April 2, 2014

Illamasqua Glamore Shattered Stars Polishes [Swatch][Review] & [Comparison]




Today I've got the new textured polishes from Illamasqua to show you!

These are three glittery shades from their new "Glamore" release, and the polishes from that overall collection are called Shattered Stars, which I think makes sense. There is actually a fourth, Bloomingdale's-exclusive shade, called Perfuzzi , which is a yellow, but Temptalia swatched it and reported the formula to be pretty bad, so I've passed over that one for now.  For now...

Illamasqua- Trilliant:


Trilliant is a subtly rose-toned neutral texture polish containing a good amount of medium-sized silver hexagonal glitter.

Artificial light, two coats:


Window-filtered daylight:



Outside, shade:



Sun:


Formula: It's got a nice consistency for a textured glitter bomb! It's not too thick or thin, and the first coat spreads over the nail surface easily. The second coat goes on just as nicely, and is opaque! I am super pleased with this formula.
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Illamasqua- Fire Rose:


Fire Rose is a medium pink texture polish with pink and silver hexes as well as silver microglitter particles. 

Artificial light, two coats:






Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:



Sun:


Formula: The glitter density is higher/ more pigmented than Trilliant, so the first coat is more opaque.  It goes on just as smoothly and dries as quickly, though! The second coat is opaque. Very nice.
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Illamasqua- Marquise:


Marquise is a vivid, warm orange texture polish shot through with lighter yellow-gold shimmer particles.  This one lacks the larger hex glitters of the previous two.

 Artificial light, two coats:



Window-filtered daylight:


Outside, shade:



Sun:



Formula: It's just the right consistency, and goes on very nicely- very easy to control. The first layer dries very quickly, like most texture polishes do, and the second coat goes on as easily as the first and is nearly opaque.
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Comparison time!

I noticed that Marquise was extremely similar to a Zoya Pixie Dust that I own: Zoya- Destiny (you can see more swatches of it here.)

Let's take a look:



Can you tell them apart? I feel like Marquise is the slightest bit more pink/ less orange compared to Destiny, but let's be real- these two are dupes!  Shame on you Illamasqua, for duping another brand!

I don't own comparable polishes to Trilliant or Fire Rose, but Lucie of Lucy's Stash has a couple comparisons with each! (Trilliant VS OPI- Silent Stars Go By; and Fire Rose VS a couple more of the Zoya Pixie Dusts, one of which I actually do have, but I don't really feel they're that similar.)
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Overall:
I wore these sans top and basecoat, and they seems quite durable and resilient when applied that way! I would wear a glue or peel base if you don't want to wear it more than a day or two, otherwise you'll be doing the foil method, probably, to remove.

The texture, by feel, is very similar to the original Zoya Pixie Dust finish; they're not too rough or gritty, and there aren't any sharp protrusions that will snag or accidentally scratch your skin- even on wrapped tips. Very nice, I think these are a win!


4 comments:

  1. I'm still loving textures so these are very pretty! Nice comparison too, its great to see other polishes that might be possible dupes for them.

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  2. Yes! I am loving the more neutral textures more and more...like Trilliant. More subtle, but has a little something special. :)

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  3. Marquise looks similar to OPI Jinx as well. Either way, I love, love, love these!

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  4. Perfuzzi is awesome! It's more gorgeous on more than in the bottle. I didn't have any problems and ended up wearing it for 10 days! Pick it up!

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