Illamasqua – Art of Darkness Autumn/Winter 2010

Posted by Lipglossiping On August - 23 - 2010

If you ever need a brand to remind you that it ain’t just about the pretty pretty, Illamasqua is a pretty good choice to be the one to do it.

Art of Darkness is their new Autumn/Winter collection for 2010, and if there’s one thing they do very well indeed…  ‘Dark’ just about sums it up.

Launching nationwide on the 16th September, the collection will introduce new liquid eyeliners priced at £16.50 each called Precision Inks.  An antiqued gold going by the name Alchemy (as seen in the above image) and the usual ever-useful black.

I’ve also heard tales of other new delights including a shimmering teal green nail polish called Viridian, which I think is safe to assume can be spotted in the above campaign image… and to complete your Christmas mani?  A metallic red going by the name Scarab.

If that weren’t enough to whet your appetite… how about a new gold powdered metal or a vampy intense lipgloss?

Are you looking forward to the new Illamasqua collection or have we seen it all before?


11 Responses to “Illamasqua – Art of Darkness Autumn/Winter 2010”

  1. deborah says:

    A bit too dark for my tastes to be honest. But interesting visuals.

  2. caz says:

    Scarab…what a delightful name..I must have it!

  3. I generally do think I’ve seen at least most of it before- but the swatches I’ve seen of those liquid liners have me thinking twice. The black is so inky, smooth, and opaque that I honestly thought it was digitally enhanced on Illamasqua’s blog until I saw the review on MakeupGeek. Sure, it’s pricey for a black liquid liner, but I still might have to get it…and I can’t just order one thing, can I?

  4. I really don’t get the hype on this brand. The ethos is great but the products I’ve tried just don’t live up to it. And they’re really not purse-friendly either. I guess if I had nails (unbitten ones) I might be more excited because the nail polish does seem to be the one thing they can do from what I’ve read. I probably wouldn’t hold it against them if they knocked a few quid off the prices either!

  5. rhamnousia says:

    Vampy! Much like the author this blog herself 😉

    I was going to say that I’m going off Illamasqua as all their ads seem the same in the that they’re always dark and brooding whereas other brands switch it up.

    But then I saw the photos and I’ve been converted. Their shots ARE always dark and brooding but they always show different things if you get what I mean? They don’t just apply makeup and leave it, they get really creative with it like the gems on the hands, I like that .

  6. Georgie says:

    Oh wow o_O! Such art I love it.

    xoxo

  7. Emily says:

    One word – wow!

  8. baby in a corner says:

    i’m looking forward to this! vampy is back which is exciting!

  9. Lillian says:

    Oooh it’s so exciting! I love how they always do something unusual.

  10. VexintheCity says:

    The polish sounds interesting, but by the sounds of it I have a Misa dupe in the wings already. I need to see the collection in the flesh.

  11. Illamasqua need to open a counter in my state already, because I’m gonna be all over that ish! I love their philosophy on makeup and their collections so.damn.much

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

China Glaze Summer Neons Collection - Under The Boardwalk NOTD

Some polishes make you gasp with their sheer beauty, others turn down your lips with an overriding “meh”.  China Glaze’s Under the Boardwalk has me …

Requested: Benefit Pillow Talk vs. Clarins Paradise Pink

This is for the lovely Deborah at ThisWeekIHaveMostly… who requested a couple of lip swatches before the weekend from my recent Hot Pinks post. Hope …

A year on Lipglossiping – Lookback (September 2009)

In September, I extolled the virtues of my favourite quick cleanser (and I still love it lots!)… Bioderma Crealine / Sensibio H2O Cleanser – Review …

Double Denim, it's only ok when it's on your nails!

These Denim polishes have been out in Asda for a little while now, released just before the Summer started but I’m only getting around to …

NEW! Benefit Bella Bamba

Described as a 3D Brightening Pink Face Powder, I’m wondering if this is the Benefit blush we’ve all been waiting for? Bella Bamba is described …

A blemish buster for EVERY skin type (and budget!)

Since the 90s, I’ve been in posession of at least one form of blemish busting treatment.  Hence my excitement at devices like the LMS Spotlights… …

Essie Armed & Ready NOTD

Essie Armed & Ready is from the Spring Go Overboard collection and one that I picked up owing to it’s beautiful golden shimmer as perfectly …

Le Metier de Beaute show us how to do Winter Nails!

Ahhh Le Metier… I get the guilts whenever I step within 10 yards of the counter in Liberty.  The grip on my purse tightens and …

Wordless Wednesday

Getting in the holiday spirit… *shhsh, it’s supposed to be wordless. Ok, sorry*

Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer in Porcelain

Invisibility.  Now there’s a superhero trait I wouldn’t mind playing with for a couple of days.  The places you could go, the pranks you could …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads