Thursday, October 10, 2013

Illamasqua Gothiqua

Illamasqua Gothiqua is a recent acquisition from a very sweet gal - it is a Canadian exclusive, so I feel very lucky and grateful to have it (thank you, M!)!  It is a deep eggplant creme with very subtle green shimmer, that unfortunately is much more visible in the bottle than on the nail.  Application was very nice - this is my first Illa, and I am impressed - nice consistency, highly pigmented, easy to control, and is just so darn glossy on it's own!  I used 3 coats here as I had a few streaky spots, but you could get away with 2 easily.  In the shade / indirect light it just looks like a vampy creme, with *maybe* a little texture from the largely hidden shimmer.  In the sun you can see the shimmer more easily, but it's nowhere near what it looks like in the bottle.  I'm a bit disappointed it doesn't look more like it does in the bottle, but it is lovely none-the-less.  Enjoy -     >^..^<

ETA:  Aaaaaaaand...... Blogger is doing it again.  All the pics I directly upload are completely washed out.  So the first 2 here are linked directly from Photobucket, and are true to color, hue, and intensity.  The remaining are direct uploads, so use your imaginations.... again.   Sorry -

The following are all direct uploads to Blogger and are completely washed out and "fuzzy".  Refer to the above 2 photos from PB for correct appearance. 

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