Friday, September 7, 2012

Illamasqua Phallic

Hey guys!  So sorry I've been missing in action this week.  I'm going to try and catch up but I can't make any promises.  I've been at work and I wore ChG's Desert Sun and Sinful Color's Slate, again. Since I already swatched those, you haven't really miss out on anything.  :)  I had one day off and I've been craving dark polishes so I wore Illamasqua's Phallic for a day.  I had high hopes for this one and while it is dark, its a bit murky when not in direct sunlight.  Such a shame because the shimmer is really pretty when it does come out.  Check out the two, highly pigmented coats below. 

Under fluorescent light.

Indoor, indirect sunlight.
Below is a phamplet that was in the box my polish came in.  In case you aren't familiar with Illamasqua.... its a British cosmetics brand, that stands out amongst the other cosmetic companies by specializing in theatrical make up. 


Illamasqua is at Sephora, their nail polishes are $14 a bottle.   The formula wasn't bad at all, and at $14,  I'm probably only going to buy odd ball colors from them. 

Have you tried anything from Illamasqua?

11 comments:

  1. Hey Jenni! It's good that you're at least half back, but I am sorry it's work that has abducted you! It could have been a week in the Maldivas Islands...

    Phallic has always been very appealing to me, unlike its name that I find way too porn and too less appropriate. I love such dark navy blues with shimmer, but many times they are too dark indoors for us hard working ladies.

    It looks amazing on the first picture :D I wish it could look like that all the time :)

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    1. Yeah, I don't get the name Phallic either, doesn't make sense.....I know, I totally dying for a vacation!

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  2. You did a great job of catching the shimmer in that first shot! It was close to impossible when I photographed mine!

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  3. Wow this is amazing! Phallic is going straight to my wishlist! The shimmer you captured is gorgeous!

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    1. Yes... I'm wondering if it might be better layered.

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  4. Those are gorgeous colours!

    I don't know how you do it but your nails look so strong and perfect!
     
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    1. Thanks so much... I think its genetics and hopefully a well rounded diet. Oh moisturizer and no biting, LOL.

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  5. Wow, I love this on you! It's an amazing polish. I don't own any of this brand and probably won't get them but I've yet to see one I didn't like! Thanks for swatching this for us! :D

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    1. This was my first Illamasqua. Their makeup intimidates me, but I'm intriqued by the Generation Q line.

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  6. Mmm, I love it. I have this one- I think it's fantastic. Looks great on you!

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