“Human Fundamentalism is the unique spirit and fundamental human drive for individuality. It’s a belief, a movement and an emotion. A connection with the spirit of the age and its global motifs. You are your own human hybrid, a unique nomad of street cultures and global trends.” Alex Box
The Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless collection was a hard one to top, but as usual Illamasqua has done it again. I was very lucky to be sent a selection of the Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism collection to review.
What a collection! If you haven’t seen the breathtaking promo images from this collection, I highly suggest that you take a look at www.illamasqua.com.
The Neutral Palette includes…
Stealth is a matte warm white that applies quite sheerly. Not a colour I can see myself using very often.
Vintage is a matte dark chocolate brown, that is fairly pigmented and blends easily. Quite similar in colour to MAC Mystery eyeshadow, but has a silkier texture than Mystery.
Obsidian is a matte black, and my new favourite black eyeshadow. It’s the darkest/most pigmented black I own, and blends beautifully (unlike MAC Carbon, which is a chalky, patchy mess).
Wolf is an antique gold with an olive undertone. It’s not super frosty or metallic but has a gorgeous satiny shimmer. It’s pigmented, buttery smooth, and such a versatile colour.
price: $78 AUD
Scribe Precision Ink is a stark white eye liner, which is completely opaque in 2 layers and resembles white correction fluid.
I. LOVE. THIS.
Not something that I would use every day, but it’s great for an editorial type look, or if you want to create a look that’s a little bit dramatic/raving mad. Like below.
Price: $43.50 AUD
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Illamasqua Skin Base foundation in SB 01 is a pure white colour. It is not meant as an everyday foundation, but more for highlighting, mixing, and theatrical type looks.
I was toying with the idea of using this for a geisha look, zombie look or a Marie Antoinette look (which I ended up doing on the weekend for a FOTD post), and I think it would be brilliant for fancy dress parties.
Texture wise, I feel there is room for improvement. It’s quite chalky, and clings to any dry patches on my skin. I’m not sure whether it’s the high concentration of pigment in this particular shade that leads to the chalkiness, but the other Illamasqua Skin Base shade I’ve been matched to feels much nicer on my skin. One way to get around this problem is to moisturise the skin and apply a super emollient product (a mildly greasy sunscreen does the trick for me) before using SB 01.
Price: $65 AUD
Price: $39 AUD
Box lives up to it’s legend, and then some. Truly amazing colour, texture, and performance and I would marry it if I could (of course I’d have to take a ticket and get in line).
It is the perfect scarlet which leans a little on the cool side of true red. Pure sophistication.
Even though it’s a matte lipstick I don’t find that it drying, and it doesn’t emphasize dry patches on my lips. I’m not sure whether Illamasqua have reformulated their matte lipsticks, but I’m really loving the texture of this.
Best of all, it is incredibly long wearing, and looks fresh 5 hrs after the initial application.
note: these products were sent by PR for editorial consideration.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 22nd, 2012 in Eye shadow, Illamasqua, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 45621 commentIllamasqua+Human+Fundamentalism+Review%3A+Neutral+Palette%2C+Scribe%2C+Box%2C+Skin+Base+01+2012-04-22+10%3A38%3A10myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D4562
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