Good morning! Today I've got on the dark horse of the Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection, the notoriously difficult to photograph Cuprum. First, a little background. I totally knocked the RBL upcoming Georgia On My Mind collection in one of her blogger's posts, and kindly got my arse handed back to me, saying basically that I don't know what I'm talking about. I admitted this, and decided to look into this brand a little further. When the Fan collection came out, I, like many others, went a little crazy for the super saturated blue jelly on steroids that is IKB:2012, and I was a little disappointed when it sold out so quickly. But, it gave Cuprum time to really grow on me, and gave me a real appreciation for the brand itself and the concepts and work behind each individual collection and color. The concept behind Cuprum is particularly cool. (If you click on the link, scroll down to Compounds.)
Anyway, the whole problem with photographing this particular polish is that it's this amazing electric metallic blue with tiny, tiny copper flecks throughout, but it wants to look like a blue frost, and the wonderful copper flecks reflect light blue themselves or don't show up at all. Top bloggers know this and the rest of us accept this as one of those "you've got to see it to believe it" colors. So imagine my surprise when my camera actually picked up the copper.
The above photo is with flash; the copper is still very slightly visible, but this gives a good idea of just how vibrant this blue really is.
And, directly under a lamp. This one is the best illustration of how saturated with copper this color truly is.
Bottom line? I'm completely taken with this color. As my first RBL purchase, the formula is perfect and easy to manipulate, and the whole thing is worth every dollar I spent, even on shipping. Consider me a freshly minted ReBeL. ;)
Thank you for reading and have a lovely Friday!