Rimmel Play Fast Quick Dry Nail Polish in Camouflage, swatch

Throwback Thursday! Rimmel — Camouflage (Play Fast Quick Dry Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

Brand: Rimmel 2007, Underground

I haven’t reviewed too many Rimmels on my blog (the last one was Mintilicious) even though I’ve got quite a few that should be in the queue, particularly for Throwback Thursday.

So, today’s Throwback Thursday polish, chosen in part to celebrate Christmas Eve, is from Rimmel’s 2007 Underground collection from their short-lived Play Fast line.

Rimmel Play Fast Quick Dry Nail Polish in Camouflage, bottle

Camouflage (800) is less of an army green, as you might imagine from its name, and more of a Christmas tree green! It’s a bright, festive green with loads of fine shimmer. It is a warmer shade, with hints of light gold, but on the nail it looks just like a shiny green satin ribbon. It’s perfect for Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day.

Because it is a quick-dry formula, I have to say that it’s not the best. While the pigmentation and overall smoothness of application are nice, it has a habit of picking up funny little bubbles or nicks, and it doesn’t even out quite as nicely since it dries quickly. Still, it does live up to the quick-dry claim, and it dries to a shiny enough finish that you wouldn’t necessarily need a glossy top coat.

The brush makes for a pretty smooth application, since it is thick and a bit wide. The brush on my bottle of Camouflage is cut crookedly, though (I’m sure it’s just poor quality control and not meant to look that way); I guess you can’t expect too much from a drugstore-priced polish.

Rimmel Play Fast Quick Dry Nail Polish in Camouflage, swatch
Rimmel Play Fast Quick Dry Nail Polish in Camouflage, label

I think the Play Fast polishes are nicer than the 60 Second polishes in Rimmel’s current line, and it’s too bad that they abandoned this product line. The bottles are pretty nice, too!

As a side note, I won’t be posting again until the weekend, so Merry Christmas and Boxing Day shopping to all of you! Happy holidays!

Rimmel Play Fast Quick Dry Nail Polish is 0.4 fl oz / 12 mL and while I cannot remember what price it retailed for, the entire Underground line (which included eyeshadows and other cosmetics) was priced higher than the usual Rimmel lines. 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.


14 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday! Rimmel — Camouflage (Play Fast Quick Dry Nail Polish) Swatch & Review

  1. I have this colour in their 60 seconds line! I like it in the bottle more than I like it on my own nails haha! Greens like these are very…holiday oriented rather than everyday nail wear! 😛 At least in my opinion.

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  2. I do NOT remember these polishes at ALL! I quite like the design of the bottle.
    I agree – quick dry polishes can suck it. They always bubble on me and I find the wear time on them are poor.
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas! Happy New Year to you too!

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    • I guess they weren’t around too long, since many don’t remember them! Chicandpolishedbeauty just said she has this shade in the 60 seconds line, so maybe you can check that out!

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