It’s been a while since I’ve done an Untrieds nail polish post! Today I bring you Illamasqua Purity.
It is described on Illamasqua’s site as:
Uh, ok. Short and sweet. To add to this, I’d say this not a soft peach, it’s a bold peach if there’s such a thing. Almost a neon peach.
I get a tinge of anxiety whenever I’m faced with a pastel creme nail polish shade because I know likely I will have a challenge with possible streakiness, bald patches and gooey polish. But, imagine my delight when I applied my first coat of Purity:
Not quite a One Coat Wonder (OCW) but not bad! Above is shown with just one coat, no top coat. Below is 2 coats, no top coat:
The formula is a self-leveling dream – here it is with my usual top coat (Poshe) applied:
As with all Illamasqua nail polishes, the square outer cap can be removed and the smaller cap inside makes it much easier to grip when applying the polish.
The brush is on the thinner side but it applies and deposits the polish well – no streaks or unevenness.
Illamasqua nail polishes used to cost $17 CAD (when it was available at Hudson’s Bay, now it’s online from Illamasqua’s site but the CAD pricing is ludicrous at $29.95 each! Are you kidding me, Illamasqua?) Each bottle contains 15ml of product and are made in Australia.
• Richly pigmented
• Self-leveling formula
• Even, smooth application (amazing, considering the pastel creme shade)
• Chip resistant
• Long wearing
• Must purchase online only (non-UKers)
• Pricey (now even MORE expensive)
Stash worthiness: 9/10