My Illamasqua Nail Varnish Collection

Illamasqua 1

Illamasqua is one of my favorite nail polish brands for a few reasons.

Their formula is almost always fantastic. I love the colors they come out with. I love the bottle shape. I love the logo. I love the whole idea behind the brand. I love that they are now sold at Sephora. I love that the square caps come off for easy application. I love that they are British! I love their PR; they know how to work with bloggers and are really nice!

So with that said, I thought I would do a post showing every single Illamasqua varnish I own. Actually these photos were taken before I received the latest three from the Fall 2011 collection so there are three missing from the photos, but I included them in the swatches below.

I have swatches of every one of them except DWS, which I bought but never took photos of for some reason.

My favorite Illamasqua colors are Snap, Radium, Baptiste, Taint, Milf, Hectic, Faux Pas, Viridian, Phallic, Scarab, Poke, Bacterium, Throb and Obsess.


Illamasqua 2

Illamasqua 3

Illamasqua 4


Spartan (gold) and Harsh (silver)



Illamasqua 5







Illamasqua 6









Illamasqua 7







Illamasqua 8



Faux Pas






Illamasqua 10

Illamasqua 11

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  • September 30, 2011
    jody shank

    Holy cow! Amazing! All of them. I only have one Illamasqua polish right now…..yeah that’s about to change!

    • September 30, 2011

      Hi jody,

      Yes it needs to! :)

  • September 30, 2011

    I got my first order of Illamasqua polishes only two weeks ago and only wore Kink. But I also got Scarab, Viridian, Eclipse and Faux-Pas because I liked those best. Does Rampage have a rubber finish like Kink? They look a bit similar.
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    • September 30, 2011

      Hi Sabine,

      I don’t think it does, but haven’t worn in it a long time.

      • October 1, 2011

        Rampage is a jelly finish.

    • September 30, 2011
      Kate & Zena

      Rampage is a jelly finish and is absolutely my FAVORITE polish of all time from them. I actually keep forgetting to reorder it as I’m, um, out. Ha ha ha!

      There are two things to note about Rampage:
      1. It does take 3 coats for opacity and to eliminate that typical jelly streakiness.
      2. It dries a little dull. If you like that kind of look, you can rock that. I think Rampage shines her best with a shiny topcoat like Poshe.

      Rampage is like looking into a deep temperate forest at the height of summer , to give you an idea, in terms of color. It’s gorgeous!

  • September 30, 2011

    You have an ARMY of those polishes! Hehe, I love the photo at the end where they’re all in a circle. Looks like some sort of secret circle. ­čśë

    I like a lot of the colours you have, but probably Viridian is my favourite. :)

    Thanks for sharing your massive collection of these.
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    • September 30, 2011

      Hi Swatch and Learn,

      Yeah that is such an amazing color. :)

  • September 30, 2011

    I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEE Poke. It is on my wish list. After seeing these swatches I am definitely adding a few more to that list :)

    • September 30, 2011

      Hi Lynn,

      Yeah Poke is a seriously amazing purple. It’s probably one of the top 5 favs of them all for me.

  • September 30, 2011

    they make gorgeous polish. I had quite the opposite experience with their PR however.

    • September 30, 2011

      Hi J,


  • September 30, 2011

    Great post! Illamasqua is one of my favourite brands as well :D, I don’t have quite as many as you, but I have a few: Baptiste, Viridian, Scarab, Jo’Mina, Muse, Hectic and Prism.

    Next up for me would have to be Lament, Kink and Faux Pas

    • September 30, 2011

      Hi kirsty,

      I really need Jo’Mina I think…

  • September 30, 2011

    Whoaaa, I am jealous! Illamasqua makes some amazing colors. I only have Rampage, but I wish I had more! I do wish they hadn’t changed the bottles though….the old ones are so much prettier…

    • September 30, 2011

      Hi Naz,

      Not sure what you mean the bottles have looked the same since the beginning except for the labels on them…

  • September 30, 2011

    Oh, WOW! Your swatches are so gorgeous. I might have to spring for one during Sephora F&F…thanks for the post!

  • September 30, 2011

    Jo’Mina is my favorite Illamasqua. You should definitely get it!

  • September 30, 2011

    LOVE this. thank you thank you. i havent taken the plunge yet with illamasqua. scarab basically made my heart stop :)

  • September 30, 2011

    Scarab is gorgeous! I haven’t been lucky enough to have any of these but that’s definitely going to change! :)

  • September 30, 2011

    Drool-worthy. Bookmark-worthy.

  • September 30, 2011
    Jenn F.

    I always really really liked Scarab and Bacterium, but I never got. I think this is going to change. Also, how does Baptiste compare to Purple Rain from NARS? I really want that polish most lol

  • September 30, 2011

    I love Radium! Stagnate is really pretty, too. I don’t own any Illamasqua, but I might need to go to Sephora and remedy that.

