Illamasqua Phallic (teehee) #NOTD
I promise the color caught my eye before the name. Illamasqua’s Phallic is obviously intended to titillate, but the color is sexy enough to deliver on the promise.
It’s the vampiest of vampy blues, so close to black that it’s hard to believe any blue could peek through at all. But lo and behold, it’s blue at any angle, in any lighting. I don’t know how they went this dark without losing the gorgeous sapphire, but it’s there. And if it catches even a glimmer of direct light the whole surface springs to life in an incredible show of jewel-toned blue sparkle.
It’s just the sexiest goddamned thing ever. It’s too bad I’m still dealing with damaged shorties, because this shade deserves length. Clean-up was a little difficult, because as with many blues it wants to stain any skin it comes into contact with. Makes cuticle cleanup a bit tough. But click the images for the large versions anyway. You’ve got to see the sparkle.
I picked up a bottle of Finger Paints’ Fall of Surprises from their 2012 fall collection. It’s a brilliant copper glitter with lots of varying sizes for maximum sparkle. Something about its tone begged to be paired with Phallic‘s midnight blue, so I slapped an accent nail on a day later.