Illamasqua Stagnate Nail Varnish
Another one from the gorgeous Toxic Nature collection from Illamasqua! This color is described as a gray mauve, which is pretty accurate. I’m honestly surprised that I like this one; it’s not a color I would generally gravitate toward as it’s a bit murky, but I assume that because of the whole idea behind the collection, that it’s “nature fighting back” and combines bright, vivid colors with muted, yet somewhat unique earth tones, gives it more appeal for me.
As all Illamasqua nail varnishes, this applies beautifully and even, and is opaque in 2 coats. In the artwork for this collection, one of the nail styles they seemed to do a lot was creating a french tip with one of the bright polishes and using a muted one as the base color, and I thought it was cool and weird. I think I might try using Radium on top of Stagnate and see what I think :)