Date: March 18th, 2012

Illamasqua – Stance nail varnish from Human Fundamentalism Spring/Summer 2012: Swatches, Photos and Review

Illamasqua Stance swatch swatches Human Fundamentalism Spring/Summer 2012

Illamasqua collections are one of the collections I am most looking forward to. With every new collection you can be sure to not only be blown away visually by their incredible artwork but also to be intrigued by their new products. Illamasqua’s newest collection Human Fundamentalism for Spring/Summer 2012 includes two new creme nail polishes: Nomad and Stance. Nomad is currently sold out on but I hope it will be back in stock because I’d like to pick it up too. πŸ˜€

Stance – the second nail polish from Human Fundamentalism – is a vibrant color which seems to be undecided if it’s a fuchsia or a purple. It is somewhere inbetween both colors and depending on the lighting it seems more fuchsia or more purple and even has a tiny bit of a neon appearance. It is definitely unique in my colleciton. :)

Illamasqua Stance swatch swatches Human Fundamentalism Spring/Summer 2012
Illamasqua Stance swatch swatches Human Fundamentalism Spring/Summer 2012
Availability Illamasqua nail polishes
The Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism nail polishes can be purchased at for currently Β£13.50 a bottle (Nomad is currently sold out though) or at selected Sephora stores and for currently $14 a bottle. The official Illamasqua store ships international.
Coats used
Illamasqua – Stance: two
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte
Top Coat: Essence – Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer
Illamasqua nail polishes contain 15 ml.
Stance was sent to me by Illamasqua for review consideration.

The application of Stance was a bliss. It applied easily and was opaque after two coats. With three coats you can darken it up a bit more though. On the nails it also looks a bit darker than in the bottle.
The finish of Stance is somewhere between semi glossy and glossy. It doesn’t have a very strong glossy look itself so I added a layer of top coat.

The true color of Stance is really hard to photograph. Without color correction it looked like a straight up magenta in my pictures. I am still not 100% sure if my pictures are perfectly color accurate because Stance is like a chameleon depending on the lighting (it can look darker and cooler toned) but my swatches are as close to IRL as possible for me. :)
In the lighting in my office for example Stance looks darker and more on the purple than fuchsia side.

Have you purchased something from Human Fundamentalism yet and if yes what? :)

Thanks for looking and have a great start of the week! β™₯

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44 thoughts on “Illamasqua – Stance nail varnish from Human Fundamentalism Spring/Summer 2012: Swatches, Photos and Review

    • Stance is really stunning Wonderlustnails. :) I adore Illamasqua too!

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  1. beachgal on said:

    WOW! I just love it – but then these magenta, plummy shades are up there on the top of my loves list of polish shades. Great photos (per usual)!

  2. Fe Carletti on said:

    Hello, it is my first coment, i visit here every day, sorry for never coment before ;(
    But this color its amazing, i dream whit the perfect union of fuchsia & purple, And this it is!
    But in Brasil illamasqua is to much expensive, realy, i like to say, i love your nail’s And your site!

  3. Wow that is bright! I agree with you – very similar to Flying Dragon – which I LOVE. I may just have to get this, and Nomad. Can’t get one without the other really, can I!?
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