"These powerful, passionate reds bring a flirtatious beauty to your fingertips. Hardwearing and chip-resistant they can be worn individually or combined for a festive sparkle that would put Dorothy’s ruby red slippers to shame. It’s no wonder Cosmopolitan voted us Best Nail Varnish 2010."
The other Duo includes Harsh and DWS. Here's what Illamasqua says:
"These enchanting shades can be worn individually or together as a dazzling combination. DWS is our best selling grey gloss, which can be transformed into an eye-catching diamond effect with the addition of Harsh - a clear-based silver glitter varnish. Hardwearing and chip-resistant, these award-winning nail varnishes are definitely a party girl’s best friend."
|Same packaging (Image from Illamasqua website)|
There are some other lovely sets too!
For 50 GBP this Christmas Gift set is just lovely! It includes Illamasqua's False Lashes in No. 18, Precision Ink in Abyss (Black sponge-tipped liquid eyeliner), Pure Pigment (Loose eyeshadow) in Android (a shimmering Charcoal Black) and Liquid Metal in Surge (Cream eyeshadow in Pale Gold with Silver hints).
Illamasqua describes it as:
"Feast your eyes this party season on our enchanting Christmas gift set, with everything you need for a fabulously festive smoky eye. The set consists of False Eye Lash No.18, Precision Ink in Abyss, Pure Pigment in Android, and Liquid Metal in Surge. Set your eyes to hypnotise and make it a Christmas to remember."
Luxury Lashes. Gosh these look stunning! A cringe-worth 25 GBP but lovely. They also come with lash glue. *drool* So decadent!
|Lashes in Opulence (Vintage Gold Diamante)|
|Lashes in Decadence (Antique Silver Diamante)|
Nail Quills. Honestly I find these a little strange and more Vampire-Gothic than Christmas but to each their own. They cost 35 GBP for two and are Limited Edition. Illamasqua describes them as:
"Unique, extraordinary, and extravagant these tantalising talons are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Handmade exclusively for Illamasqua by one of the hottest names in nails, Mike Pocock, these collector’s items are guaranteed to tease the senses of anyone whose eye they catch. This limited edition comes in a beautiful gift box, complete with nail tabs and glue and is exclusive to illamasqua.com and our Flagship Store, 20 Beak Street London – get them before they’re gone!"
The only other images for these that I can find are these two.
They also go along with this warning: "Nail Quills are handmade and bespoke, therefore individual pieces may vary. Please take care when wearing; Illamasqua are not responsible for any damage caused." Hmm, that doesn't sound too safe to me.
Not exclusive to the Christmas collection, these feathered wonders came out with the Art of Darkness Collection, and I think they're lovely! Makes my think of angel wings. Formally called False Eye Lashes No. 26, they cost 17.50 GBP and do come with eyelash glue. Illamasqua's spiel about them goes like this:
"Illamasqua’s most daring lashes to date, these feathered creations from our Art of Darkness collection will add unmissable impact to any night-time look. Individually handmade and wonderfully soft, they’re a true work of art."
Illamasqua has also released a lovely brush set, for 95 GBP (supposably the set is worth 120 GBP). It comes with a brush roll with the Nymph girl on it and five brushes: Blusher Brush, Foundation Brush, Eyeshadow Brush, Eye Brow Brush and Lip Brush.
A better look at the picture on the Brush Roll.
Inside of the Brush Roll with the brushes. (To see closer of the brushes go to the site and roll your mouse over the image in the Colour section. The front of the roll and the brushes will all show up bigger.
Illamasqua describes this set:
"This really is the ultimate collection; from the cruelty-free, synthetic brushes to the high quality leatherette casing, printed with an elegant illustration where our heroine depicts Narcissus gazing longingly at her own reflection; on the inside are five of the most versatile brushes available on the market. Luxurious and elegant, convenient and practical, this is the perfect gift for anyone who loves make-up."
All around a pretty nice, Christmas Night sort of collection that I like quite a bit. What do you think?
P.S. All the Images are from Illamasqua