Illamasqua Art of Darkness – Scarab Nail Polish NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 22 - 2010

Whilst Illamasqua’s Viridian was released with a flourish and huge interest from nail bloggers excited to see the emerald green featured in the campaign shots… not quite so much was said about Scarab, Viridian’s quieter and more conventional sister polish.

Which is a bit of a shame, because as you can see… it’s a proper Autumn/Winter beauty!

Scarab is an almost sanguine red with flecks of copper fire that really come to life when caught by the light.  This was the other item I was sent from the Art of Darkness collection… I very nearly squealed when I first took it out of the box!

It’s true to bottle colour and as with most Illamasqua polishes I’ve tried… applies beautifully and is practically opaque in one coat.

I do have one issue with this polish though… wear.  I had enough tip wear to bother me by the end of the second day and I don’t usually suffer with that at all until the 3rd day.  I should absolutely point out that this was whilst wearing it layered over another polish for my Ruffian manicure.  I shall wear it alone and report back/edit as necessary.

Illamasqua polishes are on the pricey side and Scarab will set you back £13.00 if you choose to indulge.  You can buy online or on counter.


17 Responses to “Illamasqua Art of Darkness – Scarab Nail Polish NOTD”

  1. D says:

    What polish are you wearing in the last photo? It’s gorgeous too!

  2. May says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous! Are you wearing a topcoat with it? It’s soooo beautiful! *swoon!* xxx

  3. Kim says:

    Gorgeous!! Mine arrived today 😀 So excited to try it xx

  4. Meeta says:

    I liked Viridian but ended up buying Scarab instead as I loved the tone of the red more.

  5. kristen says:

    when i saw them both, Viridian made me think of the green from H&M, so picked Scarab. Im so glad i did, i adore it.
    I agree on it being a sanguine red, i think thats what they should have named it,and the green Scarab as thats the colour those beetles are lol.

  6. vanessa says:

    olá adorei seu blog, também tenho um blog de esmaltes e gostaria de saber se podiamos fazer algumas trocas, eu mando os esmaltes que vc quer do Brazil e vc daí!!1
    esta aberto para quem quiser fazer trocas, estou esperando sua resposta
    see you

  7. vanessa says:

    entra lá

    vanessa Bueno
    esmaltepoucoehbobagem.blogspot.com

  8. Kat says:

    Mother of god that is a gorgeous shade! I NEED this for AW, it’s autumn/Xmas in a bottle!

  9. Desiree says:

    that nail polish you’re wearing in the last photo is amazing! which one is that? (: and will you be at the bntm live show tomorrow, by any chance? (:

  10. Shortiee31 says:

    Absolutely LOVE this!

  11. Beth says:

    ARRGHHH in asos sale for £10.50 as a set with viridian!!!!

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