Back in March when I visited London, one of the highlights was checking out all the makeup in the UK drugstores that we don’t have back home. Even though there were loads of brands that we have in North America, there were tons of collections and products that aren’t “across the pond”, one of which was Rita Ora’s collection for Rimmel London.
Well, lucky for us North American folks, the Rita Ora capsule collection is launching this fall in drugstores nationwide. Items in the collection include the brand’s new Colour Rush Lip Balms in seven new shades, as well as their 60 Second Nail Polish in six fun colours.
I received two varnishes from the line, 323 Don’t Be Shy, a pink fuchsia, and 203 Lose Your Lingerie, a baby pink. The other colours are 873 Breakfast in Bed, a mint green; 863 Do Not Disturb, a turquoise blue/green; 703 White Hot, a white; and 613 Midnight Rendezvous, a deep purple. Each bottle features Ora’s face done in pop art, which if you are a fan of hers (I’m not, although I do love her single “I Will Never Let You Down”), these are a must!
At first glance, they didn’t look too stellar to me. Lose Your Lingerie is a pale baby pink shade which I have a ton of already, and Don’t Be Shy looked like a regular pink to me. Then I put them both on and I was blown away. Lose Your Lingerie is the perfect pale baby pink, the kind that makes your hands look tan, no matter how pale you are. It reminds me a lot of one of my favourite colours, OPI’s Mod About You. As for Don’t Be Shy, to be honest, when I saw it it was one of those colours where I was like “this one is going to be given away”, but then I tried it on and it’s so eye-catching and much prettier on the nails than in the bottle.
As for formula, the colour goes on quite opaque after two coats, however, if you really lay it on you can get away with one coat. Just like their Salon Pro polishes, it features a wide, flat brush that really makes the colour glide on perfectly.
Honestly, Rimmel London knows how to do nail polish and every varnish I’ve tried by them has blown me away in both formulation, colour, and longevity. Both shades lasted quite a few days before chipping. The best part? At $3.99 a pop, these are great value.
Are you excited for the Rita Ora Fall 2014 Capsule Collection?
Please note, I was sent this product from PR. All opinions are my own.
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