Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Illamasqua Throb Collection
Illamasqua Throb Collection

Illamasqua Throb Collection

Cult British beauty brand Illamasqua invites you to step into a world where your heart will race and your pulse quicken. Inspired by your Alter Ego’s inner depths of desire, and in celebration of Saint Valentine, the new Throb Collection consists of three new Nail Varnish shades, an Intense Lipgloss and a blood red Lipstick.

Nail Varnish (£13.50)

  • Load Rich cream
  • Scorn Midnight matt
  • Throb Powerful red

Intense Lipgloss (£13.00)

  • Succubus Seductive red

Lipstick (£15.50)

  • Sangers Blood red

Availability: The Throb collection is available from January 17th 2011 in Illamasqua’s Flagship Store, Selfridges London, Manchester, Birmingham, Fenwick Newcastle, Debenhams Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and online at

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Illamasqua Throb Collection
Illamasqua Throb Collection

Illamasqua Throb Collection
Illamasqua Throb Collection

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53 thoughts on “Illamasqua Throb Collection

  1. LOVE, love it!

    I’m not normal a red lippie person, but I NEED this!

  2. Vvn

    woah, prices in GBP£, thumbs up 😀

  3. Alexxx

    Will you do swatches of the Illamasqua Throb collection, pretty please ?

  4. anonymous

    love that lip color. wish sephora carried the 100 foundation. anyone have feedback on the illamasque liquid/cream foundation? it sounds like a bottle covers well & lasts forever.

  5. I love that promotional shot, I wouldn’t wear make up like that out but I do love it for the sales pitch. It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland.

  6. Alison

    I hope they decide to sell it at Sephora; my December Illamasqua package has been delayed overseas because of bad weather and I don’t know if I can wait yet again.

  7. Carla

    I absolutely adore that promo shot. Stunning!

  8. is that a brown nail varnish?
    if so, the cream and that one look like chocolates!! 😀 which makes sense if it is a valentines’ collection.

    great collection image there… looks a bit retouched to hell but the idea is still phenomenal :)

  9. Altea

    I love it but the lipstick was already sold out on the website 24 hours after the launch, and I’m afraid they won’t re-stock it, will they?
    Too bad we don’t get illamasqua in here…

  10. Joey

    Her eyes are stunning but the effects around her lips are throwing me off.

  11. Joanna

    The image reminds me of the movie “V for Vendetta”!

    • anonymous

      yeah, also has a bit of alice in wonderland, I’m thinking it’s not your day to day makeup but lots of potential for interesting touches like an detail or accent here or there.

      must be building on some MUFE dracula contest pics, I’m having a lot of ideas

  12. clare

    Does anyone have any idea if or when this collection will be available in the US at Sephora?

  13. Flavinha

    I love Illamasqua… I lova all this crazy things in Illamasqua.

  14. ellen

    gotta love good advertising i dont need any of that but from that pic i want it all

  15. Roxanne

    The first picture is absolutely gorgeous!

  16. Andrea

    I can’t wait to buy all the red items from this!

  17. Ani_BEE

    I get the feeling this is catering to Valentine’s Day. ^_^

  18. Heather

    I wanna see if the red lip colors have blue or yellow undertones

  19. Farida

    The price for Illamasqua in Europe is great. I want the lip gloss…looks stunning.

  20. vikaki

    aaaaaaahhh i want the lip glossssssssss!!!!!!!

  21. JennerLynner

    is that katy perry?

  22. Courtney

    Want….but I need to see swatches first before I invest that much moola.

  23. Holly

    Oh Christine, don’t tempt me! Illamasqua recently pulled out from Ireland, closing all their counters :( I’m devastated! This looks beautiful

  24. Sarah

    Oh darn, this isn’t going to be available in the U.S.? What a shame, I love a good red lipstick…

  25. Zoe

    Love this. Not the name, kinda awkward to have “you make me throb”. Probably because I’m American hahah

    • Leigh

      Plus a “rich cream” colored nail varnish named Load…ew.

      • Lorna

        i thought the name was amusing. kind of like NARS orgasm or urban decay’s drug related product names.

        i wish i could get into illamasqua. i tried liking their products but either the color was way off (their blush) or the formula was too drying (their lipsticks).

  26. Lucie

    Fear not Americans, according to the website you can still buy all of the Throb Collection goodies online. Love love LOVE the promo shot, but I have so many red Illamasqua lipsticks and don’t wear nail polish…think I’ll pass on this one!

  27. Amanda

    Has anyone else from the US ordered from their website- and if so, do you know how much shipping is? I know that their items are cheaper ordered online at than from, but not sure if the shipping is worth it.

  28. LU

    I’m not too excited about the collection, but the promo photo is EXCELLENT! 😀

  29. Maggie

    Uh, wow. The “Load” nail polish totally makes me giggle like a schoolgirl. Ewwwwwwwww!

  30. Alix

    That photo is gorgeous, and begs the question, why isn’t this collection called Queen of Hearts?

  31. Lea

    Haha, I love the names. Such a European/British humor, I adore it. And the collection is gorgeous, I will definitely try to get the lipgloss and the red nail varnish.

  32. Jessi

    Oh wow… the white colored nail polish is called Load? Ha! I’m really liking the promo image though and I’m not usually into them.

  33. That is a really striking image. Gorgeous. Although I’m a little disappointed to see that they didn’t included the complexion colors in the collection.

  34. Vale

    Red lips and red nails. Ok, where is the news? I know that creating something original for each collection is difficult… but I think this kind of red is the most used, most duped, most boring colour in the entire story of make up. Moreover, I HATE it.

  35. Cassandra

    I am super angry at Illamasqua I wanted to see how much the difference between pounds and US dollars before I confirmed my payment through paypal for the Load Nail Varnish… BUT that didnt happen instead of letting me see my final payment and click confirm it went straight to the confirmation payed saying I payed 80 DOLLARS FOR THREE NAIL VARNISHES. Thats not even the worst part they refused to cancel my order and give me a refund…. Now they say that I need to send it back to them when I recieve it which is really annoying because I would have to pay a HUGE shipping fee!!! So I am officially stuck with 3 bottles of Load nail varnish LOL. I am just mainly angry at the service…never buying from them ever again… I feel very silly because I know I could of googled for conversions of pounds to US dollars but I was expecting that paypal would be the same. Just shocked to see such poor service from such a great brand =(

  36. shaista

    is this similar to russian red? can u please help – i want a deeper red lipstick than the brightness of russian red – something like this pic

    can u please tell me what mac lipstick if any is of this colour?

    thank you so much in advance

  37. ak

    I did buy the lipstick called Sangers, only because I walked into the Illamasqua shop in London and asked them what red lipstick did they recommend for my skintone, and the MUA in there said ‘The new one called Sangers’. I did try it on in the shop with my own MAC Mahogany lip pencil, which is one of my faves, and it was perfect.

    I bought the Sangers lipstick and wore the lipstick all day and got nothing but good glances from men and women, double takes, and a lot of respect.

  38. Nazlee

    do you know if this collection will be sold on the sephora website at all? thank you!

  39. Brittany

    This picture makes me want all of these products. I love it!!!!!

  40. MoeAnderson

    I really want to get this collection.  I need to do a few final projects for my cosmetic and make up courses that I am working on.  I think that this would help me get all of my projects done.  I am excited to try this out.