Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Illamasqua - Raindrops

I love the rain, I love this name - Raindrops and what I love even more, is this nail polish color. Rainy grey with specks that remind me of ... well, raindrops. But rain is basically water and water is see through. Sadly, so is this polish.


Let's see a color drop of this beauty. It's so pretty...


I know it's supposed to be sheer-ish. And the name suits it perfectly. But why does it have to be sooooo sheer?! Why, Illamasqua?


Illamasqua, Raindrops, 5 coats


I immediately fell in love with this one when I saw the winners of Illamasqua Nail Varnish Competition. The color is so wonderful, but there's nothing that I hate more than a sheer polish. I can't afford to apply 4 or more coats of polish. I refuse to do it, if I'm honest. Three coats of polish are my limit.

These are thin coats:


If I wasn't so utterly in love with the light grey shade and silver specks in it... and the name which goes with it so perfectly... I'd give it only 2 kisses. It's sheer, application is uneven and - you know the rest.


*Product was sent to me by Illamasqua. Read my disclosure policy for more information.

What do you think? Would you buy it?

Thanks for looking!

29 comments:

  1. Aww what a shame. It is a gorgeous polish after all.

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  2. I love it lol but you and I always disagree on sheer polish. I lovvvvvvve sheer polishes so much. This looks so fabulous on your skin!

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  3. Five coats???? No way :( too bad, the color looks awesome.

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  4. Pretty, but for that price I would not expect to have to do so many coats. For my $1.99 pumpkin polish, okay, that's a novelty item, but not for a premium brand.

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  5. That's sad...it really is a gorgeous polish.
    I think I would only get it if it were available at Sephora and if I weren't broke. I'm actually okay with it being sheer, because you can just use a good ridge-filling base and that'll be that.
    But with a streaky application and everything, I wouldn't want to order it from the site.

    Thanks for the swatch!

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  6. Has to be sheer so that the glitter chunks don't disappear, but build as you add coats. I love this.

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  7. Man that sucks! I still kinda want to buy it and try it over an opaque grey. It's so lovely!

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  8. It's so freaking beautiful. I'd layer it! Over, say, Orly Mirror Mirror, or something pale blue...
    would look gorgeous, I think. :)

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  9. This is so beautiful!
    The only one I want from the blogger´s collection.
    Why don´t you layer it over your favorite light gray polish?

    This looks lovely on you, sheer or not.

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  10. but it looks so nice, too bad it's so sheer. final result is awesome

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  11. maybe you could try layering it over a white polish or a creme with a similar base color?

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  12. I love it so much and I love that they made it sheer - 5 stars from me.

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  13. 5 coats? That sucks... its so pretty though! I don't have the patience for more than 3 coats.

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  14. beautiful color ... but 5 coats is too much!

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  15. The Colour is sooooooo beautyful but five coats are really too much...

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  16. I always mess up sheer polishes u_u once i had to add more than 7 coats to make a polish opaque! It's horrible! But maybe the pretty colour will help to motivate you while applying it :).

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  17. I was about to get it but then it costs so much especially the shipping from the UK to the US. :(

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  18. Five coats? Seriously? But it's so pretty...

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  19. 5 coats?? mmm this color is great but... 5 coats?? it's crazy

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  20. Wau! Prečudovit je! Ampak to, da je slabo prekriven bi me pa sigurno odvrnilo od nakupa :)

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  21. Boja je savršena...ali pet slojeva ;-P too much

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  22. This polish is on my list thanks to you and Ange. I need it in my life but the price is ridiculous.

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  23. What if you layer this nail polish over a coat of white/nude/grey nail polish? maybe this would work? I think it's a very beautiful colour, it would be too sad not to use it :( I hate sheer nail polish as well, although there are a few colours that look quite nice when you can still see the nail underneath... but only a few :P

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  24. That is beautiful but I also am not crazy about sheer polishes. Good idea to layer this one. So pretty.

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  25. I love it! I don't mind this being a four coater because it's a stunning colour.

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  26. too bad you need so many coats to make it opaque, because it's a great color!

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  27. That really is gorgeous and it looks great with your skintone. I would just layer it and let it be what it is. :)

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  28. The same happened to me with e.l.f.'s Lilac and Mint Green, three coats and it was still too sheer for my liking, I hate that!

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