L'Oreal Confetti top coat - Illamasqua dupe?

As part of my recent Birmingham haul, I picked up a bottle of the new L'Oreal confetti topcoat  After seeing it on Alice's nails earlier in the day, I virtually pushed everyone else out of the way to secure the last bottle in Superdrug (oops).

The polish contains various shapes and sizes of black and white flecks, suspended in a clear coat. It goes on like a dream, with no faffing around trying to position the flecks - just an easy 2 to 3 swipes per nail like you would do for normal polish.

The finished effect is AMAZING. Even my boyfriend commented on how nice it looked. I first tried it over a nude/grey polish (Essie - Chinchilly), which I thought worked well as a daytime/work look.

I've also tried it over some pastel colours (L-R Barry M Prickly Pear, Barry M Grapefruit, M&S English Rose, Rimmel Tangy Tangerine and Essie Where's My Chauffeur?).

This is where I think this polish really starts coming into its own as a dupe for the Illamasqua speckle polishes that are out at the moment. The effects are slightly different, but for a £10 price saving, I'm happy to accept that. Like all glitter based polishes, it's a bit of a pain to get off, but nothing a soak won't shift.

I have a feeling this topcoat will be getting a lot of use over the coming months. I'm already looking out for an extra bottle so I have a spare!

The confetti topcoat retails for £4.99 and can be found in Superdrug and Boots stores. What do you think of this effect?


  1. Like you said, it looks particularly amazing over the bright colours; love it! xx


  2. I bought this today on a whim and was starting to think maybe I'd made a mistake this evening. But after seeing this I'm very excited to give it a go!

  3. This looks amazing, seen it on sooo many blogs recently, I MUST own it :)



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  4. I really love this :) Especially on the grey polish x

  5. These are so cute x


  6. This is such a fun looking top coat! It looks fantastic over the bright colours!

  7. I think it looks fab over Essie's chinchilly. x


  8. I love this. It works with so many colours too. I am currently trying to grow my nails, so may buy a bottle of this as an added incentive for myself :)

  9. I wore this today over lilac polish and it's so pretty :) Really does remind me of the Illamasqua polishes! xx


  10. Ahh I need this in my life! I hope they release this in the States soon!! It looks so cool over Chinchilly.

    (I'm a new follower and I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog, it is lovely!!)

  11. I love this, looks so pretty on all nail polishes. xx

  12. I need this in my life sharpish!!xx

  13. I bought this the other day in Boots! It looks incredible over the different coloured polishes. It really does look the Illamasqua speckled polishes :) xx

  14. You can get it in Boots now. I think it looks nice over bright colorus (i've been wearing it over a mint green). Would be nice to try it over some nude shades. I think REvlon are bringing some out soon. :)

  15. Purchasing, just been sold, sold, sold! Love how you have done a variety. Gives us a good look on how it works on various nails. xo


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