Ok, so I’m not entirely sure how you pronounce the name ‘Illamasqua’ either; I think I’ll wait until I hear someone else say it, that’s always worked for me in the past. I remember when I fell in love with Angel by Thierry Mugler when it first came out. Was it ‘Muggler’, Moogleur’? Oh for goodness sakes just give me a bottle of Charlie! But however you pronounce the brand name, there’s no denying that Illamasqua have created an explosive palette of blues, greens and purples while the latest nail varnish colours are fearlessly fresh, bold and vibrant. And they are British! If you are looking for theatrical and dramatic make up that compliments your individual style, then this brand is definitely for you. Drawing on the dark and feisty glamour of the 1920’s club scene, Illamasqua is now firmly cemented as the go-to label for expressive, non-conformist make-up, Illamasqua never fails to bring out the individual in you. Look to Illamasqua for luxurious, long-lasting lipsticks and glosses, eye shadows, nail varnishes and powders, in sumptuous pigments and rich, bold colours, perfect for your night-time alter ego. Here are some of their range.
Illamasqua SS12 Human Fundamentalism Palette – £30.00
Eyeshadow palettes from the Human Fundamentalism collection by Illamasqua. Featuring the Fundamental Palette, designed to encourage self-expression with a mix of textures, it features the Liquid Metal in molten pewter and matte Cream Pigment in mint alongside two powder shadows. Or use the Neutral Palette to highlight and sculpt the face and body with four eyeshadows from the matte buttermilk Stealth to chocolate-brown and antiqued gold, vintage.
Illamasqua SS12 Human Fundamentalism Lipstick – £15.50
Lipstick from the Human Fundamentalism collection by Illamasqua. Featuring a rich, highly pigmented formula in Apocalips, a deep turquoise blue teal and a rich scarlet red Box. Try layering pure pigment over the top to give a shimmering finish and slick on some lip gloss for a high shine look.
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless Mascara – £15.00
I think I might buy this just because of the name! Rich mascara from the Theatre of the Nameless collection by Illamasqua . Featuring a deep pigmented formula in Raven, an intense midnight black hue, the mascara is designed to lengthen and define the lashes while the unique brush adds volume for a smudge-proof, long-lasting finish.
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless False Lashes – £16.50
I’ve never seen false eyelashes this beautiful before. False eyelashes from the Theatre of the Nameless collection by Illamasqua . Featuring a fluttered, tapered design to add length and volume for a statement look, the lashes are reusable and handmade.
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless Nail Varnish – £13.50
Nail varnish from the Theatre of the Nameless collection by Illamasqua . Featuring a selection of shades inspired by the colour-coded specialities of the Wittenberg Platz’s domineering Boot Girls, with rich stone browns, bottle greens, blue violets and a deep cerise, the nail varnishes have a new rubber-look finish, for chip-resistant hardwearing nails. Colour shown is vice.
Illamasqua Cream Blusher From £16.50
Cream blusher by Illamasqua . Featuring a rich, pigmented cream formula, the blusher is ideal for highlighting and sculpting the face. Offering buildable cover, apply with either fingers or a brush and then layer to achieve your desired colour. Use alone or under foundation for a subtle glow.