Thursday, September 15, 2011

My version of RBL's Piú Mosso

When Michelle first posted about the Firebird collection from Rescue Beauty Lounge (at All Lacquered Up here), I fell head over heels for Piú Mosso. What an amazing navy blue with fiery copper shimmer!

Since I'm not too big on paying that much for polish (although I have a few RBLs that I love!), I decided I'd try to replicate it using some polishes that I already have. Here are the results:



First I tried CND Effects Copper Shimmer over RBL's Dead Calm but since Copper Shimmer is so dense (is showed up as more of a pearl finish), I decided I'd decant some of it into a partially emptied Wet'n'Wild clear bottle. It turned out to be the perfect copper shimmer - exactly what I was looking for. However, because the clear was not a suspension base, it all settles to the bottom and must be shaken for a while each time I use it.  For the blue, I decided dead calm was a little too bright and wasn't quite as inky as Piú Mosso appeared to be, so instead I used China Glaze Calypso Blue as the base.

All in all I think my version came pretty close to the original.  I think the shimmer in mine might be slightly more prominent in low-lighting than in Piú Mosso, but I think it's just about as fiery in the sunlight!  Overall, it's one of my favorite polish combos I've done in a while!

What do you think?  Did I come close?

11 comments:

  1. Wow. I need some of the CND Effects, and every time I go to order they're OOS - this is perfect, I think! I love this combination.

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  2. I don't know if it's a dead on dupe... but I don't think it matters because it's stunning!!!

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  3. OMG. I have Piu Mosso, but I might like yours better! I was going to franken it, but decided to just buy it and not have regret. Yours is dead on. Maybe even more of what I wish Piu Mosso was. It's gorgeous, but out of the light, the copper disappears. Yours is PERFECT! <3

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  4. Wow, your version is pretty darn close! You're right though in noting that the shimmer in your layering is a bit more prominent. ^_^

    I have Piu Mosso and I love it, but I love your layering as well!

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  5. Wow, Now I'll just try and see if I can create the same shimmer effect because this looks awesome!

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  6. Oh wow, that is gorgeous! I like it better than the original. And thank you so much for sharing the recipe - I really can't justify the price of am RBL, so this is perfect. (:

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  7. That looks really incredible! I actually found a bottle of Copper Shimmer in hopes of trying to recreate Piu Mosso, also. Love how it shimmers when mixed in with that; amazing ♥

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  8. I love it! I have no idea how close it is but I LOVE it anyway!! great job! ♥

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  9. I am a new follower! This looks awesome :)

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  10. I think your version is better than original it seems to me that the copper shimmer shows up more :)

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  11. yikes! your franken talents are creepy! ;D

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