Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism part 1 - Apocalips
As most of you probably already know, Illamasqua's new collection is out!
The new collection is called Human Fundamentalism:
Human Fundamentalism is an explosion of your alter ego. It’s becoming who you are and not who you’re told to be. Beauty isn’t conformity, but the fundamental human desire to express your inner self on the outside. To rise above mainstream limitations and exist in a world where individuality is received with celebration not derision, and breaking the mould is a sign of strength not instability.
We stand for freedom of expression, embracing our glorious imperfections and showing the world we’re not ordinary but extraordinary, even if society refuses to accept it. We’re beyond conformity. Beyond control. Beyond hiding who we really are. We are not a religion, but the singular opposite. We are Illamasqua.
Powder Eye Shadow (£15.00) An explosion of highly pigmented Powder Eye Shadows in six bold shades:
Burst (Blue Green),
Cancan (Lilac Purple),
Pivot (Yellow Green),
Vernau (Yellow Ochre)
Obsidian (Rich Black),
and Sex (Pure White)
Sealing Gel (£10.50)
A single drop of Sealing Gel turns any powder product into a water-resistant, colour-intense paste, perfect for adorning your face and body with bold tribal stripes, intricate gentle lines or bold geometric patterns of pigment. Use with Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadows to unleash your artistic potential.
Fundamental Palette – The Fundamental Palette is a playground for self-expression, created to allow you to experiment with contrasting textures, from glistening Liquid Metal in molten pewter to matt Cream Pigment in mint green. Coupled with two vibrant Powder Eye Shadows in Inception (Rich Violet) and Hype (Bold Yellow) this palette demands nonconformity.
Neutral Palette – Create sculpted highlights and stark contours anywhere on your face and body with these four fundamental Powder Eye Shadows. From new matt shades in Stealth (Creamy Buttermilk), Wolf (Chocolate Brown) and Vintage (Antiqued Gold) – a shade exclusive to this palette - to the accents of Obsidian (Rich Black), express your inner light and darkness in a rich riotous glamour.
Precision Ink (£17.00)
In pure white, our Precision Ink in Scribe is the ultimate anti-liner - subvert expectations and highlight the unconventional, creating white-lined eyes and white-out brows with Precision Ink’s super-fine tip. Waterproof and extremely long-lasting, Precision Ink also makes the perfect nail art pen!
Nail Varnish (£13.50)
New Nail Varnishes in Nomad (Bright Jade) and Stance (Bright Mauve) are fearlessly fresh and vibrant. High-gloss and packed with pigment, they are the most stunning shades of idiosyncrasy.
Dare to be you by choosing our vibrant new Lipstick shade, Apocalips (Bright Teal). This stunning turquoise blue shade speaks of uncompromising self-expression, the fundamental desire to stand out and a deep connection with the power of pure colour.
However, if your alter ego manifests itself in the richest of reds, our deep scarlet Lipstick in Box [named after our Creative Director Alex Box, who designed it!] takes you way beyond conformity.
Skin Base Foundation Shade Au (£25) Limited Edition
When the world says blend in, we say stand out - Skin Base Foundation in Au [the chemical symbol for gold] contains micro flecks of subtle metallic shimmer combined with our cult BB cream-inspired foundation that smoothes, softens and conditions your skin. Mix with foundation for a subtle glow, underneath for a luminous glow, or go all out and transform yourself in to a gilded god or goddess.
Like always, the pictures and looks are breath-taking.
Certainly not something to wear everyday out in public, but I have to admit that I would be a bit disappointed if Illamasqua's promo looks would be ordinary. :3
I have already re-created few of the promo looks, but more about them in next post.
I received some products from the collection to review and swatch, but I just have to split the review into multiple parts.
I thought that I'd start with the stunning lipstick called
Like I've said before, I love the look and feel of Illamasqua's product packaging. It's simple and beautiful.
Apocalips isn't your ordinary everyday color. It's described as bright teal, and that describes it quite well.
It's really dry, like most of the Illamasqua lipsticks, but the dryness also makes it last longer. If you take your time applying the lipstick, you get a beautiful, even color to your lips.
AND if you combine it with Violate sheer lipgloss from Theatre of Nameless collection, it's P E R F E C T:
And finally, my own version of Human Fundamentalism:
Illamasqua Precision Ink Scribe
Illamasqua pencil Debonair
MUFE Mat Bronze shade 20
Illamasqua Violate sheer lipgloss
What would you want to see reviewed next? White eyeliner (Scribe), powder eyeshadow (Vernau) or Human Fundamentalism palette?