NEW! Illamasqua Naked Strangers - Nail Polish Swatches

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Illamasqua launched their capsule collection Naked Strangers, online yesterday, for registered members on the website. The miniscule collection which includes two blushers, two lipglosses and three nail polishes pays homage to warm earthy tones and metallic, glisteny (is that a word?) nudes.



Nail Varnish (£13.50)
Monogamous - creamy flesh pink
Faithful - coppered metal
Swinger - glistening platinum gold

Lipglosses (£13.00)
Intense Lipgloss in Stranger - platinum gold
Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy - nude pink brown

Blushers (£16.50)
Powder Blusher in Naked Rose - neutral beige brown
Cream Blusher in Zygomatic - naked pink brown




I arrived home yesterday to unexpectedly find two of the three polishes waiting for me, so I got swatching before retiring to bed.





In all honesty, I'm not particularly a fan of either shade. Faithful makes my skin tone look ruddy and I think its pretty metallic copper shimmer would look better on lighter complexions than my own. It  Monogamous dries to a pale pink rubbery matte finish - my least favourite polish finish. It's very 'fleshy' You can add high shine by adding a top coat but it still looks too "tippexy" for my liking. I personally wouldn't wear either shade. I found Faithful applied easily in two coats but I struggled slighty with Monogamous and could spot the slightest of streaking after two coats. You really need a steady hand to apply it neatly - which I don't have at 12:30am! 

I'm more interested in the blushers and will most likely swatch them when I'm next by a counter. The Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy sounds like a shade I'd wear regularly too - depending on just how sheer it is.

Naked Strangers will be available nationwide and globally (excluding Sephora) from 31st May 2012. It will be available at Sephora.com from 7th June 2012. As I mentioned at the top of the post, you can order online if you already have an Illamsqua account or you can register and start ordering right away.



*PR samples

5 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Epiphannie A said...

When I saw the stock pic I thought I WANT THOSE BLUSHES!' but honestly not sure if I want to wait a week to go to Selfridges and swatch them (especially as I'm meant to go there tomorrow)

Guess I'm going to scour the net, hoping someone has swatched them already loool

Curves Ahead Make up said...

this line is beyond amazing I have to get some of there great things ,thanks for sharing

xoxo
curves

Karolina said...

I'm so excited for this collection! It has to be one of my favourites. The lipglosses and blushes are gorgeous!
I love the lighter nail polish! xo

Tali said...

I have to post my review on the stuff but very much like everything apart from the brush lipgloss instead of a doe-foot. Got the lighter varnish but LOVING the darker one. Ooooo

Beauty & Allure ! said...

The collections looks beautiful especially the blushers!!

 

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