One of my favorite nail polishes
I love Illamasqua's Nail varnishes in general because they are not streaky and great colors. Sacrab is my all time favorite color of all nail polish colors and its so unusual. Its like a reddish wine but almost coffee look to it. These also last on the nails quite a long time.
Cute names, fabulous staying power and application!
I bought this because the name was funny, and I'm also hooked on blue colours. It looks dark on nails, almost black, but if you look closely, it's a fine, shimmery blue. The first coat is streaky, opaque some places and almost not there in others, but don't fret. Go through all of your nails and repeat with a second coat and it covers everything up! I don't even need a third coat! Wears alright, the tips tend to have tiny chips in a few days if you don't use a top coat, but slap one on and the colour is more visible (more blue looking, less black) and it lasts for about a week!
Amazing! Looks Like An Ancient Amulet. Great Cruelty Free Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Scarab---Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. Modeled upon the Scarabaeidae family dung beetle, which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying eggs that are later transformed into larva, the scarab was seen as an earthly symbol.
This may sound like a creepy color...but its awesome! I love that it resembles ancient amulets, and is a cruelty free nail lacquer...I shaved off the fifth star a bit, bc it chips easily compared to Zoya, which is what I usually wear...This polish is still worth trying, if you love lacquer, and change your polish often...probably best for your toes, as it will be less likely to chip, bc on a manicure (at least mine) it lasts 2 days. But I am a vlogger, and bartender.
Perfect Classic Red
In my opinion this is pretty much the most perfect red ever! The formula is fabulous and most of the time I can even get away with applying only one coat, which is incredible for a red. I've noticed the color really deepens with 2+ coats. I like both variations. Illamasqua really made a home run with this one!
I bought this polish because I'm a huge fan of Illamasqua and I fell in love with this classic crayola blue. It looked great the first few times I wore it, the formula was great and it only took two coats for it to be completely opaque. However, after storing it for several months I found that it had changed into a dusty looking purple shade. I should mention that the polish was kept away from light and heat. I've heard from a few other people that they've also had this problem. This polish is too expensive to have this happen. Extremely disappointed!
This was my first Illamasqua, and it has really hooked me on their polishes. Phallic is stunning on the nail: deep blue with subtle shimmery sparkles that seem to make it glow from the inside.
Application is great, opaque in two coats, and almost opaque in one. It's not too thin or thick, and dries faster than some other high end polishes, which is great.
MAJOR LASTING POWER
These nail polishes are fantastic. I have also heard they outdid OPI in some nail awards in 2011. I found that it lasts for days and days. The colours are great a little whacky at times but you will always find something. It's a shame they are just so pricey! AUD$38.00!!!!!!!