Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Illamasqua I'mperfection


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Along with some of my glamorous blogging chums, last week I attended the launch event for Illamasqua's new collection :: Imperfection. As Alex Box, Illamasqua's Creative Director, cleverly pointed out that the word 'imperfection' can be 'I'm Perfection'.  With this inspiration, a new collection was born. 

Illamasqua Imperfection

The new collection boasts 5 limited edition nail varnishes (£14.50 each), created by Product Developer David Horne. Side note :: Having spent a day with David at the Illamasqua Master Class, I can honestly say he is one of the most interesting and charismatic men I have ever met. You know that fun game people sometimes play where you have to choose the ultimate ten dinner party guests (and everyone always seems to pick Stephen Fry)? Well I'd pick David as one of mine. 

Back on topic, David took his inspiration for these varnishes from nature, which is incredibly beautiful yet incredibly flawed. You know how little birdie eggs have that gorgeous speckled effect, well that's what these polishes are. Egg speckles. I LOVE that! 

With two sizes of glitter flecks, what I found most interesting was that the glitter was matte (so we can question whether this really is glitter- I'm a glitter freak) so the 'speckled' effect really is as true as it could be. Saying that, wouldn't it be huh-mazing if real bird eggs were speckled with glitter? Oh my!

Illamasqua Imperfection

As well as 5 nail polishes, 2 eye products (speckled liners) and 2 lip products (intense lipgloss in green and girlie lipstick in pick-featured above), Illasmasqua have launched 3 new blush duos and a innovative new makeup brush.

The idea is to place the product loaded brush with the tips pointing toward your nostril and upper ear, under your cheek bone and flick/push upwards towards (but not to) your eye. This method, unlike the conventional swirls on the apples of your cheeks, is designed to create a soft oval hue on the cheek bone. You can continue applying blush in this method to create a more dramatic effect too. What I have always loved about Illamasqua powders is that they really are easy to blend, so building colour is a doddle.

Naturally, I would have been grateful for any product that was in a goody bag, but when I saw I had been given 'Lover & Hussy' I was pleased as punch because girly pinks and sweet corals are right up my alley!

Illamasqua Imperfection
(A few quick snaps from the event- it was too pretty to waste)

Illamasqua is a brand that strives and succeeds in pushing limits. It challenges stereotypes and questions the status quo. Some of it's products are a little outlandish for me but more often than not, I fall a little bit in love with them (I'm on my third pot of Beguile for goodness sake!). I love this collection not just for the pretty pastels and easy to wear blushers, but for the ethos behind it and the idea that acceptance of our natural selves is true beauty, it is perfection.

What stands out for you in this collection? Are you in love with the concept too?


Toodlepip!
xx
 
 
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80 comments:

  1. Gorgeous post Louise :) will definitely be checking out this collection! The nail varnishes are so unique and I love the lipstick shade too :) love seeing new products & what you've been up too :) xxxx

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  2. I saw those on Zoe's blog as well!
    I would really like to see how the nail polishes look on action!

    xx, A!
    glimpsesofa.blogspot.com

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  3. i'm trying not to hyperventilate at that nail polish! so awesome. i hope they have they at sephora asap.

    it would mean the world to me and my friend if you checked out our blog!

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  4. I love the look of the nail polish in the greeny colour that does actually remind me of and egg lol. I'm really impressed with what I've seen of this collection I may have to give it a go :-)

    Stacie xoxo
    stacie-lifeisworththefight.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I really love the bird's egg effect- I think it's so pretty and also reminds me of the mini egg chocolates! YUM :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Such beautiful products and display! I've never tried any Illamasqua products, looks like I'll have to pick up a few things!

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  7. love the nail polishes especially the lilac shade :D
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  8. LOVE the concept! I think its fab!
    Really want to try the nail polishes as they are so unusual! I love all the pastel colours too, could have a different one one each nail && have easter themed 'mini egg' nails :D
    Melissa x

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  9. I have yet to try Illamasqua but I can't wait! Those nail polishes look interesting but that lipstick in the first picture really caught my eye. It looks beautiful!

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  10. I really need to try Illamasqua, but i can't buy it in my Country -.- Anyways I think it's amazing and if i ever see anay product by illamasqua I'll totally try it!!

