Hi! The Spring shades continue to roll in and today I have the Sweetie Heart matte polishes from Rimmel to share with you. Swatching these made me realise that matte polish hardly ever features on my blog, it's kind of a love it or hate it thing isn't it? Well, here I am filling the matte void...!
This collection is inspired by Love Hearts (not officially, I should point out) one of my favourite sweets growing up (they still are actually, I could eat them all day!) and the shades are reminiscent in colour and finish. They all dry down to a chalky matte finish and feel like chalk to the touch...quite strange!
The formulas here aren't great, unfortunately. They're quite finicky and as you can see on my nails, a bit streaky and patchy even though I did my best with application. I also sort of feel like they've made my nails look bent out of shape in places!? They're by no means the worst matte polish I've tried, but they could be better. I'd recommend ditching the base coat and trying to keep your brush strokes as even as possible because they're not at all self levelling!
Also apologies for my sad looking cuticles in these pictures, I was at the end of a very long swatching session and they'd started to dry out terribly. I promise I bathed them in oil after!
Cheeky Girl is a pale pink with a lilac undertone. I've used 2 thick coats.
Chase Me is a pale minty green. I love this colour but again application isn't great. 2 thick coats
Cheeky Chap is a brighter shade of sky blue and a little easier on the application. 2 thick coats
You're Mine is a flesh-toned peach. Again I love the colour and application was a bit easier with this one. 2 thick coats
I really wanted to love this collection but sadly it falls a bit short! It's never fun to give negative feedback but I pride myself on honesty. I would possibly use them for nail art in the future (they could be decent for sponging or drawing, although they dry too quickly for stamping) but I don't think I'll be wearing them alone.
My picks: Chase me, You're Mine
- Available now from Boots (currently on 3 for 2) priced £3.99 each