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?
(This was sent for review.)