Quick swatches of both Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Raindrops & Pink Raindrops in this post, together with some of my thoughts about them.
Finally, I own a piece of each – it’s incredible hard to get hold of both in one order. Every time I log on to Illamasqua, either one of them is out of stock and I refuse to order them separately – the logistics, shipping and waiting time, no no.
The brand describes it as a sheer light grey with jelly finish and yes it is – but with flecks of silver, just like reflects of raindrops.
Pictured above is two coats of nail polish – not too sheer if you ask me, can opacity can be achieved with another layer of polish. For those who are particular with visible nail line (ahem, me), three coats will do the trick.
Consistency of this shade is slightly more watery as compared to some of Illamasqua’s more solid hues. Nonetheless, it’s easy to apply and goes on without streaking but ever-so-slightly patchy if you ask me. Perhaps letting the 1st coat completely dry before the 2nd would help.
The brand describes it as a cool pink, yes it is but there’s so much more to this limited edition hue. There are flecks of silver and an irresistible iridescent pink sheen – gorgeous.
Formula for this shade is slightly thicker than most Illamasqua nail polishes I have. Which means, consistency of the regular Illamasqua nail polishes is in between Raindrops and Pink Raindrops – if you know what I mean. Two coats of Pink Raindrops offers perfect coverage.
Thank you for looking.
All swatches taken with Nail Tek Foundation II, 2 coats of nail polish and Deborah Lippmann Addicted To Speed Top Coat.