I feel like Illamasqua was one of my first higher end polish brand obsessions, so I am completely bummed that they are no longer easy to get a hold of since Sephora no longer carries them. At one point I could get them at Nordstrom but then they were gone from there too. I’ve caught them a few times on Hautelook, but I’ve kinda given up on searching for them when I can get other things without such a hassle. I have a pretty sizeable Illamasqua collection, and I told myself that I should start going through my untrieds. I pulled out Illamasqua Dedicate to try out today and jazzed it up with UP and some stamping. Let me show you what I came up with.
Illamasqua Dedicate (+ 1 coat Max Factor Fantasy Fire)
Illamasqua Dedicate (+1 coat of Max Factor Fantasy Fire, Konad Stamping and 1 coat Poshé)
I have always felt that Illamasqua does some of the best creme finish polishes around so this shade did not disappoint. It is so creamy and pigmented that I only needed 2 thin coats for my swatches above. I bet that I could have gotten away with 1 coat if I had made it a little thicker in application. Best of all, I did not have to top coat my polish to get that gloriously shiny finish. Now that’s what I’m talking about! Since I’ve been on a UP kick lately, I took out my revered bottle of Max Factor Fantasy Fire and applied one coat to spruce up the base color. And because I never let good things be, I did some simple stamping with an image from one of my Konad plates. I’m super MEH on the way that it turned out, but I do try to share my wins and fails with you all regardless of how bad they look. I hope that your Monday is going well and that you are nice and caffeinated for the rest of the day. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon.
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