Illamasqua Second Evolution; Human Fundamentalism Part II

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Last month I attended the launch of Illamasqua's Human Fundamentalism collection (read the post here), which is all about self expression and reversing "traditional beauty".

I was sent two products from their new lines added to the collection by the lovely Hayley, so without further ado on to the swatches and review!

Lipstick in Liable
I was excited to see which lippy I'd get because the other new shade Eurydice (bright pink) looked so amazing so I was hoping for that; plus I've never really liked orange based reds on me.
Colour & Pigmentation: Despite Liable being a bright scarlet-orange, the shade somewhat looked decent on my skintone and on my lips. It took a couple swipes to get the swatch to the colour it is, but there's no denying the lipstick is pigmented.
Texture: Texture-wise the lippy is very dry as with a lot of their Matt finish lipsticks, but a bit of lip balm or Vaseline underneath should do the trick and it doesn't highlight dry skin as much as other brands/colours do.
Longevity: It does however last a very long time! I swatched it on my hand and lips and the stain remained on the hand after wiping; the colour on the lips survived eating and drinking too, with a definite stain on the lips that a top up application would help even out.
Scent: It doesn't really have a scent, but if you were to practically inhale the product (yes I did this for reviewing purposes!) there's the faintest hint of vanilla. 
Price: At £15.50 it's slightly more expensive than your regular lipstick, however with Illamasqua you know you're getting great pigmentation and longevity, so it's a matter of what you find more important!

FrootiFactor: All in all, I'd give this lipstick a FrootiFactor of 4 out of 5:
Powder Eyeshadow in Inception
The four newest shades include: Fledgling (bright green), Hype (bold yellow), Inception (rich violet) and Vapour (tangerine orange).
I already had Inception in the Fundamental palette I received at the launch so I decided to swatch the palette and save this single eyeshadow for my 1000 follower giveaway!
Again, you can see the swatches of the Fundamental palette with inception here, but I've swatched it again in this post for convenience, alongside Liable lipstick:
with flash
without flash
Colour & pigmentation: As with all Illamasqua products with great pigmentation, this shadow is no exception and you can see the lilac/violet colour clearly in the swatch.
Texture: The shadow is definitely smooth and soft in texture, not grainy in any way and applies beautifully with the right brush!
Longevity: I've yet to test the longevity of Illamasqua shadows, but from the last look I did (here) the only problem I had was with the liquid metal as it creased. However powder eyeshadows tend to stay on a lot longer especially with the right primer.
Scent: No scent whatsoever.
Price: Each single eyeshadow is priced at £15.50 too, which would be well worth it for an eyeshadow you'd use regularly in my opinion, especially for their pigmentation. Otherwise I'd buy the palettes as they work out better value for money if you like the colours but don't see yourself wearing them frequently!

FrootiFactor: I'd give the powder eyeshadows a 4.5 out of 5:

I'll be sure to wear this colour in a makeup look soon, so watch out for that! I really am veering towards buying Eurydice as its such a pretty looking pink and I know I can trust to get a long lasting staying power with it.. We'll see though cos I have a few too many pink lippies!

Have you bought anything from the Human Fundamentalism collection yet? Which products have caught your eye the most?


  1. Inception looks so cute! This post made my heart grow 3 sizes!!!

    1. =) it's a really nice shade of purple I have to say!

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    1. Oh yes, especially one someone who loves reds! <3

  3. I'm not too keen o0n the lipstick! Red is a bit 'middle ground' for me...I prefer my reds to be brighter and punchier! That said, I like that Illamasqua never go for the safe/boring option when it comes to their colours! x

    1. Haha I prefer my reds to be more blue toned usually but this one is strangely nice on me!


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