I’ll be honest—this is the first Rimmel nail polish I have bought in many years! The last ones were probably the Underground Play Fast collection from 2007. They were awesome polishes (definitely doing them for Throwback Thursday sometime!).
But since I hadn’t tried Rimmel in such a long time, I thought I’d pick one up. I mean, they’re pretty cheap (~C$3), and I think the little bottles are really cute, anyway. I goofed, though, and picked up a color from the core collection instead of one from a Rita Ora collection. Pretty dumb, considering the Rita Oras have Rita Ora stickers on their caps, and the core colors have Union Jack stickers. I guess I really liked the color!
Mintilicious is a light pastel mint cream that leans quite turquoise.
It requires three coats, like most pastel creams. By the third coat, it actually evens out quite nicely and I was reasonably pleased with it. OK, so it’s no Illamasqua, but for $3, I’ll definitely deal. (Granted, the product size is substantially smaller than that of most regular sized nail polishes.)
My main complaint is that the brush is ginormous. They’re also going for a rounded paddle tip, but the execution isn’t good and the edge is a bit uneven. It didn’t make it terribly hard to apply the polish, but I’d have preferred a more slender and well-cut brush.
Overall, I recommend this polish if you’re looking for a cute color at a low price.
Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Polish is 0.27 fl oz / 8 mL and retails for between $3–4 in the US and Canada. The ingredient list on their website does not appear to include toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, or dibutyl phthalate (DBP). It is made in Spain.
Rimmel was founded as a perfumery in London, England, in 1834 by a French perfumer and his teenaged son, Eugène Rimmel. His company soon branched out into cosmetics, and even today, his name is synonymous with mascara in some languages. The company was family-owned until 1946; in 1996, it was acquired by cosmetic giant Coty.