Riviera Red – Rimmel 323 Lycra Pro

I don’t think I would have bought Rimmel Riviera Red or even noticed it among numerous red colors by other brands, and yet here I am today wearing this wonderful red nail polish:

Rimmel Riviera Red 323

I was in the local mall the other day, looking for a dark almost black shimmer like Orly Goth or something similar to it. In one of the stores there I saw a stand with Rimmel nail polishes and there was an offer – buy 1 and get another one for free. The polishes were paired up in duo packs, so basically I could choose only one color. Luckily the range of colors was good. I found a black nail polish with silver shimmer (just what I wanted), and it was packed together with a red one.

The black shimmer called Black Pearl looked really nice in the bottle, and still it was Riviera Red that I tried first:

Riviera Red nail polish Rimmel

… and I liked it! I thought this red color will be close to OPI Red, but when I compared Riviera Red with my other reds on a color wheel, I found out that it’s almost a dupe of my favorite OPI Color So Hot It Berns – another reason to love Riviera :)

Riviera Red Rimmel swatch

The polish is very well pigmented. All you need to achieve an opaque coverage is only 1 coat. However, the second coat will add more depth to the color. In the pics I have 2 coats of Riviera Red over a clear base, without a topcoat.

Rimmel Riviera Red review and photos

The formula is jelly-like, and the polish dries to a high shine glossy finish. It is quite thin and spreads like a dream, without streaking or creating bubbles.

Rimmel promises that the polish will stay on your nails up to 10 days… I don’t think I’ll be able to see one and the same red color on my nails for more than 4-5 days, even if I really like the polish :)) Today is the second day I’m wearing Riviera Red and so far it’s been behaving, but I’m already thinking of a nail art with it :)

And now let me finish the post with a portrait of the lovely Rimmel duo:

Rimmel nail polishes 323 and 398

As always, thank you for reading! See you soon ♥

6 Comment

  1. WOW, this is a gooorgeous red polish, and you present it so delicately – love your photos as always!!

    1. Mari says: Reply

      I’m glad you liked it, Riviera Red is a nice shade of red :)

  2. This one was on my wishlist for a long time but then I got some other reds and decided that I don’t need this one but it’s still a really lovely color

    1. Mari says: Reply

      Yes, it’s not unique and if you have other reds similar to this one, you can easily pass of course :)
      What I like about Riviera Red (except for the color) is its price.. and perhaps its famous Rimmel wide brush that I find to be very convenient .

  3. I love this red, but I love your bohemian theme pictures even more!! I really like your necklace (I think?)

    1. Mari says: Reply

      thank you Karen, I’m glad you like jthe pics :)) you are right, it’s a necklace with feathers :)

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