So I don’t tire myself out on black/dark polishes, I’ve put on a color that is apparently making a comeback. Plus I have lots of grey untrieds. Illamasqua DWS is a cement grey creme:
Picture taken in natural light. This applied quite well in two coats. Not perfectly buttery smooth, but very well nonetheless, as I can pretty much expect from Illamasqua. I don’t know if it’s because I didn’t shake my bottle enough, but I see streaks of darker grey pigment against the lighter grey color. It’s kind of looks marbled, but only in straight lines. I’m not complaining about it, I actually like it! It gives the finish an interesing visual texture, and it’s only really apparent when you look closely. As far as shades of grey go, this is a nice middle shade, and would be a great staple in a collection. It’s not too dark or too light, and doesn’t really lean cool or warm. I tried looking up what “DWS” means and I figure it refers to the law firm formerly known as Denton Wilde Sapte LLP, (it was still called that when the polish was released) based in London. I paired this with Sally Hansen Gray by Gray (Complete Salon Manicure) on my toes.