Hello everyone, back again today with the some items from the Human Fundamentalism collection by Illamasqua. It was officially released today but I had two palettes and a lipstick on pre-order so got mine today in the post. I was quite restrained with the delivery man! (Oh and no nail polish I'm afraid from this collection but did get some lovely polishes today from Mihaela at Lacquer Buzz which I can't wait to show you.)
As well as the makeup I received a booklet with some of the promotion looks and with all the available products, here are some of the images I took photo's of (click to enlarge!):
The one item I most excited about was the teal lipstick named Apocolips, a very beautiful colour that you can see on the model in the picture above. It's very much a 'suit all skintones' shade and I loved it!
YES it's different and NO I don't care if people are going to make comments about me wearing it! I love it and it is so different from the ususal pinks/reds/oranges etc. This was super pigmented as one can expect from Illamsqua lipsticks, I have a few now and no complaints (the only thing that would help is perhaps a matching lip liner for this one).
Below - first picture in sunlight and next two in natural light:
I also mixed Illamasqua Drench lipstick over the top of this to create a deep violet colour so Apocolips is also a versatile mixing colour, but I didn't have time to take a photo.
Two palettes were released, the first here being the Fundamental palette:
The colours are clockwise from top left are - Hype (powder/yellow), Surge (liquid metal/cool gold), Inception (powder/purple) and Bedaub (cream pigment/pale green).
These were all really pigmented but I found the powders took a while to build up. I did a quick look, however I did not use a primer and also used disposable applicators (as I always do when trying something for the first time in case I don't like and want to sell or pass on to someone).
This was more to test the colours and I really need to try again to give a proper opinion. Firstly I used Hype over the lid and then Bedaub from lid to brow and under the eye. I used Inception just above the crease and under the eye over the Bedaub but not all the way to inner eye. Finishing off with a touch of Surge in the corner (oh and a bit of Maybelline Gel Liner and ELF mascara):
I LOVED the colours of this palette, all of them, even the yellow which I normally steer clear of!
The next palette was the Neutral palette, which is pretty self explanatory:
The colours are clockwise from top left: Stealth (pale cream), Vintage (antique gold), Obsidian (black) and Wolf (brown), all powder/matte except Vintage which is powder/shimmer finish.
All colours were really pigmented and applied nicely even with disposable applicators, for the look I used Stealth all over lid up to brow, Vintage on the lid, Wolf on upper crease area (about halfway acroos the eye)and under the eye coming fairly low. I then used Obsidian as and eyeliner and blended to soften the look:
In both eye looks I did, I used Chanel Pro Lumiere as a base.
As soon as I opened the Neutral palette I was reminded straight away of the Sleek Nude/Au Naturel palette ( which you can see by clicking here. )
I did quick comparisons between some of the colours for you to see, pigmentation wise they are pretty similar.
Below is Stealth on left versus Nougat (Sleek) on right:
Below is Vintage on left versus Moss (Sleek) on right, slightly different colour and Vintage is a touch more shimmery:
Below is Wolf (top middle) versus Conker (Sleek) on top left - Wolf is less shimmery, versus Regal (Sleek) on top right - Wolf is less purple and finally versus Bark (Sleek) on bottom - Wolf is lighter and touch more purple in colour:
Finally Obsidian on left versus Noir (Sleek) on right - Noir is darker and was more pigmented and took longer to remove than the Obsidian, however I used one of my brushes to try blending out on to my arm and Obsidian blends more easily.
I think if you are on a budget and don't want to stretch to Illamasqua you won't go far wrong with the Sleek palette, you could mix some of the colours easily to create the Illamasqua ones. Personally for me, I think colour wise the Sleek palette colours suit me better as they are cooler toned and therefore work on my light olive skin.The Illamasqua Neutral palette will though, be perfect for taking away on weekends or holidays as you can do everyday looks and also glam up for nightime by building up the intensity.
Both palettes are available from Illamasqua and priced at £30 each, the lipstick is £15.50.
Will you be indulging in any of the new collection at all? Come on, you all know you want the teal lipstick!! It's gorgeous! xxx