The second lacquer from Illamasqua's Art of Darkness Collection is the glorious and stupendous Scarab.
This is a beautiful red, with strong brown undertones. It almost has a rusty quality to it. Beautifully sexy and alluring.
The beauty of both this and Viridian is their multi-facetted appearance. In some angles, they appear bright and vibrant. In others, they truly represent darkness. Illamasqua have totally nailed the lacquers in this collection. On point and instant classics.
As soon as I started applying this, I immediately thought that Barbara Daly's Envy could be a dupe. Jump to see if my radar was on target.
In this photo they look identical. They aren't. Envy has a strong raspberry undertone, as evident in my initial swatch, whilst Scarab is a true red-red with a fiery undertone. My camera is definitely playing tricks!
Regardless, Scarab is amazing and comes highly recommended!
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