A place where alter egos are laid bare and naked flesh is a source of unashamed inspiration. In this delicate tipping point between intimacy and pleasurable detachment, we revel in the unknown; exploring the distance between pure Monogamous, gilded Faithful and uninhibited Swinger. Exposed nude tones, adorned with rich licks of gold, leave you gasping for more. Don’t restrain yourself. Unless, of course, you enjoy it.
“Naked Strangers captures inner glows and depths. The deeply and darkly alluring exists alongside ethereal shimmering brilliance. We are complex and multifaceted whilst also being naked to the world.”
Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.
“Naked Strangers represents everything about borderlines...the human edge between romance and permissive intimacy...a step beyond control, a step past the edge and a collection of gilded moments upon the tip of sensation. Beautiful nudes with metallic edge set amongst eclectic textures.”
David Horne, Illamasqua Director of Product Development.
Nail Varnish (£13.50)
Dress up your nails and explore your fantasies with our award-winning Nail Varnishes. Are you Monogamous (creamy flesh pink, matt finish), Faithful (coppered metal) or Swinger (glistening platinum gold)? Apply a lustful layer then answer our question.
Lick your lips then smooth on a rich layer of Intense Lipgloss in Stranger (platinum gold) for obscene levels of pigment. Alternatively, apply Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy (nude pink brown) on naked lips, to tease and tempt your lover. Or lovers…
Stark naked might mean no clothes, but who said anything about no make-up? Create a provocative flush that lasts all night with Powder Blusher in Naked Rose (neutral beige brown) and Cream Blusher in Zygomatic (naked pink brown).
The Naked Strangers collection is available from Thursday 31st May 2012 globally.
That's a pretty different turn from the usual summer collections, isn't it? When most brands bring out bright colors, neons, and so on, Illamasqua thinks about barely there make-up.
It could have something to do with the other recent collection they put out, which was indeed a celebration of color (I'm talking about Human Fundamentalism), or because they just want to make a statement.
I don't care much, all I know is that I like it. The idea is that, during summer, we all wear less clothes, we all get tanned (well, some more than others, but thanks twentieth century, for fake tans and lamps) and we don't need much make-up. Nude shades, some highlighting hints of gold, and considerably long lashes are just enough. If you really want a pop of color, a bright lipstick or lipgloss is just enough.
Plus, the good news is: these colors will never be out of fashion or out of season.
Naked Strangers it is!
On another note, did you know that Skin Base foundation now comes in six new shades, increasing the total to 25 shades. That is a lot! Hopefully, I can find the perfect one for me, now.
Oh, and by the way: I will tell you my thoughts about this very soon!
Stay tuned for more Illamasqua news and reviews!
What do you think of the upcoming Naked Strangers collection? Yay or nay?