Illasmasqua Imperfection Collection Review!

Illamasqua, the brand who never fail to impress me and make me look at makeup differently, have just launched their new Spring 2013 range, named I’mPerfection. The I’mperfection range was developed to celebrate those little imperfections which are covered, airbrushed and hidden in beauty advertising nowadays. Illamasqua want us to embrace our freckles, moles, birthmarks, scars – they make us a part of us and so why hide them!

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First up I’d like to mention the Speckled nail polishes which are limited edition and available for £14.50.  These babies have already had a lot of attention whilst on my nails as they are so unique yet attractive (and yes, they do definitely remind me of mini-eggs, which is never a bad thing!).  These polishes are supposed to symbolize freckles, every nail you paint with the polish will be different and unique, just like freckles and fingerprints!

Illamasqua have also introduced the Blush Up Brush (for £28.50).  As soon as I spotted this I knew I would be a big fan and it has pretty much replaced all blusher brushes in my collection.  This brush is oval shaped and the hairs are so dense it picks up a lot product in one tap.  The idea is to touch this along your cheekbone and then sweep the powder up (instead of circles that leave you with ‘doughnut shaped clown cheeks’).  The works superbly well to define my cheekbones and for that I love it. 

Three different Powder Blush Duo’s have been released (for £26 each).  The palette pictured above includes a bright orange shade called Lover and an almost neon pink named Hussy.  These shades can be used together along with the Blush Up Brush to create an almost gradient like effect blusher, or individually for gorgeous flushes of colour.

Also in the range is a bright, neon pink, matte lipstick named ‘Immodest’ (£16) this shade is stunning and perfect for this Spring/Summer, although as it is matte it is ever so slightly on the dry side.  A new Intense Lipgloss in a bright, vivid green shade has been released (£14) as well as a Precision Ink in both white and black (£17 each) which can be used to create an almost feathered eyeliner look.

I absolutely adore Illamasqua and this collection certainly didn’t fail to inspire me (I almost wish I had a beauty spot on my face which I could work with and emphasize!).  As usual, I left the launch of the Spring collection thinking ‘what on earth will Illamasqua do next?’ and the truth is, is that whatever it is, I can’t wait!

Will you be divulging in some I’mPerfection products?  What do you think about embracing imperfections?




  1. March 2, 2013 / 12:45 pm

    the 'blush up' brush looks soooo good! xo

  2. March 2, 2013 / 12:50 pm

    I NEED to get the duo blush and lipstick, great post!x

  3. March 2, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    I seriously need that blusher duo! The colours are gorgeous 🙂 And I love the look of the lilac nail polish, so pretty xx

  4. March 2, 2013 / 12:58 pm

    I love the concept behind this collection!! Illamasqua really is a wonderful brand. The bush duo looks gorgeous!!

    Gem x

  5. March 2, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    I love that brush. I think I need it, though I've had some bad experiences with Illamasqua's Web Page before…


  6. March 2, 2013 / 1:15 pm

    I haven't tried Illamasqua yet, but the more I read about it the more I feel the urge to go sprinting to their counter in Selfridges! The speckle nail polish looks amazing and could compliment my actual freckles 🙂

    I'm having a Benefit cosmetics giveaway on my blog at the moment, would love for you to take a look.

    Jo x

  7. March 2, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    Think I'll have to get one of the nail varnish's, they're so different! X

  8. March 2, 2013 / 1:51 pm

    I really like the look of the speckled nail polishes – especially the purple one. I also love the colour of the lipstick!


  9. March 2, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    It's weird that they call freckles, moles and birthmarks imperfections.

  10. March 2, 2013 / 2:12 pm

    That lipstick is so gorgeous and the polishes look great too

    A little bit Unique


  11. March 2, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    I love the nail polishes, they are so expensive for what they are though 🙁 xxx

  12. March 2, 2013 / 2:21 pm

    The blush duo as well as the lipstick are goorgeous!!
    Laura xx

  13. March 2, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    I do like the idea that the collection celebrates the imperfections that make us all unique individuals – it's not something you usually hear from the beauty industry. I've been getting some really nice comments whilst wearing Speckle this week, it's quite a stunning polish.
    Cosmetic Girl

  14. March 2, 2013 / 2:28 pm

    Great review the products are so lovely really want to try the speckle polishes especially and out of this post I want to try the illasmasqua highlighter as I have seen many reviews on it and it looks amazing on if you have this product would be nice to see a review on it 😀 but going to buy these myself too xx

    Jewellery Giveaway ♥

  15. March 2, 2013 / 2:55 pm

    I love the fact that you get two blushes in one packaging – very convenient for traveling! And I can't wait to get my hands on that brush, it looks incredible.

  16. March 2, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    I love the brush and the nail polishes! Indeed, mini eggs are never a bad thing 🙂

  17. March 2, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    I love the nail varnish but due to the price and being a student will have to admire from a distance. x

  18. March 2, 2013 / 4:40 pm

    Those polishes are amazing!! xx

  19. March 2, 2013 / 4:50 pm

    I LOVE that blush!

  20. March 2, 2013 / 4:53 pm

    the nail varnishes are perfect!

  21. March 2, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    the lipstick is such a pretty colour and i have heard amazing things about the speckled polishes, i agree they look like mini egg! 🙂

  22. March 2, 2013 / 5:55 pm

    Wow that bright orange blusher looks amazing! And I can't get enough of the nail polish, it just screams eastet and mini eggs:) Very yummy xxx

  23. March 2, 2013 / 6:28 pm

    The blusher duo is one of the prettiest I've ever seen, the peachy color is gorgeous 🙂 I've been looking at these nail polishes quite a lot lately, they're so interesting 🙂
    I love Illamasqua's collections, they always come up with something different and this one, embracing imperfections, is one of the best so far – it's the little imperfections that make us who we are and I see no point in covering them up 🙂

  24. March 2, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    Eek! The more I see of this range the more I want!
    I have to say I really love reading your blog now I've seen you on YouTube, Body Talk and vlogs, it's always amazing to feel a personality when reading!

    I've started a new feature on my blog today called "My Top Five…" where I'm picking my five favourite nail polishes in each colour over the next couple of weeks! I'm starting with blue… xxx

  25. March 2, 2013 / 6:45 pm

    I seem to see the blush duo everywhere I turn at the minute and I don't think I'll be able to resist picking it up for much longer x Becky

  26. March 2, 2013 / 6:55 pm

    Definitely convinced me with the blush-up brush. Be gone clown cheeks! xxx

  27. March 2, 2013 / 7:12 pm

    I love the nail polishes! The pattern does resemble that of tiny eggs, which is too cute. You should def wear those during Easter 🙂

  28. March 2, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    Oh man I have been coveting these nail polishes. I wish you could get them here in Canada. The light brown shade honestly haunts my dreams.


  29. March 2, 2013 / 7:55 pm

    Awwwwwww I wanna have it all now!

  30. March 2, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Love the blush and lipstick – my have colours for blush in one palette = heaven x

  31. March 2, 2013 / 8:14 pm

    The powder blush duo is gogeous!!

    Kimberley x (i'm running an international giveaway (Soap and Glory and MUA) if you want to enter)

  32. March 2, 2013 / 9:54 pm

    Love the nail polish and lipstick


  33. March 2, 2013 / 10:02 pm

    love the nail varnishes! xx

  34. March 2, 2013 / 10:10 pm

    Love the nail vanishes lol your post ….
    Please follow my blog !

  35. March 2, 2013 / 10:27 pm

    Love the blush and the speckled nail polishes, in fact I love the whole collection. Illasmasqua always stand out with there products 🙂

  36. March 3, 2013 / 10:44 am

    I wanted to seem some photos of you wearing it but the review was great! I really really want to get my hands on a nail polish!!

    I would LOVE IT SO MUCH if you guys would check my blog out and maybe even follow?!?! 😀 xx

  37. March 3, 2013 / 8:43 pm

    I love the look of the blush and brush! I'll have to save my pennies for these but they look so worth it!

  38. March 4, 2013 / 7:17 pm

    you are a total inspiration, love your videos, love your blog

    keep it up xxx

  39. March 4, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    I need the lilac speckled polish! Love the look of this collection xo

  40. March 6, 2013 / 9:37 am

    Beautiful things!! Both nailpolishes are absolutely stunning as well as the lipstick!

    Hope you visit me on my blog

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