Illamasqua Jan Nail Varnish Swatches & Review

Happy Friday!

I decided to finally show my swatch of Illamasqua’s Jan nail varnish that I did about a month ago. I figured I already had it swatched, so why not just post it already?


Jan

Isn’t Jan lovely? She’s a dusty pink/mauve creme and she flows sooooooo smoothly. She’s also a two-coater, BONUS! I knew the second I saw this one in the bottle that I was going to love it since I love pretty much anything with a dusty effect to it.

This isn’t a new color, it’s part of their core collection and you can find it on the Sephora or Illamasqua websites.

What do you think about Jan?

In other news

I am getting back into the mood to do some swatching so hopefully the sun will cooperate this weekend and I will have fun stuff to show next week.

I’ve got quite a few new collections to cover including: Misa’s Mardi Gras, BB Couture For Men, Deborah Lippmann and those sexy Rococo colors! And hopefully *fingers crossed* the new pastel Illamasqua’s!

-VV

29 comments

  • March 12, 2010
    Jackie S.

    Very pretty pink, looks similar to the China Glaze up and away pink…is it a possible dupe?

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi Jackie S.,

      No, this one is more dusty and not pastel like that one is.

  • March 12, 2010
    Jen

    Lovely and muted. A dupe (cheaper) would be good to know.

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi Jen,

      Sorry I don’t have any similar to this!

  • March 12, 2010

    I adore colors with a dusty quality too! Snaps to Illamasqua for the formula, especially in that finish and tone! I’m hoping their pastels apply as well.
    .-= Sarah R.´s last blog ..Grunge =-.

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi Sarah R.,

      Yes I am super curious about the pastels also. Will be getting them soon.

  • March 12, 2010

    Lovely color!!
    .-= Arianna´s last blog ..Zoeva – Le palette 88 colori (shimmer): la mia review =-.

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi Arianna,

      Thanks!

  • March 12, 2010
    moxy

    I don’t know if it was an issue with my application (base, top coat etc.) but the last two times I’ve worn DWS on my fingernails, my polish started chipping in two days :( Maybe I need to be nicer to my hands! Your post reminded me that I do have Jan waiting for me: maybe it’s time to give Illamasqua another chance – Jan is such a lovely color.

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi moxy,

      Yeah mine usually chips within 2-3 days no matter what I do also. Water is the worst on polish so if you wash your hands a lot or have them in water a lot, you will get chips much faster.

  • March 12, 2010
    LEIGH-ANN

    Happy Friday too you!! Although it’s raining here in NY and will be for the next 4 days, it is Friday!! So glad to see you swatching….beautiful color. I bought a paintbrush so hopefully my mani will look as good as yours! Looking foward to future swatches :). Can you recommend a good nude color? I checked your swatches for “nude” didnt see anything that I luvd…..

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi Leigh-Ann,

      What kind of nude are you looking for a more tan nude or pink nude?

  • March 12, 2010
    LEIGH-ANN

    tan nude

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi Leigh-Ann,

      Yeah what you see posted is basically what I have covered. I really only swatch nudes if they happen to come to me in a set from a PR company, I never buy them because I’m not really a fan…Sorry!

  • March 12, 2010

    I’m excited for these new swatches!
    .-= Arrianne´s last blog ..Here I sit brokenhearted… =-.

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi Arrianne,

      Yay! And there’s even more!!

  • March 12, 2010
    SB_Sweetie

    Oooooh! That Jan is so pretty. I’m such a sucker for dusty-type pinks. It can be hard to find the right, flattering one. Thanks for the beautiful swatch!

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi SB_Sweetie,

      You are welcome.

  • March 12, 2010
    emma

    Love it. Those dirty pink/purple colours remind me of the insides of foxglove flowers (do you have them in US?) and always look really nice with a tan.

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi emma,

      I had to Google them, but yes we do have them! They are so pretty!

  • March 12, 2010
    stubby

    Glad to see your feeling a little better.
    I have Jan and have not even tried it yet! This is what happens when you read too many nail polish blogs and become a NP hoarder!!! LOL…..I always enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for all your hard work cause I know it is. Sometimes when i do my own mani i think back to all you lovely ladies that take the time to this for us and I think, “how can they do this and not just quit on any given day?” It shows your dedication and love for what you do and i just wanted to express my gratitude.

    Peace and Love always.

    • March 12, 2010

      Hi stubby,

      Thanks I totally know what you mean about not trying stuff but owning it for awhile. It’s even harder when you are trying to decided what mani to do and you have to search through 12 million colors, all of which you like, lol!

  • March 12, 2010

    Hi Kelly:

    Hope your feeling better, love this pink creme color from Illamasqua it looks awesome on your gorgeous nails. Their unique design is special and have purchased other shades mainly because of your recommendations, LOL Maybe not this one in particular, but I love the other polishes they have. This color is very pretty and perfect for your skin tone. Can;’t wait to see the other swatches.

    ((((Love Kelly))))

    Mc Huggs :)
    .-= Mc Huggs:)´s last blog ..Project Runway Season Six: Episode Eight =-.

  • March 13, 2010
    lm

    I love that color. Right on the edge between lavender and pink. I’ve been looking for exactly something like that; I hope it looks as nice on my skin as it does on yours.

    VV, will I be able to run to my neighborhood Sephora and pick it up? Or has it been selling out, do you know?

    • March 13, 2010

      Hi Im,

      Nah this isn’t a new or limited edition color so they should have it there. I don’t think I have I Lilac You A Lot, so I’m not sure, sorry!

  • March 13, 2010
    lm

    As for “close to” dupes, how close is Diamond #283
    I Lilac You A Lot IYO?

  • March 16, 2010

    I love Jan. I didn’t like it in the bottle as I thought it was too pink but it does dry to that awesome dusty finish – it’s gorgeous. And work appropriate!
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..Models Own Coral Reef =-.

    • March 16, 2010

      Hi Helen,

      Yes it is, you should check it out!

  • March 17, 2010
    Lucy

    Pretty shade on you. I like the dustyness of this!