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Monday, 18 March 2013

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops
Illamasqua Pink Raindrops

This is really pretty! It's quite a dusky, beige-leaning pink with a lovely pink shimmer running through it (that seems impossible to capture in photographs) and sweet little white flakies.

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops isn't as sheer as the original, light grey Raindrops. These pictures are two coats plus Seche Vite, and the colour is fully opaque. Application is nice and easy. I think I'd need four coats of the original Raindrops to get this density of colour.

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops


Illamasqua Pink Raindrops

The pictures above were taken late afternoon  and the light was quite harsh. The one below was taken the next morning, and (on my screen anyway) is more colour accurate. You can also see a hint of the pink shimmer on my ring finger. One other thing I noticed after a day's wear; the shine on the mani has diminished a bit. This often happens with polishes that have glitter, flakies or shimmers in them - they kind of soak up topcoat (referred to as being 'hungry'). This isn't a problem, but I'd recommend using two coats of topcoat with this one (maybe Gelous then SV) to keep it shiny :)

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops
Illamasqua Pink Raindrops

I purchased Illamasqua Pink Raindrops directly from Illamasqua at their website. I believe Illamasqua ship worldwide; in the UK shipping was free and I received my package today (Monday) after ordering on Thursday - I was impressed with the speed of delivery.

13 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that's such a pretty colour! I usually stick to knock-your-socks-off brights and darks but have found myself falling for delicate shades like this recently :) xx

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    1. I usually go for the darks and brights too - maybe we're liking the pretty colours because Spring should be in the air!

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  2. I am so jealous, you got it!! I'm excited for you though. Pink Raindrops look so amazing on you. It has your name written all over it. I'm hoping it comes to Sephora :)

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    1. Thank you! I do hope you can get it too!

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  3. It looks so feminine and delicate and your nails are pure perfection!

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  4. That looks amazing! Mine arrived Tuesday aftering ordering late on Sunday evening!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you like it - look forward to seeing your pictures!

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  5. This is a really beautiful color. I think I only have 2 Illamasqua polishes. Definitely need to get more.

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    1. I agree - some of the Illamasqua creams are fabulous colours and the formula is usually very good too!

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  6. GOrGEOUS! I am patiently patiently waiting on mine to ship out!

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