In case you haven’t heard, the Illamasqua Naked Strangers Collection for Summer 2012 is already out.
Illamasqua is known for their cutting-edge artistry and give-it-a-double-take promotional pictures.
This collection seems to be more tame, but if you look at the way they’ve used the colours, you’ll see that they’re up to their usual tricks of adding an editorial spin and being provocative.
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Below are the blushes, lip glosses, and nail lacquers in the Illamasqua Naked Strangers Collection:
As usual, Illamasqua knows how to play around with textures:
Would you wear these nail designs?
Official press release sent to me by Illamasqua:
A place where alter egos are laid bare and naked flesh is a source of unashamed inspiration. In this delicate tipping point between intimacy and pleasurable detachment, we revel in the unknown; exploring the distance between pure Monogamous, gilded Faithful and uninhibited Swinger. Exposed nude tones, adorned with rich licks of gold, leave you gasping for more. Don’t restrain yourself. Unless, of course, you enjoy it.
“Naked Strangers captures inner glows and depths. The deeply and darkly alluring exists alongside ethereal shimmering brilliance. We are complex and multifaceted whilst also being naked to the world.”
Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.
“Naked Strangers represents everything about borderlines…the human edge between romance and permissive intimacy…a step beyond control, a step past the edge and a collection of gilded moments upon the tip of sensation. Beautiful nudes with metallic edge set amongst eclectic textures.”
David Horne, Illamasqua Director of Product Development.
Nail Varnish (£13.50)
Dress up your nails and explore your fantasies with our award-winning Nail Varnishes. Are you Monogamous (creamy flesh pink, matt finish), Faithful (coppered metal) or Swinger (glistening platinum gold)? Apply a lustful layer then answer our question.
Lick your lips then smooth on a rich layer of Intense Lipgloss in Stranger (platinum gold) for obscene levels of pigment. Alternatively, apply Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy (nude pink brown) on naked lips, to tease and tempt your lover. Or lovers…
Stark naked might mean no clothes, but who said anything about no make-up? Create a provocative flush that lasts all night with Powder Blusher in Naked Rose (neutral beige brown) and Cream Blusher in Zygomatic (naked pink brown).
Is there anything from this collection that speaks to you? What do you think about the promotional photos? Did you think it was a little funny how sexual the press release was?
Well, I wouldn’t wear that goldish lip color or those nails, but I do love the naked idea with a bit of glitz to it!! Neutrals can be sexy huh??
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Hey JennySue Makeup!
Yeah, who would’ve thought that neutrals could be so sexy? Illamasqua’s great at making us rethink a lot of colours.
I am in love with those blushes. I will definitely check them out once they hit Sephora.
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If you do get any and try them out, please let me know what you think. I’m curious – I’ve never tried any blushes from Illamasqua.