Seriously, when I saw this color in my “mystery box” from Illamasqua, I was kind of disappointed. I don’t normally go for nudes, or really any shade that isn’t in-your-face full of color. But in interest of giving a fair review of the formula, I went ahead with it. 

Let me tell you, I’m now a nude convert. It’s so striking! Or perhaps it’s just this particular color in this particular formula, but I really love it, and I haven’t done much with it. I think it would be fabulous paired with a black and a matte topcoat. Actually, any color would work really well (because it’s nude, obvs), because it just seems to set off whatever color you’re putting next to it.

Even without all that fancy nail art that the kids are doing these days, I still got compliments on the color. The wear is pretty fabulous too – I’m going on day four with only a few minor chips. If I would have reapplied a top coat every day, it would probably still be perfect. My bad.

If you’ve never tried an Illamasqua Nail Varnish, I highly recommend it. It’s a new favorite. Grab yours for $17 at Sephora.

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