Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Illamasqua: Theatre of the Nameless

Last week, I was invited to Illamasqua's Theatre of the Nameless Melbourne launch where we were treated with a makeup transformation demonstration that allowed us to learn more about the colours in the collection.

This latest collection is inspired by the heady and pleasuring frenzies of the underworld subculture in 1920s Berlin where exotic dancers and exhibitionists come out to play at night. 

It was also there that we learned of Wittenberg Platz's dominatrix Boot Girls and how the different colour boots and laces worn by each girl represented an S&M service that each lady specialised in (curiousity got the better of me and I did do some more research later on it - if you are interested, head over to Cabinet magazine's overview on it)..   
One of the looks for the Theatre of the Nameless collection
The colours are bold and vibrant, the shades daring and edgy - all great representations of its hedonistic and theatrical inspirations.

The collection includes
  • Pure pigments in Xeitgeist (deep black shimmer), Beguile (light shimmer) which I dubbed 'fairy dust', and Berber (auburn shimmer) - A$39
  • Cream pigment in Androgen (coral) and Depravity (magenta) - A$44
  • Shimmer blusher in Ambition (neutral taupe), and Morale (flushed rose) - A$42
  • Lipstick in Kontrol (blue violet) - A$39
  • Intense lip gloss in Facade (grey pink) and sheer lip gloss Violate (dark green shimmer) - A$33
  • Mascara in Raven (midnight black) - A$40
  • Precision ink in Havoc (aubergine) - A$43.50
  • Nail Varnish in Kink (bottle green), Vice (deep cerise, Faux Pas (blue violet) and Taint (cool stone green) - A$34
  • False lashes in  (dramatic thick and tapered) and Weimar (blackened auburn lashes) - A$36
The collection

Back to the event, the wonderful MBBE do what we do best- chitter and chatter while we wait for the demonstration to start. 
MBBE ladies Mel, Jacie, Ling, Celina and Tine (photo credit: Val)
Then the lovely Violet was transformed on the night using the colours from the collection. She looked stunning don't you think? 
Violet's transformation
Mandi with her Boot Girl inspired coloured nails - these polishes have a satin rubberised texture. 

We were also gifted a little goodie bag afterwards. My booty contained the nail polish in Taint and lipstick in Resist (which isn't part of the new collection). I'll be reviewing  Resist soon. 

Many thanks for Mandi and Illamasqua for a great evening of fun with my favourite girls. 

All Theatre of the Nameless products are available at Illamasqua now.

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