Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Comprehensive Illusion D'or Swatch Post, Pt. 2

The madness continues.

Illudo over Essie Ballet Slippers.

Over ChG Emerald Sparkle.  My second-favorite combination!

Excuse the frazzle.  Over Color Club Uptown Girl.

Aaand my current NOTD:  Illudo over Sally Hansen's Green with Envy.

Final notes: Illusion D'or is pretty over cremes, but I like it over particle-d polish:  Emerald Sparkle, Groupie, Vampy Varnish.  It lends a foil-like texture to the layer under it, which I like.  It tends to be somewhat lackluster (as one coat) over cremes. Also, the color has a tendency to lighten and warm up with a coat of Illudo.

I know, I know, I know that I haven't covered well-roundedly a bunch of colors. What about metallics? Duochromes? Blues? straight-up glitter? But do not tempt me.  I had to put this polish away so I could stop compulsively layering it over everything I wore.  Given time and self-control, more swatches may come up!


  1. Where does the blue come from in Illudo? He he. Illudo. Good one! In the bottle it

  2. jaljen: lol, Illudo is what I call it when we're alone <<

    The blue comes from the little gold speckles in the bottle--it's sort of like those iridescent pastelly glitters. It shifts into blue, I think, when the color is darker and under certain lighting/angles. :D

  3. Omg, I've been sticking to my I'm not buying Illusion D'or guns, but these pictures are slowly breaking my resolve. :(

  4. ChaosButterfly: dooo iiiiit (xD). Apparently, it's pretty dupeable! Check out the nail board on MUA; they covered it several times over.

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  6. rmcandlelight: aww, thanks! Please let us know how Optical Illusion is--I really, really want it. Bad. :)