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Illamasqua Sirens Collection – Muse Nail Varnish

By on May 12, 2009
in Illamasqua, Summer 2009, Teal with 14 Comments
A couple weeks ago when I announced the news that Illamasqua is now shipping to the States, I posted a preview of their summer collection, Sirens, with new teal and coral nail varnishes. When I first got word of their new colors, the rep from Illamasqua told me they made her “want to cry they are so beautiful!” Color that brings you to tears?? Sign me up!

After all these years of playing with polish I still get jazzed about new colors but it’s the rare bird that causes a major reaction like crying. Could Muse live up to the hype? Find out after the jump!


OK so I didn’t cry but when I opened the box to see the smokey teal but I did shriek a bit, freaking out our kitties, before I raced to the polish room to give it a whirl.

Everything about Muse is fantastic. Loads of pigment, check! Smooth, creamy formula, check! Two coat coverage, double check! High gloss shine, you see where I’m going with this, right? Its deep blue-green hue reminds me of this Gap cardigan I owned forever and a day ago that I just LOVED and kind of wish I still owned, just for wearing around the house of course.
Since I had to bail on the swatch requests last weekend, I thought I’d head you off at the path with some Muse comparisons. As you can see, Muse is deeper than China Glaze Shower Together (Aqua Baby’s twin) and nowhere near as dark as Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal which I swear looks more teal in person.
The Sirens collection is available now on Illamasqua.com and on shelves at Selfridges in the UK.

Thoughts? Anyone know of a good Muse dupe? Share in the comments.

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  1. Stef says:

    Wait, you have a polish room??? My idea of heaven!

  2. Nicki says:

    OMG – I’m loving it! I’m so all about blues right now, and with my wedding rapidly approaching I’m looking for the ideal shade – I’m wearing a blue gown, with green accents, so does anyone know of a nail polish that gives a ‘peacock feather’effect, a sort of blue/green shimmer?

  3. Nicki says:

    OMG – I’m loving it! I’m so all about blues right now, and with my wedding rapidly approaching I’m looking for the ideal shade – I’m wearing a blue gown, with green accents, so does anyone know of a nail polish that gives a ‘peacock feather’effect, a sort of blue/green shimmer?

  4. Lipglossiping says:

    “…the polish room”

    I’ve got to get me one of those :D

    That is one beautiful colour, thanks for the review

  5. enamelcoated says:

    I loooove this shade, and Muse is my favourite brand! What’s the chances of convincing my BF I need to buy polish when we are in London next month…

  6. Annie says:

    Nicki, the new OPI for Sephora shade “Mermaid to Order” might have the effect you’re describing!!

    here:

    http://www.stephscloset.com/blog/images/photos/large-2271.jpg

  7. Anonymous says:

    Nicki, Nubar Peacock Feathers might be just the thing that you’re looking for. HTH!

  8. enamelcoated says:

    Correction: band, favourite band. Bad day for typing…

  9. Alison says:

    This is really lovely, are all illamasqua polishes so good to apply?

    Nicki – check out Nubar peacock feathers I think it’s exactly what you are looking for.

  10. Tuli says:

    This color is gorgeous ! I love it !

  11. Tea says:

    This is realy nice i love it!!!
    Is amazing color.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Nicki–try NYX Jungle. Michelle has som swatches posted so you can check them out!

  13. Courtney says:

    I am loving Muse! I must have!

  14. Nicki says:

    Thanks to everyone who recommended “Peacock” coloured nail polish. V v helpful! NYX Jungle looks like the winner … now to try and track down a bottle!

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