Illamasqua Nomad Nail Polish Swatches, Review

by mehak on March 17, 2012

in Nail Products, Nailpaint, Reviews

Im still one of those girls, who sticks out her tongue everytime she is applying nail polish, and still cannot for the life of me apply polish with my left hand!  But Illamasqua Nomad Nail Polish is so darn pretty, i stuck that little tongue out  as hard as i could just so i could have it on my right hand too!

Illamasqua Nomad, is kind of like mint caprioska on your nails ! Its so fresh and minty, it could give ‘Polo’ a run for its money!”A bright jade’ is what Illamasqua calls this but as this nomad travelled from my left to right hand adorning all my nails (albeit in a slightly messy way) , i realised its more of a pastel minty jade green. Perfect for spring and definitely an addition to my pastel polishes for spring post! This is actually a really good dupe of Orly Mint Mojito, except this is a wee bit greener! I actually have a bikini which is this minty jade and gold (<3 it ), and all i could think of was wearing that by a beach in Europe with Illamasqua Nomad on my nails!

This polish is such a breeze to apply, with a nice solid brush for flawless application. The formula is top notch and very creamy and you can just glide it on your nails without worrying too much. There is absolutely no streakiness(any streakiness you see in these pics is because i was so impatient i wore this over my previous polish)  and its as smooth as butter. The formula lasts really long too- I got 6 solid days of wear without chipping. However, because the polish is so creamy , two coats take slightly longer than average to dry. For me, this is a problem because i am clumsy and restless and fling my hands far and wide while talking- always resulting in semi-wet polish being scraped off!

This is by no means a cheap polish, and even at the brilliant quality it delivers, you do end up wondering how much really should be the maximum you spend on polish! This is way above my max cap of 500Rs, which is why it kind of brought down the value score but ofcourse if you are a nail polish junkie you may find this one of those ‘need to have at any cost’ kind of polishes!

Overall Verdict :A

Product:4.5/5,Pigmentation4/5, Texture:4.5/5, Longevity:4.5/5, Value & Packaging: 3.5/5

Price: 13.5 pounds  for 15ml (In Indian Rupees that is around 1000Rs !!)

Where to buy Illamasqua in India:

Recommendation: Illamasqua Nomad is part of their Human Fundamentalism collection- a fresh, minty jade green which is such a perfect pastel nail polish for spring! A great formula- smooth, creamy and long wearing, although definitely way above the price cap im willing to pay for nail polishes!

Disclaimer: Product sent by Brand! Just a shoutout to the Illamasqua PR department- they are by far some of the best PR people to work with- professional, friendly and extremely aware !

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Nirah March 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

I am a nail polish junkie, I love Illamasqua and I LOVE this colour- I have been hunting for something similar, but…….1000/-. Sigh!


Nirah March 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Okay since I am not getting the polish can I just gloat that I can paint both my hands :P
oh whatever!! :)


Peachesandblush March 18, 2012 at 1:31 am

Haha ! I swear its a talent i wish i had. Along with knowing how to cross the road alone. Umm i cant do that too well either..


shalini March 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Its such a minty fresh shade !!!


Sukanya March 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

I do have similar tongue out situation as urs..while applying nail paints :P..the shade is reaaly nice..but 1000 bucks for a nailpolish !!! no wayyy :|


Sophia March 17, 2012 at 8:39 pm

omg a thousand bucks jus for a nail polish……d colour is so fresh-im already searchin 4 dupes…any reccos mehak???btw i love illamasqua-as of now i possess only a blush n every time i c it in my stash i think of a huge haul from the brand…..


Peachesandblush March 18, 2012 at 1:30 am

No yar., if you can can get hold of orly mint mojito (stylecraze has them) then you could try it !


mehak March 18, 2012 at 1:33 am

The products are SO superly high quality na? Im so loving the eyshadows!!!


fiee July 23, 2012 at 10:51 am

similar shade in rimmel for rs150


Sunandha March 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm

love the nail color.

Cant apply on my right hand at all . . .But learning now. My right hand is always messy. But someday I will master it.


Vanity March 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

1000 bucks is quite a bummer na. but hey you finally have a pastel polish! *I’m still scratching my head :\


mehak March 18, 2012 at 1:34 am

I know yayie for the pastel…but its so annoying cos i have to remove it every sunday before work


Lapanika March 17, 2012 at 10:19 pm

This color is soo trendy and summery … and since you mentioned mint caprioska .. mmm mm Drool !!!


Jyoti March 17, 2012 at 10:30 pm

m seriously drooling now. :D


Chris March 18, 2012 at 6:53 am

I have been loving these minty green shades recently. I have Essie Turquoise & Caicos, which is similar to this.


mehak March 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

ooh all these youtube beauty gurus are always raving about turq and caicos…would love that!


Ayantika March 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

love this minty fresh color…but bit pricey for me :(


swastika March 18, 2012 at 11:31 am

i want…i want..i want..but 1000 bucks is so out of my range for a nail paint…sigh…
I will go look for dupes..
I wish the PR people will hear all of us here and either bring the price down for India or gift each one of us one of them :) (well a girl can dream right?)


Mansi March 18, 2012 at 4:28 pm

d shade is jus osssom for summers….wow!


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