Illamasqua Pink Raindrops Nail Varnish

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops came out awhile ago but I just got my hands on it.

This is a cool-toned pink with pink and gold iridescence and subtle silver/white flake glitter.

I don’t own the original Raindrops, which is a light blue/grey with a similar finish, but this one wasn’t exactly easy to work with.

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops-2

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops Macro

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops Swatch

Illamasqua Pink Raindrops Macro Swatch

Pink Raindrops is a muted pink base with that really pretty gold and pink pearly iridescence, and then white/silver flake glitter. The thing is, the polish is fairly thick and doesn’t really want to level out. It can look a wee bit lumpy, which is not fabulous.

It does only require two thin coats, so if you work carefully and use a nice top coat like Nubar Diamont, it pretty much evens out.

Availability: Illamasqua, Sephora (soon).

Pricing: $14.00.

Did you pick up Pink Raindrops?


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  • April 18, 2013

    This is sooo awesome and much more pretty than its blue brother! :)
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  • April 18, 2013

    Oh my the fine glitters are absolutely stunning! Such a pretty, feminine shade. x
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  • April 18, 2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the shade but GRRRRR what?! lumpiness?! buzzkill seriously.
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  • April 18, 2013

    Very pretty! Kind of opalescent. A bit too pastel for my skin, though.
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  • April 18, 2013

    This is a gorgeous shade! Next time I’m out I will try to remember to pick this up.
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  • April 18, 2013

    I think this is absolutely gorgeous! Despite the lumpyness I think I’ll still pick it up. Is it limited edition?
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    • April 18, 2013

      I don’t think it is and it also says “coming soon” on Sephora’s site.

  • April 18, 2013

    I love how the pink shimmer seems to glow, but with a not-so-great formula, I don’t think it’s really worth the price! Great swatches as always though. And the macro shot looks incredible!
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  • April 18, 2013

    This is absolutely, positively gorgeous and I must have it!

  • April 18, 2013

    Reminds me of the pink from Essie’s wedding collection last year – that one needed quite a few drops of thinner (in a mini bottle!) to be workable, but it’s a pretty color.

  • April 18, 2013

    Too bad the formula isn’t the best, esp for that price. It’s a neat color though!

  • April 18, 2013

    Very pretty, love that glow from within quality. I wonder if it would benefit from some polish thinner?
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  • April 18, 2013

    It’s gorgeous! I think I still might purchase it, but put thinner in it. It’s a shame about the formula because Illamasqua usually has one of the best I’ve tried.
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    • April 18, 2013

      I like it. I was thinking the same thing about using thinner. I ordered the original (blue) Raindrops from Illamasqua’s website when they had free shipping for a minimum order. I don’t think the original blue version ever made it to Sephora. Sephora’s prices are better than Illamasqua’s if you do the price conversion.

  • April 18, 2013
    Kim Teague

    Yes I will be picking up this polish when it comes in stock. But on it’s listed at $17 as are all the Illamasqua polishes, which means that I will only be picking up polishes during sales now :(

  • April 18, 2013

    Ooh… I want this. Formula be damned.

  • April 18, 2013

    I like Illamasqua’s nail polish colors but it’s not available in my country. :(

  • April 18, 2013

    Frustrating because the color looks beautiful but, it’s not worth it given the problems you experienced with it.

  • April 18, 2013

    I picked one up! its I should get it soon :)
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  • April 18, 2013

    I looks great on you – you picked up the shimmer wonderfully. It was probably raining when I photographed mine, lol.

    I agree the formula is a bit sticky and awkward, but I like the colour enough to put up with it. I used a coat of Gelous and a coat of SV to smooth mine out.
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  • April 18, 2013

    So pretty! Shame about the application though, at that price point it’s unexpectable. :(

  • April 18, 2013

    It’s so pretty and delicate!
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  • April 18, 2013

    I love it! It’s the perfect pink!
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  • April 18, 2013

    I have this on now, it really looks so much prettier on you! I am so disappointed in Pink Raindrops, it started chipping on me within the first day! I don’t own the original Raindrops, so can’t compare to that one. This one just doesn’t seem to have the nice formula like the other Illamasqua polishes I own. Shame because it really is a pretty color with nice shimmer!

  • April 18, 2013

    I love this polish but no idea how to get my hands on it.
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    • April 19, 2013

      I mentioned where to buy it in the post :)

  • April 19, 2013

    Ooooo, stunning and such subtle shimmer! I probably wouldn’t shell out 14 bucks for this one though.
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  • April 20, 2013

    So so so pretty. Such a nice light pink and I love the slight shimmer. I think it’s worth the application hassle.
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  • April 21, 2013

    i need both. i feel my wallet suffering