Illamasqua Shattered Star Nail Varnish Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Shattered Star Nail Varnishes

Illamasqua Shattered Star Nail Varnish ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is supposed to have a “multi-dimensional glitter finish.” These three shades had the same consistency: slightly thin but not watery, and they were easy to apply for even, smooth results. Trilliant wasn’t quite opaque after two coats, but Fire Rose and Marquise both were. The finish is somewhat shiny, sparkly, and glittery, but not as glossy as the traditional creams and frosts in the Nail Varnish range, so depending on the effect you’re after, you may want a top coat. Marquise was the most matte of the three, and it was also the most textured. This formula lasts a full seven days on me with minor tip wear but no chipping.

Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “shattered pink.” It’s a light-medium, rosy pink with silver shimmer and micro-glitter. It had opaque color coverage after two coats, and it was easy to apply and work with. I couldn’t think of any dupes for this one!

Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “shattered orange.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark orange-red with lighter tangerine shimmer and micro-glitter. It had full coverage color with two coats of polish, and I didn’t have any issues applying it. This one was a bit more textured than the other three, so depending on what you like, you may want to use a thick top coat to smooth it out (which will also give it a glossy finish). Zoya Destiny (P, $9.00) is exactly the same. Zoya Myrta (P, $9.00) is less glittery. See comparison swatches.

Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish ($17.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “shattered champagne.” It’s a muted, pinky-beige with silver shimmer and micro-glitter. It was mostly opaque after two coats, but there was a little sparseness overall that kept it from full coverage. Zoya Lux (P, $10.00) is lighter, pinker, and has holographic glitter. See comparison swatches.

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Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Fire Rose Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Marquise Shattered Star Nail Varnish (with top coat)

Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish
Illamasqua Trilliant Shattered Star Nail Varnish

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Illamasqua Shattered Star Nail Varnish $17.00/0.5 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Totally off topic but does it ever bother you when the illamasqua caps don’t line up perfectly straight? It drives me nuts! Maybe I’m the only one haha

It drives me nuts too, so I actually don’t turn them all the way and leave them in the box. Probably not good for the polish, but oh well!

Here’s hoping Sephora carries the new ones… The press releases keep saying Bloomingdale’s AND Sephora, but I feel like I haven’t seen any of the past two or three collections at Sephora.

I love the finish of these! I recently got Cameron by Julep, and it looks like a similar finish. They call it a “stardust” finish, a matte glitter. Cameron is more lilac/silver than Trilliant, but they do remind me of each other.

These are almost unreasonably gorgeous – especially Trilliant! 🙂 I love Marquise as well, especially with the topcoat.

I love me a glossy finish, so I prefer all three with a top coat (I think Marquise needs it, because it is more textured than the others, but that’s my preference).

Are the prices listed for retailers in the US that sells their line? Because their regular price for the on their website is $24.34 (closer to $14 with the pro discount). Was just curious because if I can somewhere here that sells them then the discount doesn’t seem like such a great deal if it’s priced higher to begin with.

Thank you! Sorry for the terrible typos in my original post! I blame it on my iPhone lol. The only thing that has kept me from buying online from their website is the high cost (once the currency is converted to US dollars) and the high cost of shipping if you add a polish to your order. The discount makes it just a few dollars cheaper than the price you listed for Bloomingdale’s (and that’s not counting the shipping) so it’s really not worth it unless their conversion rate is wrong on the website.

I want to try Illamasqua, but I keep getting tons of nail polishes in my beauty subscription boxes that I’ve never tried (but in odd colors). If I had to pick one Illamasqua polish for spring should I go with classic or trendy?

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