Nail Varnish


Illamasqua Melange Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Nail Varnish is a nail lacquer that retails for $17.00 and contains 0.5 oz. ($34.00 per ounce). There are 68 shades in our database.

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By miss.mercurial 2 years ago.

I have over a hundred bottles of polish. This continues to be one of my favorites, long after I bought it, because it's such a unique color. Its closest dupe is That's Shore Bright from China Glaze but that one is more sheer and not as bright. Play Date from Essie is also close but suffers similar problems. Would easily repurchase again.

Tags: highly-pigmented, just-right, easy-to-apply, long-wearing
Skin Type: Very Oily - Skin Tone: Light Medium - Undertone: Olive

By Mairyn 11 years ago.

Based on temptalia and others' swatches, I reckon I got a dud bottle of Force (however, a dud bottle of Illamasqua is still decent by other brands' standards). Whenever I put top coat on mine, it darkens the colour in patches and leaves drag marks. I know, I know, it sounds like "you're just putting top coat on too early, fool" but one time I tested this by putting top coat on several hours after painting my nails and I still had this issue. Oh well. I might repurchase if I see it on sale, coz even with this issue, it's still very long-wearing and pigmented.

Skin Type: Normal-to-Dry - Skin Tone: Lightest - Undertone: Pink

By Amree 11 years ago.

I love this color! It's gorgeous and unique! I always get compliments when I have it on. I love that it's long-wearing and doesn't need a top coat (although I still use one out of habit). I would definiately purchase this again!

Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Amree 11 years ago.

My experience with this product could be better. The color is beautiful and the product is highly pigmented in just one coat. But with this color, I recommend starting off with one sheer coat first. My bottle of this product was very thin and runny compared to my other Illamasqua nail varnishes. And it's best to always wear a base and top coat with this polish because it looks cheap and weird by itself. But this is just experience with this particular varnish I purchased. I am also disappointed that the price went for these polishes. I just don't have money to be dropping on these polishes unless they exceed my standards.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Light - Undertone: Neutral

By Amy 11 years ago.

I have been hesitant to spend this kind of cash on nail polish, but this has won me over. I put it on Tuesday (with Zoya's Anchor and Armor) and it is now Sunday and I have no chips and no tip wear to speak of either - it still looks freshly applied. Zoya polish usually has noticeable tip wear on me by this point, and other polishes rarely last past 3 days without chipping, so I'm seriously impressed, especially since it's black. It's a pretty black with evenly distrubuted silver sparkles, and mine had a few random holographic sparkles in it too, it seemed. Love this!

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.

By Marta // The Glow Lab 11 years ago.

It is a beautiful black shade, the silver sparkle looks wonderful under the light. It applies evenly and smoothly, without any streaks. You only need two coats for full coverage. It has a glossy finish and lasts a lot on me, about a week without chipping. I love the formula and the color so I totally recommend it if you are looking for a "special" nail varnish.

1 out of 1 user found this review helpful.
Skin Type: Combination - Skin Tone: Very Light - Undertone: Pink