Monday, 21 March 2011

NOTD: Illamasqua Velocity

This is Illamasqua's Velocity, a dirty, dusty grey toned purple.  I bought it because I was so very impressed with the wear of Radium, which I'd had applied at a recent event... and I've been pretty impressed with the wear on Velocity too.  This photo was taken after three days wear, and as you can see, there's barely any tipwear to be seen.  Chips started creeping in after four days, which for me is rather good.

As with Radium, two coats was enough to provide a good covering of colour, although if I was being picky, a third coat would have blocked out the tiny bit of visible nail line I could sometimes see in natural light.  The polish itself was smooth to apply, medium thick in texture, and dried relatively quickly.  It did need a big, thick coat of topcoat to smooth out the slightly streaky finish - but that's a problem I expect with this sort of cream finish, dusty shade.

I've had a fair number of compliments on Velocity - it's a subdued but still eyecatching choice, and I don't think I've seen another colour quite like it.

If you'd like to try Velocity for yourself, you'll find it at Illamasqua's website, where it will cost you £13.50.

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