Sunday, March 18, 2012

Swatches: Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection

It's that time of the year again and Illamasqua came up with/released a new collection. This one is called Human Fundamentalism and it follows the Illamasqua 'alter ego' idea. The collection is already available on their site - you can find it HERE.

I got some products for review and swatches: two Nail Varnish shades in Stance and Nomad, two Powder Eye Shadows in Sex and Burst, Sealing Gel and Precision Ink in Scribe.
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection

Let's start with the Nomad nail polish shade. Could I call this one a bright, saturated pastel? I can't really decide what to say about the color, but it certainly is a spring shade. I can search for a similar colors in my collection and make a comparison, if you want - just let me know. Anyway. I had some troubles applying this polish for the first time. It took 3 coats to get the full opacity. I used it again today and applied slightly thicker coats. It worked, 'cause I only used 2 coats. You need to get used to it and then it's easy to work with. Other than that, it's a really nice polish: the formula is OK, it dries fast and it's glossy.
Illamasqua Nail Polish in Nomad

Next nail polish shade is called Stance. This one is a bordering to neon purple/fuchsia color and it's not completely true on the photos. It's warmer in real life and also much prettier. I had no troubles with this one. The formula is great as are the brush, application, opacity and drying time.
Illamasqua Nail Polish in Stance

The two Powder Eye Shadows: the teal one is Burst and the white one is Sex.
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Sex and Burst

Before I say anything else, I must say how surprised I was when I first used these eye shadows. They have the most subtle, sweet and amazingly pleasant smell. I don't know about eye products being scented, but I like it. You obviously can't smell it after you apply it, just while you're applying it. Here they are: Sex and Burst on the back of my hand.
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Sex and Burst

I also got Precision Ink in Scribe which is basically a super-long-lasting eyeliner and Sealing Gel which ''turns any powder into a colour-intense, water-resistant paste that dries quickly and lasts for hours''. And I agree. It really does that.
Illamasqua Sealing Gel and Precision Ink in Scribe

I tried the powder eye shadows with the sealing gel and got someting like a liquid liner. After the thing dries, it stays put. The first one is Sex with Sealing Gel, but I guess my brush was still tainted with black eyeliner. That's why it became grey. On the other hand, it's all good - now I know I can mix any color with this gel. The middle one is Burst with Sealing Gel and the third line is Precision Ink in Scribe. A true white color.
Illamasqua Sealing Gel and Precision Ink in Scribe

I wanted to try out these products and create something 'Illamasqua like'. I used this photo for inspiration/reference.
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism

I'm no Alex Box, that's for sure: but at least I tried, right?
Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism

I used:
* Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Sex (upper lid)
* Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Burst (crease, lower lash line, brows)
* NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (brows)
* Illamasqua Sealing Gel (with the Burst Eyeshadow on lower lash line)
* Illamasqua Precision Ink in Scribe
* Illamasqua Masquara in Raven
* Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Nomad and Stance

*Products were sent to me by the company.

Thanks for looking and commenting!

24 comments:

  1. looks of the capitol ?? :P #hungergames

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  2. Lovely photos! I would love to see the comparison of Nomad to similar polishes.

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  3. Senčki izgledata presenetljivo slabo pigmentirani Ö Sem pa že na nevemkaterem blogu videla tale Sealing gel in izgleda res super zadeva. :) Bel liner sicer deluje zakon, ampak res ne vem, če bi ga lahko kdaj dejansko nosila za ven..

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  4. did a great job.. i really liked your mani.

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  5. The sealing gel is so so so cool!!
    If I get anything, it would be that. I would love to try it with some of my Fyrinnae shades, to see what kind of liners I would get.

    But how do you use it? Do you just dip the wand into your powder?

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  6. Kakšen MU!!!!Čudovito <3 <3 <3 drugače pa sta mi oba lakca zeloooo všeč! :)

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  7. sealing gel is a grt product.... you did good job

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  8. If I could I would buy the Sealing Gel seems to be a really fun and usefull product.

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  9. can you do a tutorial how to do your nails like that please? Thanks!

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  10. what a gorgeous post.
    your photos and artwork are incredible.
    the best bits are your two tone manicure and your makeup look.
    the more i see this white eyeliner, the more i think it's perfect
    so pigmented and dense
    i am going to see this sealer as well
    ouch!

    liloo/@tsunimee xx

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  11. *dreamy sigh* Awesome review, as usually, you're making me want most of the products. <3

    Sealing gel je že dolgo na moji WL, všeč mi je ideja za njim in lepo je videti, da res deluje. Sicer, iskreno, bi laka za nohte zlahka preskočila, obe senčki pa sta me navdušili, ravno nekaj takega iščem, tako v beli kot v teal barvi. In ne vem zakaj, ampak bel precision ink se mi zdi fenomenalna ideja, takoj dobim milijon idej za čudovite kontraste. :) Pri Illamasqui se zame, žal, vedno ustavi zgolj in samo pri ceni, vse ostalo me navdušuje.

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  12. It's beautiful...all beautiful! You did a lovely job with all these colours and I absolutely adore your attempt!

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  13. Awesome recreation of that look! I adore your nails in particular.

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  14. That picture is just so cool. Illamasqua know how to get a girls attention!

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  15. I actually like your version of the MU much better. It's a tad more subtle :) I love your eyebrows like that! Your nails look great too.

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  16. Nomad looks so beautiful! could you make comparison swatches. thank you very much :)

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  17. I didn't know Illamasqua had scented eyeshadow?!? That's so cool! I have a couple scented blushes, and I LOVE them!

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  18. Your makeup look impeccable as always. Your gorgeous as don't forget it! Love those polishes. I do have plenty of others like them. I have a bottle of stuff from Smashbox that makes any shadow into liner. Works well.

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  19. You did an amazing job with the ruffian and with the make-up! Spectacular and great pictures :)

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  20. Ah Sasha, you never fail to wake something up in me, and it relates to many things. In this case, I saw these polishes around quite a bit, and was like "meh, pretty, but not worth the buzz". And now I see Nomad on you and I understand "MAN, I need this in my life." I've been hunting this kind of green for a while now as it would probably match my urbanears headphones. I tried to franken one myself, but it's not as neon-y as I would love it to be. I also thought Essence - Replay one would be the match, but couldn't find it here. Are they any close? From your pictures I can say that Replay is a bit more dull. I'd love to see the comparisons for Nomad. Thanks for posting this and being my constant inspiration :)

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