June 11, 2019

Illimite Frida Kahlo Collection Swatches & Review


Illimite Frida Kahlo

Hello readers,
Today I have the Illimité Frida Kahlo Collection to share with you. This collection was inspired by the life, work, and iconic style of an artist who defied traditional ideas of female identity and used her art to explore culture, disability and politics. Let's take a look at swatches.

Sun And Life

Illimite Sun And LifeIllimite Sun And Life

Sun And Life features a red (cold) to milky white (warm) thermal base filled with small gold glitters. The formula was easy to work with and required two coats for full coverage, though my nail lines do show through it it is completely in the warmest state. This shade dries to a waxy matte finish so top coat is recommended for shine. Photos show two coats of Sun And Life with one coat of Live Love Polish Quick Dry Top Coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Illimite Sun And Life swatch

Illimite Sun And Life review

Illimite Sun And Life review

Prickly Pear

Illimite Prickly PearIllimite Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear features a purple (cold) to fuchsia (warm) thermal based filled with purple shimmer, tiny bronze glitters and tiny silver flecks. The formula was nicely pigmented and took two coats for full coverage. This shade dries down to a matte finish so top coat is recommended for shine. Photos show two coats of Prickly Pear with one coat of Live Love Polish Quick Dry Top Coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Illimite Prickly Pear swatch

Illimite Prickly Pear review

Illimite Prickly Pear review

Bonito

Illimite BonitoIllimite Bonito

Bonito features an emerald green (cold) to lime green (warm) thermal base with a fine flecked green shimmer in and tiny blue glitters. The formula was excellent and nicely pigmented (especially for a thermal) taking two coats for full coverage. This dries down to a waxy finish so top coat is recommended. Photos show two coats of Sun And Life with one coat of Live Love Polish Quick Dry Top Coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Illimite Bonito swatch

Illimite Bonito review

Illimite Bonito review

Alas Para Volar

Illimite Alas Para VolarIllimite Alas Para Volar

Alas Para Volar features a pale blue base with a super fine blue shimmer. The formula was excellent and took three thin coats for full coverage on me. It was so close after two however that two may be enough for some. This shade dries down to a satin finish so you'll want to add top coat for shine. Photos show three coats of Alas Para Volar with one coat of Live Love Polish Quick Dry Top Coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Illimite Alas Para Volar swatch

Illimite Alas Para Volar review

Illimite Alas Para Volar review

Torzales

Illimite TorzalesIllimite Torzales

Torzales features a black base with tiny silver flecks and tiny holo gold glitters. Though very pigmented, the formula was somewhat thick and started drying so quickly that it was tricky to work with. If I went over the same spot twice in the same coat it dragged. It also dried down with quite a bit of texture for a polish with such small glitters and flecks. I recommend waiting a little extra time between coats to avoid dragging and a good does of top coat for smoothing and shine. Photos show two coats of Torzales with one coat of Live Love Polish Quick Dry Top Coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Illimite Torzales swatch

Illimite Torzales review

Illimite Torzales review

Roots

Illimite RootsIllimite Roots

Roots features a clear base filled with pink to copper to gold shifting metallic flakies and small silver holo glitters. Unfortunately the formula was thick on this one making it a little trickier to work with than your average flakie. I think a little thinner would do wonders. I used two coats for full coverage and had no issues with flakies and glitter laying flat. Photos show two coats of Roots with one coat of Live Love Polish Quick Dry Top Coat in daylight spectrum lighting.

Illimite Roots swatch

Illimite Roots review

Illimite Roots review

Final Thoughts

My personal favorites from this collection are Alas Para Volar and Bonito. The Frida Kahlo Collection is available now sold as a set and individually. You can find illimité on


Happy polishing,

Michelle

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