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Monday, 24 February 2014

illamasqua glamore collection

illamasqua glamore collection lips nail polish review swatch photo
illamasqua glamore collection lips nail polish review swatch photo
illamasqua glamore collection lips nail polish review swatch photo
illamasqua glamore collection lips nail polish review swatch photo
illamasqua glamore collection lips nail polish review swatch photo
illamasqua glamore collection lips nail polish review swatch photo
illamasqua trilliant nail polish review swatch photo
illamasqua trilliant nail polish
illamasqua fire rose nail polish  review swatch photo
illamasqua fire rose nail polish
Illamasqua Marquise Nail Polish review swatch photo
Illamasqua Marquise Nail Polish
Illamasqua Soaked  Lipstick review swatch photo
Illamasqua Soaked Lipstick
Illamasqua Glissade Lipstick review swatch photo
Illamasqua Glissade Lipstick
Illamasqua Luster Lipstick review swatch photo
illamasqua luster lipstick
illamasqua glamore collection lips nail polish review swatch photo

illamasqua glamore lipstick : £*
illamasqua shooting star nail polish : £*

I had at the absolute honour of meeting Illamasqua founder Alex Box a few days ago to talk the new Illamasqua Glamore Collection. Inspired by 1920’s showgirls the Glamore range might be Illamasqua’s most tame launch to date. Listening to customer feedback, they have decided to launch six new more “mainstream” products.

First we have three glitter nail polishes. Alex described the nail polishes as “adult glitter” - Not your average nail glitter but something that was really multifaceted with tons of layers. I can totally see where she’s coming from as the three polishes in the collection are packed full of different shapes and sizes of glitter to give a full coverage opaque look. Not so much glitter topcoats but definitely in the statement nail category.

The key product in this launch are the Glamore lipsticks. These are going to be a new formula added to the Illamasqua lipstick range, they aren’t matte but have a slight sheen to them. They are creamy and highly pigmented with much easier application compared to the original lipstick formula from Illamasqua. I found the original formula was too matte, and it in turn quite hard to apply.

Illamasqua Luster is a super vibrant cool toned pink. In your face and super bright this will work so well with the neon trend I talked about here. It's richly pigmented and applies so smoothly, it has a decent shine and sits comfortably on the lips. Illamasqua Glissade is a bright berry shade. It's quite sophisticated but also has a really nice edge to it. Again this is smooth and pigmented and feels lovely on the lips. And finally my favourite of the bunch Illamasqua Soaked. A beautiful orange toned coral red, so bright and in your face and just works perfectly into my classic look. Once again no complaints formula wise. It's hydrating the lips, but not drying either.

I have to admit I thought it was a very tame launch for Illamasqua but still with Illamasqua's trademark edge. Alex did mention how it’s going to open up a whole new audience to Illamasqua. Which is true as they are known for their slightly more crazy launches. Alex even talked about an Illamasqua nudes collection launching later in the year. Is this a turning point in Illamasqua and going more mainstream? I doubt it - but it’s definitely a brand that's quite daunting to your average customer. I think it’s great they’ve listened to the “make more wearable” items feedback. Not a lot of brands listen to the customer and they have. Kudos to Illamasqua.

What do you think of this collection? Launches online from the 27th Feb

49 comments

  1. I absolutely am in love with Soaked! It looks so lovely on you, I'm definitely going to have to buy it!

    Laura x

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  2. I love the Trilliant glitter polish, great way to describe it that it's glitter for adults. The shade is right up my street! :)

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the look of the glitter polishes, very grown up! The lipsticks look fabulous on you too x x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  4. Gorgeous colours! Love the look of the glitter polishes :)
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  5. Lucky you getting to meet him! I love all of the pieces in this collection, especially the nail polishes! So glitzy! Thank you for sharing Lily! xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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  6. Absolutely love the nail polishes!!!

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  7. love the soaked colour lipstick, and i thought i'd gone off glitter polish but all these colours have changed my mind !
    Lauren x
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  8. The Glissade lipstick looks amazing! I'm also in love with those nail polishes! AMAZING xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  9. I love the look of the polishes!! As always, gorgeous photos!
    xx Anine
    redlipsandbeautybits.blogspot.com

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  10. These look so fabulous! I love the polish aswell as the lipsticks, I couldn't pick one I'd have to have them all!

