Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Illamasqua Paranormal Collection for Summer 2013 (WARNING: Photo Heavy ~ )

SUPER NEWS for my UK- and European-readers! Well, it's super news if you like unusual colors, envelope pushing names, and stunning products.

Today, Illamasqua released their Summer 2013 Paranormal collection.
I didn't even see the promo images, only their logo for the collection and a teaser video on YouTube before today. I am so excited! Admittedly, I can't my hands on anything yet (I'm flat broke but Raindrops was worth it!) and I'm fairly sure Sephora doesn't have any of the new products.

Now if you live in the UK, somewhere in Europe, or anywhere else that have Illamasqua counters, you're super lucky. In the States, not all Sephora stores even have Illamasqua displays! Many of Illamasqua's Facebook fans have been asking for free-standing Illamasqua stores and counters but Illamasqua has a contract with Sephora to exclusively carry the products in the States. It's also a gamble for a UK-based company to do this in the States. They can't know if the store or counter will be successful! They would also be, again, few and far between.

Here's the story for the collection:

Let's get into the collection, shall we? Be prepared to drool over gorgeous products! Prices will be posted in both GBP (£), USD ($) and Euros (€). Promo images will be posted after the products.
Here's the image from Illamasqua's Facebook.
Illamasqua Paranormal Palette - £34.00; $53.97; €40.66. "This unique water-resistant eye shadow can't quite decide if it's a cream or powder. Instead it combines the best of both worlds, delivering the textured silky appearance of a powder, but with the deep colour wash of a cream. Colors: Paranormal (vivid cerise), Aura (warm copper), Trance (soft violet) or Possession (cool green).

Lipsticks - £16.50; $26.19; €19.73. New shades are ESP (vivid violet, matt; left shade) & Posture (cool mauve, matt; right shade)
Gleam - £18.00; $28.57; €21.53. "Back by popular demand, and with a new and improved formula, Gleam's lightweight, iridescent finish sensuously highlights the natural beauty of your face and body." New shade is Supernatural (warm bronze). I personally think the Gleam products are interesting! I haven't personally been able to try them but they seem so effortless.
UV Glow Nail Varnish - £15.00; $23.81; €17.94. "Take your nails into the next dimensions with limited edition UV Nail Varnish form the Paranormal collection. Alone, each shade delivers bold, high-impact colour with a distinctive shimmer finish. But when worn under UV light they take on a life of their own, emitting a standout glow that cannot be ignored." Colors: Séance (paranormal bright violet), Ouija (paranormal bright pink), Omen (paranormal bright green), Geist (clear UV top coat). If I only bought one of these, I would be torn between Geist, Séance and Ouija! Geist interests me because it's a UV top coat. (Yes, Ouija glows orange.)

Hydra Veil - £27.00; $42.86; €32.29. "Create a radiant finish with Hydra Veil's instantly rehydrating, gel formula. Providing the optimal base for your make-up, apply before foundation with an Illamasqua Brush." This is a completely new primer for your makeup! It seems like a neat product, especially since I personally haven't used a gel primer.
Precision Gel Liner - £18.00; $28.57; €21.53. "Soon to be the mainstay in the make-up bags of every beauty enthusiast, Precision Gel Liner recreates the fluidity of a liquid liner in the ease of a gel. Creating a smooth, rich black line from the first application, the long-lasting and water-resistant formula is guaranteed to stay in place all day." This excites me. I love gel liner!

Promo image time!
Even more gorgeous makeup! Model is wearing UV Glow Nail Varnish in Omen & Lipstick in ESP
I am so madly in love with this makeup.  Model is wearing Lipstick in Posture, Precision Ink in Scribe, and I believe the new Precision Gel
Model is wearing the Two-Toned Lip look using ESP & Posture. Really, a very gorgeous look!

Yeah, I know my Illamasqua product. The models in their promo images always look so haunting! It's beautiful though. Illamasqua has tutorials for some of the looks seen in these images, behind-the-scenes videos and you can find all their promo images there as well!

Anything catch your eye?


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