I often find that with Illamasqua nail varnishes they have beautiful colours but the formulas aren’t always chip resistant. Despite this, I couldn’t resist this gorgeous sky blue colour when it was in the sale last year and so I ordered it. I’ve finally gotten around to trying it and not only has it blown me away but it’s also in the sale again as I’m typing this on New Year’s Eve so if you haven’t already got it, now is the perfect time to do so.
The Illamasqua Nail Varnishes are undoubtedly pricey with an RRP of £14.50 however, I picked this up in the sale last year for around £4.00 I believe. The packaging is relatively simple a clear glass bottle showing the colour of the polish and a black plastic lid with the logo on it. Currently this is available in the sale at £4.35.
The Illamasqua Nail Varnishes all range in colour and finish, this particular shade is described as “A turquoise blue with a gloss finish” by Illamasqua. Personally, I wouldn’t say this is turquoise, I would class it as a brilliant sky blue, but I do agree with the glossy finish which is my preferred finish for nail polishes.
The brush is a standard brush we don’t have anything overly wide or flat in this case. This polish was semi-opaque in one coat but I went in with two coats just to be on the safe side. I didn’t use a top coat with this but surprisingly this lasted on my nails I’ve now had it on for four days straight and there’s barely any chipping at all. I also found the polish easy to apply and the colour is just as rich in pigment as I had hoped it’s simply stunning.
I actually took this photo less than an hour ago so you can see how long this has lasted on me, four days to be precise and look at how it’s holding up on my nails! Overall, I’ve very impressed with this, it’s a beautiful shade and the formula, finish and application is exactly what I hoped for. If like me, you do love a bright blue then I would highly recommend that you pick this up and I would personally get this again.
The Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Noble retails for £14.50 however, is currently in the Illamasqua sale here.
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