Friday, April 19, 2013

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops

Sometimes I get caught up in the hype of a polish. Pink Raindrops is a very good example of this. Pink Raindrops is the pink version of Raindrops, which is a pretty hyped up limited edition Illamasqua polish. I haven't been able to get my grabby hands on the original just yet. They released this one celebrating a milestone of so many Facebook likes and it was only for sale on their site. I passed up a few group buys to get this but then I saw someone was selling it on Facebook since they weren't in love with the color and I just caved. Since then Illamasqua announced that Sephora was finally going to sale this one and I felt like kicking myself for not waiting longer. However I did notice that the prices of illamasqua polishes is on the rise, $17.00, up 3 bucks! Glad I bought all mine before that increase! It bugs me that I paid more, but that's life you buy something and then the next week it's on sale half off and then they release a newer version! Anyway... onto the polish itself. This one has more negatives for me than positives. As much as I want to love love love it, it just feels more like a miss for me. The worst thing about it besides the odd fleshy putty color is the formula. I consider myself an expert Nail painter, ( a title I've appointed to myself!) and this one was giving me hell. I never thin out a polish and I had to pull out some thinner because it was just very gloppy. The flakes made the application even harder since they seemed to drag through the polish and did not quite want to settle on the nail. I wish it registered more pink then neutral washed out putty. It does have a stunning pink shimmer to it but the shimmer is not very strong on the nail like it is in the bottle. You just know I love Illamasqua polishes I own a boat load of them but It hurts me to say that this one just was very disappointing. Would I buy this again, yes but only because the collector in me wants it. 

Anyone else have a polish they wanted to love but just couldn't? 


  1. I must admit that I'm not a huge fan of the original Raindrops, but this one is amazing! So sorry to read that its formula is hard to work with. :(
    I don't know if I will ever bought more Illamasquas, this brand is not sold here in Italy and shipping costs from their website are too high now that they increase them because of "the Royal Mail issue".

  2. I *REALLY* like the polish, even despite its unusual non-illamasqua-like formua - but yes, i am also slightly aggravated that its going to sephora now. i was under the impression it was limited edition and only for sale through illamasqua so i forked out nearly 40 bucks and a month of waiting to get this! oh well...still happy to have it and now my raindrops has a sister.

  3. I originally didn't like it but the more I see of it the more it grows on me. I am hoping that I will be able to ignore the application issues everyone seems to be having :)


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