Illamasqua’s EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Collection – VANITAS
Surpassing every expectation, Illamasqua is on a roll! Every collection is well thought out and well, simply stunning in my opinion. The quality of all their products speak for themselves. This time, just in time for the summer holiday and post Ramadan celebrations they bring the gorgeous Limited Edition Collection – Vanitas.
First things first, they mention that this collection is inspired by the dark romance of the 17th century still-life painting. Umm, original or what? I mean, personally what other make-up brand gives that sort of depth into their inspirations? Next point, from beautiful rose tones to gorgeous purples this collection enables you to achieve both those delicate and dramatic looks. The collection comes in rose gold cases to top it off! So who wouldn’t love beautiful packaging with wonderful surprises inside?
I’m going to mention the palette first because I’m in love. The first thing that came into mind alongside mother was that these shades are classic and reminiscent of the sort of hues used in the 80s. Highly pigmented and bold, these colors do not disappoint. The Rose Gold Palette is so affordable and includes 12 of the brand’s best-selling shades. From golden shimmer to brown to the deepest purple, Illamasqua welcomes a new plum and black coffee shade. These glorious eyeshadows aren’t restricted to one type of look either. You have both shimmer and matte shades in this collection making it the perfect addition to your collection. I say this because palettes are strongly becoming my favorite and are much easier and practical than lugging around single eye shadows. Why? When traveling, you carry less and with the varieties found in such palettes you can create beautiful, natural day looks to dramatic, sultry evening looks.
The shades are:
Slink – described as champagne (an eye-catching golden shimmer)
Stealth – light nude/neutral shade
Servant – a soft brown
Vernau – a deep yellow/brown combination
Bronx – a must have golden bronze shade
Tango – a striking copper red (perfect for making the crease intense)
Forgiveness – a romantic chocolate plum shade
Wolf – the perfect chocolate brown for that intense smoky eye
Fist – the NEW deep plum shade
Rim – the NEW black coffee shade
The other thing worth mentioning, is their new Matte Lipsticks. This divine collection is made of nude, rose, plum and brown shades. Each one as stunning as the other, their creamy texture moistures the lips whilst delivering a matte finish that guarantees to last all day.
These lipsticks are available in the following shades:
Wanton – described as a lilac rose
Resist – described as that dusky rose
Born – a delightful nude
Shard – a phenomenal hybrid of red and violet
Moth – the coveted chocolate brown
If you are in London, or have friends that do and you’re a massive make-up junkie make your way to Illamasqua stores and concessions as soon as possible because this collection won’t be around for long! Believe me, it’s worth it!