Today I have swatches of all 5 polishes from Rimmel’s Space Dust collection. I know for you US/UK ladies this collection is old news, and probably already disappearing from your shelves, but it is a new arrival here in South Africa. I was so excited to see it since I’d loved all the swatches I saw that I bought all 5 the second I saw them. When I got home I wondered if I really needed them all, but I am glad I did get them all because the couple I might have skipped, I ended up loving!
First up, I’ll address the formula of these. I found that they all had a great formula which dried really quickly. They were a tad on the thicker side but applied really smoothly and it actually made them easier to control. I used 2 coats for all the swatches below. This is Aurora. This was the one that I wondered if I really should have bought it when I got home… but then I put it on. I LOVED it! This is a rose gold shade and I have nothing else even close to this in my collection. I found that it was more rosey in shade or dimmer lighting, and the gold came out more in the sun. The larger glitter pieces made it really sparkly too! One reason I was skeptical was that I struggle to find golden shades that look good on my skin tone, but this one looked great and it’s definitely a winner with me. Next up was Luna Love. This is a rich pink, almost magenta texture with tiny bluish sparkles. It doesn’t have the larger glitter pieces but it’s still super sparkly. This one is also completely unique to my collection. I have red textures and a pale pink or two – but no dark, rich pink like this. I love it and I’m already imagining some nail art possibilities with this one!You can see how the blue sparkle helps this become almost-purple-but-not in some pictures. Lovely!The third polish in this collection is Moon Walking. This one is more my usual style and definitely one I was excited to get on my nails. It’s a purple texture and, like Aurora, it has some larger glitters which make it extra sparkly. It is an interesting shade since the purple is not that bright and has almost a silvery quality to it (even though there’s no silver in there). The polish in my collection that was the closest to this one was OPI Can’t Let Go, however, Can’t Let Go is in a darker base and contains larger glitters. Moon Walking also comes across as more sparkly.
Next we have Shooting Star. This is a stunning silver texture and it again features the slightly larger sparkly glitter pieces. This polish is the perfect balance between elegance and bling. It’s a delightfully elegant shade of silver, but at the same time, it looks like your nails are wearing their own personal tiny diamond jewellery! Definitely another winner in my books. The closest polish I had to this in my collection was OPI It’s Frosty Outside. The OPI appears to be a lighter and slightly sheerer shade of silver, and the larger glitters in Shooting Star are much denser – making the polish a lot more blingy. The final polish in this collection was Total Eclipse. This is a black-based texture, but what made this one special – and unique – is the addition of teal glitters. It doesn’t have the larger glitters like Aurora, Moon Walking and Shooting Star, but it is filled with sparkly goodness nonetheless. You can see the teal sparkles in these pictures, but it appears quite subtle. However, take a step outside into the sun, and it becomes in-your-face beauty! I was only able to get indoor pictures of this so you’ll have to take my word for it, but the second I stepped outside, this became a major winner for me.
Overall, I think I’ve made it pretty clear I loved all of these! In my opinion, this is a fantastic collection. I’m so glad I was finally able to get my hands on them! What do you think? Do you have any of these beauties? Which are your favourites?