Illamasqua – Nail Varnish Review

Nails are a huge part of the beauty industry and with a wide range of nail polishes, colors, effects, I thought it would be exciting to add a color from none other than Illamasqua.

I brought the Illamasqua nail varnish in Faux Pas to Dina’s Nail Art Fetish (my nail technician) who applied the color on using a different brand base and top coat.  When she first applied the varnish, I noticed that this specific color had a matte finish to it, which particularly didn’t appeal to me, however, adding a shiny top coat made a huge difference.  I was certainly drawn to the mute purple color (not too bright, not too dark and more of a blue violet tone).

After only wearing it for about 4 days, I did notice a chip on one of my nails.  Their box does say that the nail varnishes are “hardwearing and chip-resistant”. Being a mom of two I am constantly washing my hands and being active, so I’m sure that the chip could have been more prevented if I wasn’t too rough with my nails.

I would rate Illamasqua’s Nail Varnish a 3!

You can purchase Illamasqua’s Nail Varnish at your local Sephora stores or online at


4: Highly Recommend

3: Worth Trying

2: Try a Different Brand

1: Could Do Without


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