December 22, 2012

Illamasqua- Noble [Swatch] & [Comparison]



Today I have the other Sephora-exclusive Illamasqua release, Noble. (The other is Cameo, seen here.)



Illamasqua- Noble is a perfect Robin's egg blue creme polish.  It's quite bright, and really a special shade of blue!

Artificial light, two coats:




Some slight visible nail line is noticeable here, but it's just because of the strength of the camera strobe- not apparent in person.



Mixed lighting, natural daylight + artificial fluorescent:


Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:






Formula:  Even better than Cameo's, if that's possible.  It's almost a one-coater!  Very thick, and self-levels incredibly well.  It's like butter.  I'm so impressed with Illamasqua lately!

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Comparison time!




Left to Right: Zoya- Phoebe, Illamasqua- Serenity, Illamasqua- Noble, Sally Hansesn CSM- The Sky's The Limit

I have a few polishes in the same vein.  The look more similar in the bottle than on a swatch or the nail, but you can already see that Illamasqua- Serenity from the Rubber Brights collection has a lot more green in it, as well as being a matte finish.


Artificial light:


Zoya- Phoebe is obviously quite a bit darker and matte- as well as having some shimmer particles in it you would be able to see if you used a glossy topcoat.

Noble is the most similar to Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure- The Sky's The Limit, but I won't call them dupes. Not quite. Noble is a hair darker with a touch more green than Sky's The Limit.  The differences are apparent in real life- I couldn't quite get the lighting right for this photo.

However, you probably don't need to own both.




Noble is not a totally unique shade of blue, I don't think; there are probably many out there that are very similar, and much cheaper.  But, the formula is flawless, and I was really wow-ed by the color while I was wearing it, which I can't quite say about the others yet.

11 comments:

  1. I love this color. I have nothing like it. It is gorgeous!

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    1. It is a pretty special blue! :) Thanks for reading.

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  2. Gorgeous! I just love unexpected colors during this time of year. This one's so icy beautiful.

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  3. Beautiful color! I love that you posted pics on different light settings :)

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    1. Thanks! I try to show how they might look in changeable everyday light. :)

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  4. Gorgeous creamy blue! I have seen swatches of illamasqua and I really need to hop on board and get some!

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    1. You do! It's amazing. In my experience, it's not over-hyped like some higher-end brands (*ahem* Butter London).

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  5. I have no words for how beautiful your photos and swatches are. WOWZA!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much! I am always trying to improve.

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  6. The Zoya in your post is Phoebe, not Breezi.

    I have both Zoya Phoebe and Illamasqua Noble in my collection. They're both gorgeous.

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    1. Omigosh thaaaank you for pointing that out! I have Phoebe AND Breezi, & I guess I got confused labeling everything. I will fix all the labels. Thank You!

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