I’m always a bit excited when Illamasqua release a new collection, there’s always a build up to the final unveiling through emails and Twitter etc. so I was pleased to finally open these goodies (which came in a box with lovely fabric petals) and show you all.
The Illamasqua palettes are gorgeous, they’re never your usual smokey eye shades but rather a more adventurous variation! The Complement palette I received contains Slink, a soft pale powder shimmer, Focus – a liquid metal brown (creme finish), Forgiveness – a rich brown plum and Queen of the Night, a dark purple. So far I’ve used Slink as a highlight shade and (although I thought I wouldn’t be keen on it) the Liquid Metal shade Focus as an all over lid shadow. Focus is quite like my favourite MAC Groundwork Paint Pot but with a richer finish.
The nail varnish in Charisma is such a lovely shade which I know will be my go to shade for Autumn and Winter. It’s a really rich raspberry red with just the right amount of sheen. I really love the Illamasqua varnishes, they’re really easy to wear and are long lasting.
Finally, the Intense Lipgloss in Opulent isn’t a shade I would buy myself as I’m not a fan of anything too sparkly but this rainbow lipgloss is definitely for those who are a bit more daring than myself! It’s quite out there, but maybe I’ll give it a whirl next time I go out.