Following on from my post about the new collection from Illamasqua, I’mperfection, here’s a closer look at the nail polishes that have got beauty bloggers a’flutter, the Speckled collection. I have Speckle* which is the purple in the range so I was looking forward to trying it out and seeing what all the fuss was about!
To be honest, the majority of the bloggers who attended to event seemed most excited about the varnishes, and whilst I liked the look of them, my heart was firmly taken by both the Blush Up Brush and the new Immodest lip shade. However, having tried the polish for myself, I’ve leaped wholeheartedly on the bandwagon as the effect is just so brilliant. I forgot to oil my cuticles before taking the pictures, so you’ll have to tolerate my manky tatty fingers, sorry 🙂
Once on the nails, I had the opportunity to really study the finish and it’s so obviously and intelligently inspired by the speckled effect you see on egg shells, that I’m really impressed!
Not only do you have the matte, hexagonal glitter shapes to give the polish texture, but you also have tiny black speckles that give a real three-dimensional effect that ensures the finish is really eggshell-like. It’s really wonderful; I thought everything had been covered for the textural nail trend of the upcoming season, but this is definitely very new and brilliantly wearable.
The Speckle shade is a delicate purple that leans very blue, but still manages to stay in the lavender/lilac spectrum. Unfortunately my daylight lamp brings out the blue leanings, so I’ve taken an extra picture in normal light to try and give you a better idea of what the shade is like. This is two coats, although one coat gives an ethereal, hint of colour that’s still fairly opaque, just not as punchy.
This is my first experience of Illamasqua’s nail polishes and now I happily get what all the fuss is about. Total win from me! These launch on the 31st January, so just a few more days until you can snap them up.