Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection – Review, swatches & a look

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection – Review, swatches & a look

Sunday, March 11, 2012 Sara Hassan , 58 Comments

Illamasqua is coming out with a bold collection called Human Fundamentalism. I'm truly excited posting about it.

What is Human Fundamentalism?
Human Fundamentalism is an explosion of your alter ego. It’s becoming who you are and not who you’re told to be. Because beauty isn't conformity, but the fundamental human desire to express your inner self on the outside.

To rise above mainstream limitations and exist in a world where individuality is received with celebration not derision, and breaking the mould is a SIGN OF STRENGTH NOT INSTABILITY.

Get ready for a startling celebration of humanity’s connection with colour. Introducing the Human Fundamentalism collection, where blinding flashes of pigment provide a sharp contrast to neutral tones, creating a saturated palette that catapults your alter ego to new levels of self-expression. Mix contrasting textures to express your true self, spiraling from rich metallic to pale matt shades. This is nonconformity at its most fundamental. At its unpredictable best.

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadows
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadows (left - right): Burst, Sex & Pivot
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadows swatches (left - right): Burst, Sex & Pivot  (without primer)
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow
Each of these glorious colours makes a statement that is as individual as you are. Highly pigmented, prepare for an intensity that's not just colour-true but extremely long-lasting. Experiment and be bold. 

My thoughts
It’s my first ever encounter with Illamasqua powder eye shadows and I have to say I am really impressed. I love how pigmented they are despite being matte. Matte shadows tend to be less pigmented and hard to work with however this is not the case with these. They have a silky smooth texture, are easy to apply and blend with virtually no fall outs on application. My favorite from the three is Burst; it’s such a unique shade.

I know the shades aren't so wearable but I enjoyed creating a look with it.


Illamasqua Sealing Gel
One drop of this cult product turns any powder into a colour-intense, water-resistant paste that dries quickly and lasts for hours. Blend with Powder Eye Shadow, Pure Pigment, Eye Brow Cake or Eye Liner Cake and use across the face and body for endless creative opportunities. Be bold, be original and stand out from the crowd.

My thoughts
This product is a genius. It’s amazing how I can turn my eye shadows into eyeliners using this. I know I can wet my brush, dip into some shadow and line my eyes but the color fades within 2 hours. Now instead of dipping a wet brush, I pour some sealing gel on the shadow, quickly mix and apply. This not only makes the color rich but also locks it for hours - it doesn’t smudge, crease or fade. The only downside to this is that you’d be ruining your pretty eye shadows because it forms a hard crust where you drop it so make sure not to pour too much.

I have created a look using the products. It's inspired by one of Illamasqua's looks from the collection. I had a lovely time creating this. I love being bold and expressive through my makeup. The collection is perfect to reveal that part of me. I hope you like it.

FYI, the feather earrings were made by my sis. Illamasqua put those feathers in my package and my sis insisted using them in my look. She's very creative, isn't she?

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection - makeup look
For face I have used:
For eyes I have used:
  • NYX jumbo pencil in "Milk" (as a base)
  • Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadows: Pivot, Burst & Sex.
  • Sleek MakeUP Oh So Special Palette: Noir (read review here)
  • Sleek MakeUP Curacoa Palette: Screw driver & Tequila Sunrise (read review here)
  • Rimmel Day 2 Night mascara (read review here)
  • Senna sketch a brow precision brown pencil in Mink.
For lips I have used:
  • Sleek MakeUP pount paint in "Pin Up" (read review here)
  • Rimmel 1000 kisses stay on lip liner pencil in "Coffee bean".

For nails I applied:

Overall, Human Fundamentalism is quite a special collection and holds a fearless message. The collection will be released on March 15th but you can pre-order from the website. Illamasqua ships worldwide.

What do you think about this collection? Spill your thoughts please.


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58 comments :

  1. Im truly spell bound!! LOVE the look!! Its ah-mazing!! like seriously! I might just buy this stuff just because you look so awesome :P

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  2. Oh wow Sara! This is mind blowing! Fantastic job! =) <3

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  3. You truly are an artist when it comes to make-up. Honestly I am in awe of you <3

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  4. Woww Sara, love the look <3 You're amazing as always!!!!

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  5. You look fabulous!
    I like the colours and makeup look it so beautiful.
    ;;)

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  6. just wowwww sara ... amazing look and amazing products ...

