Launches / Spring 2011 / The Look Book

Introducing Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection

 Unpredictable, uncharted and unnatural, Illamasqua unleashes Toxic Nature for Spring/Summer 2011, a colour collection born from a visionary concept of nature fighting back against the genetically modified society that plunders it. Illamasqua has created the Toxic Nature collection through a palette of lurid shades, corrupted hues and glistening muted tones that offer intoxicating versions of their original selves.

“Having an artist background highly influenced this collection. The medium of paint when it is in various states [mixed on a palette, on a canvas, the colours mutating when you wash your brushes] inspired the product colours of Toxic Nature. Blends, washes, dabs, drips, daubs and splashes of colour are evident in the imagery of the collection.” Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.

Like nature itself, it’s not all sweetness and light. Shades of mint, mushroom, plum, orange and rose are distorted with rich textures and pops of acid-infused brightness that command attention and draw you in…


The Toxic Nature Collection includes Cream Pigment – A new matt formula that can either neutralise or dominate. Create the ultimate in textures whether it’s on your face, eyes, or body, bringing a flash of colour to a subtle contour. “The power of the products in this collection is evident in the intensity of the Cream Pigments they are intense, raw colour but blend down easily exactly like an artists paint palette.” Alex Box. The Cream Pigment comes in Emerge Peach (EU Exclusive), Bedaub Mint, Dab Lilac, Hollow Toffee, Delirium Rose taupe (EU Exclusive) and MouldGrape.

Precision Ink in Glister Glistening opalescent nude. Lipstick in AtomicFuchsia violet and Flare Bright orange. Sheer Lipgloss in Torture Coral peach and Divine Fuchsia pink. Nail Varnish in PurityPeach, BacteriumPearlescent ash ochre, RadiumAcidic lime shimmer, Stagnate Grey mauve and Gamma Neon orange.

Toxic Claw – Illamasqua are proud to present the second collaboration with visionary manicurist, Mike Pocock. A beautifully presented set of two false thumb nails, these have been designed and individually hand made by Mike. “The mutated aesthetic of the nail was inspired by the corrupted hues present in the Toxic Nature Collection.”

Do you think you will be picking anything up from this collection? I am particularly interested in the new Cream Pigments and a few Nail Varnishes.

The entire collection will be available online at Illamasqua on 10 March 2011 – which is tomorrow!!

Images and information extracted from Temptalia here >

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