that most inspired RBL. I'm most attracted to the green and brown/bronze.

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  38. I love the collection's shades, and think they're totally fitting given O'Keeffe's life story and artwork. Jack in the Pulpit's both my favorite painting of hers and my favorite in this collection - could you swatch it next to Illamasqua Viridian? They seem like they'd be really similar.

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  39. How does Sante Fe compare to Zoya Gwin?

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  40. I just got NCLA Bel-Air Trophy Wife and it looks just like Ghost Ranch bottle wise. I'm going to put it on today and compare. Also I got the same look as Jack in the Pulpit last week without knowing the new RBL colors yet by wearing OCC's Chlorophyll with Cult Nails Hypnotize Me over it.

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  41. Uncredible photos ! At once I want to buy all and now )))

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  42. I like Georgia O'Keefe but count me with those who would rather have had polishes inspired by the lady bits flowers. Jack in the Pulpit is a nice shade, but for $20 +shipping, I want more than secret shimmer. Perhaps it's because orange/warm based shades are very unflattering to my skin tone, but some of these polishes have a '70's kitchen appliance vibe.

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  43. I've just read that RBL has been hit with a cease & desist and given six months to sell these polishes out. So sad.

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