I've long been an Illamasqua fan (I currently own around 30 bottles of polish and a good few lip and eye products) and it's always exciting when they release a new collection; everything is always so well thought out and beautifully executed. Not to mention the stunning imagery that accompanies every new release! "Once" is the new collection for A/W 2014 and I think they've outdone themselves here...especially with this new nail polish!
I fell in love with this shade as soon as it dropped through my door - and even though a lot of polish drops through my door, that doesn't happen too often. This is what Illamasqua Creative Director Alex Box has to say about Melange:
"The creation of Nail Varnish in Melange is down to my endless fascination with the hue of teal, it’s such a beautiful captivating colour. This particular shade I think is one of the best varnish colours we have ever done. It’s a cool antique teal with flecks of burnished gold, influenced by dry hydrangeas when they turn incredible shades of blue and green."
I definitely agree with Alex...this IS one of the best colours they've ever done. It's jumped right up there with my favourites! (Raindrops and Facet) and her description is pretty perfect. Melange is a washed out teal base with tons of warm gold shimmer, along with some teeny tiny flecks of purple-brown. The formula is fantastic, it applies like butter and you could use one coat if you wish! It dries semi-matte, so I applied some top coat to bring out the shimmer. 2 coats shown.
This polish is pure perfection, I cannot recommend it enough!
Available now from www.illamasqua.com and Illamasqua stores and counters nationwide, priced £14.50.