Illamasqua Generation Q – Complement Palette

Complement1 Illamasqua Generation Q   Complement Palette

When I first posted about the Illamasqua Generation Q collection at the end of June, it felt like the 6th September release date was about a million years away. Luckily, the summer has flown by and it’s now only 11 days away! Today I want to show you the Complement palette* from the collection, something I think should be high up on everybody’s Generation Q wishlist.

Complement2 Illamasqua Generation Q   Complement Palette

Complement3 Illamasqua Generation Q   Complement Palette
Clockwise from top left – powder eyeshadow in Slink (soft champagne shimmer), new Liquid Metal in Focus (cool brown metallic cream), new Pressed Pure Pigment in Queen of the Night (blackened plum shimmer), powder eyeshadow in Forgiveness (matte finish rich chocolate plum)

I absolutely LOVE this palette. It is so up my street, the colours are beautiful and I love the variation in finish and texture. The whole combination is just begging to be played and experimented with, I can imagine dozens of different looks I want to try with it. The inclusion of the new Focus liquid metal is wonderful as it encourages you to play with combining and layering creams and powders.

Swatch time! You can see in the swatches that Forgiveness is actually a fair bit darker than it looks in the product shots above. Whilst it does swatch a bit darker on the skin than it looks in the pan, note that it’s a bit too light in the product shots.

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Slink, Focus, Forgiveness, Queen of the Night

In the spirit of experimentation, here’s a couple of examples of how you can create new colours and textures by layering shades over the Focus liquid metal. In both pictures, Focus is swatched alone on the bottom, with Slink layered over in the top picture, and Queen of the Night layered over in the bottom picture.

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Complement6 Illamasqua Generation Q   Complement Palette

I really liked how Queen of the Night looked layered over Focus, so I blended some swatches of Forgiveness and Slink next to it to get an idea of how the whole thing might look on the eye. Admittedly it does just look like a big shimmery bruise but it looked pretty sexy on the eye! A real smokey plum look, gorrrgeous.

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Complement8 Illamasqua Generation Q   Complement Palette

Most of my eye pics came out crap I’m afraid, you can see that my eyelash extensions are looking reeeally scabby now where they’re growing out, sorry about that!

So, I massively recommend adding this palette to your Generation Q wishlist – whilst it’s a little pricey at £34, hey, it’s Illamasqua, so it’s worth it to me. I can’t wait to get my hands on the other palette (the Empower palette), Sophie Blush and the Gleam Cream! What’s on your Generation Q wishlist?

If you really can’t wait until 6th September, don’t forget about the early release. If you Tweet, Like and Pin your favourite Generation Q products using the social buttons on the product pages, the three most popular products will go on sale nine days early, on Tuesday!

  • Lucy – Beauty and the Blogger

    Loving forgiveness and slink, the layering really works :-)

    • Leanne

      I know, it’s so much fun seeing what new colours and textures you can create! :-)

  • Miss Stylicious

    Love the colour combination, and althought it’s a little pricey the pigmentation is good, and would certainly get a lot of wear.

    • Leanne

      Precisely – I’d balk at paying £34 for it if they were colours that I’d never wear but they’re everyday colours for me really!

  • DaisyBee

    This palette looks lovely, love the idea of all the different finishes inside one palette! x

    • Leanne

      It’s interesting isn’t it? :-) x

  • Victoria

    That looks really beautiful :)
    I’d love to hear how you got on with your eyelash extensions. Particularly what make up remover you can use, presumably some may weaken the glue?

    • Leanne

      Glad you like it! Yes, I’ll definitely be doing an update on how I got on with the extensions just as soon as they’re all gone – there’s still some hanging on tight at the moment and it’s been 3 1/2 weeks!

  • jennie

    Ahh I want this SO much! I’m forever jealous of bloggers that get such lovely Illamasqua parcels! xo

    • Leanne

      Yes, I’m definitely very lucky to get spoiled by them! x

  • Lillian Funny Face

    It’s beautiful, I really love Queen of the Night. Awesome swatches and I love that bruisey colour you created. I think I need both the palettes from the collection.

    • Leanne

      I think Queen of the Night is my favourite shade too, really beautiful. Thanks! I look forward to seeing what you do with the palettes when you get ‘em :-)

  • Beauty’s Bad Habit

    So pretty! It’s nice to see Illamasqua releasing a softer, more typically wearable collection, too (though i love the weirder colours best!)

  • liloo

    probably my favourite collection after toxic nature! wow. i want it all liloo/@tsunimee xx