  • September 30, 2011

    I recently got Faux Pas, I was a teeny bit disappointed as I thought it was actually going feel rubbery like the bottle tops, it’s more semi matte. Love the colour though.
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  • September 30, 2011

    I think I like Phallic the most :)

  • September 30, 2011

    Oh wow, I love seeing them together! My favourite is Phallic, I adore the deep blue.

  • September 30, 2011

    Oh how I do love Polish *orn!!! *swoon*

    I am dying to get Viridian and even Bacterium is um, growing on me! LOL I don’t have any Illamasqua polishes–yet–but several are on my lemming list!

    Thank you for that beautiful polish art……*wiping a tear* just beautiful ­čśë
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  • September 30, 2011

    I only have 4 but I love them all. They wear so beautifully. Your post is giving me more ideas of what I want next – especially Bacterium.

  • September 30, 2011

    Oooh, yours are the first photos to make me want the ruberized polishes. I have 24 so far and you have made me want even more. God… they’re all beautiful.

  • September 30, 2011

    Beautiful swatches and great post!!!

    My favorites: Bacterium, Faux Pas, Radium and Muse.
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  • September 30, 2011

    WOW! they are so wonderful!
    i want all of them!

  • September 30, 2011

    O.O WOW. That is such an amazing collection!!! As for favorites, all of them! ­čśÇ If I was forced to choose… Gamma (for it’s amazingly intense brightness), Boo (purple glitter! and painful lemming!), Rampage (sexiest vampy green jelly ever), Caress (I am so weak for that kind of shade!), Nudge (for it being a bright pastel), Muse, Force, and omg all of them. They are all amazing!
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  • September 30, 2011

    Wow. *swoon* Those bottle shots are to die for, Kelly – but my favorite is the last one, like a little mini Stonehenge circle! Haha. O_O I’d have to say, although I don’t have a SINGLE ONE, I still want Rampage the most. But they’re all gorgeous!
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  • September 30, 2011

    Holy crap. That’s amazing. I just received my first 2 Illamasqua polishes yesterday: Viridian and Kink. I think I will love them both!

  • September 30, 2011

    Illamasqua rocks! I love their blushes too. Rampage is my favorite. :)

  • September 30, 2011

    So hard to pick favourites. I LOVE them all. But there are a few that I regularly go back to. Among them are Muse, Phallic, Viridian, Scarab, Nudge, Lament and possibly Ruthless. I never got round to getting the Summer 2011 colours but they are still on my list of things to get. Maybe I’ll make my family get me some for Christmas along with a couple from the new collection! hehe

    I’ve got Scarab on right now…but might change to Viridian tomorrow after a week’s wear.

  • September 30, 2011

    Hehe, I love the last picture! My favourite Illamasqua … hm, I think it’s a tie between Rampage and Hectic. Rampage will always have a special place in my stash since it was one of my biggest lemmings of all time, being a forest green that is green in every light. And Hectic is just freaking awesome. :)

  • September 30, 2011

    The only Illamasqua product I’ve tried is powdered metal which I received in a glossybox. But I love that they’re British and I love what they are inspired by and the quirkiness of the brand. The gold colour is truely beautiful and I’d be so interested to try the rubber type polishes from their Theater of the Nameless collection xx

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  • September 30, 2011

    Love. True Love.

  • September 30, 2011

    Woo! Thanks for posting this :) Previously I’ve looked at every post of Illamasqua nail varnishes you’ve posted, so this is handy to have them all in the one place now.
    I love Illamasqua’s varnishes, but sadly I only have 7 of them.

  • September 30, 2011

    Thanks for posting your collection! Very cool!

  • September 30, 2011

    Wow!!!! Awesome eye candy!!! I want Hectic BAD now. Thanks for posting them – I know that’s a lot of work!
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  • September 30, 2011

    I rarely wear red, but Scarab is GORGEOUS. Phallic is beautiful too, but I think Scarab needs to be my first Illamasqua.

  • October 1, 2011

    Hi Kelly, in the second to last pic, what is the very first polish on top? The one to the left of Poke?

  • October 1, 2011

    Ahhhh! So jealous right now! I want ur entire Illamasqua collection!! They are just incredible. I only own Viridian but I wish I had more!! Especially the Toxic Nature Collection.
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  • October 1, 2011

    i see some amazing shades, i’m really jealous!

  • October 1, 2011

    Poke and Raindrops (LOVE the finish) are my absolute favorites. I had and love Rampage, but I’ve just sent it off to my friend who’s newly polish obsessed.

  • October 1, 2011

    i want scarab, radium, and nudge badly!!!!! so pretty
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  • October 3, 2011

    I love Illamasqua polishes


  • October 3, 2011

    I’m drooling! My favorites are Kink, Hectic & Elope. Greens of course.

  • October 3, 2011

    That’s quite a collection you got, I love Illamasqua, wish I had that many, I have only one!

  • October 4, 2011
    kary b

    Give me one, please! ;( </3

  • October 16, 2011

    What an amazing collection you have! I need to get me some Illamasqua polishes! xx
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