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Illamasqua Nail Varnish

What it is:A vivacious nail varnish.What it does:Leave your mark with bold, rich, vibrant colors that stand out. The formula is long-wearing and chip-resistant and contains individual finishes from matte to high gloss. Apply two coats for high intensity and use with Illamasqua Nail Base Coat and Illamasqua Nail Top Coat for the perfect finish. Make a statement and talk with your hands!
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Questions & Answers for Illamasqua Nail Varnish

Question
Which colors are matte?
Which colors in the line have a matte finish?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
mttly
(NY)
on Nail Varnish
5 answers
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answer 1
Hi,

Most of the ones that don't say shimmery or glitter are matte. If you're unsure and ordering by phone, a Sephora rep could always help you.

Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 2
I just purchased MUSE and it is a pretty matte color - only the slight amount of shine. LOVE IT.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
greeneyes9
(Texas)
answer 3
Essie's Matte about You. It's the most matte, applies thinly (so you can put your favorite topcoat underneath if you want), and is easy to find. Or, if you have a basecoat that leaves your nail matte looking when it dries (ridge-filling basecoats often to), use it as a topcoat and save your money.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
pastypaleredhead
(Everett, WA)
answer 4
Can anyone recommend a matte top coat?
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
mttly
(NY)
answer 5
As far as I can tell, just the neons, since they are by nature matte. A lot of them are cremes, though, and would look beautiful with a matte topcoat over them -- especially DWS or muse, at least in my opinion. Topcoats really are the way to do mattes, though -- they turn your entire collection into matte polishes, for the price of one bottle.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
pastypaleredhead
(Everett, WA)
Question
Comment, not a question
Some of these colors are so lovely! But it looks as if this brand hasn't given up the worst of the chemicals; I won't be buying any, I'm sorry to say.
asked 4 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Cary, NC)
on Nail Varnish
5 answers
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answer 1
To the individual that suggested we just "try them out" because these polishes are fabulous.....Not an option for a lot of us, as many people have moderate to severe reactions to these caustic ingredients. I have a severe reaction to formaldehyde resin, which is not the same as formaldehyde and is in many polishes that are 3 free, e.g. OPI. Fabulous does not trump good health and common sense.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
rainyday
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
Hi,

Thanks for pointing that out. I worry about the chemicals all the time. Even things that are supposedly all natural often have inert ingredients that aren't natural. And not all natural things are good anyway.

I used this polish for a special occasion but try to be careful normally. Unfortunately, polish is probably the least of our worries. I have to wonder about all the electromagnetic rays our bodies are suddenly coming in contact with... It's everywhere.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to make that comment.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 3
I agree with u ladies, I cant believe they have not rid the polish of those terrible chemicals.
I thought it was mandatory for nail polish companies to rid the polish of those chemicals.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
tinabambina19
(ny new york)
answer 4
Agreed. Every other big brand out there has gone 3-Free, even many drugstore brands. OPI, Essie, Zoya, Butter London, Rescue Beauty Lounge... these are all free of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. Why is Illamasqua holding out? It's really ridiculous these days, and incredibly scary that so many people don't know or care enough to stop buying products that continue to use such toxic ingredients.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
SarahC83
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
well u could just try them out!! they are fabulous!!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
addieforever
Question
Will you carry the Spring/Summer 2010 collection?
Nudge - mint blue ice cream shade
Caress - cornflower blue, a hybrid of blue and grey.
Wink - lavender lilac
Blow - lemon sorbet
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asked 4 years, 3 months ago
mxld
(Miami, FL)
on Nail Varnish
3 answers
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answer 1
Hi,

It looks as if you can order them now.

Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 2
Why not until May? What about the other colors on the official site?
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
greeneyes9
(Texas)
answer 3
Yes, per ALU the new colors should be here in May
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
KatieM
(San Diego, CA)
Question
What skin tones can work w/ DWS?
I have very yellow-brown skin and not all colors work on me. Just wondering if anybody out there w/ similar skin color can give their opinion.
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
loverofmakeup
(Gilbert, AZ)
on Nail Varnish
3 answers
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answer 1
Hi,

While I don't have your skin tone, I did have a grayish polish from another company that I didn't like at all. I tried to give it away to a variety of friends, all with different skin tones, and we came to the conclusion that gray is not the best color for any of us. That's not to say it won't work for someone, but it sure didn't look good on any of us. There are so many other shades out there, that I'm just staying away from gray and not giving it to anyone as gifts.

Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 2
A question I ask myself when buying nail polish is; would I where a shirt or blouse this color. If the answer is yes, then go for it. Besides if you decide you don't like it, Sephora has a wonderful return policy. I don't own this particular brand of grey polish but have the hello kitty MAC grey which is almost identical. I like they way it looks on me(fair/light ). It's an edgey color not everyone will appreciate it.
answered 4 years ago
mlrsos
answer 3
DWS is a very opaque gray, makes me think of a wet cement sidewalk. I love it with grays and also with plums, purples and pinks. It's a dramatic color but more "grown up" than the neons.
I do get lots of compliments on it, even when I'm in jeans after work.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
luvyoga
(Fort Mitchell, KY)
Question
Illamasqua Milf vs Chanel Jade
I have no access to either a Sephora or high end store that sells Jade nail polish by Chanel unless I drive far away, lol. Anyone know how the color differs? Thanks!
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
aquarianrabbit
(Santa Cruz, CA)
on Nail Varnish
2 answers
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answer 1
Agreed. I also have both, and Chanel Jade (407) is waaaaay prettier. It does have a little sparkle and it is darker. To me this has a yellow undertone, whereas the Chanel has more of a green. I do not think the representation of it on the computer is accurate because I was horrified.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
amaliae
(Land of Oz, KS)
answer 2
Jade has shimmer to it and seems a shade darker. I have both and they are not dupes.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
katfromthesticks
(Wilmington,Il)
Question
Color: poke?
Does anyone know where I can find this Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Poke, a purply color?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
amandakkelly
(mi)
on Nail Varnish
2 answers
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answer 1
try the Illamasqua website.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
althea
(Toledo, OH)
answer 2
you can find it in sephora stores...o
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
addieforever
Question
Body Electrics colours?
Will you be getting the three colours from the Body Electrics collection (Force, Jo'Mina, and Prism)? They're all gorgeous, but I don't want to have to pay shipping from the UK if I know they're coming here sometime soon...
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
penemuel
(Gaithersburg, MD)
on Nail Varnish
2 answers
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answer 1
I don't think Sephora will be getting them in since the body electrics were last season and those varnishes are of limited supply, unlike the illuminoil and gleam cream. While this may suck, the Art of Darkness varnishes are lovely as well and are in season. I think Sephora will be getting them in the near future.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
thisisannoying
(Monticello, KY)
answer 2
they were suppose to be at sephora in may with the pastel collection, but perhaps only a couple more months?
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
greeneyes9
(Texas)
Question
Will Sephora stock more Illamasqua products?
Will Sephora bring in more Illamasqua products such as nail polish, eye liners, lipsticks, etc? There isn't a huge variety, and before I buy Illamasqua from their own website, I would like to know if Sephora will be getting more, since I like in the U.S. Thank you.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
nanalicious
on Nail Varnish
2 answers
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answer 1
sephora seems to be constantly growing their illamasqua brand - hopefully more will come soon!! :)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
greeneyes9
(Texas)
answer 2
You should ask them, because one of my sephoras doesn't carry all the brands and the other one doesn't get many shipments of one of the brands. So they may or may not carry the whole line; your best bet is asking them, because they may just not carry the whole line or not order from them as often as others.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
sidhucer
(Live Oak, CA)
Question
Is Illamasqua's Hectic sold out?
I fell in love with the color when I saw it today on Scrangie's blog, but I cannot find it anywhere online...even the Illamasqua website.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Nail Varnish
2 answers
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answer 1
Hectic is now on the Illamasqua website. :D
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 2
it is back in stock.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
greeneyes9
(Texas)
Question
can you use this on acryllic nails
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
analogic
(peabody)
on Nail Varnish
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes you can use it on fakies!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
bacardibelly
(Houston TX)
answer 2
You sure can! Be sure to use a non-acetone nail polish remover with it, though. Acetone will remove your acrylic nails!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Baton Rouge, LA)
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