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Illamasqua Shattered Star Nail Varnish

April 25, 2014

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Rarely can I justify buying a whole collection of nail polishes, so I was very lucky to be send the new Shattered Star collection of nail varnish by Illamasqua. I was almost squealing with job when I received these, because if you have read my blog for any period of time, you would know that Illamasqua is one of my absolute favourite brands!


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These nail polishes are part of the new Glamore collection and they retail in Australia for $24 from Illamasqua counters at Myer or £15 from the Illamasqua website (which does ship internationally). These nail polishes contain 15ml of product each. 

I also did a swatch video below if you want to see how the polishes apply


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Being shattered star polishes, they are all very sparkly (which I adore). The three shades available are:

Marquise is a vibrant dark neon orange-red base and it's packed with fine gold shimmers. This has the strongest base shade of the three, but the finest glitter. This gives a modern orange-red shimmery nail.

Fire Rose is a medium rosy pink base with small and large flecks of pink and silver glitter. This is the perfect girly nail polish... it's a flattering pink and is jam packed with sparkles, it's a very pretty shade.

Trilliant has the same effect at Fire Rose, but it is a pinky nude shade that has small and large flecks of nude and silver glitter. This is the least pigmented of the three as it barely has a base colour. This does appear more silver on the nails, and I think this would be perfect as an accent nail for a nude nail look. I am very excited about this shade because a nice sparkly nude is a very rare find.

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These nail polishes apply like a dream! They are so pigmented and even that you only really need one coat for a full on shimmery effect. You can apply two coats if you want a bolder sparkle effect, but its not necessary. Even though these aren't the cheapest nail polishes, I think they are great value because it is super rare to see a sparkly nail polish that gives this finish with 1-2 coats!

These also last a good week on the nails. Instead of them wearing or chipping off, I found myself wanting to pick these off at the end of the week because they are quite chunky and are fun to pick off. They are a pain to take off, but at least you will only need to remove it once a week!.

The only downside to these nail polishes is that they feel very rough and scratchy... they can start catching on jumpers and fluffy material. I personally recommend applying a decent thick top coat, or two coats of a normal top coat, to even out the sand paper effect a little, and to make these polishes really shine. Of course, if you like textured nails, then you could skip the top coat... but they can get a little annoying and they can start to lose the shine.

Overall, I am very impressed and obsessed with these polishes. I would love to see Illamasqua bring out more shades in this formula (a navy blue would be to die for!).

I highly recommend these if you love glitter polishes!

13 comments

  1. I love these! They're so pretty, aren't they! xx

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  2. These are so pretty, I really like Trilliant the most. Maybe these would be good for an accent nail if they are annoying to remove. I love your blog by the way!

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    1. Thanks! I love Trilliant too! :)

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  3. I love all of three shades....they are so pretty.....xoxoxo...^_^

    http://mariahussain.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wow, love the glittery effect of these! All three shades are fab. Have a wonderful weekend, Kat! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  5. I love glitter polishes but I'm so over how awful they are to remove that I don't bother any more :( Hopefully when Sephora does open here (I'm still dubious!) I'll be able to get my hands on their new Formula X 'Delete All' which sounds promising.

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    1. Yeah... we'll see what happens :P

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  6. These polishes are gorgeous!! I'm such a sucker for nail polishes, especially glitter ones! I love the orange one the most!

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  7. I almost bought one of those polishes when I was at the counter during the week!! Sooo pretty!! But instead, I left with 3 makeup items instead hahaha.
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. Haha, I have done that at Illamasqua a few times :P

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  8. Kinda loving these, so when I saw the new Maybelline "Brocades" nail polishes in target today and they looked simialar I couldn't resist - they seem to be comparable if not a dupe, they give an opaque glittery finish in 1coat and are $5.99 a pop. Still might splurge on that Marquise colour though.

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