Illamasqua has been one of the less-talked-about makeup brands, especially since it has withdrawn from the Singapore market. It’s a pity because this brand stocks one of the most pigmented lipsticks and eyeshadows! Well, all hope is not lost because Illamasqua is stocked at Look Fantastic Singapore, an online beauty boutique that brings you closer to discovering more quality beauty brands.
Before we indulge in all the holiday goodness, let’s zoom in into one of the most exciting makeup launch from the brand – Illamasqua The Reign of Rock Collection. In collaboration with Wonderland magazine, Amelia Windsor, a British model, takes centre stage as the face of the campaign.
The collection celebrates a 10-year reign of convention-defying beauty and the advocation of self-expression through its innovative textures in the line-up with rock and roll inspired artistry led by Director of Artistry, Pablo Rodriguez.
Armoured with a full line of makeup products, The Reign of Rock presents some of their hero products alongside NEW innovative, unique product formulations in limited-edition, metallic packaging. There are also limited edition sets and kits that you might want to consider gifting for the holiday season! Let’s dive into some of the must-haves in the collection!
The Illamasqua Christmas Rock and Rouge Lip Kit is my favourite out of the entire collection. I mean, just look at the studded makeup pouch?!
The kit consists of four of the brand’s most coveted products:
- Jewel Vinyl in Roxy – a shimmery gold and red pressed glitter (SGD27.50 on its own, comes in 5 shades)
- Iconic Chrome in Avant-Garde – a Christmassy gold metallised/foil eyeshadow
- Antimatter Lipstick in Midnight – a matte true red lipstick (SGD37 on its own, comes in 5 Limited Edition shades)
- Lip Liner in Creative – a true red lip liner to go with Midnight
I absolutely love everything about this kit because it gets you ready for all your holiday parties! Throw on some glitter and shine on the peepers, coupled with a true red lipstick in this kit to look your holiday best. There’s nothing I would change in any of the formula.
NEW Iconic Chromes, SGD40.50
The Iconic Chromes are my favourite from this collection. They are essentially cream-to-powder eyeshadows that glide onto the skin smoothly, leaving a multi-dimensional colour pay-off. I find that this hybrid formula is best performed when applied with fingers, or if you want a subtle look, you can use your regular eyeshadow brush to pack the colour on.
There are altogether 5 shades, but I only have 4 with me here:
- Avant-Garde – gold
- Empowering – gunmetal
- Audacious – deep violet
- Passionate – fiery red
- Not shown: Inspiring – bronze
For this celebratory anniversary collection, Illamasqua extended its emblematic Beyond Powder range with two limited-edition skin finishes. Inspired by the pantone of the year, Electric offers a reflective ultra-violet finish, while Frost attributes a strobe-like ethereal, iridescent radiance with a frosty blue undertone.
The powders are housed in a special silver to grey gradient packaging. I love these powders for they provide a subtle, silky glow to the skin. You can also apply it wet to give an intense strobing effect.
The Experimental Palette, SGD70
As the name suggests, The Experimental Palette features a full colour wheel of primary, secondary and tertiary tones for you to experiment with! Play with these eye-popping hues to inject some fun into your everyday eye makeup.
These are full matte shades that are extremely pigmented. Although the palette looks pretty eye-catching and fun, I think it’s not that practical to have a full palette of just matte colours for the everyday woman. This palette serves to be an addition to your neutral eyeshadow wardrobe for a touch of colour.
The Elemental Palette, SGD70
My pick from the two palettes – The Elemental Palette. This is a staple in anyone’s makeup kit. With 12 universal powder eyeshadows, this is the ultimate palette to take you from day-to-night.
There are 11 matte shades and 1 shade with a satin finish. Usually, I would prefer palettes with a varied range of finishes (matte, satin, metallic, glitter etc.) but I think that with this one satin shade, it makes the other matte shades more wearable because it’s easy to do an everyday makeup look.
If you’re a makeup junkie who loves bold and bright colours, this collection is for you! I personally love the Rock & Rouge Kit because it’s a very “giftable” holiday set that contains essentials to glam up your festive look! Shop the collection at Lookfantastic Singapore here!
Create yourself and be gorgeous! XOXO, Roanna.
Disclaimer: Products were provided by Lookfantastic Singapore for consideration. The above review is based on my true and honest opinion and experience, without influence from others or the brand. It contains information from the brand. I am NOT compensated.