Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge Iconoclast - Late to the Party, but Killing The Competition!

Definition of "Iconoclast" according to Merriam-Webster:
"Iconoclast
  1. a person who destroys religious images or opposes their veneration.
  2. a person who attacks settled beliefs or institutions."
What? I was curious! Come on. I know there are a few others of you out there who didn't know the word either.

You know this already,  but I have a hard time doing gorgeous polishes justice, let alone gorgeous black polishes...



Usually my cuticles are at fault, and I know you can see that in the above picture. Really, I did try VERY hard on this!
Dude.. You can actually SEE the Shimmer!

I'll be honest - I feel like Rescue Beauty Lounge is a little behind the trend on this one. Almost everyone has a black polish with shimmer now. That being said, out of all the black with shimmers I own I think this is my favorite.The way it handles shimmer and depth of black color is so amazing.

I don't think there's any doubt in my mind which icon of the nail world Iconoclast is going after. What a perfect name for this polish!

Color
Deepest black packed with multicolor shimmer particles. Zoya Raven and Chanel Black Satin only have silver shimmer so this one stands out in that way. I also know I can NEVER see the shimmer in Black Satin, and see it in Raven only occasionally. On Iconoclast, not only is this base SUPA-BLACK but the shimmer does show up in certain lighting situations to the naked eye without a flashbulb and a zoom feature. I am impressed! I so wish this had come out before I purchased Chanel Black Satin... Seriously. I wouldn't have looked twice.

Application
Only two coats for this one, I used over Qtica Nail Growth Stimulator and topped with Seche Vite.

Wear
Well, The pics you see above are the day after which is fantastic for me and black. But I didn't give it a great wear test due to my desire to play with China Glaze Crackle polishes.

Bottom Line
Chanel Black Satin may be an icon, but Iconoclast has freed me from it's sway.

Iconoclast is available for purchase from Rescue Beauty Lounge for $18.

It's up to you if you think it's worth the price compared to an $8 Zoya Raven. If you're a black collector, Iconoclast is a must have.

2 comments:

  1. I have Raven, and probably won't be purchasing this, however it is VERY pretty! I LOVE black on my toes. Not quite daring enough to wear it on my fingers.

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  2. MUA Lindsay - I don't think it's about being daring. Anyone can wear it. It just needs to look so neat it's hard to get it polished up just right (for me at least).

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