New Release: Illamasqua โ€” Earth Collection (Fall 2015)

Collection: Illamasqua 2015 Fall, Earth

Next week, Illamasqua will be releasing their new Fall collection, Earth.

One nail polish, Element, is being introduced in the collection. It appears to be a shimmery (frosty? metallic?) taupe grey.

I think that olive/rust/cream/pewter eyeshadow quad is the showstopper piece, though!

Also, you can sign up on Illamasqua’s website for a chance to win the whole collection.


Illamasqua Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Now Ships Worldwide! (Yes, Canada, too!)

Illamasqua is now shipping worldwide! Click here for their Delivery information.

Outside the UK, Express delivery (approximately twice the cost of regular delivery) is required if your order includes Nail Varnish or Fragrance.

Happy shopping!

Blush Comparison: Illamasqua Naked Rose vs. Milani Romantic Rose

Blush Comparison: Illamasqua Naked Rose vs. Milani Romantic Rose

This is just a quick post for Stashmatters, who wanted to know how Illamasqua Powder Blush in Naked Rose compares with Milani Rose Powder Blush in Romantic Rose.

In the pan, they do look a little dupe-y, with Romantic Rose appearing a bit deeper. However, when swatched, you can see that, at least on my warm skintone, Romantic Rose isn’t really darker, but it is warmer. Naked Rose skews blue-pink when compared directly with Romantic Rose, which by comparison looks a tad peachy-pink.

I have not actually tried Romantic Rose yet, but Naked Rose is wonderful and one of my faves.

HTH! ๐Ÿ™‚

Additional link: Milani Blush Megapost.

Blush Comparison: Illamasqua Naked Rose vs. Milani Romantic Rose, swatch

Illamasqua Launches Summer 2015: “To Be Alive”

Illamasqua has released their new Summer collection, To Be Alive!

It includes an amazing ice queen-style Nail Varnish called Prismatic (optical opalescent).

And check out the blue Glamore lipstick, Vendetta (rich cobalt, satin finish)!

Oh Illamasqua, why did you leave our North American shores?!

Illamasqua Summer 2015 Collection, To Be Alive

Illamasqua โ€” Rare (Nail Varnish) Swatch & Review

Got your sunglasses?

Now that we’ve been seeing more sunny days, it’s nice to pull out some brights, and there are not many polishes brighter than Rare. I was lucky enough to pick it up when it was on clearance at Hudson’s Bay, since Illamasqua is pulling out of North America.

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Rare

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Illamasqua โ€” Faithful (Nail Varnish) Swatch & Review

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Faithful

Brown nail polishes aren’t usually my thing (unless they’re vampy), but Faithful had enough of an interesting orange tone to sway me. Illamasqua calls it a “coppered metal, metallic finish”. I think it looks deeper and like it has a lot more depth to it on Illamasqua’s website. My bottle’s color looks a little muted and soft. This isn’t necessarily bad, but it’s not what I expected!

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Illamasqua โ€” Stagnate (Nail Varnish) Swatch & Review

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Stagnate

I got into Illamasqua late, only just last year, and then, as is my luck, not a few months later the company started to pull out of North America! On the positive side, Canadian department store Hudson’s Bay started to clearance their remaining Illamasqua products, so I have been able to accumulate more at discounted prices (there’s still some stock left, so go check it out!). To my initial purchases of Alarm and Boosh Nail Varnishes, and Lover and Hussy Powder Blushers, I added a whole bunch more of both products, as well as some powder eyeshadow singles and a powder brush. I would have bought lipsticks, too, but I checked out their lipsticks in store and wasn’t a fan of the super matte formula.

I aim to eventually review everything of theirs that I have, so here’s Stagnate Nail Varnish, to start!

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