Blue is quite a tricky colour when it comes to makeup, but... the two pieces I received from Illamasqua's To Be Alive Collection couldn't be easier to pull off - a gorgeous opalescent blue nail polish and a clear lipgloss with a bit of shimmer. Gorgeous!
The other pieces from the collection include a blue lipstick and a blue eye shadow quad, so they won't be for everyone, but the nail polish and lip gloss are very wearable.
This limited edition collection is inspired by 'a raw state full of living, movement, life, feeling, spirit, emotion, the forces that move us to be chaotic yet peaceful' and the imagery for the campaign is absolutely stunning.
Illamasqua Lipsgloss in Iridesce* (£16.50)
I like the formula of Illamasqua lip glosses and this one is exactly what I expected. Light texture, no stickiness and gorgeous shine. Shade Iridesce is a clear gloss with a bit of blue sparkle (which makes your teeth appear whiter), perfect to wear on it's own or layered on top of a lipstick.
Illamasqua Nail Polish in Prismatic* (£14.50)
The nail polish from the collection seems to be sold out on the Illamasqua website, but it is still available from Very and probably from Illamasqua counters. It is such a gorgeous colour! It reminds me of mermaids and the ocean. It applies like a dream and two coats create a nice opalescent effect and give enough coverage to show the stunning blue colour. You can also use this shade as a top coat to transform any colour into something magical!
The collection is available from illamasqua.com and Illamasqua counters,