For years, my idea of the ultimate hunter green color was that featured on the pages of Ralph Lauren photo spreads I would read in Vogue and Elle magazines as a teenager. Now that perfect hunter green color is available in a nail polish.
Orbis Non Sufficit, part of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s BIB2 event, is the perfect hunter green cream. Created by Steph of ThePolishAddict and brought to life by Ji Baek, it is described as a ‘moody greyed out combat green’. It is the gray undertones that make this color such a fabulous match for my cool skin tone. Most hunter greens have too much yellow in it (thus making the color turn to pot against my strong red undertones) but not this. It is much more opaque than NARS Zulu, duskier than China Glaze’s Holly-Day, and less emerald than The Balm’s Jade in the USA. This is a very fashion-forward yet wearable shade that would not overshadow a conservative outfit nor dull the edge when wearing something more daring. Versatility of wear is a strong point when it comes to this color.
This color is opaque within one coat but for longevity I use two coats. The color flows smoothly from the brush without any skips or ‘trace’ when painting the nail. Drying time is a bit slow but I use either Illamaqua quick drying top coat or MAC Overlacquer only to quick dry RBL polishes without any mass bubbling or shrinkage. RBL polishes are best used with the Treatment System they offer but the formula is formidable on its own.
As with all RBL polishes I own so far, I get a little over a week of wear with this and only minimal tip wear. Cost per bottle is $18 and free domestic shipping is offered for orders over $100 ($200 for international orders) at RescueBeauty.com. Remember, Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are 5-Free and Made in the USA.