Generation Q – The New AW12 Collection from Illamasqua

Generation Q

Where beauty has no age limits.

In the last three years Illamasqua has become a global phenomenon, a proud advocate of self-expression and a lone voice in an industry controlled by the world’s beauty cartels – cartels, we believe, who have forced their soulless definitions of beauty onto the world.

Driven by this desire to constantly challenge the status quo, we are proud to break the unspoken prejudice of age as we launch our new AW12 collection – Generation Q.  This new, dynamic range of expressive textures and shades provides the industry’s only antidote to the homogenised outdated vision of beauty.

Generation Q is a celebration of beauty. Ageless, and without limits or restrictions. It’s our declaration to the world that beauty is inclusive, not exclusive. In fact, Generation Q is a clear message to everybody, everywhere that beauty is not young, old, black, white, male or female, but anything, everything and everyone. If you’re someone who does not want age to define them, don’t want to blend in and fade away, you are Generation Q.


For Illamasqua, this is a stand we were born to take. So in typical Illamasqua style, we have done something that no other brand would or could do. Our new Generation Q campaign will go against the industry’s unspoken and despicable taboo, by featuring older models as well as young. Because to us, hiding your age is like hiding your true identity. 

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Illamasqua Presents – Naked Strangers

A place where alter egos are laid bare and naked flesh is a source of unashamed inspiration. In this delicate tipping point between intimacy and pleasurable detachment, we revel in the unknown; exploring the distance between pure Monogamous, gilded Faithful and uninhibited Swinger. Exposed nude tones, adorned with rich licks of gold, leave you gasping for more. Don’t restrain yourself. Unless, of course, you enjoy it.

“Naked Strangers captures inner glows and depths. The deeply and darkly alluring exists alongside ethereal shimmering brilliance. We are complex and multifaceted whilst also being naked to the world.” Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.

Dress up your nails and explore your fantasies with our award-winning Nail Varnishes. Are you Monogamous (creamy flesh pink, matt finish), Faithful (coppered metal) or Swinger (glistening platinum gold)? Apply a lustful layer then answer our question.Nail Varnishes are priced at £13.50

Lick your lips then smooth on a rich layer of Intense Lipgloss in Stranger (platinum gold) for obscene levels of pigment. Alternatively, apply Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy (nude pink brown) on naked lips, to tease and tempt your lover. Or lovers…

Lipglosses are priced at £13.00

Stark naked might mean no clothes, but who said anything about no make-up? Create a provocative flush that lasts all night with Powder Blusher in Naked Rose (neutral beige brown) and Cream Blusher in Zygomatic (naked pink brown). Blushers are priced at £16.50

Are you excited? I am……I feel that this is a beautiful collection from Illamasqua…and best part is that it is soo soo wearable..Yippee!! Personally, I would pick up both the blushes, Lipgloss in Intimacy and all the nail varnishes 😛 Greedy Me!

Whats your choice?

Hair Accessories & Quart Eye Shadows from FACES Canada

TAIL COMB  : Perfect for placing, lifting and sectioning hair. Helps easily distribute hair over a roller. Creates drama by adding volume with back combing action.

 The wide-spaced teeth helps detangle curls and snarls with ease. Features rounded ball tips that are extra gentle on the scalp. – Evenly distributes conditioner through wet hair. Ideal for permed or curly hair.

MRP 69

SLIM CUSHION BRUSH : Smooth, round-ended bristles penetrate hair safely for gentle styling. Anti-static rubber pad gives maximum grip and control. Stlying brush for on-the-go grooming.

MRP 159

VENTED BRUSH  : Tunnel vent feature  accelerates blow-drying by allowing warm air to circulate directly at root level. Ball tips help protect scalp and hair follicles. For use when straightening and styling

MRP 169

 Nylon ball-tipped, non-snarl, tangle-free bristles provide excellent grip for styling. Adds body and curl to all hair lengths and types.

MRP 179

PADDLE BRUSH : Perfect for gently grooming long, thick hair.  Ball-ended nylon pins are set into an air-cushioned natural rubber pad to penetrate, smooth and straighten the hair. Each brush has ball-tipped bristles for enhanced comfort.

MRP 269


It is a highly-pigmented powder and blends well. FACES Eye shadow is available in quart in Colours and textures to shape and define the eye in the right shade. Proper use  pigment, can let your eyes look more beautiful and more bigger that make your face look more harmonious and vivid.

MRP 499/Quart


Virgin Atlantic and bareMinerals are giving passengers a taste of the high life this summer with the creation of a new bespoke lip product.

BareMinerals Pretty Amazing™ Lipcolor in shade ‘Upper Class Red’ – will mark the launch of the airline’s redesigned Upper Class cabin which takes to the skies this spring. The airline has chosen the award-winning makeup brand bareMinerals to select the perfect lip product to re-create the iconic ‘Virgin Atlantic Red’ – giving high-flying passengers the chance to experience the jet-set glamour and style synonymous with the airline’s cabin crew.

To have a look and feel of how we groom our crew with this, please view this video

The striking lip colour, ‘Upper Class Red’, will be made available to sell to the public for pre-order on board Virgin Atlantic flights through the airline’s inflight shopping guide, Retail Therapy. It will also be sold at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Spa at Heathrow, Gatwick and New York JFK before it is made more widely available later this year at selected bareMinerals stockists

Rebecca Creer, Senior Spas and Grooming Manager at Virgin Atlantic, says: “Red hot lips have always been a trademark of our cabin crew, signifying the strength and confidence they embody. With the launch of ‘Upper Class Red’, this is finally being made available to passengers – meaning one swipe is all you need to create a classic and timeless look – something our cabin crew can certainly vouch for!”

