Today I have for you one of my first international polishes I got when my obsession for nail polish started. It is Scarab by the British make up company Illamasqua. The company itself describes this shade as a “deep ruby red with a metallic finish”. I wouldn’t call this finish metallic, but more an intense shimmer. The reddish-golden shimmer particles in the base color make Scarab glow from withtin. At certain angles the shimmer even looks a bit duochrome-y, shifting from red over orange to gold.
Scarab was originally released as part of the Art Of Darkness collection and is now part of Illamasqua’s core nail polish range. The polish is really pigmented and if you do thicker coats, I bet it can be perfect with just one coat. However, I did two thin coats here and finished it off with one layer of CND Speedey. Illamasqua’s products never fail to amaze me and Scarab is no exception. Its texture was really easy to work with. I love this nail polish, it is one of those perfect colors for Fall.
Illamasqua nail varnish retails for 13,50£ per bottle and is available directly on their website. And yes, they do ship internationally :) Sometimes Illamasqua products are on sale at Asos.com, which also ships internationally.
That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening!