Hi loves! While I was in the US, I tracked down an Icing store nearby our apartment. I was surprised to see they changed their bottles shape to square bottles (instead of round ones similar to China Glaze). The new bottle shape along with some fine color choices made me splurge on a few bottles, and today I want to show you Icing Passionista, a beautiful matte purple shade with a red/pinkish shimmer.
Curious to see more (including how it looks with top coat)? Read on for more pictures ^^.
Like I said Icing now has square bottles, and they remind me of the Essie bottles! A textured Icing logo on one side, a printed one on the other. The brush cap is rubberized which works really nice, and the brush itself is a flat one with a tapered end (not my personal favorite).
Icing Passionista is a medium purple shade and a sticker on the brush cap told me it would dry matte. Because of the heavy shimmer visible in the bottle I wanted to try it, hoping it would give some sort of suede finish like the old OPI's did back in the day.
Luckily the formula was really great. A bit thick but still easy to spread and very opaque - the first coat was almost enough! I used a second to even out a bit and make sure I wouldn't have bald patches. It dries fast but not too fast so you can work it a bit to make sure you'll get an even result.
While I liked it matte, the shimmer disappeared a bit too much to my taste so I busted out top coat to see what it'd do to this beauty. Well, it looked like it glows from within! The camera didn't capture the true beauty, it's even prettier in person. If you have an Icing nearby, I recommend this shade!
Have you ever tried an Icing polish, and if so, which shade would you recommend? And do you like this better matte or shiny? Tell me in the comments!