Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism collection for Spring/Summer 2012 - review and swatches of Nomad, Stance and Pivot

Hi everybody!

I've received very unexpected surprise last week - package from Illamasqua! I wasn't able to attend bloggers' preview of the Human Fundamentalism collection but I still got some lovely items for review including two new nail polish shades Nomad and Stance! About the collection:

Human Fundamentalism is an explosion of your alter ego. It’s becoming who you are and not who you’re told to be. Beauty isn’t conformity, but the fundamental human desire to express your inner self on the outside. To rise above mainstream limitations and exist in a world where individuality is received with celebration not derision, and breaking the mould is a sign of strength not instability.

We stand for freedom of expression, embracing our glorious imperfections and showing the world we’re not ordinary but extraordinary, even if society refuses to accept it. We’re beyond conformity. Beyond control. Beyond hiding who we really are. We are not a religion, but the singular opposite. We are Illamasqua.

“Human Fundamentalism is the unique spirit and fundamental human drive for individuality. It’s a belief, a movement and an emotion. A connection with the spirit of the age and its global motifs. You are your own human hybrid, a unique nomad of street cultures and global trends.” — Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.

Here's the lovely package full of colourful feathers, lollipop, Freak perfume sample and promo materials!

And these are the products I will review today: Nail polishes in Nomad and Stance, eyeshadow in Pivot and Sealing gel.

Nomad - bright jade creme colour. Lovely and trendy shade which has very good formula. It applied very easily and finish is smooth. I've applied two coats and it was enough for a full opacity. It also dried fast and removal was without problem. Generally all Illamasqua polishes have very good formula and Nomad is not an exception.

Stance -  darker fuchsia creme. It was very hard to capture the right shade, camera didn't want to translate the bright fuchsia colour. I had to change the colour in Photoshop a bit but now it looks right. Really beautiful and vibrant shade, for me it's a must-have.

Stance has also very good formula - application was flawless and pigmentation is high. I'm wearing two coats and it's absolutely enough. Finish of the polish is very glossy even without topcoat.


Pivot - bright yellow green eyeshadow. Pivot is one of the new eyeshadow shades introduced in Human Fundamentalism collection. This is quite wild shade which I wouldn't really choose for myself but if you're curious how it looks or you like it, read more :)
It is not as much pigmented as I'm used to with Illamasqua eyeshadows but when I've used it together with sealing gel, the colour was very vibrant! Sealing gel is clear gel which is supposed to be used together with eyeshadow to create vibrant and water-resistant colour. It does! I definitely recommend eyeshadows, they are really great but I'm not too sure about this one - mainly because of the colour. It's not a shade I'd wear and I don't know anybody who would
Left to right: Pivot with sealing gel, Pivot over Too Faced eyeshadow base, Pivot on a bare hand

*Product were provided for a review