Illamasqua Load

Illamasqua LoadI just received two products from Illamasqua, the nail polish Load being one of them. I was instantly taken by the name (and description) of this polish, gutter-minded as I am, and I decided to try it out immediately.

Back in October I tested another polish from Illamasqua, and I loved it. Unfortunately I didn't love Load as much, simply because I found it to be hard to apply, difficult to work with, and it took quite an amount of effort to look somewhat even on my nails even though I didn't fully succeed.

Load is described as a "rich cream" which is quite accurate. It has a glossy finish. I might go as far as calling it a very subdued yellow against my skin, which might have to do with my yellow undertones. I applied three coats, the last coat being quite thick, and I had to work quickly to avoid streaking.

The Verdict:
RatingI'm kinda sad to award Load only two brushes, but the difficulty applying it did disappoint me a bit. By all means, I'm no nail polish guru, but I was hoping for another Jan (nice and easy to work with). On the other hand.. it's a light color, and I think lighter colors are harder to apply flawless in general. As I said I love the name and description of this nail polish, and I do like the color as well. I'm also giving it another plus for drying quickly, despite of the third coat being a bit thick. Load receives three brushes from me, but all-in-all it's a strong three!

Picture was taken indoors in artificial lighting.


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Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '11

Posted by Shamini on January 23, 2011 – 4:33 PM

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  1. It looks really pretty Smile
    I have a really light yellow color and I was also rather disappointed when I had to work real fast with it cause otherwise it turned out really streaky and ugly. On the other hand I really didnt wait that much since its not a high end brand it comes from the one that I have Smile Its from Models Own Smile
    I love their nailpolishes.. some are harder to work with than others but they are wonderful Smile
    I really love this color though.. it reminds me of candy or vanilla sauce Smile


    • I have a few polishes from Model’s Own, but I haven’t tried them out yet. I have too many nail polishes, and too little patience to do my nails. I’ll have to give them a test! Smile

  2. *humre* Det ser virkelig ut som uuuh… load ja. Den kofferten har jeg også med meg, alltid Grin Fikk en god latter i hvertfall.
    Sånn utenfor den kofferten var det i hvertfall en fin lakk Smile

  3. *hahaha*
    har du doppat fingrarna i gottepåsen? *fnissar*

    Nä såg inge bra ut alls faktiskt.. taskig färg verkligen.

  4. Der har vi loaden ja.. xD hmm, men den så iallfall ganske fin ut i fargen da, selv om den kanskje ikke var så lett å jobbe med.. jeg har en hvit neglelakk fra MAC, tror det er den lyseste jeg har.. hehe, fin den og men. ^^

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