Last month, I attended the launch for Illamasqua’s fall 2011 launch for their “Theatre of the Nameless” collection. Inspired by 1920s Berlin, Germany, the collection evokes exotic clubs, dark sophistication and “underworld subcultures, actors and anarchists.”
The collection is full of rich, opulent hues, from Precision Ink eyeliner that doesn’t wear off even if you were to swim across the Atlantic to Pure Pigments of dark and light shimmer that are sure to please even the most distinguished tastes.
My favorites from the collection include the Nail Varnish ($14) which dries to an almost rubber-like finish (note: do NOT use a topcoat or else the finish will be glossy).
I also love the Pure Pigment, especially in Beguile ($24) which is the light shimmer, perfect for a festive evening occasion that gives an almost angelic look to cheekbones, eyes or even shoulders.
The Intense Lipglosses ($20) come in a beautiful bright berry pink (officially, Belladonna) and a really pretty nude, mushroom-y color (Façade). They’re really thick so a little definitely goes a long way but they have this intense shine to them but the color is very opaque.