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  11. The nail polishes definitely stood out to me! I want ALL of them!

    xx

    http://girlmeetsglamourworld.blogspot.com

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  12. I want the varnishes so badly xxxx

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

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  13. WOW, such amazing colours!!

    Check out my blog if you get a chance Louise :)!
    I'd love some positive critisizm ><!

    xoxo

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  14. The bird egg inspired polishes!!! I want!!!
    I've never tried anything Illamasqua but I really want to!

    geekypinkness.blogspot.ca

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  15. Oh dear, I've fallen in love with a couple of bottles of speckled nail polishes...

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  16. Love all of their collections, they are always soo well thought of :) well done!

    www.nayabloves.blogspot.com

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  17. This is such a beautiful collection I really want to try the nail varnishes!
    http://thelipstickthegirlandherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. I really need to try the nail varnish!!! They look so lovely

    alittlebitsunshine.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. It's my biggest sorrow that Illamasqua can not be bought here in Sweden! i do adore the brand!

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  20. love the pictures..

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  21. Great post! I love the look of the nail polishes xo

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  22. love the nail polishes. i've never seen something like those before and i really want to get some.
    xx

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  23. I love the nail polishes! Illamasqua is always such good quality definitely going to try these! x

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  24. I really love all the Nailpolishes, it's such a good idea to get inspired by nature. We should all do this sometimes. Go back to our roots.

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  25. I love the 'Speckle' nail polish! <3 Illamasqua pushing boundaries again!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  26. I absolutely love the idea of the speckled nail polish - really original and still beautiful!

    http://justanothergirlwiththoughts.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I absolutely love Illamasqua. Their concepts are always cutting edge and beautiful. The nail varnishes are my stand outs for this collection, they remind me of little easter eggs!

    x Bridget

    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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  28. Great post! I can't wait until this collection comes out! The nail polish and blush look amazing! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  29. I love the lipstick!! Such a beautiful concept!

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  30. I love this collection but I'd neve wear it myself because the colours are way to bright for me :D

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  31. I am so in love with the speckled egg idea, even if I didn't love the polishes (and I DO love them, very much) I would still think it was a beautiful concept!

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  32. The nail polishes are stunning! I've never seen any others like it!
    Amber

    amberlee6309.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Such amazing colours, i want to see what the polishes look like on as they look so interesting x

    http://pamperedpout.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. This is such a gorgeous collection! I love the look of the glitter specked nail polishes and the orange & pink blusher duo! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  35. Those nail varnishes look very spring, I'm pretty sure Accessorize do a nail varnish effect that might be a dupe for them as well :D

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  36. Oh I do love the nail varnish. It’s very ‘Mini Egg’ & that can never be a bad thing. Right?

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  37. This collection is so beautiful, I love the fact that it combines the beauty of nature with a persons natural beauty! The nail polishes look amazing - especially the pink and purple and the palettes look fantastic too!

    so-obsessed-with.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  38. i am in LOVE with these nail varnishes! They remind me so much of Easter ^.^

    xxx

    andshesaidwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. It is such a gorgeous collection, I'm particularly excited about the nail polishes, they are so unusual but gorgeous, they remind me of the shells of mini eggs!

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  40. Stunning collection, love the nail polishes! x

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  41. Amazing I really want to try out the egg shell polish and the lip colour is so vibrant love it ! x

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  42. Are these out now in shops?
    I really cant wait to get my hands on those nail varnishes, Lovely post lou!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. I love the concept. This collection is stunning. Seriously i want to get all of the nailpolishes, lipstick and i just want everything. Tho my favorites probably are the nailpolishes. Im a nailpolish freak.:)

    www.larzall.blogspot.com

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  44. I love the concept, it's gorgeous! I need the lipsticks!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  45. Oh wow! I cannot wait to try out the nail polishes, they would be perfect for a spring/summer look! xx


    Love Chlo xx
    chloechiddle.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  46. Oh gosh what a wonderful concept! Matte glitter; inspired :D I've been looking for something like this! I love the powder blue one so much! So many exclamation marks!!

