Hola chicas! Okay...now that we've exhausted my Spanish vocabulary, on to the mani! What can I say about Illmasqua Rubber Finish Nail Varnish? Well a lot since I like to hear myself talk! The first thing I love about these are the amazing colors and the one that caught my eye first was the beauty in this review - Prosperity! This is a beautiful, blue-based royal purple. The other thing is that this polish has an incredibly unique rubber-like finish that isn't like any polish I've ever seen. It goes on very smoothly, evens out really nicely and dries very quickly! In these photos I have just ONE coat and no top coat!
Oh yeah, and my apology this time is going to have to be for my yellow skin in these pics. No matter what lighting I used for this polish I could NOT get the color to photograph, it kept coming up blue so I had to do the color correcting after the fact to show the true color of the polish and my skin looks yellow as a result!
Okay, now let's move on to what drives me so nuts about this polish. What kind of top coat do you use with a rubber finish polish? None was my immediate first thought. Well, I tried that and boy does this polish chip fast! So I tried both a matte and a regular top coat and both of them changed the effect of this polish so it was kind of like, what's the point? To show you what I mean I did a side-by-side comparison of the different finishes.
My middle finger is with no top coat, just the yummy Illmasqua polish. Then on my middle finger is the matte top coat. Notice how it dulls the rubbery shine and it looks kind of streaky? Yeah, not cool! Then on the pinky is the regular top coat which completely destroys the rubber effect. It's really pretty when it's shiny but just not the same!
So do I think this polish is worth it? Yeah, I'd have to say that I love it even though I'm not quite sure what to do with it (kind of like my kids!) I don't know that I'd buy a whole bunch of these but I really like owning at least one, it's something new for my stash!