06 February 2015

Swatches & Review - Colors by Llarowe Intrigue (Hypnotic Polish exclusive)

Hi loves! Today I have a very pretty shade to show you from Colors by Llarowe. It's called Intrigue and made exclusively for your favorite indie stockist - Hypnotic Polish! Maria asked me if I wanted to swatch it and I am so happy she did, because it's really really pretty.

Colors by Llarowe Intrigue Hypnotic Polish exclusive


My swatches are 2 coats of Intrigue over a base of Duri Rejuvacote. I used G&G HK Girl topcoat to finish it off and give it a shiny finish.

Colors by Llarowe Intrigue Hypnotic Polish exclusive
Colors by Llarowe is described as a deep aubergine purple, filled with golden shimmer and a holographic finish. While the golden shimmer doesn't necessarily show up, I hink it adds to the depth of the shade giving it a warm and jewel like tone.

Colors by Llarowe Intrigue Hypnotic Polish exclusive

Colors by Llarowe Intrigue Hypnotic Polish exclusive


The formula is really good. Almost opaque in 1 coat, even and fully opaque at 2. It isn't thin nor thick, the polish can be handled easily and doesn't pool your cuticles. The only remark I have is that it doesn't dry particularly shiny, but I never wear anything without topcoat anyway so I didn't really care about that.

Overall, I think Hypnotic Polish has another gorgeous exclusive added to the range and if you are a CbL fan, this might be a great addition to your stash!

Colors by Llarowe Intrigue Hypnotic Polish exclusive

Colors by Llarowe Intrigue Hypnotic Polish exclusive


How do you feel about this deep, dark shade? Is it anything you'd wear? Tell me in the comments!
Hypnotic Polish is a European based indie stockist that ships internationally. Besides Colors by Llarowe, they also carry Smitten Polish, El Corazon, Glam Polish, Contrary Polish and many others. For more information check out their Facebook page or follow them on Instagram

68 comments :

  1. This is a gorgeous shade, but I think I might be getting holo'd out (*gasp*). haha!

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  2. Holo moly! Your swatches are absolutely stunning. You managed to grab the holo finish perfectly, I'm awe-struck! Not to mention, I'm a total headcase for dark shades like this.

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  3. Beautiful, of course! If it's opaque in almost one coat, I would venture to guess it would be gorgeous stamped! Like on top of black or something? Or pink! Or white!

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  4. MyBeautyJunction06 February, 2015 21:37

    Eeeep what a stunning polish! That holo shift is so good with purple, blue and so on, it should be called a multichrome-holo.

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  5. 0.0 !!! This is gorgeous!!!

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  6. OMG! The holo in that is so freaking incredible!

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  7. I love purple holos, and while I normally like them lighter, I still really like this one. Beautiful swatches :)

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  8. Oh my.... Gotta have it, definitely! *___*

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  9. Gosh! Your swatches of holos are always on point. I could stare at them forever.

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  10. I'm definitely a CbL and this one is gorgeous! Amazing photos!

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  11. Pretty sure I'm going to have to stop visiting your blog - Your swatches are making me want to BUY ALL THE THINGS!

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  12. This is so shiny and perfect!! The formula sounds amazing too!

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  13. ValiantlyVarnished07 February, 2015 04:18

    This is stunning!

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  14. Oh WOW! That is really beautiful! I never used to be a purple kinda girl, but this past year it has really grown on me! I love this!

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  15. That is some serious holo action! Your photos are perfect.

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  16. Victoria - manicurator07 February, 2015 05:29

    Dead. that is all. seriously though.

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  17. *Bows down to the holo QUEEN*


    These pics are so beautiful I want to cry! Amazing work Deborah!

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  18. Perfection. What a stunning shade.

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  19. The Polished Mommy07 February, 2015 20:30

    OMG CBL has some gorgeous shades..I just can't!

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  20. The moment I saw this on Facebook it jumped from zero to the top of my wishlist... and after these swatches I'm afraid I won't even be able to wait for some other items to be stocked to get my hands on it!

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  21. Cosmetic Sanctuary08 February, 2015 00:26

    My jaw just dropped! Holy Crap.

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  22. Love this! And you captured the holo so well in your photos.

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  23. Oh this is soooo gorgeous! I want!!

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  24. Love love love this shade! And I also love how long your nails are :D

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  25. It's seriously stunning! Wat een beauty zeg... wauw!

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  26. CbL does such a great job with their holos, and this is a gorgeous one! I love the shade :) You captured the holo so perfectly!

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  27. I'm a SUCKER for a gorgeous holo purple! This one is so gorgeous!

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  28. One of the prettiest things I've ever seen!

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  29. LOL WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?! Don't let me hear that again young lady ;-)!

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  30. Thanks so much ♥! I'm always mad at crèmes but holo's perform well with my set-up ^^. I love dark holo's too!

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  31. Ooooh that's a good idea! I might try that soon :-).

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  32. It has a full blown gorgeous flare indeed, thanks Renu!

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  33. Thanks Ashlee! While I love my darks, the last few days I'm feeling more attracted to lighter shades.. Spring is in the air!

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  34. Thanks so much Paulina! I must admit I'm kinda in love with these pictures.

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  35. #sorryimnotsorry ^^ glad you like it so much!

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  36. It was a dream to apply! Thanks Julie :).

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  37. I'll admit I'm not that big on purples, but these kinda dark and vampy tones always win me over.

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  38. I have really liked the ones I tried so far!

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  39. Did you cave already and bought it :D? Glad you like it so much!

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  40. Yup, I did... and I love it even more now that I've tried it on my nails (if that's possible :)

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  41. I can highly recommend both this lacquer as well as the webshop it came from :).

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  42. Thank you Sabine! I quite like them longer now - I used to be all about those shorties but somehow this feels more elegant.

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  43. Prachtig he? En ik hou ook zo van Hypnotic Polish!

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  44. Thank you Nicole :) I agree with you, they have wonderful holo's!

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  45. So cool! Glad you love it in real life as well.

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  46. LOL I just saw what I wrote. I meant to say "I'm definitely a CbL FAN". I kan't rite Engrish.

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  47. You know, my mind already put that part in automagically :P.

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