Another day, another new launch! During busy beauty periods, it can sometimes feel like everything blends into one, but one brand who never fail to catch your attention is Illamasqua. For me they are the perfect blend of artistic expression and great quality. I know their bold hues can intimidate some, but look beneath their striking campaign images and there’s a plethora of high quality products that can easily become everyday staples.

The i’mperfection collection embodies the beauty that lies in our insecurities. Freckles that are usually covered up or airbrushed away are exposed and we are encouraged to work with our features, not against them. Personally, I love it when my skin gets a bit freckled in the summer, and the speckled polishes that form part of this collection are really appealing to me. As you can see from the photo, I had my cheeks and eyes done by Alex Box at the launch, how cool is the speckled eyeliner effect!? I love the message of this collection – on the tube home last night my strongly coloured cheeks and unusual eyes garnered more than a few looks, but I think it’s important that we all feel confident with how we choose to express ourselves and try not to judge others for the way they choose to – whether they prefer to stick to a nude lip and slick of mascara or want to sport the speckled eye all day long!

The products shown above are the powder blusher duo in Lover/Hussy which I adore, the new Blush Up Brush shaped to make contouring easy (and described as a push up bra for the face), nail colours in Speckle and Freckle and lipstick in Immodest which will offset my summer tan perfectly – if we ever see some sun! I really love this collection and the pieces I’m playing with, especially the brush!

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about celebrating who you really are…”

The collection launches on the 31st of January, find out more here.


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  • Miss drifted Snow White

    Looks absolutely amazing. didnt like the previous ones as they were just a bit tooooo inaccessible (what am I gonna do with a blue lippie, yaknow?!)

    thanks for sharing hun!!

  • Alissia

    Wow, very beautiful collection! The lipstick and the brush especially have caught my eye x

  • Laura

    Wow, so out there, I love it! The nail varnishes are especially pretty, a nice alternative to glitter!

    Laura – Black & Gold

  • Caroline

    Looks like I’m going to be spending a fair bit of money at the Illamasqua counter on pay day. I want all of the things.

    You also look like a babe <3

  • aynur

    Love the collection especially the nail varnish colours!


  • Julie

    Love the eyes they are amazing don’t think I could get away with them at my age bit definitely want that lipstick so lovely

  • Belle

    Divine all of it I did a review of a MAC lipstick recently but that one looks lovely

  • Maddy Cane

    Love the colour of the lipstick and your eyes look amazing! xxx

  • Megan

    Love the lipstick and blush duo, there’s some great products for summer!

  • Magda

    Lovin’ all ! But that blush Duo is absolutely perfect and the Brush too! I’m very happy for the message of this collection! I think it’s very essential to go beyond when we’re talking about beauty

  • Marissa

    I love all these products you have shown! Never tried Illamasqua before so definately have to give it a try! X

  • sterndli98

    The blush duo looks really georgous.

  • Edel

    Love the look of this collection! How similar is the brush to the limited edition Mac 163 that was out last year??

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