The new Sacred Hour collection is a world away from the bright colours of their previous Paranormal collection. It focuses on reflection and empowerment, based on the sacred hours of daybreak and sunset.
The collection consists of a four eye shadow palette, two new velvet blushers, a lipstick and two nail polish shades, as well as some lush false lashes and the new skin base lift concealers.
All of the shades are super wearable and there was an audible ooooooh when the palette was revealed to bloggers earlier this week!
|Reflection palette - Precipice, Acute, Dart, Graphite|
|Hemlock and Facet nail polishes|
|Velvet blushers - Sleek and Peaked|
|Shard lipstick and Peaked velvet blush swatches|
|Skin Base Lift|
Featuring 4 long wearing, creamy eye shadows Reflection is the stand out piece to me. The tones are very earthy, and can be worn quite sheer or built up for a more dramatic look. It features Precipice - soft lemon, Acute - Ash Taupe, Graphica - graphite grey and Dart - toasted bronze. £34
This is a new type of blusher from Illamasqua. Velvet blushers are cream to powder and are designed to last longer on oilier skin than their standard cream blush range. There are currently two shades to choose from: Sleek - dusky coral and Peaked - dusky rose. The formula is highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. They blend out superbly, and can be applied with fingers or a brush. £18 each.
Shard looks a little scary in the tube - it's berry hue is bold, and has a creamy matte finish. Somehow this shade seems to suit everyone that I've seen it on, no matter what your colouring, and I think this is the perfect autumnal lipstick. £16.50
Illamasqua have created two new shades for the Sacred Hour collection: Hemlock - a pale opal green and Facet - grey crystal. Hemlock is very sheer and can be built up to opaque with lots of layers, or worn as a topcoat over other polishes. Facet looks stunning - a grey shade shot through with tiny gold pigements and is my favourite of the two. £14.50
These new false eye lashes are super full, but have been slightly feathered at the ends to help them look more natural. Wear with a slick of black liner for a 60's inspired look. £14.50
Skin Base Lift:
A new addition to the Skin Base line, Skin Base Lift is a creamy concealer designed to brighten, illuminate and conceal. Currently available in 7 shades, they start at white and go through to 'deep 2'. I'm shade light 1 - the lightest shade up from pure white. £16
The collection is currently available exclusively to Selfridges until 19th August when it will roll out to Illamasqua counters across the country. I predict the Reflection palette to be a sell out! Will you be buying anything from this collection?