Nail “polishes” are no longer strictly about color – for a long time color cosmetics have been edging towards giving “more” than just a tint. It is not a new concept that makeup doubles as skincare…but that nail polishes double as treatment hasn’t really been around as long. It isn’t wholly novel, necessarily, but it hasn’t been as mainstream as it is these days.
I didn’t totally expect this from Illamasqua, but as off beat as they are, I guess I shouldn’t be bowled over! I like that they are considering the impact of their products, and that they take them to another level entirely, not only giving a beautiful look, but also something body-loving (er…nail-loving, anyway!)
The Neil Veils are “water and oxygen permeable,” providing “anti-oxidant and anti-aging properties” in a super glossy, sheerly-tinted pastel polish. Nice. Colors include Bamboo and Breathe, pastel Orange and Pink, respectively.
These are subtle, offering a refined, pull-together look while also caring for your nails – as the warmer Spring and Summer months are upon us and we find our fingers and toes full-on exposed, this is a nice way to stay natural, but also groomed.