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  47. The nail varnishes look so cool, I love them! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. i love the speckled nail polish, so cute!

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  49. I love the look of the brush, I'll definitely be purchasing it! xx

    seeking--serendipity.blogspot.com

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  50. I love the bright colours, and interesting textures, can't wait to have a look in the shop and buy some

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  51. I just love the polishes. I think every one of those colours would look so sophisticated with an all black winter outfit.

    http://thelittlekoala.blogspot.co.uk

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  52. All of the products look amazing! :) xxx

    http://jeminixlife.blogspot.com

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  53. In love with the concept!!

    http://georginaclare.blogspot.co.uk/
    .Georgina Clare.

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  54. I love the name of the collection, it's one of those things that make you laugh out loud, love the blog!!

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  55. Desperately want that blush duo!

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  56. I love the nail polishes... they are perfect colours for this time of year and would happily take you through to spring and early summer!

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  57. I am obsessed with blog posts about this range... The nail varnishes look GORGEOUS and I wish I could afford them but alas. I love how frequently you upload posts btw!

    I would LOVE it if you guys would come over and check my blog out? And it would MAKE MY DAY it you followed too!! :D

    http://hashtaglifeyumsigh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/made-her-day-hashtag-life.html

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  58. The nails varnishes look absolutely amazing! I think I may have to purchase them!xx

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  59. Absolutely loved this post!! I love the concept of natural beauty being perfection, also.



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  60. the polishes look super exciting... and the blush duo are the nicest colours ever

    eye---candii.blogspot.co.uk

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  61. i really love this collection and the name is amazing!
    great post :)
    xx

    http://be-lieveinyou-rself.blogspot.co.uk/

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  62. I LOVE the concept of this collection, so clever! And I love the look of the products as well! Especially the blush duo and the polishes, the look so interesting, I'm getting all excited about them! Haha!
    Eleanor x

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  63. After reading both yours and Zoella's blog on this spring collection, I'm backing the whole company and idea behind it. The concept of the collection will mean so much to so many people and I feel you and Zoe have both covered the launch wonderfully. I love this post and am excited about the cleverness behind it :)I love this post Louise, thank you for sharing it with us! Xxx

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  64. I adore the nail varnishes xxxxx

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

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  65. I love that nailpolish!! looks amazing!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  66. I keep seeing the speckled nail polish everywhere and I just love it! It looks like a mini dinosaur egg.
    You are a very lucky girl Louise!
    Xx

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  67. Ooh it all looks beautiful, the nail polishes look amazing the speckled effect is so cool xx


    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  68. I never realised imperfection could be seen as i'm perfection!

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  69. I love the speckled effect so the nail varnishes are right up my street, as they are yours I should imagine :) The blush duos look gorgeous too, very tempted to try one out!
    A Subtle Difference xx

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  70. Normally I am not a huge nail polish fan, but I have to say, these Nail Polishes make me want them! And the blush looks like a dream. Oh my...I think you have sold me on these!

    http://throwmesomethingbeautiful.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

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  71. love the blush duos and nail polishes! x

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  72. I think the nail polishes are splendid! Really unique so well worth the money :)

    Plus the idea that imperfection can be I'm perfection just made my day, and will be something I am remembering!

    http://lifeandtrialsoffashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  73. Hohmygosh - yours is the first post I've seen with a snapshot of that lovely green speckled polish. Don't get me wrong, the other colors are lovely, but I -need- to have that green speckle in my life! Lovely post, thanks for sharing!

    xx,
    Katie

    katiesuperlady.blogspot.com/

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  74. I have completely fallen in love with this range! It's so innovative and those nail polishes? Just WOW! x x x

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  75. The lilac nail polish looks gorgeous!

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  76. I don't have anything from this brand in my make up collection. I have the urge to buy all those nail polishes now! Love the little sparkles in them! x

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  77. Visit your blog regulary,fantastic the nail polish I really love them! I would like you to follow me!
    kisses
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  78. I fell in love with the lilac nail polish, it's just amazing! <3xo

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  79. ahh i love the nail polishes!!

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk


    xxx

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  80. I love the lipstick!

    the-renaissance-of-inner-fashion.blogspot.co.uk

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