Monday, August 1st, 2011


Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep teal blue.” It’s exactly that–at first glance, it’s more blue than teal, but it’s not just blue. There’s teal, blue, and enough depth to call it deep. The finish is creamy, and the color is opaque in two coats (but nearly opaque in just one). I had an easy time with the formula, because it wasn’t too thick or thin, so the lacquer flowed evenly across the nail and didn’t bubble. I typically get a week’s worth of wear out of Illamasqua’s nail polishes.

It reminded me of Cult Nails Let Me Fly without the shimmer. It was a little bluer and darker than Orly Viridian. It is darker compared to Butter London Artful Dodger.

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Muse

A+
Teal is always an interesting color, because sometimes it leans blue, other times it leans green. Here's a teal that leans a little blue but not too blue.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $14.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It reminded me of Cult Nails Let Me Fly without the shimmer. It was a little bluer and darker than Orly Viridian. It is darker compared to Butter London Artful Dodger.

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19 thoughts on “Illamasqua Muse Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. lp

    This is a very gorgeous color! thanks for dupe suggestions!

  2. I’m loving this color and I’m really curious to try out some Illa polishes. Wonder what kind of brush they have!

  3. Such a beautiful blue shade. I love the Illamasqua formula, so I’ll deff check this out!

  4. Timea

    omg,your nail surface is that smooth, or its the varnish? :O ( sorry for my english :)This is amazing!

  5. Ana G.

    Lovely color!

  6. Yianna

    you have became my favourite blogger!! love this color by the way :D *clicks love it! button*

  7. vye

    So pretty!! Reminds me of American Apparel’s Peacock, but I suppose this one is a bit more teal?

  8. So gorgeous! Blues are some of my favorite polish colors and this is perfectly muted for fall and winter.

  9. cyndi

    Reminds me of OPI suzi says feng shui

  10. L

    This is my favorite Illamasqua color. :)

  11. Ashley

    Wow, looks way bluer than MAC’s Ocean Dip from the Surf Baby collection. Very pretty.

  12. Annie

    Looks like Dior nirvana but a bit lighter I would say.

  13. Muse is my favorite from Illamasqua :)

  14. Laura

    Oh, I have this colour – it’s gorgeous!

  15. Gorgeous shade! I wonder how this compares to Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Teal.

  16. Katy

    Looks like China Glaze Shower Together.

  17. Oh, I just sampled this while in Sephora the other day! It is a nice color that I think will carry well into fall.

    Christine, what nail polisher remover to you use? I use CVS pure acetone, and I’m worried it might weaken my nails, which is why I stopped doing my nails as much, but I still want to change them every other day!