Labels: BorgheseWarning - This is a photo heavy post.
I like Broghese but I know that some folks dismiss the brand because of the price and the bottle. I happen to like the bottle since it reminds me of a perfume bottle. I have no issues with their bottle like I do with Nfu-Oh or Nicole by OPI. The price is a bit steep for a brand you find in the drugstore but the quality is up there with higher priced brands. I do recommend trying at least one color from them. I don't think you will be disappointed. Feel free to look through some of the swatches I have posted. They make great reds and metallic shades!
The Rapido collection is the Spring offering from Borghese. There are 12 colors and all are quick dry. I found them, except for a few, to be on the sheer/thin side and needing about three coats. I thought this would be an issue but they dry quickly so there is no pooling or bald spots when doing multiple coats. I found them to dry to the touch in about 2/3 minutes which is not bad for a quick dry. They do dry really shiny without a top coat which I like. It's a nice collection overall and refreshing with it's vibrancy. It's not totally unique but the collection has some winners.
Vigneto. This would make a really great pedicure color. It really has this glow that doesn't come across too much in the photos. It's a pink based purple with shimmer. It's a very happy color.
Marino. LOVE! This was a suprise. In the bottle it looks like a basic bright blue but once on the nail it becomes this lovely dusty beachy blue. It reminds me of a deeper more blue RBL 360. Really love this one! If you love blues - get this one!
Mochaccino. LOVE! A deep taupe with pink/blue shimmer. I only needed one coat of this too. A very nice twist on the taupe trend.
Chroma. A basic silver foil. Nothing bad about it but nothing unique. It does go on really smooth.
Lira. Borghese does metallic shades really well and this one is no exception. It's a pale gold/champagne that leans to the cool side. I find it looks elegant on me without being fussy.
Menta. A jade green with blue shimmer. Another Chanel Jade dupe. I really like this color and I like the fact that other companies are making a color like this available without the Chanel price. But! I would have enjoyed seeing a different color shimmer - like copper or bronze or purple. A twist on the trend would have been nice. It's not bad but it's not unique but the shimmer is nicely pronounced in this one.
Violetto. A frosty violet. A frosty violet with brush strokes. Not a fan of this one at all.
Maraschino. A vibrant pink. I like this one! It reminds me of Nars Funny Face lipstick. It looks like it has a drop of red in it to balance the pink. It's not coral but a deep pink with a smidge of red. It dries so shiny!
Siena. A rosy bronze with little flecks of metallic shimmer. I didn't like this at first but it grew on me. I wore this for a day hence the tip wear. I can see layering this over something like a dark brown. It's pretty but sheer and I think it will look best layered.
Rosso. Rosso is red in Italian and this is what it is - a classic pin-up girl red. So shiny! Really beautiful and my Mom took this one and yelled, "MINE!" She is so greedy. *sniff* I'm so proud! My Mom's opinion is that Borghese makes some of the best reds.
Anemone. LOVE! Which is a suprise because I am not normally drawn to pinks. This is a vibrant blue based pink with violet/blue shimmer. No hidden shimmer either on this one either. This is not a shy pink and dries really shiny.
Limoncello. LOVE! It's vibrant and glowy and a nice mix of yellow and green. I really expect this one to have a smell. This is what I wanted Revlon Beach to be but wasn't.
*These were supplied to me for review*