today I’m going to show you three of my favourite collections for fall 2014. Let’s get started:
Once is the beauty of the burnished, eroded and erudite. A palette inspired by the gentle and exquisite point when a flower starts to fade and becomes impossibly beautiful in its complex decline. Combined with the subtle opulence of faded gilt layers that reveal themselves the more you blend and search. She is an incandescent moment, a poem alive and a light within a pallet of decaying decadence. – Alex Box, Illamasqua’s Creative Director
I love the 18th century inspired promo campaign for this collection. The shades may be more conventional and wearable than what Illamasqua had released so far, but Once still features some gorgeous pieces. I especially love the nail polish. Here’s what’s available:
VINTAGE METALLIX CREAM EYESHADOW
Bibelot: golden teal
Courtier: deep dark rose
Embellish: rich cocoa
SHEER LIP GLOSS
Exquisite: pink oyster
Opulent: multi-colored beige
Melange: teal & golden bronze
The collection is already available at Illamasqua.com.
Feathers are going to be a big trend this fall. Catrice has jumped on the bandwagon and created Feathered, a new collection inspired by feathers. They decorate the packaging of every product and are embossed on the eyeshadows too. How cool is that? Here are more details:
LUXURY EYESHADOW (€3.49)
These shimmers eyeshadows are available in two bold and two neutral shades: C01 Peacocktail, C02 Plum Plumes, C03 Ostrich’s Frock, and C04 Plain Plumage.
LIQUID EYE LINER (€3.79)
This Liquid Eye Liner has an iridescent chameleon effect, shimmering in the most beautiful purple and blue shades. Available in C01 Peacocktail.
SHEER LIP COLOUR (€3.99)
Available in C01 Plain Plumage, C02 Red-y To Fly, and C03 Plum Plumes.
MORPHING LIP GLOSS (€3.49)
Infused with golden pigments, it creates some gorgeous colour effects on your lips. Available in C01 Golden Plum.
LUXURY LACQUER (€3.49)
Available in C01 Golden Plum-e, C02 Peacocktail, and C03 Skie’s Force.
FEATHERY TOP COAT (€3.49)
Its transparent texture contains ultra-fine metallic, greenish blue, shimmering particles that create a feathery 3D effect on your nails. It can be used on its own or on top of nail polish. Available in C01 Feathery Fact.
The collection will reach counters at the end of this month.
MAC X Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show kicks off the celebration of its 40th anniversary in wild style with an untamed M∙A∙C collaboration, featuring an outrageous collection of hues and products specially designed to recreate the looks of your favourite characters from the 1975 cult classic film. Transform yourself into a sex-swapping mad scientist, heroic newlywed, alien from Transylvania or even the time-warped Riff Raff, with an orgy of colour worthy of any midnight mayhem at The Frankenstein Place.
It’s not often that a MAC collection catches my eye these days. Too many average releases make you lose interest in a brand fast. But as a huge fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show, I couldn’t let this collection go unmentioned. I especially love the glitters, pigment, and nail polishes. The shades look quite unique. Here’s what the collection includes:
RIFF-RAFF EYESHADOW PALETTE ($44.00)
Graphic Style: deep silver (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
Oh, Rocky!!!: soft muted white with pearl (Frost)
Carbon Black: intense black (Matte)
Heavy, Black and Pendulous: grayish blue with pearl (Frost)
Blackberry: muted burgundy-plum brown (Matte) (Permanent)
Crystal: violet duochrome with pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
Gold: sparkling chunky gold (Permanent)
3d Black: black with silver holographic effect (Permanent)
It’s Not Easy Having a Good Time: sparkling burgundy
GREASEPAINT STICK ($21.00)
B: bright yellow blue
Black: intense black
SUPERSLICK LIQUID EYE LINER ($20.00)
On the Hunt: true black
POWDER BLUSH ($24.00)
Crazed Imagination: muted plum with a hint of pink pearl
SCULPT AND SHAPE POWDER ($27.50)
Bone Beige/Emphasize: palest cream/tan
CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL ($17.50)
Black Black: black (Permanent at PRO)
Basic Red: primary red (Permanent at PRO)
Strange Journey: yellowish brick red (Matte)
Oblivion: vivid bluish-red (Amplified)
Sin: deep dark blue red (Matte) (Permanent)
Frank-N-Furter: deep raspberry wine (Matte)
LIP PENCIL ($17.50)
Vino: intense violet purple (Permanent)
NAIL LACQUER ($13.50)
Bad Fairy: red with red multi-changing pearl (Limited Edition)
Formidable: teal green with pink multi-changing pearl (Permanent)
7 Lash (Limited Edition Packaging)
The collection will arrive in stores at the end of this month.
Which of these collections is your favourite?