Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Vamps for October: Illamasqua Viridian



Okay, so probably not technically vampy, but a) it's dark, b) I was really sick of burgundy and navy and c) I love it! Viridian is one of my favourite polishes. It's amazing in two coats but can be applied in one, it's hardwearing, shiny, and a stunning colour. I feel badass when I wear this polish.



I think Temptalia described this as a dark teal, and that's probably not far off the mark. Except that overall hue is comprised of a subtle blue/green/black duochrome (trichrome?) shift that brings different facets of the polish out in different light. This looks amazing under flash (although I forgot to bring my flashgun when I took the shots. Oops). I really love this polish, it's in my desert island top ten and is one of the first shades I bought that got me really raving about Illamasqua.




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12 comments:

elbee said...

omg. I have been waffling back and forth, wondering whether I should get this. Your photos have just shown me another side of this polish. I originally thought it was a dark green shimmery polish, but there is so much more! Gah!

Thank goodness for Sephora F&F sales! :P And thank you for posting this!

I Drink Nail Polish said...

That is one seriously gorgeous mani. The color is divine on you! I don't have Viridian but I do have China Glaze Emerald Fitzgerald (supposedly a dupe or very close relative of Viridian). I need more Illamasqua polishes. They are truly incredible.

ilexica said...

elbee - it's really fabulous. I don't think swatches do the colour justice. Hope you manage to grab one!

I Drink Nail Polish - they are similar, but no cigar :D The CG has a chunkier texture and a bit less duochrome. It's pretty though!

greeneyespinknails said...

This is lovely. It reminds me of China Glaze's Rodeo fanatic, a polish I love but that stains like no other.

rock-or-not said...

Gorgeous!!
I love it!

ChaosButterfly said...

*drools a river*
This looks so HOT on you.

beachgal said...

Looks really good on you. Somewhat remind me of OPI Cookoo For This Color from the fall 2010 Swiss collection.

Courtney said...

Oh, WOW! I'm not usually a fan of Viridian, but this looks KILLER on you! :-D

Lucy said...

Oh my! My mouth is just hanging open. Long string of drool hanging down to the computer. Can you tell how much I love this!

Fingers said...

Holy crap! I need to have that color!!!! I am new to Illamasqua-and am loving the brand so far! Such a pretty color!

Sia said...

AMAZING colour! XOXO

Andy said...

Stunning polish, and looks fantastic on your nails! Straight onto my wanted list...

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