Friday, 22 March 2013

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops

Hi Hussies!

Tonight I have Pink Raindrops from Illamasqua to share with you.

Now we all know how amazing the original Raindrops is, that beautiful pale grey, squishy jelly filled with white flecks. A polish so lovely it reached cult status and resulted in Illamasqua resurrecting it from their discontinued limited edition line.

Here's a little reminder....

Illamasqua Raindrops

I, just like everyone else was jumping for joy when Illamasqua announced they were releasing a PINK version of this beauty. The second it was released my fingers were tapping away on the keyboard buying the new baby!

BUT Pink Raindrops is not what I expected it to be...

Pink Raindrops is a dusty, pink almost bordering on flesh tone with a weird pinky/mauve shimmer and a lumpy creme texture. Yes it has the delicate little flecks but that is its only redeeming feature.

Those of you that read my blog often will know that I don't ever slate a polish, I can normally find something that I like about it, even if the colour isn't for me there's normally something I can praise. I just cant say that there's anything I like about Pink Raindrops.

I feel like Illamasqua thought they could ride off the back of Original Raindrops reputation and release any old pink polish and we'd lap it up. Which is exactly what I did, I bought this because I love the original and I thought that if its even slightly as good as the first one I'm going to love it. Plus I am a die hard Illamasqua fan, not just their polishes but everything else they make.

All I can say is that its an unflattering, almost frosty looking mess and I'm so very disappointed :-(

The swatches here show two coats of Pink Raindrops followed by one coat of Seche Vite.

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops (photographed in natural light)

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops (photographed in natural light)

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops (photographed in natural light)

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops (photographed in natural light)

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops - macro shot (photographed in natural light)

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops - macro shot (photographed in natural light)


So there you have it. Obviously this is just my opinion and I might be the only person on the planet that thinks like this but I've given you my HONEST opinion.

Illamasqua polishes are available HERE.