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Illamasqua Naked Strangers - *hint hint, it's wearable!*

If you are a registered user on the Illamasqua website you can possible see a little preview of the Nail Varnishes from their latest 'Naked Strangers' Collection. I believe you can pre-order them as well. If you haven't registered on their website yet, you have to as the collection is the most wearable and gorgeous collection they have bought out till date in my opinion.

The name is so apt for a summer collection. It gives a hint that the shades will be muted and toned down for the sunny season along with injecting the eccentricity of the brand and keeping that undisturbed.

I want all the Nail Paints from the collection to be precise besides the milky pink one. Aren't the other two so heavenly metallic for the season? Besides that, the collection features two blushers, a cream and a powder and two nude/shimmer lip glosses. It couldn't have been more perfect in my opinion.
I have the Powder Blusher in Naked Rose and a Lip Gloss in Intimacy to show you guys which I am quite excited about. If you have read my previous posts, you know I am not a huge Illamasqua fan only because their products are gorgeously pigmented but not often wearable on a daily basis. This however, breaks that conception one has associated with the brand. 

'Naked Rose' is a hybrid of MAC Well Dressed and Gingerly blushers if that makes any sense. It has that light but bright effect that 'Well Dressed' has on the cheeks and the muted warmth that 'Gingerly' imparts.

It is a tad bit powdery I have to admit but the texture is very finely milled like a face powder, as if it's intended to be used all over the face for that brightening effect on sallow skin. 

The wear on the cheeks for this product is hence restricted and it doesn't stay on for long and requires reapplication. Regardless, this particular dusky beigey-pink shade is simply to.die.for.

The consistency and texture of the Lip Gloss in 'Intimacy' is however exceptional. It has amazing staying power hence there is not sliding off the lips or smudging. Having said that, it still manages to be non-sticky and goopy unlike MAC glosses.

The shade is more warmer than the blusher but in the same shade family more or less. It's a nude brown with a slight hint of pink dashed in and iridescent silver glitter which is very finely milled, solely there to give a fuller lip effect and reflect back better in light.

Will you be picking up anything from this collection?


*~♥Giddy Princess♥~* said...

These shades are very pretty - think I will have to have sneaky purchase!! x

Safiyya said...

Definitey! I'd wish to have the three nail polishes, I don't own anything like that (nudes / neutral tones)!

Love, S.

Imo said...

The other rosy brown brush looks really lovely. Ill need to have a swatch at that

Southern Gorgeous said...

Oh my gosh. I'm a neutral loving gal so I have yet to partake in the Illamasqua line but I will now!




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