I was eagerly awaiting the release of the Human Fundamentalism collection last week after seeing lots of tempting images from other bloggers. Unfortunately, it wasn't until I started browsing the collection that I realised that, because of my eyeshadow and nail polish ban, I'd restricted my options to the white precision liner and teal Apocalips lipstick. Although as a pairing they look stunning in the promotional images, I don't think it's a look I'm ready to rock just yet...
I already own CanCan eyeshadow, the Sealing Gel and I have previously owned the intensely pigmented Box lipstick. The items that particularly caught my eye (if you'll pardon the pun) from this collection were the Neutral eyeshadow palette, Stance nail polish and the gorgeous dark teal Burst eyeshadow. I was very taken with Vex in the City's swatches of the Fundamental palette but wasn't sure if this was something that would suit me. For now, I'm going to have to restrict my enjoyment of this collection to having a play at a counter and reading further reviews. I'm quite relieved that Illamasqua isn't like MAC and that I have a good chance of being able to purchase the items that interest me once my ban ends in the Summer.
I love that this collection is a blend of 'safe' and daring. I think Illamasqua do a great job of catering for all tastes ranging from the fairly conservative to the outrageous. I know if I hadn't already owned CanCan, I would have wanted it all over again. I will crack it out on Friday and pair it with my sparkly navy eyeliner: my alter ego may not be all that daring but she does like purple!
As an aside, I have been browsing the socalise area of the re-vamped Illamasqua site. I really hope they continue to expand the swatch area as I think it's really vital for those who shop online. I think you can submit your own swatches as well as reviews for inclusion which is pretty cool. Have you bought anything from this collection? Any tips on which items I need to pick as soon as my no-buy is over?