November 30, 2013

Illamasqua- Dedicate [Swatch]

Here is Illamasqua- Dedicate, another polish which I believe is currently a Bloomindale's exclusive shade.  I had no idea this existed until I went searching for Boudicca, and stumbled on this one.  As a purple-lover and die-hard Illa fan, I just had to snatch this one too- even though I couldn't find a single swatch online.

Dedicate is a warm-toned, muted, purple creme.  Some people might call it a "dusty" purple.

The saturation level is what makes this one really interesting for me (although I'm a huge dork and get way too excited by nice creme finishes).

Artificial light, two coats:

Window-filtered daylight:

It does dry down slightly darker than the bottle color, but on the plus side, it's super glossy once dry!  I can see myself using Dedicate as a base or component for nail art...such a simple, yet faded, purple.

 Outside, shade:

Formula: Thick, pigmented, and nearly a one-coater! I did two coats to be safe, but if I weren't swatching this, I would've stopped after the first! Super nice, effortless.

This is a very basic color, but it's executed so well, and my photos don't actually do it justice.  Love!