Geek Beauty Spotlight: Illamasqua Nail Varnish

Illamasqua nail varnish in Viridian

I have to confess that I’m not really prone to wearing make-up a lot – apart from the odd bit of mascara or lip gloss, my face tends to stay the way it is. My nails however, are nearly always sporting colours. 

I’ve been a nail varnish addict for as long as I can remember – so it’s no surprise that I’m absolutely bonkers about British make-up brand Illamasqua. It’s been around since 2008, is a favourite on the alternative scene and boasts an awesomely geeky nail varnish line. Aside from an incredible, theatrical and dramatic make-up collection, Illamasqua also has plenty of bold and bright colours for your nails. Apart from the obligatory base and top coat, there are about 59 shades of colour you can pick from – one for every occasion you can possibly think of.

Here’s the coolest bit though: they also have a line of UV glow varnishes. They’re pretty bold and strong colours to begin with, but if you wear them under a UV light, they shine like a glow stick during a rave. Now that’s proper brilliant.

I’ve picked a couple of favourites from the nail varnishes – but to be fair, I’d rather like all of them…

Nail Varnish in Scarab (£14.50)  – Nail Varnish in Viridian (£14.50)  – Illamasqua UV Glow Nail Varnish in Séance (£15.00)  – Nail Duo Throb & Spartan (£24.00)Nail Varnish in Swarm (£14.50)Nail Varnish in Perseid (£14.50)

Illamasqua is also having a sale on at the moment, and you can buy a bunch of their awesome nail polishes for just £5. If you want to have a look at what else they have on offer (and fall absolutely in love with everything that is), you can visit these websites and get your shop on:

Do you have a favourite nail varnish brand?

Jillian Boyd

Jillian Boyd is a lifestyle blogger, author of romantic/erotic fiction and a self-confessed film addict. Likes Doctor Who, Hannibal, Matt Fraction and David Aja's Hawkeye comics, crafting and baking.

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