18 Apr 2013

New Illamasqua Nail Polish Shades

Illamasqua have recently released five new nail varnish shades to their collection available in-store and online.  These are all permanent line and details follow.

Pink Raindrops
Illamasqua Pink Raindrops nail varnish

This particular shade, Pink Raindrops, was created to celebration hitting 100,000 Facebook fans.  I'm getting quite personally excited to hit 1,000 - so 100,000 is quite an achievement :-)  This is an almost nude, cool-toned pale pink with barely noticeable pink flakes running through it, and it's quite pretty and girly (and not too sparkly to get away with wearing in work).  It has a gel gloss finish and it does quite look like slightly smeared raindrops on the nails (it's a pink version of the grey Raindrops, released some time ago).

Matt Top Coat
Illamasqua matt topcoat nail varnish
There's not a huge amount to say about this one, but I can imagine this looking great over the LE speckled nail varnishes (from the I'mPerfection collection - see here for more information on this collection and the speckled nail polishes) for a very authentic, delicate, matte eggshell look.  I like matte nail varnishes, in particular creating an almost duo-tone "French manicure" style nail using only one shade, with a matte nail and a glossy tip.

New Spring Shades

Venous, Harem and Superstition were formerly shades exclusive to the Broken Heart collection (Sephora stores only), but these three shades are now available as part of Illamasqua's permanent line.

L -> R: Venous, Harem, Superstition

Venous is a blue-based green which can appear either almost-teal or definitely more green, depending on the light - the shade is based on the blue-green colour of veins as seen through skin.  Harem is an almost bubblegum creamy mauve/blue-based light pink.  Superstition is a very vibrant fuchsia-toned medium-dark pink (my kind of pink).

I personally love Illamasqua nail polishes - they're extremely long-lasting and hard-wearing.  You can get more information and swatches from the Illamasqua site, here.

As a side-note, Illamasqua are also offering 3-for-2 on all lippies at the moment online (resulting in a saving of £16, not to be sniffed at!)

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