Friday, January 31, 2014

Illamasqua Gothiqua is a shimmery Burgundy

This is one of those lacquers that is better in pictures.  Most of the swatches I've seen show a really nice shimmer that is almost non-existent in real life.  Maybe I got a bad bottle, or the batch is just not as shimmery.  However, I do like the color, it is actually what I wanted Charisma to be.  I think this is red/purple with very minimal amount of brown, and it goes well with my skin tone, so I can't complain.  It was a bit patchy at 2 coats, I do think it would benefit from a third, although that is unusual for an illa.

Layering Order:
2 coats Illamasqua Gothiqua
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

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