This is for Joy, who asked to a RBL Square Pants duplicate. It’s a pale yellow jelly. In some photos, it looks like it has microshimmer, and in others, it looks creme. But $18 a bottle? Unless you’d wear this a lot, that’s quite a high price tag.
The color doesn’t work at all on my skin tone, but it’s a fun and interesting color. Unfortunately, today is cloudy and this is a color that needs full sun to look best.
First step: Make a yellow creme, or use Orly Spark, which is what I did. The secret to the RBL jelly finish is a LOT of gloss.
I poured out the Orly Spark (about the size of 4 peas) into my pallette. In a seperate area, I mixed three drops of creme white and one TINY- as small as you can get- drop of black to make a very light gray. I scooped this up with my brush and mixed it into the Orly. This was to make the shade a little closer to the RBL- the Orly is a bit too “sunny” yellow to be a perfect match. Just add a tiny smidge of gray- you can do the franken without it too, but the shade will be a little off.
Add an equal amount of gloss to the Orly puddle- don’t use quick dry if possible. Mix together well and you’ll have a yellow jelly. Mine took three coats to be semi-opaque.
There you go- hope this can save someone a couple dollars!