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Imperfect Look With Illamasqua I'MPERFECTION Collection & Swatches

Products Used:
Face ~ Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer Medium, Rimmel Stay Mate Powder 
Cheeks ~ Illamasqua Blush Duo Katie Ambition
Lips ~ Illamasqua Immodest Lipstick 
Eyes ~ Products listed in my previous EOTD post here 

Now I'll show you swatches and talk about the products.....
I gotta hand it to Illamasqua for presentation. These products came to me in a cardboard box filled with cardboard noodles & polka dotted feathers. Yeah, polka dotted feathers. Faux, of course. I threw away the box, but I kept the feathers. I was going to use use them in my look up there, but I couldn't remember when I put them that day.
Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo in Katie/Ambition, £28 (Rs.2347) ~ Katie is a matte baby pink with a silky smooth texture & Ambition is a muted pink with tiny golden shimmery bits, and has more of a frosty finish. Both apply smoothly, and complement each other when worn together. I adore the sleek compact case with mirror.
Katie, Ambition

Illamasqua Blush Up Brush, £28.50 (Rs.2388) ~ This has got to be the most interesting brush I've seen lately. I knew I had to have it from the moment I laid eyes on it. It's a stiff brush but with super soft bristles. It's the perfect contouring brush because of the shape, it's perfect for under cheekbones and sides of the nose too. But boy, is it pricey! 
Illamasqua Lipstick Immodest, £16 (Rs.1341) ~  Such a gorgeous bright pink in a classy square-ish packaging  But the finish is disappointing. It's matte, but not a smooth-looking matte. It is dry, chalky and stiff, and doesn't apply well. It is fragrance-free.
The silver lining (or, pink lining?), however, is it leaves behind the most gorgeous stain I'd ever seen on my lips.....
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Disclosure: Products in this post were sent to me by brand for consideration. Review is based on my own experience & all opinions are my own, as always. To know more about my posting policy, please go HERE.


In The Spotlight ~ Illamasqua I'MPERFECTION Collection

A few products from Illamasqua I'MPERFECTION Collection for Spring 2013:
  •  Lipstick in Immodest ~ £16 (Rs.1341)
  •  Powder Blush Duo in Katie & Ambition ~ £28 (Rs.2347)
  •  Blush Up Brush ~ £28.50 (Rs.2388)
*Will post review & swatches of all the products shortly.  

Let's take a look at the brilliant promo pics:
Illamasqua I'mperfection Nail Varnish ~ £14.50 (Rs.1202)


India Beauty HAUL, Etc + A New Life Change.....

They didn't all fit on the window sill, so I took them to the backyard table. The biting cold forced me to scatter them haphazardly. For the first time, the wind didn't knock any of them off where they lay disorderly....and none of them fell through the gaps on the wooden planks. "Little joys.", I thought to myself. A minute later, I saw the first 10 drops of rain on the little black boxes.
These are the beauty products I brought back with me from our brief India holiday.... apart from the beauty bags I already had with me =D
Products shown in random order:

  • Heart Box, pink brush holder thing, eyeliners, etc are from Dubai
  • Nars Loose Powder & Blush 
  • Inglot 10 Eye Shaow Palette that I've yet to put together.
  • Colorbar: Triple Compact, Creme Touch Lipstick, Eyeshadow, Nail Polish
  • Illamasqua I'MPERFECTION Collection 
  • Too Faced Eyeshadows
  • Sunsilk Perfect Straight Shampoo & Conditioner ~ I LOVE! They work!
  • The body Shop Coconut Oil
  • Dabur Rose Water Spray
  • Dove Elixir Nourished Shine with Hibiscus & Argan Oil
  • Palmolive Thermal Spa Skin Renewal With Crushed Coconut Body Cream Wash ~ My favorite! 
  • Garnier BB Cream (Indian version)
  • Maybelline BB Stick 
  • Lakme Enrich Satin Lipsticks ~ 2 shades from the newly launched range. 
  • Stila In The Garden Eyeshadow Palette.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Timeless Black ~ I was glad to find this in Dubai. I think have never seen a black shade in UK & India...but I don't know. ?
 I had posted my 1st haul  here, so I won't mention them here.


Illamasqua Naked Strangers Collection For Summer 2012

A place where alter egos are laid bare and naked flesh is a source of unashamed inspiration. In this delicate tipping point between intimacy and pleasurable detachment, we revel in the unknown; exploring the distance between pure Monogamous, gilded Faithful and uninhibited Swinger. Exposed nude tones, adorned with rich licks of gold, leave you gasping for more. Don’t restrain yourself. Unless, of course, you enjoy it. 
Naked Strangers captures inner glows and depths. The deeply and darkly alluring exists alongside ethereal shimmering brilliance. We are complex and multifaceted whilst also being naked to the world.” ~ Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.
“Naked Strangers represents everything about borderlines...the human edge between romance and permissive intimacy...a step beyond control, a step past the edge and a collection of gilded moments upon the tip of sensation. Beautiful nudes with metallic edge set amongst eclectic textures.” ~ David Horne, Illamasqua Director of Product Development.
Nail Varnish (£13.50)
Dress up your nails and explore your fantasies with our award-winning Nail Varnishes. Are you Monogamous (creamy flesh pink, matt finish), Faithful (coppered metal) or Swinger (glistening platinum gold)? Apply a lustful layer then answer our question. 
Lipglosses (£13.00)
Lick your lips then smooth on a rich layer of Intense Lipgloss in Stranger (platinum gold) for obscene levels of pigment. Alternatively, apply Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy (nude pink brown) on naked lips, to tease and tempt your lover. Or lovers… 
Blushers (£16.50)
Stark naked might mean no clothes, but who said anything about no make-up? Create a provocative flush that lasts all night with Powder Blusher in Naked Rose (neutral beige brown) and Cream Blusher in Zygomatic (naked pink brown).
The Naked Strangers collection is available from Thursday 31st May 2012 globally.  Illamasqua ships internationally.

