Illamasqua Art of Darkness, Body Electrics & Pastel Nails Review & Swatches


Art of Darkness Collection
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Ether Powdered Metal
buy it here or here
Revel in an intense radiance that no one can ignore. Apply to body and face to create anything from a subtle sheen to an extreme metallic finish. Step into the limelight and demand to be noticed.
Ether is a shimmery pale gold color.
Left: swatched dry
Right: swatched wet
Ether is that perfect holiday product that adds a light-golden shimmer to your cheeks, eyes and body (gorgeous on the shoulder and chest).

Ore Pure Pigment
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Made to be played with. A metallic, high-shine, pure-colour powder that highlights eyes, cheeks and brows. Mix with eye shadow, blusher or use it on its own to intense effect. Bring out your bold side.
Ore is a rich, deep, russet bronze with tons of shimmer!
I adore Illamasqua's Pure Pigments!!!

Below you can see (obviously) where I wet the pigment then swatched it. As opposed to swatching it on bare skin with no base.

Maneater Lipstick
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Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from matt to glossy. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly, for the perfect all-night pout. 
Maneater is a matte, classic, cherry red.
Even though it is not a part of the Art of Darkness collection, this is a must-have red shade- perfect for the holidays!!
I own most of Illamasqua's pale, neutral shades.
This is my first red Illamasqua lipstick and I am obsessed!!!
I put this on quickly, without a red lipliner (which I should have done)... sorry it looks so messy.

So you can see the difference of the collection from the previously released Spring/Summer 2010 Collection below...
Body Electrics
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Inspired by the power of kinetic energy and the fluidity of the body in motion, the Body Electrics range ignites the skin with intensity and highlights the body's every twist and turn to exquisite perfection. Ensuring you exude a confidence that's more than skin deep.

The collection is an anthology of creams, powders and dry body oils filled with light, shimmer and shine, designed to highlight and contour your whole body. Containing hyper-pigmented light-reflecting particles that infuse the skin with intense colours and finishes, each product in the range has been created to accentuate every movement and take body make-up to a whole new level.
Who says you can't wear pastel nail polish in the fall? ;-)
Check out the pastel nail polishes here

Wink Nail Varnish
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Wink is a soft, pale lilac.

Surge Liquid Metal
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Prepare to dazzle with this gloriously rich and highly pigmented metallic cream. Use to adorn eyes, face and body, and apply with fingers or a brush. Release your inhibitions and illuminate your alter ego.
Surge is a metallic, molten, pewter shade.
I was a little bummed because this wasn't as pigmented as I was hoping it would be.
Any advice on how I can get this to show up more?
Maybe I should try it over an eyeshadow base... either way, it is a gorgeous shade!!

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Unknown said...

now the 1st thing that went through my head when i saw the pure pigment is...RAZZLE DAZZLE!! Its beautiful!

Rica said...

I thought surge would be more pigmented than that... i've wanted it for so long but couldn't decide which color of liquid metal i should get.

izumi said...

and now illamasque sending you items! how fab!!

the pigment looks ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. like, blindingly gorgeous! i really must check one of these out very soon (: