Illamasqua Lament Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Lament Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Lament Nail Varnish

Coral Tips for Summer Trips

Illamasqua Lament Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is a fierce coral-orange that practically glows in the light.  Even in soft, indirect light, you can see the brightness of the shade.  Like Baptiste, Lament applies easily without streaking.  It has a very slight jelly quality, but overall, it’s your standard cream finish.  Above, I used two coats, but you could probably do a third for complete opacity (it looked opaque to me originally, but you can very faintly see the nail line in the photos).   Application really is quite dreamy here– so smooth, no fussing, no bubbling.

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Illamasqua Lament Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Lament Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Lament Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Lament Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Collide Nail Varnish
Lament, Baptiste, Collide

Illamasqua Collide Nail Varnish
Lament, Baptiste, Collide

Illamasqua Collide Nail Varnish
Lament, Baptiste, Collide

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I totally love the Illamasqua varnish formula. I bought Phallic a bit ago and I recently put it on with a layer of China Glaze Wireless Holographic Top Coat, and it makes it look like a beautiful cosmic blue. 🙂

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