I bet only a handful of us would go out wearing neon eye-shadow colors to go shopping. I raise my hand. Maybe it’s the fact that we think we look better in just neutrals but I think it’s probably more-so of what people would think of us. Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism collection beckons you to become “who you are and not who you’re told to be”. The collection’s bold and bright colors of commonly unworn shades urges you to turn heads by expressing who you really are. Albeit this blog post is ridiculously long overdue. I was back in Melbourne when this baby was sent to my Singapore address. I thought it was only necessary to blog about this anyway, I mean look at this kit!
Illamasqua is a well known UK brand for bringing theater and media make-up to everyday people like you and me. Think professional, bright shades encouraging non-conformity. The Human Fundamentalism Collection does just that and is described as “an explosion of your alter-ego…to rise above mainstream limitations and exist in a world where individuality is received with celebration not derision.”
Illasmasqua sent me more than a few products to try out so let’s get started!
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye-Shadows
The eyeshadows from the Human Fundamentalism collection has a range of brightly hued powder eye-shadows that are definitely screaming different. This is in quite a controversial name, sex, and is a standard matte white eye-shadow. This baby is great for making a base shade to your eye-shadow colors so that they appear even brighter and poster color looking. The shadows are really pigmented, smooth and blendable as described.
The next is an acid yellow green color in Pivot. It reminds me of that Shrek green color and personally, I don’t find attractive. But you never know when you’re going to use a shade like this. Probably for an upcoming Halloween look?
Illamasqua’s Burst eyeshadow is described as a blue-green, but more of a deep blue – teal. The texture is smooth, soft and again ridiculously pigmented. These are definitely professional tools to any make-up look. All of the shadows from the Illamasqua collection are matte which is cool because it’s like pure, untainted color & pigment.
Packed in the kit was also this baby, the Illamasqua nail polish in Nomad. Nomad is what I would call a darker mint green or an even better description would be a bright jade color. It’s a color I definitely haven’t seen before nor have I swatched on my nails but it makes a good Spring and even summer color. This nail polish is best worn with long nails and rounded tips in my opinion.
It’s a high gloss and highly pigmented nail polish. To me, it’s best worn with long nails and rounded tips in my opinion. Here’s a swatch on my nails!
Something cool which was also included was Illamasqua’s sealing gel. I have yet to try it out but how cool is this? It’s supposed to turn any powder product into a paste (which is water-resistant) which you can use to paint onto your fase with intricate lines and patters of your favourite eye-shadow. I have yet to figure out how to mix them two together. I probably wouldn’t recommend you dropping this into the pan itself for that would “ruin” the rest of your eye-shadow. Perhaps maybe having an additional palette, putting a drop of the sealing gel on it and then picking up lots of pigment with a clean brush and dabbing it into the gel before application.
FREAK perfume is Illamasqua’s signature fragrance of the moment. FREAK takes the persona of exquisitely rare and mysterious midnight blooming flowers that are forbidden and brought together in a magical, timeless method. It’s really bottled “midnight”. Top notes of this fragrance are Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna. Heart Notes are Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night while Base notes are musty with Frakincense, OUd and Myrrh. I like it. It smells more clean than mysterious but is definetly a night fragrance.
So there you have it! Some thoughts of the Human Fundamentalism collection from Illamasqua! Even though it’s totally overdue, I appreciate the bold colors of this collection but perhaps unsure of whether I’ll wear these out and about anytime soon.
An interesting campaign that Illamasqua is doing is the Fair Price for Beauty campaign. I know I’m back in Singapore but if you’re tired of paying up to 60% more money for beauty products compared to the UK, then you may want to check this petition: http://www.illamasqua.com/fairpriceforbeauty/