Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Layers of Mystery...Masquerade Belle & Illusion d'Or


I like this better in pictures than I do on!

Essie Masquerade Belle - solo


Pretty - but there is something I am not loving about it. I can't put my finger on it. So I added my fav topcoat polish of all time...

Essie Masquerade Belle + Chanel Illusion d'Or


Again, there is something about this that I'm just not feeling great about. (And I *love* Illusion d'Or!) Maybe the whole look is too brown for my current mood? Or too warm for my skin tone? I do think it is kind of funny that the names of both of these polishes refer to something being hidden and shrouded in mystery - because I can't quite figure them out!

What do you think of this combo?

kittytokaren


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12 comments:

SakuraBlossom said...

What? What? i'm really wishing Masquerade Belle,'cause the description says: Blackened red. and you see it brown...is brown? I really need, want, yearn a black red that is actually black red, and not leaning brown at all.

ShortAndSweetNails said...

I think it looks way better with Chanel Illusion D'or on top. Cause otherwise it just looks like any other dark red. Brown? Dark brown with red in it?

AmyGrace said...

I like it better without Illusion d'Or. Maybe it's a polish for another moment =) I think it's awesome!

Silva said...

It looks gorgeous with illusion d'or on it :)

kittytokaren said...

@SakuraBlossom - I was also hoping it would be a black-red like the description, but on me at least it is a dark red-brown colour. It definitely has brown tones in it, but they might be exacerbated by my skin tone.

@ShortandSweet - I think dark brown with red in it hits it on the nose. Burgundy with mud??

@AmyGrace - I'm glad you like it! I'm pretty meh about it, but I think it does deserve another chance.

@Silva - Thanks my friend!

k2k

Lucy said...

Pretty polish but one I've seen many times. I don't want blackened shades of polish. I like the Chanel top coat but not on this. Sorry that it doesn't do anything for me either.

Varnish Vixen said...

Hrm. I'm also disappointed that it is coming up brown. I already own Wicked and Material Girl, so I'm thinking I can probably pass this up.

I love the Chanel top coat though!

Jennifer Leigh said...

I'm on the side of +Illusion d'Or. It's a pretty polish but the top coat definitely makes it something special.

Jenny said...

I actually think it looks very chic!

Karla said...

Oh! I like it plain, but I'm totally digging it with the top coat. Good job with the pairing.

BuyWoWDeathKnight said...

i agree, there is something missing/wrong with it.
i think it is too dark or both polishes don't have chemistry.

~Buy WoW DeathKnight~

kittytokaren said...

@Lucy - Yep, its not pushing my buttons either.

@Varnish Vixen - Keep in mind I have a funky skin tone! It might look different on you!!

@Jennifer Leigh - I love IDO. I really do!

@Jenny - Thanks frind!

@Karla - Thanks, but I really think its reading better on camera than it is in reality!

@BuyWoWDeathKnight - You know what I think it is? I think MB is a touch too warm for me, which makes it look weird.

k2k

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