Human Fundamentalism

Yep, it’s that time again. The time when the blogosphere becomes inundated with posts about Illamasqua’s latest collection – and quite rightly so; what a brilliant collection it is! It’s strapline conveys all the connotations of the collection so concisely: “It’s becoming who you are and not who you’re told to be”. That’s what Illamasqua’s all about as a whole – not just as a brand, but as a lifestyle – and that’s never been represented more so than with this collection.

Take your conventional 40′s style neutral eye with winged black liner and classic red lip. Yes, this look is beautiful, and it’s still so strong 70 years later for a reason. Human Fundamentalism celebrates this with the launch of the brand new Neutral Palette and a repromote of their core line red lipstick Box, but also turns this on its head with the mish-mash of colour and texture that is the Fundamental Palette, along with true teal Apocalips lipstick and Scribe, a pure white Precision Ink. You probably saw this picture when Illamasqua relaunched their website recently – look at it, and use your mind to invert the colours. See, it’s the classic Marilyn look in reverse!

Fundamental Palette

Neutral Palette

Stance and Nomad nail polishes

Apocalips and Box lipsticks

Neutral Palette and Scribe precision ink swatches

Nomad and Stance nail designs

Alex Box doing what she does best

Alex raised a really interesting point when she spoke about the collection. Why are people so afraid of makeup that’s a bit ‘different’? People are less concerned about getting a tattoo, which lasts a lifetime, than they are about the thought of wearing a teal lipstick. Crazy really, isn’t it, what society makes us feel is acceptable and what’s not. It’s always refreshing, and a source of inspiration every time, to see Illamasqua pushing these boundaries with each collection.

My single favourite item from the new collection is Scribe, the white precision ink. I absolutely LOVE it. It’s very different and unusual, but takes far less bollocks to wear than something like Apocalips – which I wish I did have the guts to wear. Scribe will be getting a post all to itself soon enough.

Quote of the Night was from Jen when we were given our goodie bags containing a woven basket of products – ‘Oh my god, if there’s one thing I love more than makeup, it’s storage!’

I’ll leave you with a little bonus; we were treated to a traditional native song from this man who is part of a tribe in a country I honestly can’t remember for the life of me – sorry. Strangely hypnotic!

The Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism is available to pre-order now online and will be released globally on the 14th March.

Will you be picking up any of the pieces from the Human Fundamentalism collection?

10 thoughts on “Human Fundamentalism

  1. ah i love the new press-pictures.

    and i like alex as well now, i didn’t knew her before, but what she says about tattoos and “different” makeup really gets across the message for me.

    it’s amazing how the model’s changed.
    in fact it really reminds me of body-modifications.

    i’d never do anything crazy with my body like saline-injections. so it’s quite funny that she gets that effect with makeup. and it looks, like it’s no effort at all. i like! ;)

  2. Of all the posts I’ve read about human fundamentalism, yours is my favourite. The first picture is just absolutely perfect and I just cant believe alex was creating this masterpiece, live!
    beautiful collection. I have my eyes on the white eyeliner, the lime eyeshadow and the eyeshadow sealer or something
    liloo/@tsunimee xx

    1. Oooh Liloo mon petit chou I have missed your comments! That is so sweet, there’s dozens and dozens of Human Fundamentalism posts! Thank you :D
      I have a spare little bottle of sealing gel… I’ll send it to you! I’ll hit you up on Twitter later x

  3. I absolutely need Scribe in my life! Really like the look of the palettes and the polishes as well. Payday needs to hurry up! Alex was right about societal norms with regards to tattoos and makeup. We should wear whatever we like whenever we like, even if it is teal lipstick! Wish I’d have been able to see Alex in action! xx

  4. amaaazing post, have just been googling this collection, and your post is incredible. that quote from alex makes SO MUCH SENSE, and i’m soo jealous of your wicker box goody bag!

    illamasqua inspires me to be more adventurous, and man up with colours!

    love your blog by the way, newest follower, please stop by Wonderland anytime :)


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