Illamasqua Scorn Swatches & Review

Illamasqua Scorn Swatches & ReviewGotta say it – Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! ūüėČ

Illamasqua Scorn¬†is a full-on sexy lacquer that always reminds me of Catwoman’s suit. It has that rubberized feel that makes it really interesting to look at.

I feel like I need to crack a whip, purr, or wear a spiked collar when Illamasqua Scorn is on my nails.

To me, this polish represents Illamasqua very well. I see the brand as being daring, dark, and editorial. Scorn encapsulates all that in a beautiful glass bottle.

Illamasqua Scorn Pictures

Scorn Illamasqua Nail Polish

Illamasqua nail polishes come in black cardboard boxes.

Illamasqua Scorn Review & Pictures


Illamasqua Scorn Pics

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Illamasqua Scorn Nail Polish


Scorn Illamasqua Review & Pictures

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Illamasqua Scorn Ingredients

Illamasqua Scorn Ingredients

Illamasqua Scorn Swatches

All swatches have:

  • Essie First Base (Base Coat)
  • 2 coats of Illamasqua Scorn
  • No top coat!

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Illamasqua Scorn Swatches & Review

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Illamasqua Scorn Review & Swatch

Illamasqua Scorn Review & Swatches

Illamasqua Scorn Swatch

Illamasqua Scorn Swatch & Review

Illamasqua Scorn Swatches

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Illamasqua Scorn Review, Swatch & Pics

Illamasqua Scorn Swatch, Review & Photos

Illamasqua Scorn Swatches, Review & Pictures

Illamasqua Scorn Swatches


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Key Notes

  • Name:¬†Illamasqua Scorn
  • Amount:¬†15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
  • What I Paid:¬†Nothing! (This was provided by PR.)
  • Where to Buy:¬†Illamasqua website, Sephora stores & Sephora website

Illamasqua Scorn Review


Scorn by Illamasqua is an edgy black that’s Catwoman in a bottle. That’s the best way I can describe it. It’s not your ordinary black nail polish. It has personality in spades!


The matte finish isn’t flat. There’s almost a rubberized look to it.

Now, you know me – I like using my Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat because it really speeds up the nail-painting process. With this polish, you don’t use a top coat, unless you want to transform it into an ordinary shiny black polish.

I was happy to see that Scorn by Illamasqua doesn’t take a long time to dry. No, it’s not lightning fast, but the dry time also isn’t so long that I’m worried about getting dents.

Application & Formula

Scorn by Illamasqua has a thick formula that isn’t really forgiving. Try to use as few strokes as possible, and try to avoid going over the same section more than once or twice.

Other than that, the formula was easy to work with.


  • Editorial matte finish that reminds me of Catwoman

  • Formula is on the thicker side & you need to apply it with care for good results

Final Verdict: 8/10

Believe it or not, Scorn by Illamasqua is the only matte/rubberized black nail polish that I own. I really like the look, and I can picture myself wearing this lacquer again and again.

Do you wear matte/rubberized nail polish? Which is your favourite?


9 thoughts on “Illamasqua Scorn Swatches & Review

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Icequeen81!

      Do you have a favourite black nail polish? I really enjoy China Glaze Liquid Leather and Deborah Lippmann Fade to Black, in addition to Illamasqua Scorn.

      1. Icequeen81

        China glaze is available on the island but they never bring black, and Illamasca is not easy to be find here. my fab at the moment is a La colors polish I have. I saw one of milani that has high shine hopefully I can find it here

        1. Mary Post author

          That’s so strange why they wouldn’t bring Liquid Leather, their popular black!

          Oh, yes, Milani is a great choice – very affordable!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Rebecca!

      Yes, it reminds me of that polish, too…well, at least from what I’ve seen online (since I don’t have that polish).

      The finish on this is really interesting. I found myself feeling my nails. Hehe, whenever I have any texture, it’s a novelty for me!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Lizzy!

      AHAHAHAHAHHAHA! You are hilarious – I laughed out loud at your comment!

      Oohh, what else is on your Sephora list? Any other Illamasqua polishes?


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