Illyrian Winter 2016 Collection

by Lisa Heath

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Happy Monday! I have another post to share with you, and this time it’s the Illyrian Winter 2016 Collection!

This is a 5 piece collection that really packs a punch! Each shade I put on made me gasp a little.

You can find most of these shades now at Color4Nails, I believe 2 are out of stock, but my understanding is there will be a restock soon. You can also use my affiliate code CSant10 at checkout to save 10% on your entire Color4Nails order!

Let’s take a closer look at these beauties.

The Moon

The Moon is a dusty grey linear holographic, but there is a goldish cast to it that almost makes it appear like a really greyed out taupe in some lighting. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

The Stars

Talk about instant galaxy nails! The Stars is a deep teal blue jelly base with holographic microglitters mixed in. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

I did not experience any staining with The Stars.


Can we just start at this one for a minute? I never get tired of shades like this.

Darkness is a deep grape crelly base with strong red shimmer that has a slight bronzey orange shift to it. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat for these photos.

In This Twilight

In This Twilight is a purple tinted base with green to red color shifting iridescent glitters and purple shimmery flecks. I did 3 thin coats to show it on it’s own, and it looks REALLY sheer under direct light, but at other angles, it’s actually not so sheer looking. The shimmer and flecks make it a little more opaque. You can see what I mean in one of the close up shots!

You can also easily layer it over other colors (and I did layer it over Darkness for you!)

In This Twilight over Darkness

I decided to show In This Twilight over Darkness, and shown is just 1 coat of In This Twilight. I really love these 2 shades together.

Shadow Of Your Heart

Shadow Of Your Heart is a medium-deep candy apple red jelly base with strong orange shimmer and black iridescent flakes. I used 3 thin coats and a glossy top coat.

This is an incredible shade and I adore it.

Illyrian Winter 2016 Collection Overview

This is definitely a great Winter collection, but all the shades would be great for year round. I can’t even pick a favorite from them really because every time I tried… I had to stop and realize I would literally wear all of these. The only one that surprised me was In This Twilight. I really like it, but I was under the impression that it offered just a bit more coverage on it’s own, but I found it really sheer. I had seen photos that made it look more opaque in 3 coats, so while I really like it, I would prefer it for layering than wearing on it’s own.

Price: $12.00 Each

Where To Buy: Color4Nails Shop

Coupon Code: Use the code CSant10 at checkout for 10% off!

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Don’t forget to also check out the Illyrian Polish Winter Duo that’s exclusive to the Color4Nails shop!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Illyrian Winter 2016 collection below!

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lauriestrode February 21, 2017 - 4:14 am

As usual you are killing it with your swatches. I wasn’t going to buy any of them but now…at least three I NEED!!! :D

Painted Fingertips February 25, 2017 - 10:36 am

Yeah, all of these are gorgeous, but Darkness? Darkness is phenomenal!

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