Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches


Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish ($14.00 for 0.5 fl. oz.) is described as a “bright violet purple” and has a shimmer finish. It’s a vibrant violet with a hint of fuchsia both in the base color as well as in the shimmer. The formula was a dream to work with–so pigmented it was nearly opaque in a single coat. It spread evenly across the nail, and the consistency was right on the money, because it wasn’t too thick or thin. I typically get a week’s worth of wear out of Illamasqua’s nail polishes.

I couldn’t think of any really similar shades! The closest I could come up with was Illamasqua Jo’mina, which has a similar brightness but lacks shimmer and is less pink.

Poke

PPermanent. $17.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Poke Nail Varnish

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What a gorgeous purple! I think it’s great that Illamasqua seems to come out with so many unique shades. I haven’t tried any of their products,but I think it’s time I start.

How on earth do you always have such a perfect manicure? Do you use a corrector pen after putting the polish on? I was also curious what you use on your nails to keep them so healthy? I know you post polish reviews alot and it seems like the constant removal and re-polishing would damage your nails and yet yours always look so healthy and perfect.

I guess I need to stop drinking so much coffee before painting my nails because I always end up with polish all over the place and half the time I make such a mess that I end up removing the polish and just going bare.

That color is absolutely gorgeous. I wish a lipstick came in this color!

Christine, what do you use to keep your manicures from chipping?

Wow! What a beautiful color…and it seems to me that bright grapey-blue-purple is so hard to find! This looks like the nailpolish version of Urban Decay Ransom Deluxe Eyeshadow. Looks fabulous. 🙂

WANT!!!! 😀 Thanks for posting this, I’ve been on the edge with this one, but your pics have tipped the balance! As soon as it is available on Sephora.com, I will be picking it up! 🙂

Gorgeous!
I need to find somewhere in Canada to get illamasqua.
I’m always so impressed by how their products look, and I’m just dying to try them.

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