Illamasqua Noble Nail Varnish
Fall In Love: It’s the Noble Thing to Do
Illamasqua Noble Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “turquoise blue.” (Sephora has it listed as “robin egg blue.”) It’s a brightened, light-medium blue with a hint of turquoise in it, which gives it that robin’s egg blue hue. It has a cream finish with a naturally glossy shine. Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Faraway is bluer, darker, and has shimmer. SpaRitual Ebb & Flow is more turquoise. Deborah Lippmann On the Beach is bluer, less bright. Zoya Robyn is a smidgen darker, bluer.
Noble is a limited edition, U.S. exclusive shade. It’s fully opaque after two coats (and mostly opaque after one). The consistency was just slightly thicker than the usual for Illamasqua. It didn’t pool along the sides or bubble during application, though, so it did not impede application. The drying time was about average (maybe slightly faster), but it had a really glossy finish without need for a top coat (photos are without a top coat). I typically see between seven and ten days of incredible wear with Illamasqua’s formula–the most minor of tip wear and no chipping.