Shortly after I fell in love with nail polishes, I discovered Illamasqua. The brand had me at day one – their gorgeous make-up line and of course, their amazing polishes. I somewhat went a little overboard trying to own every single nail polish of theirs (Boo! and Hiss are still on top of my super lemming list), but I managed to “slim down” the collection a bit. I used two coats for these swatches unless otherwise specified.
Illamasqua DWS is a medium grey creme. It has a good formula and dries very shiny. I love greys and this one is no exception. It left my stash because I adore the grey KIKO cremes and one of the two had to go.
Illamasqua Glitterati (over FingerPaints Pop Art Purple) is just so pretty. I was convinced I would not like it, but then somehow there was a sale… and now I love it. It has a burgundy jelly base and is packed with various sizes of mostly iridescent glitter. It can also be worn alone (think 2-3 coats).
Illamasqua Load is a very light pastel yellow. It has been in my stash forever and a day, considering my love for yellow. This one is just a little tricky to apply because it is a pastel creme, but nothing that would frustrate me and make me give up on it.
Illamasqua Loella is a fresh, blue toned creme. It is nothing super special but one of those polishes you can rely on – will always look good, will be easy to apply, will dry fast. The rock under my baby pinks, so to say.
Illamasqua Muse is a creme teal polish. I like the color for clothes etc a lot, but somehow not on my nails. It’s a bit weird, but then so is writing a blog purely about nail polish, so it’s all equaled out! Anyway, absolutely great formula on this one. If you’re looking for a teal, go get this one.
Illamasqua Radium brightened the passage to loving acid green/yellows. It is a gorgeously ugly polish, one of my favorites and one of those I can definitely not wear to work. On top of the bright color this polish has a silver shimmer to it, making it look even more contaminated.
Illamasqua Scorch was my first crisp white bed sheet white. It has a very good formula, and is one of the three white cremes I’d buy again (the others being the white from oh so wet! and the other is from Douglas).
Illamasqua Untold (over OPI Vant to bite my neck) is a polish that has small red glitters packed in a sheer base. I love red glitters and this one is no exception. The glitter is so dense, I only needed one coat.
Do you have a favorite Illamasqua polish? I think this may be a fifth of all my Illamasqua polishes, but my favorite of the ones I showed you today is Radium.