♥ Cynthia Z *.*


Yummy Cream Blushes & Favorites

I'd like to dedicate this post to all the Cream Blush lovers & dry-skinned ladies who absolutely cannot wear powder blushers.

NYX Glow Rouge Cream Blush
MAC Blushcreme Ladyblush. Discontinued, now a Cremeblend Blush
NYX Golden Rouge Cream Blush
Inglot AMC Cream Blush 84
Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment
Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge
Topshop Neon Rose
NYX Hot Pink Rouge Cream Blush
MAC Florida Cremeblend Blush


ILLAMASQUA Human Fundamentalism Collection SS12

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.
Human Fundamentalism is the unique spirit and fundamental human drive for individuality. It’s a belief, a movement and an emotion. A connection with the spirit of the age and its global motifs. You are your own human hybrid, a unique nomad of street cultures and global trends.” — Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.
Get ready for a startling celebration of humanity’s connection with colour. Introducing the Human Fundamentalism collection, where blinding flashes of pigment provide a sharp contrast to neutral tones, creating a saturated palette that catapults your alter ego to new levels of self-expression. Mix contrasting textures to express your true self, spiraling from rich metallic to pale matte shades. This is nonconformity at its most fundamental. At its unpredictable best.
Human Fundamentalism to me is physical expression of your self-belief, sharing your opinions with colour that shape the narrative of your thoughts and inner self. It is a statement of conviction and colour confidence, it states, this is me and now see what I see, be tinted by how I express colour and behold an oblivion to social convention and constraints.” — David Horne, Illamasqua Director of New Product Development.


Illamasqua Sophie-I Collection & Technique: Video Tutorial

Illamasqua works very closely with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation and the latest collaboration with them has produced the Sophie-I Collection and Technique, now developed further with a look by Creative Director Alex Box.
About Sophie Lancaster: Sophie Lancaster was beaten to death, in 2007, for dressing different (Gothic). Sophie sustained brutal beatings while trying to protect & cradling her boyfriend, who was knocked unconscious. You can read more about the heartbreaking story here


Illamasqua Cream Pigment Androgen Review & Swatches

Androgen is part of Illamasqua's recently launched Theatre Of The Nameless Collection AW11.

About Illamasqua Cream Pigment:
Cream Pigment is an intensely colour-rich, crease resistant, matt formula, available in a variety of shades.
It creates the ultimate in textures on the face, eyes, lips or body. Apply with an Illamasqua brush or simply use your fingers for a buildable, water resistant, highly pigmented finish. Layer under Powder Eye Shadow and Pure Pigment for added intensity.

Androgen ~ Coral.


Illamasqua Theatre Of The Nameless Collection Product Photos

Here's a preview of Illamasqua Theatre Of The Nameless collection products:
  • Pure Pigment in Zeistgeist (Dark Shimmer),15.50 GBP
  • Masquara in Raven, 15.00 GBP 
  • Cream Pigment in Androgen (Coral), 17.00 GBP 
  • Intense Lipgloss in Facade (Grey Pink), 13.00 GBP


Illamasqua Theatre Of The Nameless Collection Sneak Peek & Win 4 Nail Varnishes

*Press Release: With just a week until the launch of our highly-anticipated AW11 Theatre of the Nameless collection we have a sneak preview for you, and a fantastic competition to celebrate!


Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection Product Photos & Swatches

Illamasqua Toxic Nature for Spring/Summer 2011
Unpredictable, uncharted and unnatural, Illamasqua unleashes Toxic Nature for Spring/Summer 2011, a colour collection born from a visionary concept of nature fighting back against the genetically modified society that plunders it. Illamasqua has created the Toxic Nature collection through a palette of lurid shades, corrupted hues and glistening muted tones that offer intoxicating versions of their original selves.

“Having an artist background highly influenced this collection. The medium of paint when it is in various states [mixed on a palette, on a canvas, the colours mutating when you wash your brushes] inspired the product colours of Toxic Nature. Blends, washes, dabs, drips, daubs and splashes of colour are evident in the imagery of the collection.” Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.

Like nature itself, it’s not all sweetness and light. Shades of mint, mushroom, plum, orange and rose are distorted with rich textures and pops of acid-infused brightness that command attention and draw you in…

  • Nail Vanish (£13.50) ~ Bacterium & Gamma
  • Sheer Lipgloss (£13.00) ~ Torture
  • Cream Pigment (£17.00) ~ Hollow, Dab, Mould
  • Artist's  palette for mixing and matching the Cream Pigments 


Illamasqua Toxic Nature Inspired Look

When I saw the promo pictures of the Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection, I was blown away by the makeup on the models. Yes, the looks are over-the-top, but they are also some of the most artistic  ones I've seen so far. So, I couldn't help but try them on myself.

My look is a hybrid of these 2:

Only lips from 2nd pic