Located in the heart of NYC on Manhattan, Ricky’s is inspired by everything that is New York. The company recently reformulated and relaunched their house brand nail polishes, presenting the RickyColor Collection [formerly Mattesse Elite]. There are 17 core shades plus seasonal collections, and I got to try six of them.
“An edgy, ultra-hip “beauty shop” specializing in unique fashion accessories, cosmetics, and beauty supplies, Ricky’s NYC has been a part of New York’s urban chic culture for nearly two decades. From style-conscious teenagers and their suburbanite moms to Hollywood celebrities and their professional stylists, Ricky’s NYC plays host to a diverse, cult-like following of clientele.”
AN01 Final Share Weekend is a bright neon cool pink creme, pictured with two coats of nail polish and a top coat. The color is very bright and fun, and the formula is super pigmented; could easily be a one-coater. The polish is a bit thick, making it a great option for stamping. The shade went on evenly without streaks and bubbles.
711 Rent Controlled is a medium warm poppy red creme, pictured with two coats of nail polish and a top coat. Goes on very smooth and streak-less, but the formula is also on the thick side.
954 5th Floor Walkup is a pastel seafoam creme, pictured with two coats of nail polish and a top coat. It was the thickest of the bunch, and I had to repaint one finger, because it seemed to streak a little. Stunning color nonetheless.
861 Rooftop Margaritas is a neon yellow creme jelly with fine cool green shimmer, pictured with two coats of nail polish and a top coat. This color is very unique, mainly because of the barely visible green shimmer peeking through. It’s semi opaque, so it can be used in a jelly sandwich with some glitters. Great color for Summer, I’ll definitely be rocking it this year!
919 Grade Pending is a very pigmented dark greige creme with a hint of purple [looks like this color is called Rum], pictured with two coats of nail polish and a top coat.The formula is just right, not too thin not too thick, making the application a breeze.
811 Bridge and Tunnel is a fine silver metallic foil, pictured with two coats of nail polish and a top coat. It really didn’t need the top coat at all, but I just like to add it to even out the texture. The formula is fantastic! The application was quick and even, without any streaks and smudges, and it dried very fast.
RickyColor polishes feature a nice fast-drying formula, but some colors are slightly thicker than others, making them great choices for stamping. I was especially impressed with Bridge and Tunnel silver foil, because it performed better than other metallics I’ve tried. On my nails the polish lasted 4 days before it started chipping.
Formula 10/10 | Application 8/10 | Pigmentation 9/10 | Longevity 7/10 | Product 8/10
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$6.50 USD for 0.56 oz. Available exclusively at Ricky’s.