Friday, 13 December 2013

Nail of the Day: Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Facet

Happy weekend, everyone! Only one more week till my holiday break- something to celebrate for sure! It's time for another Nail of the Day featuring an incredibly unique and complex Nail Varnish from Illamasqua. I've featured a few other Illamasqua nail polishes on the blog over the past year (check them out here, here, and here), and have always been impressed! Here's yet another stunner, Nail Varnish in Facet


As with all Illamasqua Varnishes, Facet comes in a sturdy, rectangular glass bottle with a reflective black cap:


The back of the bottle displays the shade name and other pertinent information:


In terms of the shade, Facet is a unique concoction. It has a cool-toned taupey-grey base with warm coppery gold shimmer. It's an unexpected mix, but I find the combination to be quite lovely!

Here's a shot of Facet with flash, to get a sense of the shimmer:


I applied two coats of the polish (along with my trusty Revlon base and top coats) to create the colour saturation seen here: 


Here are a couple more shots of Facet. As you can see, it's a bit of a chameleon depending on the lighting!



As for the wear-time of this polish, I've been super impressed! I've been wearing it for six days now and it's still going strong with very minimal chipping. There was some wearing at the tips of the nails fairly quickly, but I attribute this to my sloppy application technique, rather than the formula itself. 

Overall, while it's no surprise that this is yet another fab nail polish from Illamasqua, this shade has really grown on me and has me gazing at my nails on the regular. It's really a dark horse contender for my favourite nail polish of the year!

Have you given Facet a go? Is it a shade that's up your alley? What are some of your fave nail polishes over the past year?

Thanks for reading! xo

50 comments:

  1. Such a pretty and unique color! Perfect for the winter

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    1. It really is! Thanks for stopping by, Maricruz :)

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    1. It's such a unique shade! So glad I picked it up :)

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  3. This color is amazing! Illamasqua is one of my favorite nail polish brands!
    xx

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    1. Their shades really can't be beat! xo

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  4. Lovely shimmering effect! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. The effect really is unique! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I love the shade! It's not over glittery and it's something a bit different. Amazing <3.
    And YAY for your holiday break, one week will pass quick, I'm sure :)!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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    1. Exactly! Unique, but so wearable. Thanks, Gita! xo

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  6. Wow, talk about sparkle!! I can't believe that's just two coats, it looks so... Thick! Great shade and obviously great quality. Perfect for a gift, I'd say.:)

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    1. Yeah, it really does give a killer effect. Thanks, as always, for stopping by, Peet! :)

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  7. I love Illamasqua polishes. That one look super pretty.

    gingercatqueen.blogspot.com

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    1. Their polishes are tops! Thanks for the comment! xo

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  8. Hello lovely, just came across your blog and it's great! Gorgeous nail colour!!

    I'm your newest follower, looking forward to your next post! :)

    Please check out my blog if you can, Thank you!

    www.electricsunrise.blogpost.co.uk

    xoxoxox

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, and for following! Will visit your site soon! xo

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  9. Oh my this is SO pretty. Wow! It reminds me of a purple/grey version of OPI's Live and Let Die.
    Erin

    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. Ooh, I have Live and Let Die as well- need to pull that one out! Thanks for stopping by, ladies :)

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  10. Ooooooooooh preeeeeeeeeeettyyyy - no seriously that is like, BEAUTIFUL <3
    Ahhhhh...

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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    1. Thanks, Holly! I couldn't stop looking at my nails :)

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    1. Thanks, Jezz! I'll be wearing it a lot this season for sure :)

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  12. Gorgeous on you! The shimmer adds a whole other dimension to things!

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    1. Thanks! It's one of my new faves :)

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  13. Wow amazing color! I love the glitters added to the color

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    1. Thanks! The glitter really is super special :)

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  14. I wanna have this colorrrr! XOXO
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  15. Wow,this color is really pretty. ;-)
    Lovely greets <3

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa! It really is a lovely shade :)

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    1. Thanks, Natasha! I'm so happy I picked it up :)

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  17. Oh! wow very pretty color ......
    I love it....

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  18. beautiful color!
    have a wonderful day!

    <3
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    1. Thanks! Hope you're having a lovely weekend :)

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  19. What a gorgeous color, I love it!x

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    1. Thanks! Definitely worth checking out :)

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  20. Wow very nice blog, i really impressed from your blog which have been posted by you..nail supplies

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