Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro – Hard Metal (swatches & review)
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I hope everyone is having a good start to their weekends. I have one more midnight shift tonight and then I’m free! I cannot wait, this week has been so incredibly stressful. I’m ready to do absolutely nothing (except relax and swatch polish) for several days. ^_^
I’ve got a brand that’s new for me to share with you all today, this time it’s Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro’s Hard Metal. Rimmel London Hard Metal is another polish that my roomie picked up and graciously let me swatch for the blog. She really likes this brand and insisted that I give it a try, and I’m definitely glad I did!
All swatches today are with Seche Vite top coat and Sally Hansen Nail Quencher base coat.
Hard Metal is a gorgeous medium blue metallic with subtle purple and teal shimmer. The first thing I noticed about this polish was the colossal size of its brush, it almost puts the OPI Pro Wide brush to shame! I immediately thought I was going to hate is as much as I hate the OPI brush (Wide Brush + Narrow Nails = Unhappy Rie), but this brush was heavenly.
It was the exact perfect width for me, to the point that it only took one stroke to cover my entire nail! The end of the brush is a little curved so it also fit perfectly in the groove of my cuticle. I didn’t even have to do my usual clean-up routine (fyi: acetone on an angled eyeliner brush around the edge of my nails). I repeat, ABSOLUTELY NO CLEAN-UP after polishing my nails with Hard Metal. This is a first, not that I’m messy at polishing my nails but I at least usually have some imperfections here or there.
Oh hai macro shot! The formula for Hard Metal is pretty amazing. It’s a teeny bit on the frosty side of metallic but hardly showed any brush strokes. This is two smooth and incredibly easy coats. Click this macro for an excellent shot of the fine teal and purple shimmer.
And here’s a shot of the brush. You see what I mean? Giganto!! On the Rimmel website they describe it as “The Mistake-Free Pro” brush, and I admit I have to agree with the mistake free part. But honestly this was probably one of the best polish brushes that I have ever used. Can I fall in love with a brush? Cause I think I just did.
So I hate the brush on this polish a lot. Joking aside, I’m really pleased with Hard Metal. I always passed over the Rimmel London brand whenever I was out polish hunting, and now after trying Hard Metal they’ve definitely got my full attention. I’ll have to pick up a few more of these guys to see if I love them as much as I loved this one. I’ll also do a wear test on the next one I try to see if it actually lives up to the “Up to 10 day” promise. ^_^
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro polishes can be purchased at drugstores and larger retailers nationwide (Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, etc.). Prices may vary, but I think the roomie paid $4.95 for this one.