Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches (2012)

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish

Coming in February: Illamasqua Raindrops

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer light grey” and has a jelly finish. It is my all-time favorite nail lacquer. It’s a semi-sheer, stormy gray with a hint of blue with flakes of pale silver-gray shimmer. The jelly finish makes it look squishy on the nail, and it really gives it a cloudy, rainy day vibe. I still have no insight as to a dupe for this shade.

It was discontinued sometime ago, much to my dismay, but Illamasqua is bringing it back in February (2013). I don’t have any details about exactly when in February or if it will be made permanent once again, but I know it will be returning.  Though it is sheer after two coats (exactly as described), it has a lovely consistency that isn’t too thick or too thin, so you can still apply a third coat and get mostly opaque color. The flakes of sparkle spread evenly and don’t get clumped together.  I’ve worn this shade multiple times, especially when I travel, and it lasts ten days easily without chipping (just very minor tip wear).

Illamasqua Nail Varnish Raindrops
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%

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Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Raindrops Nail Varnish

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Based on 5 Reviews, 83 Quick Reviews

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (46)
  • Just Right (42)
  • Long-wearing (38)
  • Great Value (11)
  • Glossy (9)
  • Spreads Easily (1)
  • Creamy (1)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (42)
  • Buildable (8)
  • Thick (5)
  • Thin (3)
  • Sheer (1)
The Bad
  • Chips Easily (4)
  • Hard To Apply (3)
  • Goopy (1)
  • Streaks (1)