Illamasqua • Radium • Polishes

rated 4.0(3 reviews)

Average Rating.4.0
Would buy this product again.66%

rated 3 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* JuliaLee67 on 10/16/2012 11:56:00 PM more reviews by JuliaLee67

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium   Eyes: Green    

Faded silvery acid green/wasabi shimmer, I like it enough but wouldn't buy again. It went on streak-free, was opaque in two coats, dried to a semi-matte finish. Wear was excellent. I was a little disappointed in how this looked on, it wasn't nearly as vivid as the bottle shade, and there was no blue shimmer, not even in bright sunlight.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* hisquiggle on 5/8/2012 12:51:00 PM more reviews by hisquiggle

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm   Hair: Other, Straight   Eyes: Black    

Radium is a super unique bright lime green with bluish-green micro shimmer. The shimmer is more apparent in the bottle than on the nails, but it gives the polish a glow on the nails that a creme or jelly finish wouldn't. With the lime green color and glowing finish, Radium almost looks otherworldly. Though it is slightly yellow-based, I imagine Radium would look great on a variety of skintones. As with all Illamasqua polishes, the formula on this one is perfect. The consistency is creamy, has good flow, and provides opacity at two thin coats. Illamasqua polishes don't chip on me for a good 4-5 days, which is incredible considering how rough I am with my nails. A great way to amp up the shimmer in Radium is by layering Illamasqua's Prism (a sheer white with iridescent blue shimmer) over it. If aliens wore nail polish, it would definitely be this combination!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* wildflower85 on 4/26/2011 11:30:00 PM more reviews by wildflower85

Age: 25-29   Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Green    

Spring 2011 Toxic Nature showstopper color. Radium is a gorgeous brighter-than-lime green that reflects a little bit of silver in the light. Application is incredibly smooth (as one would expect of Illamasqua polish), and dries to a beautiful sheen. This is definitely the perfect spring/summer color, with just enough yellow it in to make it pop, but enough green to still be attractive (yellow polish looks good on almost no one, and yes I'm generalizing, but it's true!).

My only complaint (and reason for 4 lippies not 5) is that in the bottle this polish looks like it shimmers blue as application it really does not. If it did, this polish would be all the more amazing, but unfortunately there's no blue to be seen. Take it in the sun and you'll see that yes, it retains some silver shimmer, but that's it.

Would definitely buy again. Will be wearing a lot of this shade this year!

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