Name: Pastel Nails in Nudge
From Illamasqua’s website:
Available in four shades, our Pastel Nail Varnishes glide onto nails for a fabulously flirty finish.
What I liked:
– beautiful shade
– good color payoff
– creamy formula, not streaky
– dries fast
– the packaging
What I didn’t like:
– formula is quite thick
– the price
Pastel Nails is a small collection of four pastel nail polishes – Blow (sorbet lemon yellow), Nudge (mint), Caress (cornflower blue) and Wink (soft lilac) – originally released by Illamasqua in Spring 2010. Pastel nail shades is not really something one would expect from such an edgy brand as Illamasqua but that just piqued my curiosity even more and I was very excited when winning a blog giveaway gave me the chance to try 2 of the 4 shades available: Blow and Nudge. Today, we’ll talk about the latter.
Nudge is described as a “mint ice-cream” but I disagree. It didn’t look mint or green at all on my nails. Instead, it is a soft sky blue shade, which is very pretty anyway. I was a bit worried about the formula as pastels are usually hard to apply, but luckily Nudge wasn’t. It just took a bit more time than usual to apply it though because the creamy formula, which glides easily on the nails, is quite thick and so I had to keep removing excess polish from the brush.
But apart from that, it applies smoothly and without streaking on the nails, and it provides opaque coverage with only a couple of coats. Once applied, it dries really fast and lasts long too. Nudge lasted four days on my nails, and without a top coat, before it started to chip. Considering how hard I am on my nails, that’s pretty impressive!
Described as a pastel mint shade, Illamasqua Pastel Nails in Nudge is actually a pale sky blue that provides opaque coverage in two coats. The formula is creamy and glides on smoothly without streaking but also thick so it needs a bit more time and patience than usual to apply it. It dries fast and lasts at least 4 days on the nails without a top coat.
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