First some news: Guess who's getting a pretty new computer so she can finally blog in style? THIS GIRL. My sexy new 21.5 inch iMac should arrive soon and I AM EXCITE. It will be so nice to be able to edit photos properly instead of having to settle for a crappy online editor because my ancient macbook can barely scroll without extreme difficulty. Cannot wait.
Now onto the real purpose of this post: Illamasqua Glitterati and Viridian. These came in a duo from Sephora that I believe is still available.
First up: Glitterati. Oh yeah. This is my kind of polish. It's a sexy dark purple-y magenta-ish jelly with just the right amount of glitter to be both classy and eye-catching. The glitter doesn't sink into the base - It's really visible, but without the rough finish. I have on two coats here and the application was a breeze with no cleanup needed.
I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this polish, it suits my skin really nicely, and it's really wearable for almost any occasion. It's just FABULOUS.
As usual, all photos are in natural light with no flash.
Now onto Viridian. I bought two bottles of this, one to give to Robyn for Christmas and one in the duo for me, but I ended up passing both on. This colour is absolutely amazing, but just not on me. It's a gorgeous dark green that leans blue and has that fabulous Illamasqua formula, perfectly opaque in two easy coats, few brush strokes, just no complaints.
Except the lobster hands. OH THE LOBSTER HANDS. Can someone explain to me how my skin can look incredibly sallow and green one moment(see: Essie Pretty Edgy, which is possibly the least flattering colour on me ever in the history of the world) and then red and awful the next? Never mind, don't. You'll just depress me. I know it's not terribly obvious in the photos, but trust me that in person, this was just not a good thing. Cooler toned ladies should get their hands on this one, it'll suit you much more than it did me! And I will sit in jealousy.