    Emily xx
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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  11. Just when I think I'm going to be able to use some restraint in buying even MORE cosmetics..

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  12. The lipsticks look amazing!

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  13. Those polishes look amazing, I'm such a lover of glitter!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  14. Me encanta el Soaked, y los esmaltes la verdad que todos son bonitos.

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  15. I am in LOVE with Marquise and Soaked. I'm loving orange products probably a little too much considering my skin tone but these are stunning products.

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  16. These all look so lovely! Those nail polishes are probably a pain to get off but they're so gorgeous, I don't think I'd be able to resist if I saw them in person.
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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  17. in love with the lippies and nail polishes...glissade is so pretty!

    xx Milly

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  18. I hate glittery nail polishes but wow those are incredible!

    Jazzie x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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  19. I love Soaked, it's gorgeous and looks so pretty on you! I've got a 15% off birthday voucher so I think i'm definitely going to be popping one of these in my basket

    Kat x
    rainbowcrush.com

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  20. I love the shades :) And the nail polishes

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  21. whilst i've always lusted over illamasqua products, i've never actually bought anything from them due to their intense and quite scary shade range! but these lipsticks just do it for me! all three colours are absolutely gorgeous and definitely something i could see myself wearing. i really like the nail varnishes as well and can totally see how they fit into the more 'adult glitter polish' pile. i'll definitely have to go and check these out at an illamasqua counter and maybe make a cheeky purchase! ;) X

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  22. Oh wow I absolutely LOVE that Illamasqua Glissade lipstick. It's amazing!!!

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  23. Soaked and Glissade look gorgeous! I love Illamasqua, even with their more outrageous shades (Apocalips especially is bloody gorgeous!) and am really looking forward to trying these new formulas! And am excited for the mention of a nude collection!!

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  24. The Glissade colour looks so nice on you! Definitely going to try it, it's kind of a grown up fuschia pink :)
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  25. Those lipstick shades are gorgeous! Especially the cool tone pink ones. They all look very flattering on you!

    Marianna,

    x o x o

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  26. those polishes look so pretty! Glissade's a gorgeous colour too x

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  27. So glad they've changed the formula to the lipsticks. It was always something that put me off buying because they were too matte and dragged when applied. So can't wait to try these out! Xx

    http://www.erensaygiliermakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. Well I definitely need Glissade and Luster. Ok, want. I don't need to ever buy another lipstick in my life!
    Autumn Leaves - UK Beauty Blog

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  29. This collection is so dreamy, getting me so excited for spring/summer ahh! (:

    Ellis / ELRBX - beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog xo

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  30. I really love the whole of this collection!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  31. Soaked looks absolutely incredible on you! plus the trilliant nail polish would look amazing as a statement nail!
    Lucy xx
    Sailor Speak

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  32. This collection looks great, I especially love the Soaked lipstick! x

    The Beauty Scrapbook

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  33. Love the lipsticks! x

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  34. The nail polishes look lovely, I love glittery polishes- the orange one looks nice in particular!

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    xx

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  35. Soaked looks beautiful. I think that's the one I'll get.
    It is a very tame collection (well, for Illamasqua) but I think that's nice. They're permanent range still has plenty of creative colors which I love. x

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  36. instense!
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  37. Soaked looks amazing on you! The nail varnishes look lovely and unique too:)

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

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  38. Luster looks amazing on you, well actually they all do! What an amazing collection

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  39. Loving the illamasque lipsticks. absolutely beautiful!

    Biancarosa // xoxo

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  40. I need Luster!

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  41. I really want to try Illmasqua lipsticks.

    RIKKI POYNTER
    // RIKKI POYNTER, MAKEUP!

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  42. I love Illamasqua so the fact they've listened to what the customer wants and have used this feedback is great!

    This new collection looks lovely and I'm so pleased that they've launched new lipstick formulations, as apart from Magnetism, I hate their lipsticks. They're too dry!

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  43. Beautiful products as always from Illamasqua! I'm incredibly keen to see what the new nude launch will look like.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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