Illamasqua: Raindrops

A quick post today because I was a little busy over the weekends...

Presenting... Illamasqua's Raindrops!

Raindrops. 3 thin coats.

A blue-grey jelly filled with sprinkles of tiny silvery white flakies meant to resemble its namesake.

One of the most raved-about color released by Illamasqua. It was first introduced as part of the winning trio of Illamasqua's polish design contest but it was discontinued before I could get my hands on it (I was certain my wail of anguish could be heard all the way at the other side of the globe). Thankfully, Illamasqua recently re-released it as part of their Broken Heart Collection and, having learnt my lesson, I immediately placed an order for it.

The emo-gal in me fell in love with the inspiration and Illamasqua certainly didn't disappoint. Raindrops is the perfect portrayal of a rainy day. The little flakies are much more visible in real life than what the swatch picture shows - closer to what you see in the close-up picture on the left.

Application was perfect as well. I've heard that the previous batch of Raindrops was really sheer but I did not have much trouble reaching opacity with 3 thin coats.

I've heard that Illamasqua also released an accompanying Pink Raindrops but I skipped it because I am not that fond of pink.

What do you think of this? Did you get your hands on any of the Raindrops?

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  1. Great swatches. I picked this up in an Illamasqua sale and was regretting it as I'd read so many bad comments about it but I loved it too. It was sheer but delicate and lovely

  2. I don't own any illamasqua polish at all but this looks really pretty, I know it is a highly sought-after polish. Gorgeous colour!

  3. Thank you Cali! I am glad you think so too! It is so pretty <3

  4. Thank you Camila!
    Hopefully Illamasqua will have another hugeeee sale soon ;)

  5. I'm glad you like it too! I would go as far as to say it is one of my favorites <3

  6. Oh, lovely swatch! :) I have a Pink Raindrops en route to me, but I'm kind of regretting I didn't get this one at Illamasqua's 50% sale the other day :(

  7. i've tried pink raindrops - quite a let-down after the wonder that is the original raindrops i must say!