There is still no end for the pastel nail trend in sight. 😀
Getting my hands on Illamasqua’s Pastel Nails nail polish collection seemed like a odyssey but after they took a turn back to the UK they finally arrived about a week ago.
Illamasqua nail polishes are quite expensive with 13 GBP per bottle so I was debating a lot with myself if I should buy them or not. If you buy all four as a set you save 13 GBP and get four for the price of three but even then.. 39 GBP plus shipping is a lot for four nail polishes.
In the end I caved because I have never tried Illamasqua nail polishes before and I just love pastel nail polishes.
Let’s take a look at the Illamasqua Pastel Nails collection.
The application of Blow was ok. The first two coats were streaky but with a third coat it was manageable.
Blow looks a bit less warm than China Glaze’s Lemon Fizz. It makes me crave lemon ice cream. 😀
Hello pretty baby blue! I am surprised how much I like this nail polish. The formula was a bit streaky but opaque with three coats as well.
Because I don’t have any other baby blue nail polishes Caress is a unique color in my collection. 😀
Nudge is my second favorite of the Pastel Nails collection. I love this aqua shade.. love love love it!
The formula was better than the formula of Blow and Caress. Two coats could have been enough but I applied a third coat nonetheless.
Lavender. Lavender creme. Love. Love it so so much.
Of course the lavender had to be my favorite again. I just can’t help it. 😀
Wink was a bit more difficult to capture in the pictures. Even with color editing I couldn’t get the color 100% right. It is a bit more muted and a tiny bit warmer IRL.
In the bottle Wink looks a lot like Essie’s Lilacism but I have to compare them on the nails to see how close they really are.
The formula of Wink was great.
For all swatches I applied one coat of Seche Vite over the Pastel Nails nail polishes. They are a bit less shiny without a top coat.
Do you have bought any of the Illamasqua Pastel Nails nail polishes yet?
Even if we already have seen a lot of pastels lately I somehow find them to be more unique. I don’t know how but even they are pastels they do have a bit of a bright glow.
The most unique color for me is Nudge. I don’t have any nail polish that is close to it.
Currently the set of all four nail polishes for the price of three is sold out but I hope Illamasqua will restock them.
Newly added: Pastel Nails swatches on MAC foundation shades
Thanks for looking and take care!