Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches

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Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “fuchsia violet with a glossy finish.” It’s a rich, vibrant magenta with a near-neon brightness. The closest shade I could think of was Urban Decay Miss T, which is very close but has shimmer and a touch pinker. The next closest would be China Glaze Senorita Bonita, which is much darker, purpler, and has shimmer. Illamasqua Obsess is pinker, less purple. Deborah Lippmann Makin’ Whoopee is more fuchsia.

It’s opaque in two coats, and it does dry down to a semi-glossy finish. For a really high-shine result, I’d still recommend using a top coat.  The formula was a little thinner than other shades I’ve tried from Illamasqua, though I would not describe it as thin.  It was neither thick nor thin, so I didn’t have any trouble applying the color to the nails.  I didn’t experience any bubbling, pooling, or streaking, and Stance applied evenly and fluidly across each nail.  If you’re more used to Illamasqua being closer to a one-coater, you may find this one seems less pigmented, but it’s definitely opaque after two coats.

Illamasqua’s formula always yields impeccable wear for me; it’s one of the longest-wearing polishes.  I can wear a shade for ten days without a single chip and very minor tip wear.  I so often reach for an Illamasqua hue before traveling, because I know it will hold up to all the demands of a trip!

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

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Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

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Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow
Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow
Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow
Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow
Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow
Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

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Illamasqua Stance Nail Varnish

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Based on 5 Reviews, 84 Quick Reviews

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The Good
  • Easy To Apply (47)
  • Just Right (42)
  • Long-wearing (39)
  • Great Value (12)
  • Glossy (9)
  • Spreads Easily (1)
  • Creamy (1)
The In-Between
  • Highly Pigmented (43)
  • Buildable (9)
  • Thick (5)
  • Thin (3)
  • Sheer (1)
The Bad
  • Chips Easily (4)
  • Hard To Apply (3)
  • Goopy (1)
  • Streaks (1)