Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Illamasqua Gamma - Exclusive Swatches and Review

As promised I have swatches of Illamasqua Gamma. This shade is part of the Spring/Summer 2011 Toxic Nature Collection and will be released in mid March. I have the opportunity to show it to you today which is really exciting. So let´s have a look at the swatches and pictures.


First I have to say that I found the color impossible to capture. I think I made at least three hundred pictures and only about ten were color accurate :) The color is a very bright orange. Not too red not too yellow, just a perfect vibrant orange. It is a creme and I loved the formula. The polish applies like a dream (what else to expect from Illamasqua), there were no streaks. The coverage is also very good, you only need two coats.

As you can see from my swatches the polish is really very bright. I am wearing it as a full mani now and it makes you smile whenever you look at your nails. I can imagine that it will be a great pedi color for summer too.


My overall thoughts? I can still remember how I didn´t like colors like this about two years ago. Well time changes my taste and I love Gamma. Makes me even more curious about what is to come from Illamasqua. I am so curious about that purple lipstick (edit: it is Intense Lipgloss in 'Fierce')! What about you? Do you like Gamma? Let me know in the comments, I love to read your thoughts.
As I said, Illamasqua Gamma will be available in mid March. If you can´t wait to get your hands on this beauty, try your luck in the AllYouDesire & Illamasqua Competition. Hurry, because it ends tomorrow!

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

24 comments:

  1. Not very much in to orange, this looks cool, though. But the purple - that I really want as a polish colour :D

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  2. Oh god it's beautiful! The purple lips looks a bit like their Fierce intense lipgloss. I'm very excited to see more of this collection!

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  3. I don't like it... I LOVE it :D

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  4. I love this color and think it will make a phenomenal summer pedi! I'm also really curious to see swatches of the purple lipstick...although not sure how I'd work that into my day to day life!

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  5. So very bright...I don't really like orange on my nails.

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  6. Lillian: you were absolutely right :)

    I am so glad you girls like the polish. It is so pretty and bright. Can´t wait for summer!

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  7. I'm not a big fan of bright orange (on my skin), but this one looks great on you!!

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  8. Lindo laranja!
    Adorei teu blog
    estou te seguindo
    ficaria feliz se retribuisse seguindo o meu também.
    Passa lá:

    http://maniasdadiva.blogspot.com/

    Obrigada!

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  9. Should I even mention how much in love I am seeing those perfect nails with that wonderful color ? Honey, this is really sexy and I guess I'd also spend my day staring at those nails if I were you *_*
    That is a great Orange, not too shiny, not too light <3 Though I also miss your old bigger pictures <3

    Take care <3

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  10. It's such a pretty color! I hope I win because I'm dying for something this bright and pretty.

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  11. That looks like a great orange!

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  12. OOOOOOoh! ADORE! I might just have t splurge for this one!

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  13. How not to love a brand that send free products...

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  14. Kyosuke: your comments are always so sweet, thank you :)

    Valerie: you are wrong. I loved Illamasqua long before I got anything from them. I still buy their products, I don´t need to get them free.

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  15. Love the shade but I never wear oranges. I don't know why because I own quite a few. I can admire it on others. Looks amazing on you. So many wonderful products from this brand.

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  16. Wow your nails are perfect! I'm jealous. I hate orange but I think this might change my mind!

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  17. where do you find illumasqua nail polish??

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