Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection Preview & Swatches

Let’s take a look to Illamasqua’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection!


Cream Pigment 
  • Emerge – Peach    [EU only]
  • Bedaub - Mint
  • Dab - Lilac
  • Hollow - Toffee
  • Delirium – Rose Taupe  [EU only]
  • Mould – Grape
Precision Ink 
  • Glister - glistening opalescent nude.
  • Atomic – Fuchsia violet
  • Flare – Bright orange
Sheer Lipgloss 
Nail Varnish 
  • Purity – Peach
  • Bacterium – Pearlescent Ash Ochre
  • Radium – Acidic Lime Shimmer
  • Stagnate – Grey Mauve (Sephora)
  • Gamma – Neon orange  (Sephora)
Toxic Claw


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Illamasqua’s Spring/Summer collection is called Toxic Nature, and again it’s the source of huuuge inspiration for me.
Looks aren’t exactly pretty (at  least not in the way we understand pretty), but still the colors, ideas etc inspire me a lot.

So, how about the collection itself? The products?

In this collection Illamasqua releases completely new product,

Cream pigments.

Available in six shades there’s quite a lot to play with. They can be used as shadow, blush, lipcolor, countouring, concealing….

I got four shades;

  • Mould
  • Hollow
  • Dab and
  • Delirium


Because every Spring collection needs a touch of darkness, this grape is stunning as a base for a smoky eye or intense, statement lip.

Mould is stunning dark (kinda warm) brownish purple/plum. It’s extremely opaque, and works great as a base for darker eyeshadow look, as well as true dark lipcolor.


This rose taupe shade is fantastic for contouring pale – olive skin tones, as well as healthy flush to all skintones as a blusher and as a soft lip colour.


Delirium is really neutral shade, real multi-use product. You can also create quite cool eye makeup with this one!


This gentle lilac is beautiful for eyes lips and cheeks, especially for a 60s look.


So true. My favourite of these! This really is great  color for 60’s look, both on lips and eyes. This is extremely opaque as well, little amount is enough for a lot!


This toffee shade is perfect as a contour on paler skintones. It also works brilliantly as an eye shadow base on olive – darker skintones.


I’m pale, so if I learn to use creamy contouring, I just might find this useful. I haven’t really tried this yet, so I don’t yet have an opinion on this :P

Here’s swatches:


Lip products:

Sheer lipgloss Torture:

ORANGE is the word for this one in tube.
Since this is a sheer lipgloss, not intense (which I love), it’s not that orange on lips:

How ever, I love the texture. Usually lipglosses tend to be sticly, but I haven’t got any problems with Illamasqua’s lipglosses.

Flare lipstick:

If torture was ORANGE on tube this one is orange everywhere. It’s so orange, that it’s almost wrong NOT to write ‘orange’ in caps :D

This has a bit the same problem as the other Illamasqua lipsticks, it’s a bit dry. But it blends well, is opaque and in this case hothothothot ORANGE!

If you’re planning to take just one of them, STOP RIGHT NOW.
You need BOTH.

Mix them together, and you’ll start fires with your lips!

Other products:

Purity Nail Varnish:

My husband said that my hand looked like corpse’s hand when I wore this :D I don’t don’t think that this really works that well in my pale fingers, but I would assume this is great for darker skintones.

Toxic Nature Collection launches online 10th March, and in UK stores 17th March 2011.

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