Friday, 8 November 2013

REVIEW: ILLAMASQUA MATTE TOP COAT







Illamasqua Matte Top Coat £12 | buy here

I am super impressed with this. I've been loving matte nails recently so I thought I'd purchase a clear matte top coat so that I could use any of my existing nail varnish and turn them matte whenever I wanted, rather than buying certain matte colours.
I've bought nail varnishes from Illamasqua before, and while they're okay, they're not brilliant.
To be honest, I only really bought this as Illamasqua had emailed me saying I could gain access to a private sale where most things were £5. So I bought this as well as other things and when it finally arrived I just put it in my 'need to try' drawer.
It wasn't until I was going through the drawer to find a new cleanser to trail when I remembered that I had it. Out of curiosity I tried it out on my nails, and I was so taken aback by the results.
I never expected it to work so quickly or to even try that quickly. It's so weird because you can physically see it drying and turning matte on the nails. I can't explain it properly but man this stuff is good!
Sorry Barry M, I won't be purchasing any more of your matte nails after all.
Do you like matte nails? What do you think of matte top coats?

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  1. Aw, I love that colour! I'm not a massive fan of matte nails, I always like them shiny! The shinier the better, but this matte colour is really nice!

    Love Daniela - Oh Ella Bella
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  2. Oh, this looks like it works so well! I don't own many matte polishes & this would be a good way of making my normal polish matte.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  3. This looks so great I've never considered it before! you have a lovely blog - I'm a new follower :)
    There's a giveaway over on my blog if you'd like to check it out :)
    Have a great weekend, Saida xx

    http://saidacanephotography.blogspot.com

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