The HIPP x RGB range is a collaboration between green nail stylist Jenna Hipp and and RGB founder Gina Carney. I was recently sent the collection for review, so I can show you all four shades. The concept of this range is that these are skin tone specific, full coverage, nude nail polishes, like foundation for the nails; in other words, these are the perfect shades for the mannequin hands manicure.
Mannequin hands look a bit weird to me, but I also think they are strangely elegant (or perhaps elegantly strange.) Painting the nail the same shade as the hand gives an optical illusion that elongates the fingers and I like it on my short nails as much as on longer ones. It's a very clean look that's a little more edgy to my eye than a more traditional pastel or sheer french nail polish.
Like my lips, my natural nails have a bluish undertone, so painting them a pink or beige shade also makes me look a little healthier.
From left to right, F1 is a pale yellow beige, F2 is a medium pink beige, F3 is a deep golden brown F4 is a dark chocolate with reddish undertones. All pictures are with two coats applied.
F2 is probably a better match for my undertones, but it's a touch too dark and I prefer the look of the more creamy F1. Here are pictures of both of those on a whole hand.
Full hand of F1.
Full hand of F2.
These pictures give a better idea of what they look like in context of the rest of my hand. F1 (first picture) blends into my pale olive skin quite well, and is definitely more of a yellow beige than the more pink toned and slightly darker F2 (second picture.)
RGB cosmetics are available exclusively from www.misebeauty.com in Europe, and from www.rgbcosmetics.com in the US.
Disclosure: products provided without charge.