Thursday, October 6, 2016

Illyrian Polish Fall 2016 Collection: Swatches and Review

Provided for Review
Hey all! I have Illyrian Polish's Fall 2016 Collection on the blog today. I always look forward to new Illyrian Polishes being released but I was super excited to see that this set was inspired by the Netflix show Stranger Things. If you have not had the chance to watch this series, get on that asap! It's highly binge-able, only eight episodes, and once you finish the first episode, you will totally get sucked in. Here is a promo photo to give you an idea of the aesthetics:

The Fall 2016 Collection is available now as a pre-order in Illyrian Polish's shop. The pre-order is open now but will end soon (within a day or so) so get these while you can! The full set is sold out but the polishes are available individually and orders will be shipped on October 14th. 

Illyrian Polish Demogorgon
Three coats
Blackened blue with orange/yellow shimmer and small purple iridescent flecks
Similar to Blue Moon but darker, more of a charcoal shade with all that dreamy shimmer and flecks. The base color is a bit sheer, so this is three thin coats to build opacity. 

Illyrian Polish Eleven
Three coats
Berry purple jelly with red to green color-shifting iridescent glitter and a scattering of holo pigment
The rich berry color combined with the color shift from the glitter is ACK, so so pretty. I had some bare patches with two coats but a thin third coat gave me opaque coverage. You may find that you will need another layer of topcoat, as the first coat will settle into the glitter. 

Illyrian Polish I'm the Monster 
Three coats
Murky green base with tiny purple/pink shimmer flecks
I didn't expect to like this one as much as I did. In the bottle, you see that beautiful shimmer and once you have it on the nail, it's such a striking polish. Formula was similar to Demogorgon, three thin coats for full opacity. 

Illyrian Polish Mouth Breather
Two coats
Dark teal blue base with violet shimmer
The Mouth Breather reference is one of my favorite lines from the show! The polish itself is a fantastic blue shade, though the violet shimmer is subtle. It is more opaque than the others in the set, needing just two coats. 

Illyrian Polish The Upside Down
Two coats
Blackened purple tinted sheer base with lavender & silver holo glitter and copper/green shifting iridescent glitter
My oh my, this is simply superb. It's not a straight silver glitter instead you see lots of other colors flashing and sparkling. A very dense opaque glitter bomb, needing just two coats. I do recommend a double layer of topcoat for a shiny smooth finish. 


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*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*

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