Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rimmel Metal Rush Collection Swatch And Review


Hello lovelies!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend!  I plan on getting a ton of relaxation before heading into the work week, I hope you're doing the same or having fun.  I can't believe how quickly this month is already flying by!

When I was at the drugstore last, I was luckily able to snag the entire new Metal Rush collection that was released by Rimmel this fall.  Each polish retailed for $1.99, and on the display itself there was a coupon for $1 off a Rimmel item.  Score!  These are all duochrome polishes and for the most part are unique to my collection.   And be forewarned, being a duochrome collection, this post is uber picture heavy with weird hand poses so you can catch some of the duochrome magic!

First is Gold Save The Queen, a duochrome that shifts from a chartreuse tinted gold to a dark golden brown.  I've never quite seen a duochrome that shifts this way, and I really thought it was perfect for fall with all the gold and brown color shifts.  I used two coats here, but three probably would have been best. No topcoat here, or any of the swatches for that matter.

Rimmel Gold Save The Queen
Rimmel Gold Save The Queen

Rimmel Gold Save The Queen
Rimmel Gold Save The Queen


Rimmel Gold Save The Queen
Rimmel Gold Save The Queen

Rimmel Gold Save The Queen
Rimmel Gold Save The Queen

Rimmel Gold Save The Queen
Rimmel Gold Save The Queen

Rimmel Gold Save The Queen
Rimmel Gold Save The Queen

Rimmel Gold Save The Queen
Rimmel Gold Save The Queen
Next is my favorite from the collection, Bronze Princess, a dark purpley grey to green shifting duochrome.  I've definitely seen variations of this type of color shift, but I liked this particular version because it was easily opaque after two coats.

Rimmel Bronze Princess

Rimmel Bronze Princess
Rimmel Bronze Princess

Rimmel Bronze Princess
Rimmel Bronze Princess

Rimmel Bronze Princess
Rimmel Bronze Princess

Rimmel Bronze Princess
Rimmel Bronze Princess

Rimmel Bronze Princess
Rimmel Bronze Princess

Rimmel Bronze Princess
Rimmel Bronze Princess
The last of the collection is Pearly Queen, another gorgeous duochrome that shifts from a pearly gold to lavender.  It's a really delicate and lovely color, and the color shift is more obvious IRL than it is in the photos.  I thought this one was really unique as well, and unlike anything in my collection.  The formula of this was the sheerest of the three, and I used three coats here with some VNL still slightly visible on camera but not IRL.

Rimmel Pearly Queen
Rimmel Pearly Queen

Rimmel Pearly Queen
Rimmel Pearly Queen



Rimmel Pearly Queen
Rimmel Pearly Queen

Rimmel Pearly Queen
Rimmel Pearly Queen

Rimmel Pearly Queen
Rimmel Pearly Queen

Rimmel Pearly Queen
Rimmel Pearly Queen

Rimmel Pearly Queen
Rimmel Pearly Queen
Overall, I thought this collection was a pleasure to swatch and a great addition to my collection.  The colors in general are unique and the formulas weren't difficult to work with.  I think Pearly Queen might be transformed when used over a dark basecoat, but perhaps I'll save that for another day.  The pricepoint on these were amazing, especially when used in conjunction with a sale or with the $1 off coupon.  Have you been able to catch any of these at any of your drugstores? 

3 comments:

  1. Bronze Princess is also my favorite, it's just so pretty to look at! This is a really cool collection.

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    1. Indeed, it's super cool... and super cheap!

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  2. I just picked up all 3 today at a local Kmart. I had seen them before but wasn't impressed enough pay $1.99 because my n/p collection is already huge. Anyway I was lucky to see them again on clearance for $.99. I'm so glad now that I have seen the swatches. Another nail blogger put a matte top coat over it and it really rocked them out even more.

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