Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection: Radium

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish (£13.50 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as an “acidic lime, shimmer finish” shade, which is new for the Toxic Nature collection. It’s a beautiful neon chartreuse green with yellow undertones and iridescent green and chartreuse micro-shimmer. Though currently only available through Illamasqua directly, it should make its way to Sephora next month.

my thoughts on the formula: Illamasqua’s formula is richly pigmented, smooth, and easy to apply. It’s a thicker formula but not gloppy. I did notice very slight brush strokes in the finish under really bright light. Radium is almost opaque in one coat, though I swatched with two for good measure. I get a full week of wear with Illamasqua Nail Varnishes with minimal tip wear and no chips.

Radium

PPermanent. $17.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
97%
Total
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Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Radium Nail Varnish

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i am in love!!!! i have to get this color!!! i adore Illamasqua nail polishes and this seems like a perfect bright color for summer!!!! Sooo mine!!!

Is this a recent release? I should think it is pretty insensitive to come out with a colour called Radium so close after Japan’s disasters.

Radium is an element and a city. Japan’s nuclear disasters are with radioactive iodine and plutonium. I don’t think it’s insensitive whatsoever…

2nd, the word “Radium” has absolutely nothing to do with Japan…at all. I have no idea how some people take everything so sensitively.

I usually don’t like neons and brights for nail polish, but for some reason this is really working for me! It’s surprisingly flattering for a chartreuse, too, since I often think these yellow-green colors make one’s skin look dingy. I think it’s that shimmer finish that really does it for me 🙂

As soon as I saw it I thought of Mitzi, but I don’t know which one I like better! I wish I knew someone who was into these sorts of shades so I could talk them into buying it and then try it out ^.^

I can’t wait to pick this and Bacterium up in April. They will be my first Illamasqua purchase, and I am so excited. I am gonna rock so much acid green this summer, lol.

This is an awesome color. I remember either Hard Candy or Urban Decay had a similar color back in the 1990s which of course I loved. I will definitely be getting this!

I swear I’ve been having dreams about this lipstick since I first saw it on the Illamasqua web site. Thank you for confirming everything I’d imagined about it! I do hope I can find a way to get this, since Sephora in Canada doesn’t carry Illamasqua and ordering from their web site is really costly!

I love this! I’ve been looking for a perfect chartreuse lately. I’m not sure how it will look on my NW20 skin but I still am brave enough to try 🙂 Any other chartreuse nail polish suggestions? Thanks Christine!

This question is directed to Christine, and anyone else living in the US who has ordered from http://www.illamasqua.com. How was the service, and how long did it take for them to get their merchandise? I’m always leery about ordering from little-know sites, especially from overseas.

I ordered this nail polish from the Illmasqua website. It took a couple of weeks to get here but I had no problems. Oh and I love love love the polish!

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