The lip colour has been specially chosen by bareMinerals with Virgin Atlantic’s cabin crew because of the perfect colour match to the ‘Virgin Atlantic Red’. bareMinerals only use the finest quality ingredients in its products and its moisture enriching lip formula make it a firm favourite with Virgin Atlantic’s cabin crew – who have already given it their seal of approval.

Vanessa White, Upper Class cabin crew at Virgin Atlantic comments: “All of the female cabin crew wear red lipstick so we were keen to find a ‘Virgin Atlantic Red’ worthy of the perfect pout! ‘Upper Class Red’ is a vivid shade that’s bold, strong and perfect for travelling in.”

All female cabin crew will be wearing the shade onboard the new Upper Class Cabin which launches this spring on the A330 flight from London to New York. Upper Class passengers lucky enough to be travelling onboard the inaugural flight will also receive a sample as a welcome gift to take away with them. A brand new A330 will also be flying from London to Delhi starting July 9th 2012.

Sarah-Jane Froom, European Makeup Artist at bareMinerals, comments: “We predict that bareMinerals Pretty Amazing™ Lipcolor in ‘Upper Class Red’, is set to be a popular choice as it’s got the coverage of a lipstick but the high shine effects of a gloss to deliver a full-bodied, velveteen colour – a red shade that suits every skin tone. It’s also been created with frequent fliers in mind as it includes micronized freshwater pearl powder which hydrates the lips alleviating the effects of cabin air pressure. Plus the comfortable and longwearing finish makes glamour last that bit longer, perfect for long-haul flights.”

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The set contains the Creamy Eyes E106, which is a lilac taupe – ideal to create a soft smokey eye. The lilac Light E304 can be used for amethyst-like sparkly highlights. And to complete our Spring Gift Set, Ellis chose the juicy, nude pink Milky Lips L207, which is a lovely combination with the eye products.



Milky Lips L207 – Nude Pink,

Creamy Eyes E106 – Lilac Taupe

Light E304 – Lilac

Holiday Makeup Collections 2011(Vol 1)-LORAC,Le Metier DeBeaute,TARTE

Winter is here and its getting colder by the day. Every morning, we all wish for those extra few moments of sleep and snuggle under the blankets right? And the cool afternoons are spent(of course after a nice hot lunch) lazily browsing online. Catching up with friends on FB/chat in between work…and drooling at sumptuous food and makeup blogs (my list includes art, jewelry and craft blogs too)

As I was going through various international sites, I thought I should share with you all some awesome drool worthy gorgeousness in the form of Holiday Makeup Sets which were spotted and ooohed and aaahed upon by yours truly.

So, here we go with the first instalment.





Set of Six luxuriant glosses. Includes lip glosses in: Red Ruby, Peach Moonstone,Hot Pink Sapphire,Rich Garnet,Pink Diamond, Bronze Topaz. Retails at Sephora for 25$.



Aren’t they all so beautiful? Hope you enjoyed it. I am planning to do more such posts in the days to come and will try to cover some of the best brands around the world.

Revlon Colorstay Overtime Lipcolor, Swatches, Review and MAGIC

Hello everyone 🙂

 When Poornima sent me this lipstick, I was all over the place…jumping n everything because the colour was just so pretty!! When I tried it on, it made me look like I had smoked cigarettes since I was a baby! :O
The colour was so not what it appeared to be on the outside! I sighed and kept it on because I was only going out with my girlfriend for some icecream, my fiance didnt need to see me and wonder why I smoked after annoying him not to! 😉
I’m glad I did, because the staying power on this lipstick is phenomenal!! I was out for around 2hours, the major part of which, we spent eating, actually gorging over “Nutty Professor” from Baskin Robbins (yup, I see the nods and the smiles on your faces, its soo dee-lish right?!).The best part was that even when I came home my lips still looked the same and when I removed it using my cleansing milk after around 4hours, it came right off with no icky remnants of any sort and the quantity that came off was pretty much what I’d applied! So full marks on that front 🙂
I’m sure staying power is the biggest necessity for most of us so its great there!! The rest I’l bullet for you 🙂
  • Did not leave my lips dry after I applied the transparent gloss that comes with it.
  • I didn’t have to reapply AT ALL.
  • The doe-foot applicator makes applying this very convenient.
  • The transparent gloss is not sticky.

Now for the not so good,

  • The transparent gloss comes with a brush applicator which is a pet peeve for me, because the gloss gets all around my mouth when I’m in a hurry 😦
  • This particular shade “Faithful Fawn” is not what it appears from the outside.
So, as I badly wanted to utilize the awesome staying power on this baby, I experimented (which is what I do whenever I’m all studied out!) and I am proud to say, it was a success!! yayy!

Bright orangey coral(on me) Mango mania from Avon + unwearable smoking-since-centuries Faithful Fawn by Revlon
(on everyone) = a beautiful neutral colour, with just enough coral for me to happily carry it off 🙂 🙂 Ta Daa!
So, my rating for this line of lipsticks would be a 4/5. For this particular colour 2/5 (because it barely qualifies as a colour).
Hope you enjoyed reading this!
Lots of love, peace and happiness,