Thursday, February 16, 2017

Illyrian Polish shades from Color4Nails

Olvasd MAGYARUL                                                                                                                               Purchased by me + PR sample

I recently bought 3 polishes from Color4Nails. 2 of them were Illyrian Polish, and I also bought Color Club - We'll Never Be Royals (hopefully I will have swatches of that one as well - possibly on my Instagram). Sisi from Color4Nails was kind enough to send the Color4Nails store exclusive duo too, which was such a happy surprise, thank you so much again Sisi :)
So I thought I will post all 4 Illyrian Polishes today.

I'm so happy about this shade. It's from an older collection, I haven't known Illyrian Polish back then, and when I finally discovered the brand, this shade was forever gone...until now! Seriously, I'm so happy that I was able to get it :D Now, only one shade is missing from my wishlist, it's As Above, So Below. Maybe I will be lucky again someday :)

So, Cecaelia has a blue toned medium-dark grey base, with small cobalt blue holo glitters and golden-olive shimmer flakes. Ahhhh, so stunning!
 I would recommend 2 thicker or 3 thin coats and a thick coat of topcoat.

It's a slightly blue toned medium grey crelly base with orange-red shimmer.
It's really easy to apply, no streaking, I used 2 coats and topcoat. 

I compared it with You Know Nothing, Jon Snow below. You can see that Jon Snow has a warmer base and pink shimmer. To be honest, I prefer Uneartly Whisper a lot more :)

And now let's see the Color4Nails store exclusive duo. Winter Morning is really similar in finish and coverage to In This Twilight, so it's an ethereal, see-through finish. It has a sheer periwinkle blue base with blue shimmer flakes and lots of blue irredescent glitters. As you can see those irredescent glitters cover perfecty in indiredt ligth/shade (see picture below), but they become transparent in direct light (see picture above). So this is definitely something that you have to keep in mind before purchasing. I used it in 3 coats here, and I personally like this ethereal look. You can also try it as a topcoat, I applied it over Darkess and Unearthly Whisper in 1 coat.
You will need at least 2 coats of topcoat to even the surface out, because of the heavy glitters.

This one is also packed with irredescent glitters, but in orange-red tones, plus blue-purple shimmer flakes. The warm purple jelly base is more pigmented in this one, so 3 thin coats will build up the color perfectly. Lots of topcoat is also advised here. 

The downside of the exclusive duo is that they are sold as a duo, so you can't buy just one of the colors.
At the moment, all 4 shades are available at Color4Nails


  1. All these shades are stunning but that first one is something very special! No wonder you're so pleased to have it.
    Vicky x

  2. Your swatches of these are beautiful!

  3. I just ordered in this twilight yesterday, but it looks like I'll have to place another order hehe!

  4. The polish on your wishlist As Above So Below is now on pre-order on You are indeed lucky again ;) :)

    1. OMGeeee thank you so much for the heads up, I pre-ordered it a second ago thanks to you :) <3 <3 <3