Thursday, 27 September 2012

Illamasqua Load - swatches and review

This is a lovely creamy white with a very witty name (which apparently is inspired by the real thing) ;)

In artificial light

Close up in artificial light

Here you can compare the creamy tone to the snow white background

In daylight

Full hand picture in artificial light


Type of polish: Cream.

Colour: A creamy white which reminds me of the colour of custard (it doesn't remind me of ANYTHING else - I promise!) ;)

Collection: Illamasqua's Throb Collection 2011.
Opacity: Ok. This is three coats. I probably could have applied just two because the third coat made no greater difference. ;)

Drying time: Normal.

Formula: Ok. It's neither thin nor thick AND it stays exactly where you want it to BUT you have to apply it with light strokes to avoid streakiness.

Brush: Great! Very easy to work with! I also love the fact that you can remove the big cap and work with a more comfortable smaller cap which is underneath the big one. :D

Shine: Shiny on its own but I have one coat of Seche Vite in these pictures. This will also even out any streakiness if you've got some. ;)

Accurate colour, photo vs IRL: What you see is what you get! ;)

: 4+/5 :D

I don't know why I don't wear this polish more often?! It's a great colour on its own AND it's a great base for nail art (I'll show later what I did with these in terms of nail art ;))!
Maybe it's the streakiness that holds me back because in spite of that it's a wonderful polish! (AND it's so much fun to see people's faces when they ask what it's called and you tell them.... ;))


  1. Här "kommer" jag m min kommentar, bättre sent än aldrig liksom ;)

    Load e sååå fin, snigelspår varning på den ♂ och visst var det dy som fick mig att köpa den, mest för namnet din snuskfia!:)

    Love it 5 ♂/5 ♂

    1. LOL! :D Jag kommer, jag kommer, jag kommer! :D
      Ja, visst är den fin!!! :D
      Älskar namnet! Hehehe! Phallic är inte så dum den heller... ;)
      Snuskfia kan du vara själv! Du har ett å annat i din samling me! ;)
      Puss! <3


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