Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Battle of The Blues...

As I was half-heartedly tidying up my makeup storage today, I realised I have 3 navy polishes. Who the heck needs 3? We have, from L - R...

GOSH Attitude Illamasqua Propaganda Chanel Blue Satin
DSC_0139

GOSH's Attitude is a Limited Edition shade and is the brightest of the 3. It's a completely flat colour, no shimmer, no duochrome, nothing. Like poster paint (except it's glossy).

Illamasqua's Propaganda is a shade I swatched instore over the top of Rouge Noir & it looked incredible. I don't think I've tried it on it's own since I bought it.

Chanel's Blue Satin is a firm old favourite. I've probably had this bottle for at least a year, hence the crust around the top! It has a slight micro-shimmer through it and is the deepest of all 3.



DSC_0143

GOSH Attitude is very thin & streaky. But it dried in about 1/2 a second.

Illamasqua Propaganda is slightly darker & thicker to apply, but still quite sheer. Streaks not as bad as GOSH, but still not completely opaque.

Chanel Blue Satin was opaque on the first coat. Regardless of age, it is quite a thick polish and isn't the easiest if you've got narrow nails.



DSC_0145

I added a 2nd coat of the Chanel, but you probably can't tell. This takes ages to dry, but once it is, is rock solid for days.

The Illamasqua is about 85% opaque, but I quite like the hint of the bright blue coming through the dark.

The GOSH is fun and I really like the colour. I don't think it's very fair actually to compare it to the other two, as they are really quite different in colour, once they are applied.



Before, this comparison, I think I would have automatically said the Chanel was my favourite, but I think I actually favour the Illamasqua. The Chanel is so dark, it's almost black. I really like how Propaganda has that little flash of bright, although I think it could do with being the teeniest bit more opaque. The GOSH will be nice to have, but I don't think I'll get *that* much wear out of it.

What about you? Do you like the blues?

15 comments:

  1. I'm not a great fan of blue myself,but it's always fun finding things you'd forgotten about or haven't used in a while! xx

    Visit The Other Side Of Cool
    Tweet me! @othersideofcool

    ReplyDelete
  2. You never have enough blue polishes :-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. i love the illamasqua one, i do love the chanel one, but like you said, it almost looks black not navy. x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Of course I'd be drawn to the Chanel one, but the Illamasqua one is gorgeous too. I love navy polishes, perhaps I will use one for my next mani.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful colors! thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have never tried blue color nail polish. But these nails looks very pretty with blue color. Now i am interested to try out the blue color.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hello, yup this article is really nice and I have learned lot of things from it regarding blogging.
    thanks.

    Here is my webpage; Abercrombie

    ReplyDelete
  8. What's up, always i used to check web site posts here in the early hours in the daylight, as i like to find out more and more.

    My web blog; Louis Vuitton Outlet

    ReplyDelete
  9. No matter if some one searches for his necessary thing, thus
    he/she desires to be available that in detail, so that thing is maintained over here.


    My site Air Jordan Pas Cher

    ReplyDelete
  10. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a
    lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead
    of that, this is great blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.


    Also visit my website ... Boutique Air Max

    ReplyDelete
  11. I get pleasure from, cause I found just what I was taking a look for.
    You have ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you
    man. Have a great day. Bye

    Check out my webpage: Sac Guess Pas Cher

    ReplyDelete
  12. I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought
    this post was good. I don't know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

    Feel free to surf to my website: Michael Kors Bags

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about lto 3583. Regards

    My site: Sac A Main Louis Vuitton

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am really impressed together with your writing skills and also with the format for your weblog.
    Is this a paid topic or did you customize it your self?
    Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing,
    it is rare to look a nice blog like this one these days.
    .

    Here is my homepage; Chaussure De Foot

    ReplyDelete