Monday, 22 September 2014

Illamasqua Melange Swatches and Review

Illamasqua Melange


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.

Illamasqua Melange

Illamasqua Melange

Illamasqua Melange

Illamasqua Melange

Illamasqua Melange

This polish is pure perfection, I cannot recommend it enough!

Availability

Available now from www.illamasqua.com and Illamasqua stores and counters nationwide, priced £14.50.

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9 comments

  1. This colour is simply divine, every time I see this I need it more, Illasmasua is the only high end brand I'll splurge on because it's so fantastic. The green with the little flakes are just gorge, your swatches are so good, I need to get this as soon as I can!! :)

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  2. Ooh this nail polish is so pretty! I've never seen a colour like it - it's so unique and looks great on your nails too! I've never tried a Illamasqua nail polish but I might just have to pick up this one! :)

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  3. I love this so much! It's quite expensive to ship to the US now :( but I have a friend in Singapore help me get this and Facet for half what I would've paid here! Can't wait until they arrive! Your photos are divine!

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  4. Pretty! It reminds me a LOT of Butter London's Two Fingered Salute :)

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  5. Seriously, this shade is so amazing, I didn't even think about it twice before ordering it. And the formula is so awesome too! Love Illamasqua! :)

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  6. I NEED THIS NAIL POLISH IN MY LIFE! When I'll buy however, I don't know. :(

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  7. Green is my fav colour so this has to go on my wish list :)

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  8. Wow, this is just gorgeous! Great swatches :)

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