Friday, 1 May 2015

Illamasqua To be alive collection

Illamasqua are not a brand to conform to the norm. Rather than the standard summer corals and warm bronze tones this Summer collection is dedicated to the colour blue.
 Not a collection for everyone but hey,  makeup has no rules so why not go for something a little different.
 Blue is not usually a colour we all reach for but blended and layered we can all make it work for us in some form.

The key piece is the eye shadow quad called Spirit palette featuring three powders and a cream eye shadow. This palette actually creates a beautiful smokey eye which when teamed with a nude lip and pink cheek looks stunning.

 The cream in the quad looks an icy blue but translates onto the skin a little lighter. Works nicely under the darker powders to help grip and intensify the powders.
 The deeper matte navy has a solid, dark colour payoff but blends without any patch texture. The mid toned royal blue looks beautiful blended through the socket to give a colour gradient.
 The highlighter looks white in the pan but blends onto the skin as an icy, cool blue with a pearl like finish. Beautiful to blend into the inner corner of the eye as a highlight.
 This quad is £34.00.

The lips may take a little more confidence to wear. The lipstick in Vendetta is an electric blue satin finish. The creamy texture means this won't cake into any dry skin. If you are wearing this lipstick go bold and coat the lips thickly. It's not a colour to be worn half heartedly.

 The gloss in shade Iridesce is much more wearable. It gives a transparent pearl finish to the lips with a mirror shine.
Looks great on it's own or on top of Vendetta if you like a shine.
 The lipstick is £18.50 and the gloss is £ 18.00.

To finish with there is of course a nail varnish in shade Prismatic. It has a two tone finish of aqua and lilac shimmer. Reminds me of Elsa from Frozen's dress. She should definitely accessorise with this shade on her nails! This is £14.50.

The collection launches today 1st May 2015 so head over to or in Illamasqua stores or counters.


  1. The iridescent lip gloss interests me, It would look great on top of a pink or nude lip

  2. The lipstick looks mental! If I ever need a blue I will keep this in mind. Xo

  3. I just saw Illamasqua on HauteLook, will definitely buy that nail polish!

  4. I just saw Illamasqua on HauteLook, will definitely buy that nail polish!

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