Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “neon orange.” They really mean neon, too, because this is a medium-dark, neon orange–it’s traffic cone orange, construction orange, whatever you want to call it–it’s bright and in-your-face orange. It’s opaque in nearly one coat, though I did two for swatches, and it dries to this pleather-like finish–a little shiny, kind of matte, but not quite.  The finish reminded me of Orly’s Plastix, though Gamma is more neon and deeper than Orly’s Old School Orange.  Illamasqua’s formula is richly pigmented, smooth, and easy to apply.  I typically get a full week of wear with Illamasqua Nail Varnishes with minimal tip wear and no chips.

Gamma

PPermanent. $17.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
98%
Total
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Gamma Nail Varnish

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

22 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I’ve got this one too, I just live this collection so so much. I was having a cogitate over other commenters being turned off by the Bacterium polish because if it’s name. Well clearly this collection is geared towards a certain aesthetic , not meant to appeal to everyone. I’m in the included demographic. In Moby Dick, I’m the one rooting for Nature to fight back- Ahab be hanged. Tangent aside, this was a creative, thoughtful and cohesive collection and Gamma only serves to further illustrate this. P.S. Shout out to my helpful Bacteria!

There was some acidophilus pearl company a little while back that was giving away a shirt reading “I <3 BACTERIA". I wanted it!

Oooh I love it! I was debating orange polishes for this year and ended up buying Dior Aloha but I may have to bite the bullet and get this one too!

Not related to this post, but just wanted to say how AWESOME the new mobile site looks!!!! Makes reading on my blackberry so much easier!!! Love it!!

I love it! It’s so pretty… Unfortunately, here in the Netherlands, bright orange is the national color. So if I’d where it, everyone thinks I’m supporting our soccer team.. Or I’m a royalty geek.. Or way too patriotic.
Too bad.

Too neon bright orange for me. I have Essie Braziliant orange (semi pearl) I bought from the summer 2011 collection and I think that will hold me on my orange needs for a time now to come.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!