Sometimes summer makes it hard to commit to fall makeup designed to conjure thoughts of autumn leaves, wool scarves and boots, despite the flourish of fall collections whispering sweet nothings in our ears (Chanel, Urban Decay, Dior!).
To all the beauty companies out there, I’m not quite ready to shift my makeup gears yet, so please bring on more summery brights!
Like these five new Lasting Finish nail shades from Rimmel…
The vibrant $4 colors hail from their 32-piece Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel line.
I think they’re notable for the colors, of course, and the wide applicator brush that covers most of the nail and thus speeds application. I also dig the thin, easy-to-apply texture.
But I do have some reservations…
The bottles claim they last up to 10 days on nails, but I start seeing small chips along the edges of my fingernails after four and larger chips at the base of the nail after six (and that’s with my regular base coat and two layers of polish).
Terrible? Not at all, but it may not live up to the “Lasting” part in the name.
And although they dry to a flatter finish than I’d like (gimme, gimme shine!), that’s easily fixed with a top coat.
All in all, I think the wide range of colors, easy application, great price and widespread availability make these Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamels a pretty good deal. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Are you considering any of these shades?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy hump day!