Illamasqua Magenta Muse Collection for Summer/Fall 2011

Illamasqua Magenta Muse Collection for Summer/Fall 2011

Set to transform perceptions of beauty this summer, Magenta Muse is the daring new color collection from cult British beauty brand, Illamasqua.

Magenta Muse is a fearlessly eclectic blend of textures and finishes, spanning from gloss to matt, metallic to opalescent. Draw all attention to you, on those heady summer nights, with an urbane gathering of cool, alternative hues in grey, mauve, magenta and teal that mix effortlessly with flashes of coral and offset by matt black.

Magenta Muse is available exclusively at select Sephora USA locations and Embrace the collection that makes you a Muse by midnight.

Cream Pigment ($24.00)

  • Dab Matt lilac
  • Mould Matt grape

Pure Pigment ($24.00)

  • Android Shimmering gunmetal

Liquid Metal ($26.00)

  • Enrapture Metallic copper

Powder Blusher ($24.00)

  • Excite Vibrant coral
  • Hussy Bright petal pink

Precision Ink ($27.50)

  • Abyss Gloss black
  • Glister Opalescent nude

Lipstick ($22.00)

  • Test Matt pinky beige
  • Underworld Iridescent violet

Sheer Lipgloss ($20.00)

  • Electrify Baby pink sheen
  • Tantrum Deep violet sheen

Nail Varnish ($14.00)

  • DWS Cement gray with a glossy finish
  • Jo Mina Electric lilac with a glossy finish
  • Lament Bright coral pink with a glossy finish
  • Muse Deept eal blue with a glossy finish
  • Poke Bright violet purple shimmer
  • Scorn Matt black

availability: Now @ Sephora

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stephanie Avatar

Her nails look REALLY fake like they just went on mspaint and painted them on digitally lol yuck they could have atleast done a better job

Ashley Tatton Avatar

I was thinking the same thing! Especially her thumb backwards. I’m assuming she had way shorter nails and they “painted” them and added length.

Kate & Zena Avatar

@Ashley Tatton – Nope, her thumb isn’t painted on backwards. She’s using her left hand, not her right. If you were to step through the photo and see her posing, you’d most likely see her sitting with her left elbow propped up to get this pose. That’s very doable. (But yes, I agree the hand wasn’t dealt with properly. Illamasqua normally does a fantastic job with their promotional material.)

Becca Avatar

yup it’s definitely not real, that nail shape wouldn’t really be natural either!! oh well, the upper half of the photo is nice….

meme Avatar

I thought they looked digital and sure they are – but gives me the idea of somethings fun to try. The lead graphic artist needed to apply a soft mask over the finger tips especially – but really over all parts – something just this side of when they would either put a sheer cloth over the camera and shoot through that – or Vaseline on the camera lens. If I were the art editor, I would not be happy…but then they had to approve it right?

Lee Avatar

Wow, I love these colors, probably because I have similar coloring to the model. The copper eyeliner looks great with the lilac eyeshadow, I’ll have to try that. And the lipstick is beautiful in the photo.

But stephanie is right, those nails look so horrible and cheesy; it really detracts from the promo pic.

Definitelybeauty Avatar

I really like the colours of the products. I also like the colour and design on the nails but it would be better if it didn’t look so fake. The inside of the thumb nail looks really fake and the rest look very photoshopped.

stephanie Avatar

The shine is really artificial looking its just a white line basically and she has no cuticle. The nails are just sitting there without a realistic starting point, you can tell they were drawn on. It was the first thing my eye gravitated to and it really just destorys the whole photo.

Andrea Avatar

Test, the lipstick, the copper eyeliner,the cement, and black nail polish sound interesting hope u have swatches soon sound really nice

Katie Avatar

LOL i love how crappy and fake Illamasqua’s photos look. I mean, I love the makeup brand but my god, they need a new person in the photoshop/graphic design department.

Reese Avatar

Anyone know where to get illamasqua in Canada? It’s “restricted” to ship to Canada from Sephora and I’m not sure where else I can get it.

kate Avatar

Their web site is the only place you can get it in Canada, it’s frustrating.

I think it’s kind of funny that, with all the colours included in this collection, there isn’t anything in magenta…

Diana Avatar

I adore this look sans the hand. I really think that the hand is actually a separate layer placed on top of her picture then merged. There’s another picture on the Illamasqua site that shows her face more. I think it’s a pretty feminine look.

Nat Avatar

Hey, Christine. I tried on Illamasqua’s Move lipgloss today and later found a review you did it a year ago. I really love the color. Do you know of any dupes for it? Thanks!

Nic Avatar

Wow, the nails. D: I would love to know who at Illamasqua approved that. I can’t imagine someone saying “Yep, that looks good.”

karen Avatar

I agree with all the comments about the hands, but I always get my nails done and I am guessing that this is just those glue on nails, but unfortunately the nail size is TOO big for her. SO u cant see the cuticle. The back of her thumb nail is normal, looks a lot like mine but way shorter.

Helena Avatar

I was just browsing the Illamasqua site the other day when I saw this; too bad it’s all repromotes (in Illamasqua tradition, I guess). At least we get a pretty new promotional image (I’m even more obsessed with Glister now!).

meme Avatar

Love the fall collection. Never in the Sephora store near me – so it’s always a hunt for swatches on line if I am going to order. I like the nail look on the model cover for this collection! Look at the brights in the nail collection for fall! Refreshing yes?

diddlez Avatar

whoever retouched the nails should not be proud to put their name on that. If I were Illamasqua, I would NOT pay for that retouching. How terrible that everyone notices how fake her nails looks and fails to pay attention to their amazing line of make up.

Musebeliever Avatar

I like the visual but it feels like the nails have been heavily photoshopped.
I don’t like that it appears so obvious.
Otherwise, the collection looks interesting. 😉

Yajaira Avatar

I always thought magenta was an almost hot pink color…am I wrong…that looks purple. Not to jump on the bandwagon but those nails distracted me then made me think, wtf?

Brittany Avatar

The promo shot for the collection is soooo FABULOUS. And I’m not surprised because when it comes to beauty and fashion, the UK is on point.

vanessa sales Avatar

Whats with the models nails they look so photo shopped 🙁 I love the colors in this collection other than the weird picture…

Suzanna Avatar

I want that violet lipstick. Unfortunately, my Sephora is a “limited” one without this line. Will have to add to a list of things to check out in Orlando.

Jennifer Avatar

Unless there is some concept behind those digital nails, that is just a bad idea and look.
Poorly done too! Ugh… You’re suppose to show off the new colors not photoshop them on.

Only think I could think of is that they would use the picture on their site and if you clicked on a color polish it would change the nails to that color… Only reason to do this tbh.

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