July 17, 2012

Illamasqua you've done it again!

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments, wishes and congratulations after my last post. We feel very blessed having little Luca in our lives. At only a few days old he is already a huge handful, but one gaze at his little face and we just melt. In terms of blogging, I'd prepared quite a few posts in advance which I'll be posting throughout the next couple of weeks... first up, it's Illamasqua time!

Seriously, is Illamasqua capable of ever releasing a bad collection? Ever since I first discovered the brand, collection after collection has seen unique new shades, formulas and textures being released. This latest collection called Naked Strangers is no exception.

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in "Naked Rose"
This is possibly my favourite item from this collection. It's very different from the usual bright shades that I like in my blushers, but it's nowhere near dull. It's described as neutral beige brown but there's definitely shades of pink in there as well. Normally beige/brown based shades make my cheeks look dirty, but this just makes it look soft and pretty. $42RRP

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in "Swinger"
Described as a glistening platinum gold I'd have to agree with that description. It's gold, but it's cool toned. And the formula? Oh my. I got very opaque non-streaky coverage in 2 coats. I feel like I've got C3PO nails with this shade on. (and if you don't know who C3PO is, then you need to watch Star Wars, or at least pretend to your significant other that you have watched and loved all the Star Wars movies). $34RRP
Illamasqua nail polish in Swinger. Photo taken in direct sunlight, no flash.

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in "Stranger"
The formula of this is INTENSE, no doubts about it. This is not for you if you want a sheer golden glow. This is for you if you want an opaque rich layer of platinum gold lips. I can't see me wearing this as an everyday gloss, but for a costume party? Yes please! $33RRP

Illamasqua intense lipgloss in Stranger. No flash.

Have you checked out this collection yet? Any stand out items?

Note: This is a pre-scheduled post as I've got my hands full with this little guy.

PR samples as per my disclosure policy


  1. That foil polish is right up my alley!!

  2. The polish looks lovely! The gloss maybe would look good on top of other colours to give them a bit more dimension. Not sure I would use it on it's own :)

  3. Oh, how I want that nailpolish!

  4. I got a similar nail polish by Maxfactor in Ivory! I currently have it on my nails at the moment and I layered it over with an Essie Matte Top Coat and it someone looks like the polish pictured!

  5. I loooove the blush it is so pretty! The nail polish is nothing special but it is funny that I love the lipgloss haha so cool! Thanks for the review! :)

  6. that polish is fantastic!!

  7. the blush is gorgeous, i need it! :P

  8. This collection looks GORGEOUS. Really am loving the blush and polish, but may pass on the gloss ;)

  9. I love that blush on you lovely - and you know what I fan I am of the peach/coral ones. I am also lusting after that polish too. Thumbs up for Illamasqua.



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