Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Beige Babe, Rimmel NOTD

This the second time I am wearing 'Beige Babe' from Rimmel and let't cut to the chase, I don't think it's a very good polish. When I saw beige babe in the shop, I just had to have it as the colour really called me by my pet name. The colour is totally babe-ilcious but I don't get on with the formula. My photos show 3 coats of nail polish and I still have some sheerness and gaps in place. My mind doesn't understand a nail polish which covers the 'white bits' of your nails, or the nail line as some of you call it, and yet still shows some sheerness in parts.


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Beige Babe also boasts a maxi brush: This I cannot fault and I couldn't believe how much of the nail bed it covered with just one stroke. And this bonus is what it makes frustrating. So much potential to be a great polish! I am imagining how great it would be for let's say a Barry M polish to sport this kind of brush: wow. Not that I have any problems with a Barry M brush by the way.


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I also wanted to comment on the durability of this polish. This is something I very rarely (read: never) comment on my 'nail polish reviews'. For one, my application leaves a lot to be desired. I firmly believe that a nail polish doesn't last long mainly because you didn't apply it very well. Therefore I wouldn't want to say that a nail polish doesn't last very long and damage its reputation, while I could have been the main culprit of the result with a poor application. But on this occasion, I just had to comment on durability as the 'up to 10 days' tickled me the wrong way. Rimmel: up to 10 days? P-ppplease. It only lasted one day on me without chipping. Then again, this could also be down to my seche vite top coat.



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This polish, I am sorry, is a big disappointment for me. I have given two chances and I am afraid it let me down. What a crying shame: such a fab brush and such a fab colour too but the ‘patchiness’ is a problem for me. Rimmel: hadn't you boast about 10 days durability, me and you could have got along, as a nail polish never stay longer than 2 days on me, and that I am a colour chameleon anyway.

7 comments:

sugar sugar said...

ohh too bad it didn't work for you. :( i also did a post on a tea beige nail color on my blog just now. but was really happy with the results i got. :)

xmisslorix said...

I love this colour, what a shame the formulation is naff, I was going to buy this the other day but I might try and find a better beige x

WelshBeautyBlog said...

Such a shame the formulation is a disappointment - because the colour is so gorgeous! xx

Happy1234 said...

Lovely colour shame about the formulation - Im having a nightmare keeping polish on at the minute, it chips, flakes off by the next day. I dont know what Im doing wrong, I use a base coat and top coat

Beauty Begins said...

Check you out you little nail polish addict ;o)

I bought two Rimmel Polishes on Monday, only the lasting finish cheapy ones. One being strawberry smelling when dry! Yummy!!

I have to say they have hugely improved the formula since I last used Rimmel Polishes, but that was about 20 years ago ha ha ha ha ha.

GAWGeous application!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Jenny said...

I actually think this looks really good tbh,can't see your issues xx

Carly.xo said...

it looks similar to barry m's mushroom

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