March 18, 2011

illamasqua toxic nature

It seems like ages since I bought some high end make up, well three months to be precise, now that's what you call will power! A few days ago I had a very thorough browse through the Illamasqua website and googled tons of swatches and then decided on my fave products. The package came next day delivery which I was super impressed by and in the box was a leaflet from the new 'Toxic Nature' collection. I love the concept behind the collection and the imagery but I resisted and just bought a couple of things from their permanent line.

Lets start off with a close up look at 'Toxic Nature'..

Next on to the products that I picked up..

Pure pigment in 'Static' -
I've never seen such a beautiful pigment before, I was completely amazed once I got it out of the package. As you can see it's a white based pigment with lots of iridescent silvery pink/purple running through. I'm completely in love with it and I actually think it's one of the best pieces of make up that I've ever bought. It can be used on the cheekbones, eyes and lips all of which I have tried and look stunning.

Lipstick in 'Liv' -
It's true that a girl can never have too many pink lipsticks but if you are after the ultimate attention seeking baby pink then look no further. But be warned, it takes a certain kind of girl to pull this one off, if you are afraid of bright lipsticks then it won't be for you! Personally I think I may have found my new favourite lippie.

Lipstick in 'Obey' -
As far as I am concerned this is the ultimate in coral lipsticks, described as a 'bright peachy pink' this is a must for summer. I do already have a few coral lipsticks but none are anywhere as near as bright and eye catching as this one, absolutely love it, bring on the Summer baby!

(with the Static pigment dabbed over the top)

Nail Varnish in 'Rare' -
Oh my god, I think I may have died and gone to neon nail polish heaven. Have you ever seen such an amazing nail polish? It's completely proud of being totally garish and in-your-face but that's exactly why I love it. It took four coats but didn't go at all gloopy and is definitely worth the effort. This is going to be a great one to wear with a black bikini and a super dark tan (yes, talking about Summer again).

Nail Varnish in 'Nudge' -
Slowing down my lust for Summer for a brief second; this is an ideal polish for Spring. It's an utterly mint ice blue and it applies brilliantly. Yet again another fabulous unique colour by Illamasqua.

 Prices: Pigment, £15.50. Lipstick, £15.50. Nail Varnish, £13.50.

So overall I absolutely adore everything that I bought, and I think from the swatches you will understand why. Unfortunately Illamasqua is priced highly but most importantly in my opinion it isn't overpriced. You get exactly what you pay for and shades that are so unique and exclusive that you won't find them anywhere else.


  1. Obey looks absolutely stunning!!!! And both nail polishes Ima run and get!!! They're amaazingly bright! Just wat im lookin for ;)

    Thanks heaps for the post =)

  2. Nudge looks like THE colour for summer!

  3. lOVE what you got, obey is soo pretty <3

  4. Wow gorgeous items :) Love the neon yellow nail polish :) x

  5. Ohmygod I need Obey lipstick! Think it might have to be my first illamasqua purchase!! XX

  6. Omg the coral lipstick looks so freaking amazing. Perfect for spring/summer!

  7. oh my some gorgeous items, totally with you on the neon nail polish teamed with a black bikini and deep tan! that would look heavenly! x

  8. I adore those nail varnishes & Obey looks such a nice shade x

  9. Lipsticks are just amazing :) Are they lasting for long?

  10. Wow, the lipsticks are beautiful! I'd also like to know how well they stay on :) xo

  11. Wow, amazing pictures and blog :)

    The Flower Girl


  12. Love the swatches, thank you!
    What do you think about the consistencies of the lipsticks? Are they quite drying or smooth to apply?..

  13. WOW, at these products! & the lipsticks are beautiful!