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Illamasqua Valentine’s Day 2014- “I’m The One” Collection

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Illamasqua wants you to be your own admirer this Valentine’s Day with sensual, wearable scarlets from the new “I’m The One” collection at Bloomingdale’s.  Throb, Touch, Maneater and Feisty in an amorous new collection that reflects and celebrates the color of love. Indulge in a little self-love. This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to cherish the person with whom you have the most intimate relationship; yourself. Allow our scarlet quartet to enhance your unique features. Seek comfort in the familiarity of three classic Illamasqua shades, and open your heart to a brand new addition to our Intense Lipgloss range.

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I love this gloss! Its not sticky at all but has great staying power for a gloss. And though the color is vibrant is very buildable, so you are sure to get your perfect intensity.

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(Single coat of Intense Lipgloss)

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Touch $22
Key Benefits:
1. Comfort: Contains moisturizing Vitamin E
2. Intense: Intense color pay off
3. Versatile: Lipstick and gloss all in one

Application:
Apply directly or use an Illamasqua Lip Brush.

 

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The brush on the Ilamasqua nail varnish makes it pretty easy to apply even for someone with shaky hands like me. One coat is enough for full coverage but I went with two coats for a deeper shade of red. I love the shine to this polish and it wears so well, no issues with chipping yet!

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Touch Red with fine shimmer Nail Varnish in Throb $17.00
Highly pigmented, award-winning and chip-resistant nail varnishes in a variety of shades and finishes.

Key Benefits:
1. Hard Wearing
2. Chip Resistant
3. Highly Pigmented

 

 

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Va Va Voom! This lipstick is hot! Whether you have someone you want to wow or just want to try something fun and bold Maneater is a must try color. Its a gorgeous cherry red that is very wearable. I love how it stays put without smudging and the color is so intense even long after the lipstick is gone my lips have a hint of color.

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(Two coats of Maneater. This lipstick feels great and doesn’t smudge!)

Maneater Classic cherry red with matte finish $26
Long-lasting, highly pigmented lipstick with an intense color finish. Contains moisturizing Vitamin E. Available in a choice of beautiful finishes.

Key Benefits:
1. Comfort: contains moisturizing Vitamin E
2. Long lasting

Application:
Apply directly or use a lip brush.

Own these shades already? Well, use the #ImTheOne hashtag on Instagram and Facebook from the January, 29th through February, 15th to blow @illamasqua a Red Lipstick Selfie for the chance to be shown on Illamasqua store screens and to qualify for our daily competitions to win pieces from the I’m The One Collection.

This collection is available for purcahse at Sephora, Sephora.com, Bloomingdales, and Bloomingdales.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

And the Color of 2014 is…..

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Radiant Orchid, a captivating, magical, enigmatic purple, is the Pantone color of the year for 2014.

Radiant Orchid for Beauty A modern and surprisingly versatile shade, Radiant Orchid enlivens the skin, making all who wear it feel more healthy and energetic. Blending both cool and warm undertones, purple is an appealing hue for distinctive combinations and flattering to many hair, eye and skin tones. This multifaceted hue is seductive when combined with red and pairs well with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, which provides an assortment of lipstick and blush options. Radiant Orchid’s exuberance also acts as a brilliant finishing touch to nails.

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Expect to start seeing lots of Spring Beauty and Fashion items in the newest must have shade, Radiant Orchid. If you just can’t wait there are already some great beauty product featuring this gorgeous shade. And the best part is Radiant Orchid is a shade that will flatter everyone.

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ILLAMASQUA Powder Blusher in Morale- Illuminate and enliven your complexion with the color and drama of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. Color intense and highly pigmented, it can be used to shade, brighten, enhance, and define the shape of your face. Be bold, be daring, and be the center of attention.

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FORMULA X FOR SEPHORA New Classics. A classic shade of lacquer revisited—this lacquer comes in a striking array of bold and brilliant shades that will revolutionize your wardrobe of signature favorites.

 

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BENEFIT COSMETICS Hydra-Smooth Lip Color – A fun and flattering lipstick enriched with shea, mango butter, and vitamin E.

Illamasqua Raindrops Now Available at Sephora!

For the first time in the US both Illamasqua’s coveted Raindrops and Pink Raindrops nail varnishes are now available at Sephora.com! Like a raindrop on the nail the varnishes feature a sheer finish with lightly reflective silver glimmer.

To celebrate this exciting new launch Illamasqua US Nail Ambassador Fleury Rose shares these edgy DIY designs inspired by two-tone nail art – a hot (and rather easy) new trend for a sophisticated, graphic look.

                                                

Raindrops                                          Pink Raindrops
w/Caress                                             w/Harem

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Illamasqua DIY Nail Art with Raindrops and Pink Raindrops by US Nail Ambassador Fleury Rose

1.) Prep nail by removing old polish, filing, buffing, and applying a thin coat of Illamasqua Base Coat

2.) Apply two coats of your preferred Raindrops polish, and let dry 5-10 minutes

3.) Apply a swipe of your complimentary polish in Caress (cornflower blue) or Harem (bright mauve pink) to the smallest end of a wedge makeup sponge and gently dab at an angle creating a straight diagonal line. (pro tip: This is a great technique to create easy color block nails!)

4.) Apply another swipe of polish, and dab the nail creating another diagonal line which connects at the tip of the nail. There should be a triangle of your Raindrops color visible at the center of the nail.

5.) Repeat on all nails, and go back in with more polish on the sponge filling in the side triangles till opaque. Allow to dry 5-10 minutes.

6.) Dip a very fine pointed brush in Nail Varnish in Scorch (white), and wipe excess off on edge of the bottle. Carefully outline each nail with a thin line. Repeat on each nail.

7.) Allow nails to dry 5-10 minutes before applying a top coat.


New! Illamasqua launches two new US exclusive colors!

Illamasqua US Exclusive Blue Nail Varnishes

From the runway shows of New York and London to city street styles, shades of blue continue to adorn the talons of the style makers and trendsetters alike. Inspired by the hottest color of the season, Illamasqua introduces two new blue nail varnishes in the beautifully expressive shades of Noble and Cameo to be sold exclusively at Sephora and Sephora inside JCP.

Illamasqua’s Director of Product Development David Horne specifically mixed these two complementary hues to compliment Illamasqua’s range of over 50 bold shades of chip resistant, long wearing nail varnishes.

“It’s fun to play with the two shades together; I would recommend a modern french, or using Noble as an accent nail while painting the rest of the hand in Cameo. Blue nails just add the perfect pop of color!”

Prepare nails with one coat of Illamasqua Base Coast, then using the superfine brush provided, apply two coats for vibrant, rich color. Follow with Illamasqua Top Coat for a high gloss, long lasting finish.

Available exclusively at selected Sephora stores nationwide, Sephora in JCP and online at www.sephora.com from October 4, 2012

Noble & Cameo – Illamasqua Blue Nail Varnishes $14