Illamasqua Freckle Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Freckle Nail Varnish ($16.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “speckled tan.” It’s a light-medium beige brown cream base color paired with small black glitter and larger, hexagon-shaped black glitter. Zoya Minka is a lighter, more beige-hued color. It was the only shade that came to mind that might be similar to the base color of Freckle (and it’s not close).
Like the other shades in the speckled family, it was a breeze to apply and work with. The color coverage was fully opaque after two coats, but one coat still had a surprising amount of opacity. It flowed well across the nail without pooling along the edges, bubbling, or streaking. I didn’t have any streaking on the first coat with this shade, though it was not too surprising given it is not nearly as light or pastel as the other colors in the range. I usually find that Illamasqua’s polish wears exceptionally well on me with ten to fourteen days of wear with minimal tip wear but no chipping.