Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Illamasqua - Shrapnel

Shrapnel is one of the three nail polish shades/winners from Illamasqua's Nail Varnish Competition. It's described as rose copper chrome with metallic finish. It's definitely not what it looks like on their website, it actually looks like a salmon copper-y chrome. I know, it doesn't make a lot of sense, so let's take a look at it.

I must admit, this shade is quite original. I don't have anything like it in my collection, but... I don't like it. I don't like it as a color and I don't like the brush strokes, other than that - it's wonderful. The application was easy and this one is completely opaque in one single coat. Impressive! I want to like it, but the shade is way off and it looks like crap on me. If you like what you see, then go get it. The formula is great and if you're a bit careful the brush strokes won't be that visible.

Illamasqua, Shrapnel, 2 coats

I'll give it 4 kisses. One kiss less from perfect because of the color and brush strokes.

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

What do you think about this one?

Thanks for looking!


  1. Meni je pa prav zanimiv... nekako me po barvi spominja na roznato zlato, in ocitno sem trenutno v takem obdobju ko padam na to :))!

  2. Ohhh, I love it!
    I'm not sure it'd be the most flattering colour with my skin tone though, boo.

  3. That is a pretty color, but I agree with you - it doesn't look like the color that's up on their website.

  4. Well, it reminds me too much of those ladies in mid-fifties who use this kind of shade...too shiny for me.

  5. This is a pretty shade. A bit frosty looking but I do like it. I won't buy it because it's not something I really love.

  6. Its pretty, but I thought something really original would come out of this contest.

    And whats with all the frosts being released lately?

  7. Uuu lepa in posebna barva! Meni je všeč! <3

  8. Nice colour, similar to what I am wearing at the moment by OPI, just a shade lighter I think. Therefore I don't think I would buy it as not sure I like the one I am wearing much lol. Looks nice on your nails though. x

  9. Meni je pa krasen. Ga odkupim, če ga nočeš, hehe....

  10. It's okay...but it kind of seems like it wants to be OPI Melon of Troy, which I love and have.


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