Howdy everyone! This month's Nailstalgia is Illamasqua- Scarab, the first from the brand I've included in these posts which appreciate older, well-known shades. I thought this was a good shade to show during the holiday season!
Scarab is originally from the Winter 2010 Art of Darkness collection, and is a deep, warm-toned cranberry or burgundy with coppery orange shimmer. (Viridian was the other polish released in the set.)
Artificial light, two coats:
If you're thinking that this looks close to Butter London- Rebel Fox, well it is...in that they are both deep rich reds. Scarab is more brown-towned than Rebel Fox, which is sheerer and a little more cranberry.
Now I will warn you that these last two photos are especially noisy since I had almost no natural light the day I swatched this. sigh
Formula: Like most Illamasqua shimmers, it's nearly perfect. It's thick and extremely pigmented, but not too thick or difficult to work with. It flows over the nail easily, self-levels, and is nearly opaque in one coat, if you do it right. I used two coats for swatches. A+!
What do you think?
Are you sick of reds yet?