Posted by Corallista | Posted in Illamasqua, Nails, Product Reviews | Posted on 20-04-2012
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A spectrum of bold shades with a range of finishes including matt, rubber and high-gloss. Award-winning, extremely hardwearing and chip-resistant, there’s an Illamasqua Nail Varnish for every shade of humanity.
Price : £12.15 (approx. Rs 1000) for 15 ml
Stance is a gorgeous fuchsia violet shade with a creme finish which is part of Human Fundamentalism ~ Illamasqua’s Spring Summer 2012 collection. It is not a conventional purple but more of vivid violet with a strong pink tone. I love the uniqueness of the color and how it looks bright yet elegant on my nails.
It comes in an attractive square cross-section bottle, unique to Illamasqua and contains a fine quality brush that applies the lacquer evenly on the nails. The formula is neither too thick nor too runny and applies evenly. The first coat is not nearly opaque but it goes fully opaque in 2 coats. It dries quickly though one needs to be careful for another half an hour as the varnish takes some more time to set fully. The finish is neither too glossy but nor a flat matte, its somewhere in between and looks elegant and understated without being dull. I love the quality of this nail paint, especially when it comes to its staying power. I’ve worn this for about 11 days at a stretch and it barely chipped near the nail tips. It is expensive for a nail color but the quality is well worth the price!
The GOOD about Illamasqua Nail varnish Stance :
- Attractive packaging
- Good quality brush, coats nails evenly
- Goes fully opaque in 2 coats
- Dries quickly
- Gives a beautiful glossy finish(shade Stance)
- Wears strong for 8-10 easily!
- Amazing shade range
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Illamasqua Nail varnish Stance :
- Dries quickly but needs another half an hour to become fully scratch resistant
- Shipping cost to India are high (around Rs 790)
Illamasqua nail paints are everything one could possibly ask for – smooth, even formula that applies without streaking, goes opaque in two coats, dries quickly enough and wears strong with barely any chipping for 8-10 days. The formula is excellent and the shade range is quite amazing. The shade Stance is a beautiful fuchsia violet shade with a soft creme finish. The richness of the hue along with its understated brightness makes it suitable for all age groups. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!
Rating : 4.5/5