I’m not going to spam you with product images as I would quite frankly be shocked and appalled if you somehow hadn’t seen them already, but the collection consists of Sangers, a blood red lipstick, Intense lipgloss in Succubus, and three nail polishes – Throb (blood red), Load (rich cream) and Scorn (matte black). You may recognise Scorn as the one that was released along with the Handmade Nail Quills.
I was kindly given the opportunity to try Scorn and Load, which is great as it gave me a chance to attempt to recreate the beautiful nail look used in the promo images… this one:
I certainly gave it my best shot but it just doesn’t look as cool with squoval shaped nails like mine. But no way in hell am I willing to file my nails into points! Haha.
Here’s two coats of Load. Gloooriously creamy cream. Looks good enough to eat! Quite an unusual colour for the nails but one I like all the same – a slightly less stark alternative to white. I’m not sure if it’s a touch too yellow-leaning for my skin tone though. If I was going to wear this alone I might have added a third coat but since most of it would be covered here, I left it at two.
Then I dipped a nail art brush into Scorn and added some Pringles man moustache shapes! They look like upside down moustaches here but I did have my hands up the other way when I was doing it! I used a nail art brush dipped in Scorn as opposed to a regular black striping polish because Scorn is a matte finish so it would have looked odd with this part done in a shiny polish.
Aaand then I just filled the rest of it in. It’s a little wonky, but never mind. I’m really impressed with Scorn, it’s SO opaque, I only needed the one coat to do this part. I really love the finish, too, I love how it’s more satiny than full on matte. It almost looks like leather!
Illamasqua nail polishes retail at £13.50, and the Throb collection is out now. Available from counters, the flagship store and online.
Overall, two very welcome additions to my collection of Illamasqua polishes!