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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Illamasqua Throb

This is easy to use, easy to apply and quick drying (1-2 minutes a coat). It is a pretty red creamy polish. It does only require one coat and the formula is thick but easy to manage. Sadly didn't last well, I noticed after 12 hours it had scuffs and a few chips. These chips only got worse with time. So wear a top coat with this. I wonder if having the two coats would have made a big difference? This is the first polish I've had on in a long time that has chipped :-| And I wasn't doing anything crazy - just out to dinner with friends having a good time!!! I also noticed slight staining upon removal - nothing major though.

Rating
Easy to use = 8/10
Application = 8/10
Drying time = 8/10
Lasted well = 4/10
Coats = 1
Finish = glossy and creamy
Removal = easy
Overall = 6/10
Purchased from = either the Illamasqua counter or their site - cannot remember!

My Personal Rating = 6.5/10 :-) Lovely colour shame about the quality :-|

36 comments:

  1. amazing red shade :) I am really surprised that it is chipping so quick...

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    1. I know it really is! Me too usually Illamasqua are much better quality than this :-(

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  2. Oops :D
    That's a nice red, but it is a shame it didn't last better. I don't own any Illamasquas yet :)

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    1. Lol I just removed it ;-)

      It really is a gorgeous red, but annoying too! Oh there are some lovely ones :-)

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  3. What a gorgeous red!! Have a great weekend!!!

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  4. Fell in love with that one, how gorgeous!

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  5. What a sexy red! My type of red :) I'm sorry it didn't last well, I love such shades.

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    1. It really is! ;-) I know that's the only bad thing about it :-|

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  6. Such a gorgeous red. Great Halloween color. ♥

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    1. I know it is! Glad you like it :-) yeah :-)

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  7. What a great red! I only have one Illa and it doesn't last on me, either, but the color is so great that I keep it around (rather selfishly, lol).

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    1. I've got a good few and in my experience they've been fine. Just this one :-| Hehe I know that feeling ;-)

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  8. I'm sorry it didn't last better - I have quite a few Illamasqua's and I love the wear and quality!
    Throb is such a beautiful red!

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    1. I know kinda sucks :-| Yeah the others I've tried have lasted longer! :-)

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  9. I love Illamasqua polishes and I love red. That's all I have to say ;o)

    Kind regards,
    Elena

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    1. They have some great colours :-D Yeah this is a winner colour wise :-)

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  10. I dont like much of Red but I have to say This one is just gorgeous. (:

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    1. I do like a good red and love this one! Glad you like it :-)

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  11. i wish all polishes were one coaters! too bad it didn't last that well but it would be a good polish to just throw on when you're in a rush :)

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    1. Hehe me too! How much easier would our life be ;-) Yeah :-)

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  12. I LOVE illamasqua. I need this in my life.

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    1. They really have some great ones! Hehe you do :-)

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  13. Perfect colour! I imagine you wearing the outfit that I made. xoxo

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  14. love that it's a one coater, sucks about quick wear though! I change my polish every night though so I would never know anyway ;)

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    1. Yeah that's a plus and that the downside! Hehe yeah ;-)

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  15. Such a pretty red cream. Too bad it chipped so quickly though. Hopefully when you try it with 2 coats and maybe top coat it'll have more durability.

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    1. It really is a stunner. I know that sucks :-( Maybe, I did wonder how much 2 coats would have made a difference! :-)

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  16. Not nice that it chipped so quickly cause it is a STUNNING red :)
    xx

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    1. It really is a gorgeous red! I was quite disappointed with it though :-|

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    1. Yeah it really is a pretty red :-)

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