Saturday, April 27th, 2013

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright fuchsia pink.” It’s a bold, magenta pink with a jelly-cream finish. It is similar to the base color of Hare Polish Party Palace. NARS Ratin Jot is a bit less magenta (pinker). Illamasqua Obsess seemed really similar to me; perhaps a little purpler and lighter (and this has a true cream finish). If you have Obsess, I’d skip this (unless you’re a die-hard fan of Illamasqua’s formula, wear this kind of color all the time, or really want the jelly finish this has), because they are very, very similar. Deborah Lippmann Makin’ Whoopee is similar but has a shimmer finish.

The formula is everything I’ve come to expect from Illamasqua: perfection. It’s not too thick or too thin, so it applies beautifully without bubbling, streaking, or pooling along the edge of the nail. It flows well across the nail and is opaque in two coats. The finish is more of a hybrid between jelly and cream; it didn’t look as squishy as a typical jelly is, and this shade was more opaque than a lot of jelly polishes I’ve seen have been. Illamasqua’s formula lasts seven days on me with very minor tip wear, but it easily extends to ten to fourteen-day wear if I let it go that long.

The Glossover

product

Superstition

A+

I wish it was just a tiny bit squishier in appearance--to really make it absolute perfection. The formula in all other ways is fantastic.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $17.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It is similar to the base color of Hare Polish Party Palace. NARS Ratin Jot is a bit less magenta (pinker). Illamasqua Obsess seemed really similar to me; perhaps a little purpler and lighter (and this has a true cream finish). If you have Obsess, I'd skip this (unless you're a die-hard fan of Illamasqua's formula, wear this kind of color all the time, or really want the jelly finish this has), because they are very, very similar. Deborah Lippmann Makin' Whoopee is similar but has a shimmer finish.

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20 thoughts on “Illamasqua Superstition Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This color is amazing!!!!

  2. Elysia

    lovee!! Just did a happy dance in my seat!

  3. Such a pretty colour and so shiny too!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Noga Noga

    Hi Christine,

    I can’t find it on the Illamasqua website, and you noted that it is not a limited edition. Do you happen to know when it’s gonna be out?

    Btw, kudos for all the latest reviews, I don’t know how you keep it up…

  5. Chel

    Love the color, not the price

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marina Marina

    Wow! I’m not normally a high end nail polish purchaser but this and Chanel Taboo are really calling to me.

    • alyson

      Illamasqua is the only high end brand of nail polish i buy.. i honestly think it is worth the price

  7. Hi Christine,

    What a gorgeous hot fuschia! I love colors like this :)

  8. beautiful! I may have to pick this up. I love the formula of Illamasquas polishes such a great color! I see why you gave it an A+

  9. Romantic Lily

    Christine!

    INCOMPARABLY delicious! What would you suggest as an equally fetching LIPPIE?

    Much Appreciation from Vancouver-

  10. VickyM

    I love this color :D .

  11. What a gorgeous color!

  12. I. NEED. THAT.

    That looks like the perfect Barbie pink!!!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of marisol marisol hernandez

    love the color but too expensive, I rather find something in the essie price range