The Art of Darkness Collection by Illamasqua for Fall 2010 includes two incredible new shades of nail varnish called Scarab and Viridian.
From the press release:
“Deep in an enchanted forest, the scene is set for a sumptuous feast. The chosen have arrived. Lured by the promise of immortality, a host of fantastical beings try their hand at creating the ever-elusive Elixir of Life. Where this night will end, no one knows…”
The Art of Darkness Collection which includes jewel-toned colors for nails, lips, eyes and body is supposed to be a “mythical array of lavish tones” that are both intense and opulent.
Loving the scarab beetle on some of the packaging, so pretty!
Viridian is a dark metallic green with blue and green shimmer. Jewel-toned is most definitely what I think of when I see this color. It’s so perfect for fall and I love how it’s darker around the edges than the center. Beautiful! In case you were wondering this is definitely not a dupe for MAC Jade Dragon. This is a different, more emerald green, lighter and with different colored shimmer. This was two coats.
Scarab is a dark metallic red with red and pink shimmer. Wow, this baby glows like it’s on fire! I absolutely love it, it’s beautiful. Like Viridian, this one also has that glow in the center with darker edges. This was two coats.
I think these are both really spectacular colors and must-haves for fall. Illamasqua’s varnish formula is spot-on, these are just buttery, smooth and opaque with nary a streak in sight. The only downside (for those not living in the UK) is that you have to get these from their website, which means shipping from the UK. Sephora does carry Illamasuqa, but not this collection. At least not yet!
What do you think about these?