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Pinup perfection – Illamasqua Aorta


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?

This entry was published on March 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm. It’s filed under Beauty Obessions and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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