It is so nice to read your thoughts and comments on my swatches of the new Illamasqua collection (in case you missed them click here). In this quick post I want to show you the finish of the new polishes side by side to matte and glossy nail polishes. For the comparison I chose Faux Pas because it is my personal favourite.
On the first picture is Faux Pas and some similar purple cremes but with a glossy finish. The difference is evident. Polishes in this comparison are China Glaze Grape Pop (GP), Illamsqua Faux Pas (FP), Zoya Mira (M) and Nicole By OPI I´m A Belieber (IAB).
You might think that adding a mattifying top coat (I used China Glaze Matte Magic on the picture below) would be close to the rubberised finish but it won´t. The Illamasqua finish is just something between matte and glossy. Based on my experience it also has much better staying power than matte polishes which chip easily. Oh and don´t forget that Faux Pas is a one coater!