You guys. This red. It makes my day.
It’s Illamasqua’s Aorta, and in my opinion, is the perfect modern pinup red polish – it’s a red that leans just slightly to the orange side, bright and intense and fabulous. Nothing like a great red nail and lip combo to make you feel like a classic bombshell! The best way I can describe the color, without getting too graphic, is extremely fresh blood. Hence the name, I assume? The best part about it is that it dries to a totally modern semi-matte ‘rubber’ finish, inspired by 1920 Berlin’s dominatrix Rubber Boot Girl (hello!). Of course, when you want a classic finish, a top coat takes it to high shine, and both ways, it is fabulous. It’s amazing how a great mani can change your whole attitude – with this polish, it’s boring to edgy sex bomb! It’s something I imagine Marilyn would love if she were to pick a polish today. What do you polish mavens think of this one?