Illamasqua Viridian Nail Polish

Hi there! I’m so glad the weekend is here! I’m in desperate need of some shut eye!

Did any of you miss nail polish posts? It feels like I haven’t done one in a very long time! Today’s polish is the stunning jewel-toned Illamasqua Viridian!

Illamasqua Viridian is a complex colour that’s partly a metallic teal and dark green. Stay with me here… You can pick up a bit of blue duochrome in the bottle but that’s where it stays. On the nail, it’s a darker green with microshimmer and depth.

On close inspection, you can spot a really nice mix of green and blue shimmer. I wish it was a bit more prominent though. Depending on the lighting, this leans more towards teal or a darker green.

The formula checks all boxes, it applies in one-two coats, very even and glossy finish. Stays on well for 5 days but longer if you use a topcoat. I’ve only ever experienced tip wear towards the end.

I picked this up from the Illasmaqua website during one of their sales, also bought Phallic along with this. You get 15ml of product for £13 ~ Rs. 1535.

There aren’t too many dupes of this, but Sally Hansen Jet Set Jade comes very close.










Name: Illamasqua Viridian

Colour : Teal green metallic base with green and blue microshimmer

Product Amount : 15ml

Coats : 1 coat

Durability : 5 days

Shelf Life : 24 months.

Price : Rs. 1535.

Available at : Illamasqua

Overall : 4/5

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  • Krithi Marla

    pretty metallic nail shade :)
    ya thank god its weekend

    • Xuvious

      Ironic that I’m replying after two weekends, but I’m glad it’s there anyway! :p

  • Kiss & Make-up

    It’s a beautiful shade! I’d probably reach for something like this a lot in autumn and winter.

    • Xuvious

      Yes, very fall appropriate. :)

  • Lena L

    This is a beautiful shade for you!
    Teals don’t look always great on my nails but I still adore them. My favorite teal/blue polish is Zoya Kotori which is similar to Viridian but much sheerer.

    Hope you have a great weekend and much deserved rest! :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Lena! I love the Zoya formula when it comes to shades like Kotori. :)

  • Angelina

    Such an amazing color! It’s gorgeous in the bottle and every prettier on nails!

    Angelina Is

    • Xuvious

      Thanks! I totally agree! ^_^

  • Linda Libra Loca

    I prefer the way it looks in the bottle, so unique but it actually is very pretty on the nail, too. I own an Essie shade that reminds me of the way it looks on the nails, but I can’t remember the name (and can’t be bothered to get up and have a look, obviously).

    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Xuvious

      Yes, it has a lot more depth in the bottle.

  • Corinne C

    I’ve not done a nail post in ages either! I need to change that. I love this colour. Reminds me of little mermaid.

    Corinne x

    • Xuvious

      Haha, it does actually!

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    Very pretty!

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Erin! ^_^

  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Oh this is a BEAUTY! I have one Illamasqua nail polish (Swinger). While I love the color, the formula doesn’t work particularly well for me. Still, there is a handful of shades I am interested in. This is one of them!

    • Xuvious

      I always fall for Illamasqua shades. I’ve always wanted to try Cameo and a few of the new ones.

  • MizzJ

    Omggg this polish is stunning!! Too bad that the finish in the bottle isn’t as apparent on the nails, but it still looks gorgeous nonetheless

    • Xuvious

      Yea, that’s the only thing I don’t like about it.

  • Lorraine Haigney

    I’m weird about pearl shades. Somehow, they never look right on me. Five days wear is so impressive though! I’ve been getting a measly two (even one!) day out of the last few polishes I’ve tried.

    • Xuvious

      I think it definitely has something to do with “nail chemistry”. In general, I think polishes do like longer on me, even shitty ones.

  • nausheen

    Now this is a shade i still don’t have in my collection. Seems really good :)

    • Xuvious

      Definitely worth getting it in the sale, otherwise I find it a bit overpriced.

  • fiona furtado

    A very pretty shade that suits you so perfectly.

    • Xuvious

      Thanks Fiona! :)