Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Illamasqua Throb Collection Nail Varnishes - Swatches and Review

Hello nail polish addicts :) I have something very exciting for you today. The latest three Illamasqua shades from the brand new Throb Collection! Now you might think this will be boring...a red, white and black but wait for the swatches, this is much more.

Here is what Illamasqua says about the collection: "Bold blood reds lead the way for our brand new, super dramatic Throb Collection, a quintet of never before seen colours with undeniable impact and passion."


The swatches are all without a base or top coat and are in natural daylight (no sun or lightbox).



LOAD
First is Load which looked white to me from the promo pictures. It is not. It is creamy and looks more ivory to me. I have nothing like this, I have just plain whites. The formula was great, not streaky and covered in 2 - 3 coats. I did three for the picture.

THROB
A red? Another creme red? Do you think it is boring? You might but I don´t. This polish is AMAZING in every single way. I absolutely love the color, the color of blood. I thought I would do a comparison but I didn´t find anything in my collection of reds that would be close enough. Still if you have an idea, let me know I will be happy to compare. The other great thing about this one is the formula and coverage. What you see on the picture is one coat! I love this polish so much.

SCORN
I already showed you this one here but it belongs in this collection so I swatched it again. Same as the others, might look boring in the bottle but it is unique. It has a velvety matte finish which I love. This is two coats.

So what are my thoughts about this collection? I love it. Seriously. Illamasqua can make colors that have been made a milion times unique. I can´t wait to wear Throb as a full mani, such a beautiful red.
This collection is for Valentines day. What do you think of it? I also made a video of these three, will post it soon.

The collection is already available online here. The polishes cost £13.50.

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company.

38 comments:

  1. na první pohled se mi scorn líbil, ale teď musím říct, že vypadá úplně stejně jako třeba orly matte vinyl po pár dnech nošení. přijde mi to takové nedodělané.

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  2. those are some NICE shades! thanks for the swatches!

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  3. I will absolutely die if I don't get my hands on Load. Its so beautiful.

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  4. I love this collection! Specially because I have been obsessed with red lipstick lately!

    And hahah Load, omg... I need that polish. LOL!

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  5. Does Load have a slight bit of a yellow-ish/greeny hue to it or is it my monitor?

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  6. Load...appropriate that it's ivory actually.
    I need Scorn. It's gorgeous! Heck, I'd be happy with ANY Illamasqua! :) None in my collection yet.
    Your photos are always so nice. Thanks for the swatches!

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  8. i love scorn!
    your photos are so the best!!!

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  9. WOW I am in love with that black. It looks like rich velvet.

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  10. I'm head over heels about scorn! The finish on it is amazing!

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  11. The creamy white one looks gorgeous!! x

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  12. I really like Load! its stunning! ♥

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  13. Marcipánka: mě se právě líbí, že je to něco jiného :) matné laky mám, ale ne takový. A já většinou měním lak každý den :)

    Sarah B.: me too! I love red lipstick :) will wear it with Throb.

    Jennifer: I don´t see green but a hint of yellow yes. It is a creamy ivory color :)

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  14. Thank you! Makes me want to pass... Although it looks *beautiful* on you!

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  15. Thank you for the amazing swatches (BTW: you have perfect nails!), I was hesitating to order Load as I thought it might be streaky, but now I know that there's nothing to be afraid of :-D

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  16. The ivory one is gorgeous! That one really stands out IMO.

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  17. All three of them are really pretty but the ivory one looks amazing :D

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  18. Load is just absolutely gorgeous! And I think much more wearable than a straight up white :).

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  19. Awesome! How about a comp of Throb with Essie Limited Addiction?

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  20. Tak když jsem viděla ten první obrázek, tak si říkám ten rádoby-bílej vypadá luxusně, ale nalakovanej už se mi nelíbí :D:D Nevím proč :D Ale ta červená vypadá hezky a doma určitě nic podobného nemám. No a Scorn? Scorn je zkrátka miláček! :D

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  21. Ten bílý a černý jsou nádherné!

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  22. Load is really unique, I love that! Great swatches =)

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  23. I don't know the brand...
    but the red one is gorgeous!!
    and your nails 2...!!

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  25. I don't own any Illamasqua but now I really want me some!!

    See my blog at: www.seetheworld-samwells87.blogspot.com

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  26. i'm really loving "load" and might just have to get it immediately :D

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  27. These are three lovely polishes. I actually like Load. I'm not crazy about white polish. I like this ivory. Looks really pretty. Throb is gorgeous. Love red polish. Scorn is fantastic looking.

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  28. Simple bold colors. Quite pretty that Load is!

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  29. I love that ivory and need it in my life, that's it! :D

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  30. Load is a gorgeous unique shade and I simply love Scorn.

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  31. This looks great, I would love the white one. And the black. And, well, the red as well.

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  32. Ten thorb je kráááááááááááááásnýýýýýýýýýýýýýýýýý.
    Ty ostatní dva jsou zajímavé, ale červená je červená.

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  33. Am I the only one who thinks this collection is all about sex?

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  34. Load...it just had to be white didn't it? ;) I love it however.

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