Illamasqua polishes are packaged inside cardboard boxes with the glass bottle peaking through, giving you a glimpse of what's to come. Inside a glass jar with a patent twist off lid is a skinny brush for application and of course 15ml of nail polish formula. The brush is excellent for applying the polish, for my nails which I'd say are quite large I only need three quick swipes of the brush for total coverage, I don't experience any dragging of the polish or problems at each coat.
'Freckle' really captures the uniqueness of freckled features, adopting a totally new approach to nail art by combining large pieces of matte glitter and much finer grains of glitter within a smooth and well pigmented polish. The hue itself is a neutral, almost beige colour with flecks of darker brown and greyish black, the combination works really well together. I find the wear time for the polish is around a week, which is excellent, it barely chips at all, the only problem is that removing it is quite a difficulty! I can cope with that, the finish is more than worth the effort taken to remove.
I can't get enough of how unique and fresh the final look is, I literally can't stop admiring my nails when I wear this polish! In just two coats, which dry double quick, you can achieve a totally opaque finish with a look thats really different, it's a real crowd pleaser with an excellent message behind it that freckles are beautiful and unique features that can be enjoyed and celebrated by all.
Illamasqua Speckled Polishes including Freckle retail for £14.50* each from Illamasqua stores and stockists such as ASOS and the Illamasqua website.