Monday, 28 May 2012

Illamasqua Naked Strangers Collection

Happy Monday my loves!

I hope you are all well!

As most of you probably know, Illamasqua is one of my all time favourite make up brands and for me personally is up there with the likes of MAC. 

Naked Strangers is a new mini summer collection from Illamasqua that consists of seven limited edition products for lips, nails and cheeks that im sure is going to be one that is loved by many especially neutral lovers like myself. 

“Naked Strangers captures inner glows and depths. The deeply and darkly alluring exists alongside ethereal shimmering brilliance. We are complex and multifaceted whilst also being naked to the world.”
Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.
“Naked Strangers represents everything about borderlines...the human edge between romance and permissive intimacy...a step beyond control, a step past the edge and a collection of gilded moments upon the tip of sensation. Beautiful nudes with metallic edge set amongst eclectic textures.”
David Horne, Illamasqua Director of Product Development.

The collection consists of a powder blush (Naked Rose - neutral beige brown), a cream blush (Zygomatic - naked pink brown), 3 nail polishes - Monogamous (Creamy Flesh Pink with a Matte Finish), Faithful (Coppered Metal) and Swinger (Glistening Platinum Gold) and 2 Lipglosses Stranger (Platinum gold) and Intimacy (Nude Pink Brown). 
I was sent a couple of products from the collection to try. 
♥ Nail Polishes in Monogamous and Faithful - £13.50 each ♥
Monogamous is described by Illamasqua as a creamy flesh pink. It is completely matte with no shimmer whatsoever and also dries the same so i would personally pop a top coat over it. It has quite a rubbery finish i find, much similar to the rubber polishes that Illamasqua released with the Theatre of the nameless collection. It is a peachy-pale pink that i find to be fully opaque with 2 coats and even though it is a light shade i think it will look perfect with a tan. 
Faithful is described as a coppered metal that is a brown toned metal shade with shimmer that is simply stunning both in the bottle and swatched.
♥ Powder Blush in Naked Rose - £16.50 ♥
As you probably know, Illamasqua blushes are my absolute absolute fave although i do own many more of the cream blushes than i do powder. However thats not saying that i dont like the powder blushes because i do! Naked Rose is described as Neutral Beige Brown or to you and me a pale dusky pink that is completely matte. This feel buttery soft to touch and as with all Illamasqua blushes this is extremely pigmented. This is a shade that i would reach for on a daily basis to add a bit of brightness to the apples of my cheeks.
This collection also contains a limited edition cream blush that i really am going to have to get my hands on as i love their cream blushes! I am also eyeing up the gold nail polish! This is the first collection from Illamasqua that i have wanted pretty much everything from. I always want something from their collections, usually one or two key pieces but this collection has my name all over it! I will be logging onto the website on launch day thats for sure!  
The Illamasqua Naked Strangers collection is available to buy from Thursday 31st May 2012 at and Illamasqua counters.

Registered members of the Illamasqua website (If you are not signed up then i suggest to do so now!) can get their hands on the three nail polishes in the collection right now! 

Will you be getting your hands on anything from this collection?
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  1. This looks like the perfect collection for me. All the products are so beautiful x

  2. The blush is so pretty! Looks like the perfect pink colour.
    I've tried out the nail polish in the colour swinger and it's gorgeous! My nail polish collection is massive, but I own nothing like it! xo

  3. I really like the look of this collection the colours are just so beautifully understated yet still strong. x

  4. Ah I really want that blush the colour is right up my street. I am still yet to pop my Illamasqua cherry so I will be keeping an eye out for this one.


    Beckys Makeup

  5. I'm really excited for this collection I am dying to get my hands on the blush it looks amazing x

  6. The blush is amazing!!


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