Illamasqua Jo’Mina Nail Polish NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On July - 27 - 2010

I suck.

I caved.

I totally caved on ASOS and picked up both Illamasqua Jo’Mina and Baptiste…

Illamasqua Jo’Mina is a vibrant lilac creme.

It doesn’t looks bad against my complexion, but in my opinion… would suit darker skintones better.  I found the formula easy to apply but prone to a little streaking.  It needed a third coat to even out patchy areas though it dried quickly and to a high gloss finish.

At £13, it’s an expensive polish (though I paid half that in the sale).  I can’t say I would have been delighted with it had I paid full price.  I need to reswatch, but I’m interested to directly compare it to my Barry M Berry Ice Cream… I think this is a little darker and more vibrant.

Do you have Jo’Mina? Love it?

16 Responses to “Illamasqua Jo’Mina Nail Polish NOTD”

  1. I really do love Jo’Mina – had to have if after I saw it on NicolaVC86’s blog.

    Wish I had got it on sale mind you but I’ve got plenty of wear out of it so I can make my piece with paying full price!


  2. AlicatAHL says:

    That is truly a gorgeous colour! Would hesitate at that price though, and will see what your opinion of BarryM is first. I love those purples – perfect for summer if you can’t wear all these fashionable pinks, greens or blues like I can’t! I wore green the other day and felt like a complete plonker, couldn’t wait to get home and take it off. It was the Eyeko one, gorgeous in the bottle but rubbish on my skin tone.

  3. rhamnousia says:

    I think it looks more original on darker skintones, it kind of seems like it’s a purple made for darker tones.

    I’m not saying it looks disgusting on you, it looks nice on you too but I think when swatched against non WOC skin, it looks like it can be duped more easier than when it is show against WOC skins.

  4. Meeta says:

    After seeing a swatch of this on another blog, it looked unlike any other lilac I’ve come across, it is so vibrant but I didn’t buy it till the ASOS sale came along. I love it, Illamasqua seem to be able to get to another level of vibrancy in colours. Obsess is another insanely bright favourite of mine.

  5. karleigh says:

    I have to disagree, I think it looks amazing! It also looked badass on Yinka too, so def. one for WOC as a stand out colour. But I think us paleys wear it well too =D x

  6. Rebecca says:

    Have Jo’Mina. Did a post on it yesterday. It is hot and I love it.

  7. Scientific Housewife says:

    Love the color!

  8. Melissa says:

    You know, I’m curious how this measures up against Zoya’s Malia–Malia is opaque in 1 coat, has a great formula (in my opinion) and costs $7 USD. However, I think Malia also might be a little more pastel, which would disappoint some, but might go a bit better with your skin tone?

  9. Sinead says:

    WOW, I need that nail polish in my life!
    So prettttty!

  10. I’ve got the Barry M colour, and agree that this seems more vibrant x

  11. Patrícia Cabral says:

    What a beautiful color!!!

    I’m Brazilian and I love your blog.
    Sorry my English, I have a Blog too, if you like to visite is:

  12. Aleksis says:

    Definitely worth it, that shade is amazing!

  13. Lillian says:

    I picked this up too! I think it’s absolutely stunning, it’s such an unusual lilac colour. One of my favourite new polishes.

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  15. liloo says:

    oh dear. how could you put this nicely? *scatches head*
    that’s definitely not lilac, that’s like neon purple to me.
    not my cup of tea. colour would look good as a eye pencil, but it’s not working for me xx

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