“What a snore!” I proclaimed, looking at Illamasqua’s latest collection, Body Electrics.
It’s not that it’s a bad looking collection… it’s just… not me.
I don’t really do bronzers…. I don’t want liquid metals (regardless of how lovely they look in their pans)… I don’t go anywhere to warrant slathering myself in sparkly body oils and I’m a bit blued and purpled out in the nail polish world too.
I actually really quite like the theory behind the collection…. the dynamics of movement and light reflecting… all great stuff, but I just felt disappointed seeing the theory put into practice.
I received a parcel from Illamasqua containing a couple of pieces from the new collection and to be blunt, I was expecting to give the products a “these are nice but ultimately dull” review based on how uninspiring I’d found them thus far.
I was wrong.
Initially, when I opened the parcel… my spirits weren’t lifted when I pulled out one of the new Nail Polishes in shade Prism.
“Oh… it’s not the purple” thought I… sounding far too much like a spoilt child to admi… oh
I twirled the bottle in my hands, watching the iridescence and blue flashes catch the light…. yeah, it’s pretty… but I kept thinking about my yellow stained nails and how ugly they’d look combined with this blatantly sheer polish I was holding.
Admitedly, this is 4 coats… 1 coat was as horrible as I’d envisaged. But this is beautiful. After a year of solid, opaque polishes to cover up stains and dodgy ridged nails… this is delicate. It’s like a veil…. it shrouds all the imperfections, but leaves a hint of nail tip and blue irridescence that simply says…. feminine.
Not only that, but the formula is stunning. This is my first Illamasqua polish… drying time blew me away. I was able to apply and finish 4 coats in 25 minutes. Hand on heart, this is probably the greatest formula I’ve used so far. Whether or not other Illamasqua polishes are the same, I don’t know.
Prism is perfect for weddings, french manicures… it’s one of those polishes for people that don’t like polishes. If you don’t paint your nails often but want something for those times when you need to up your game… get this polish. I imagine it would also look rather lovely layered over a dark base too… I shall have to experiment!
Thanks ever so much lovely Illamasqua makeup fairies, a genuinely lovely surprise that simply made a makeup addict’s week!
Available from counters nationwide or online at Illamasqua priced at £13.00