As you may possibly know, I adore Illamasqua and everything they stand for. Their colors are stunning and their collections innovative. So it is no surprise that I like this set of nail polishes with a rubber-like finish they’ve come out with. There are 6 new colors and 4 from a previous collection that are now being sold via the American Sephora site as online exclusives. That means it’s not easy to obtain these colors for everyone outside the USA, which makes me a bit sad, but what can you do, right?
Like I already wrote, 4 colors aren’t new. Faux Pas, Kink, Taint and Vice are all part of the Theatre of the Nameless collection that they released a while ago. I own both Vice and Taint from this collection and they are absolutely beautiful. The finish sits in between gloss and matte and the polish stays on for a long time without any chipping, which can often be a problem when they have a different finish. The other six colors listed alongside these four colors below are all brand new.
Let’s take a look at them all now, shall we?
- Aorta *- scarlet red
- Devotee *- candy pink
- Faux Pas – blue violet
- Kink – bottle green
- Nurture* – vivid green
- Optimist *- warm yellow
- Prosperity *- rich purple
- Serenity *- bright turquoise
- Taint – stone brown
- Vice – deep cerise
And this is the description of the colors on the Sephora site:
What it is:
A highly pigmented matte nail varnish with an innovative rubber-like finish.
What it does:
Go beyond ordinary nails with this chip-resistant rubber-finish nail color that contains the finest high-grade color suspension materials for creating a fast and buildable waxy rubber finish.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Fragrances
Man I so want that Prosperity one, I mean you can’t ever go wrong with a royal purple! And I also would love to complete my Theatre of the Nameless set with the other two polishes I’m still missing. Hopefully someday…
- 108 ultimate pink
- 131 ballerina’s charme
- 133 oh my glitter!
- 142 grey-t to be here!
- 143 I’m the boss
Recently I was invited by the lovely Alex Cummins of Illamasqua to go to a Bloggers Event in Amsterdam. It is for the Illamasqua “Theater of the Nameless collection” presentation which will be held on September 3rd. I’m very excited about this as it will be my first ever PR event since I’ve started blogging. However, I was a bit nervous because I mainly write about nail and hand care.
What if there was no polish in this collection…? Today I stumbled across this lovely product picture of four delicious new varnishes that come with the release of Theater of the Nameless, so you can imagine my joy and relief.
Would you just take a look at these beauties:
Pictured from left to right: Taint, Kink, Vice and Faux Pas.
The nail polishes have a rubberised texture, they go on as normal but dry to a rubber looking finish, but if you love a bit of shine, you can still use a top coat over it to make it glossy.
Taint - Stone brown, rubber finish
Kink - Bottle green, rubber finish
Vice – Deep cerise, rubber finish
Faux Pas - Blue violet, rubber finish
Kink and Faux Pas are calling my name, they are all stunning though. I love the dark rich colors in this collection and I’m curious to see what else they will show us.
Would you rock these for the winter and fall? Or are you never following the ‘rules’ when it comes to colors and seasons all the fashion magazines seem to ‘prescribe’?
These are for sale right here at the Illamasqua site for £13.50 a piece.
Sometimes you know a make-up brand is very special by the products it creates, the colors it produces and every now and then there’s a funky advertisement that catches your eye.
I’m sure you all have heard of Illamasqua, the absolutely amazing British brand with stunning colors and aforementioned funky advertisements. Well, they’ve taken it a step further and their London branch is now offering an interesting new service…
Let me show you the picture for the ‘The Final Act of Self-Expression‘ campaign that went live today; I’m sure you’ll be able to guess what I’m talking about when you’ve seen it…
Yep, you’ve guessed it, they are now offering services at a funeral home to help the deceased leave this place in style with their very own last look courtesy of Illamasqua!
I’ve already seen quite a few shocked reactions but I personally think this is an incredible move.
Sure, it will cost you a pretty penny (Prices start at £450 and are subject to availability) and you will never get to see the end result. However, you will leave this mortal plane looking absolutely stunning and you can’t take the money with you anyway, so who cares right?
People die, there’s no use denying it because it’s so obvious and true. So why not jump into that niche by providing this service to the people who care about make up so much they want to be buried with a final amazing look?