It's alter ego time
Yes, I have been indulging modestly in some of the collections released for this autumn. The modesty part has not been too easy, however, I decided to pick out some newer things from the fall items released instead of constantly repeating buying similar products and colours.
Well, Illamasqua often has a way of making novelty colours and items.There has always been an element in their brand that I found to be quite innovating and attractive. The whole idea of linking to that dramatic 1930s era of decadence and drama. The idea of skipping the whole 'natural-but-not-really-natural' makeup look, which I often like for daytime purposes (and many people with me), but actually can be quite uninspiring when you really want to dazzle.
Weirdly, I had been skipping their Autumn 2009 release based on their name: Distopia. I kind of like my utopias, even if they would stay only a dream of bliss. Unlike that, I was quite drawn to the 2010 'Art of Darkness' description...Darkness is alluring...a tad dangerous but also a period of new interpretation of things.
Further on, I really like the colour scheme that Illamasqua composed for their Art of Darkness collection.
One of the products that was top on my lust-have list was the 4-colour Liquid Metal Palette in 02. It was not directly released with the other items from the collection, so I had to wait eagerly for a couple of days before ordering it.
When it arrived I was slightly amused by the black, curly snippets in the box. It resembled a bird nest of a bird of prey, or a kind of prehistorical/sci-fi future birdlike figure that flies around in the art of darkness. So, my first picture I wanted to place the palette in that birdness as a sort of egg...
|Illamasqua Art of Darkness in its nest|
Backside has the fantastical description behind Art of Darkness. Oh, I see that they discuss the mythical things (ha ha, there are those bird-like figures I mentioned) and Elixir of Life....Ohh, Elixir of Life...
|Illamasqua Art of Darkness 4-colour liquid palette: "do not use on lips"|
These are absolutely the type of metals that appeal to me. It has a darkened teal, a rusty gold, a beautiful maroon and a cobalt-blue shade.
|Illamasqua Art of Darkness 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette 02: inside|
Illamasqua 4-colour liquid Metal Palette 02 is available on their website, and it will probably be released at the other distributors such as ASOS.com and beautybay.com soon.