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  7. AAAAAaaaaaaaaalllllaaaaa Sara..... Zabardast!!! <3 <3 <3

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  8. Loving burst and pivot! ADORABLE Shades...!!! =D Illamasqua has some AMAZING things!!! <3

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  9. AWESOME! I just checked out Burst today and I am in LOVE! Amazing work Sara :D

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  10. Very nice pigmentation :) Nice EOTD :)

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  11. I am really impressed with how pigmented these shades are. Love the EOTD:)

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  12. The shades look very pretty and pigmented. LOVE the look you created, BOLD and CREATIVE!

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  13. Wow.... That makeup is the bomb! Very nicely done! Love it! Great work gal!

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  14. I can't find the right words Sara! This is tooooo good! Well done...love it so much! <3

    ♥xx♥

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  15. The look is simply stunning!! Just amazing sara!!! love it

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  16. Pure awesomeness <3 <3 You are truely an artist xx
    Love the review and your looks as well xoxoxo

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  17. Love Everything in the post <3
    ..and YES your sister IS really creative, thumbs up for her!

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  18. Super artistic talent! Miss Sara, you have really outdone yourself this time! :D

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  19. wao amazing stunning look sara u have created... really its just looks lyk a high professional makeup artist created this look realyy u r awesome :)

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  20. Waah Waah. Bahut Khoobsoorat ;)

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  21. Great Job Sara <3 I love Illamasqua and am eyeing their neutral eyeshade palette from the collection
    xoxo

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  22. Wow, I am blown away by your artistry. This is so creative... and Inspiring ! Awesome review as well!

    Much love <3
    Marla
    marlaandmakeup.blogspot.com

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  23. That is very impressive. You did an amazing job!!

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  24. Oh my goodness that FOTD left me breathless...Insanely creative!!!

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  25. ooooo.. that is just hotness !! pretty pretty pretty!!

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  26. Gosh, these are soooo pretty and the look you did is amazing!!! It's like an ad for Illamasqua

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  27. Human fundamentalism is such a great name for this collection. The "look" you created should be made into an Illamasqua ad.

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  28. Very neon but perfect for summer:)

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  29. WOW!! Sara..you look AWESOME!!!! :-D

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  30. awesome! i love it how you play with colors!

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  31. this is soooo stunning Sarah :D loved the colors on you and the way you used :D

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  32. Amazing ...was this inspired by the mad hatter in alice in wonderland :) ?

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  33. Awesome man. You are a freaking genius! *_*

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  34. Truly Speechless!

    P.S: the feather earrings look gorgeous..two awesomely talented sisters u r :D

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  35. sara you are VERY CREATIVE. absolutely loved your look :)

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  36. sara can you please tell me some websites through which i can order some cosmetics, i mean international cosmetics. i have just recieved realtechniques brushes from cocktail cosmetics but they dont have many brands.

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    1. Hey Sidra, please email me for this. I'd sure love to help :) xx

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  37. Wow, your make-up look is so amazing and powerful!
    Everytime a new Illamasqua collection arrives I check its site to see those incredible alter ego looks pictures... It's so fun! :D
    xoxo

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    1. Exactly!! I love their Alter Ego gallery! It's so inspiring! :)

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  38. WOW, the looks you create are so daring, bold and amazing!! I started following your blog about a year ago when I started mine and your makeup looks have been so inspirational to me. I just love what you do Sara, don't ever stop!!! oxoxoxoxox

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  39. Holy Cannoli those are pigmented! Sex is beautiful ; w ; a non chalky...non sheer white. Burst reminds me of that peacock blue in the wet n wild blue had me at hello palette (without the shimmer). And pivot ... I mean a chartreuse? What's not to love. I LOVE the look you've created!! You look like a doll!

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  40. I agree with Pandora's box. i wish the company would choose your look for their advt. it would be so awesome, because it so unique .

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  42. AOA Sara! great work!! u start to sound like a makeup goddess!!...
    Sara! what r pure pigments n what r they supposed to do?
    tnanks a lot doll
    keep up the outstanding work!! <3 :) xx

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    1. Hey Saria, thank you for your lovely words. I just try my best. :)

      Well, pure pigment is basically a highly pigmented loose powder. You can use it on both the eyes or lips. It could be used to create an eyeliner if you apply with a wet brush. It's actually used by quite a lot of professional MUAs to express their creativity. :)

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