Illamasqua’s Bacterium review

Posted on Wednesday, at bought • 291 views

  • Manufacturer: Illamasqua
  • Availability: part of the regular line
  • Color Range: silvered gold-tan pearl
  • Cost/Amount: USD$10 for 18ml / .6 fl oz
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Illamasqua’s Bacterium

I took an interest in this color during my Atlanta trip, when <a href=“” target=“_blank”>Sirvinya</a> looked at this color a few times before ultimately deciding not to get it. I finally did get it - when I got home. It's a very unassuming tan-brown with yellow undertones, but it's got a silver-pearl overlay with faint hints of blue iridescence. Not a “wow knock your socks off” shade, but it's a lovely slightly elegant not-quite-the-same-as-everything-else color. And, wonder of wonders, it actually looks good on me. (Except that it makes my hands look kind of red. I guess this is what some nail bloggers have referred to as “lobster hands”?)

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

Close-up photo of the middle three fingernails of the left hand, showing the nail color applied. The left hand holding a bottle of nail polish and displaying all manicured fingernails, with 2 coats of Illamasqua's Bacterium Four fingers in a row, resting on the thumb, with all nails displaying 2 coats of Illamasqua's Bacterium

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