In case you didn’t know, Illamasqua launched their latest collection, entitled Body Electrics a few days ago.
The imagery from this collection is stunning; fantasy like and dreamy:
I received a totally unexpected but lovely parcel from Illamasqua containing two of the products from the Body Electrics collection – the Illumie Body Oil in Pulse, which is a gold, glitter infused dry body oil:
This oil has a bit of a jelly texture thing going on inside the jar. I have a few dry body oils (love them, especially if they smell of Monoi) but none with a slightly jellyish texture!
Most of them are solid when its cold and melt when its warm. This one needs no such nuturing:
Once on the skin it becomes the dry oil which separates a little from the gold particles.
Rub it into the skin:
And the effect is not garish at all, its quite subtle with a fine shimmer – I don’t know if you can see the gold bits on my skin, but its there! It leaves more of a glitter shimmer on the skin than a ‘bronzed’ look.
Honestly? Its a lovely product (there’s also one called Volt which has lilac particles in it) – it rubs in quickly and feels nice. But I do think there are other alternatives out there for a little less…
I would say for a cheaper alternative, try out Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or (about £15) or as an alternative, Nars Body Glow is EXPENSIVE but sheer heaven, or for more bronze, Scott Barnes Body Bling is really good fun!
I was also sent the Liquid Metal in Surge, a grey metal type shade. I love the idea of the liquid metals although I don’t own any (apart from in a palette). They crease though – and it seems a shame to powder over something so gorgeous.
Here is Surge:
Its pretty enough, and quite wearable although of course it will crease if you use too much. I’d love them to do something like a really dirty metal colour – this is fresher though and quite a nice touch for the summer.
What do you make of this collection?
See the Illamasqua range on their website.