Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily


I always wondered how "the color of the season" happens. Is it the color of the season because magazines proclaim it? Or beauty companies bombard us with it? How does virtually every company come out with the same colors at the same time? And how do we really feel about Pantone and the yearlong Tangerine Tango plug? I personally wish they weren't so blatant about it. 

Anyway, I happened to notice I had two of the "colors of the season" on yesterday (in more ways than one, apparently - see iPhone cover below!). They make a fabulous combination.

On my fingers is Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily from the recently released fan collection. You would think by now I should be sick of blue polishes, but I swear Ji can make even clear polish interesting, much less a color that has the potential for so much nuance. Aqua Lily is a teal blue that reflects violet shimmer in the light. My pictures don't do this color justice - I can't seem to capture reflected shimmer! This color requires two coats to achieve opacity, and is consistent to the RBL formula, which is to say smooth, pigmented, and an absolute pleasure to apply. 

Indoor Lighting

Shade

Sunlight

At the moment, Aqua Lily (along with the fabulous International Klein Blue-inspired shade IKB: 2012) is sold out on the website, but Ji just posted an inventory update on her Facebook page saying they're both still available in extremely limited quantities. If you're interested in the colors, do follow her on Facebook for an update on when they will be available once again, or keep checking the website! Be warned: once it's sold out, it won't be available again unless voted back in the future.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily retails for $20 and is exclusively available at rescuebeauty.com. Good luck to anyone who's jonesing to snag one!

17 comments:

  1. So pretty! Luckily I think I can live without it ._. Maybe.

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  2. I love the nailpolish! it suits your skintone perfectly <3

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  3. SO pretty! Sigh. And you're right-goes well with the orange lipgloss you have on!

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  4. Omg, I'm in love... And you're right, blue TOTALLY looks good on you!

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  5. I loveee Aqua Lily! It's so pretty and unique, great pictures!

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  6. I think I read somewhere that Pantone's "color experts" do a seasonal color forecast, and then basically every beauty, fashion, and etc. design company bombards them asking for advice and information about color trends. I wish I could find the source for it, but it was too long ago. If this is indeed true, it would explain why all everything comes out in the same color scheme.

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  7. What a stunning colour! This has definitely caught my eye now.

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  8. That is such a gorgeous colour! I love it!

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  9. RBL does the most amazing interpretations of colors. This one is gorgeous! As are your nails, love how they look against Calypso.

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  10. I love your photos! and yes, AquaLily is all that and a bag of chips. these shades are my fave so I have a massive collection of blues, turq, teals, but nothing even near it!

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  11. i am soo going to look for this color!!!

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  12. Dammit, this looks fabulous. (And by "dammit", I mean "yays!!")

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  13. Hello! I LOVE your swatches of Aqua Lily! Still can't believe it when i see 'her' on blogs :) Enjoy!

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