Review and swatches: Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless

It’s time to cross the threshold and embrace a world of
Unadulterated decadence …

… with Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless products:

Illamasqua Theatre Of The Nameless preview

  • cream pigment: Androgen (coral) and Depravity (magenta);
  • pure pigment: Zeitgeist (black shimmer), Beguile (light shimmer) and Berber (auburn shimmer);
  • precision ink: Havoc;
  • nail polish: Taint (stone brown), Kink (bottle green), Vice (deep cerise) and Faux Pas (blue violet);
  • shimmer blusher: Ambition (neutral) and Morale (rosed flush);
  • lipgloss: Façade (grey pink), Belladonna (deep pink) and Sheer Lipgloss Violate (dark green shimmer);
  • lipstick: Kontrol (blue violet);
  • false eye lashes: Grandeur and Weimar.

Teased by the sweet, pungent tang of opium, the air throbs with the electric shock of lovers’ flesh. Dare to feel the intensity of the club’s intimate caress, and abandon yourself to the glorious wonders of unfettered night-time make-up.

Doesn’t really sound like my kind of a party, but I love the colors they chose for Theatre of the Nameless collection. And make up that goes with it is one of a kind … as we come to expect and love from Illamasqua.

Illamasqua Theatre Of The Nameless promo Illamasqua Theatre Of The Nameless promo Illamasqua Theatre Of The Nameless promo

Parokeets ladies received four items from Theatre of the Nameless to play with.

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless by Parokeets
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless

My favorite item is Illamasqua Berber pure pigment. This pigment looked peachy pink from the outside, but when I opened it I was surprised to see reddish shade with green shimmer. Like mineral eyeshadows, these babies need primer to make them pop. I used Rival de Loop eyeshadow base and Illamasqua Depravity cream pigments as a base. While I liked the color over RdL eyeshadow base, I loved it over Depravity. Magenta base gives Berber pigment cooler undertone that looks hot. I’ll definitively be using Berber as accent color. The only thing I would leave out of this pigment are larger goldish particles – they tend to get all over the place if I don’t tap off the brush.

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless - BERBER (pure pigment) swatch
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless - Berber (pure pigment)

Illamasqua Depravity cream pigment is another one of my favorites. I used it as eyeshadow base and as blush. Cream pigments are not creaseless on my oily eyelids when used alone, but in combination with pure pigments they last for quite a long time. It also serves as good pop out blush on my warm skin tone … and after mattifying – it stays put.

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless - Depravity (cream pigment) swatch
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless - Depravity (cream pigment)

If I were crazy about ink liners I would buy the whole Illamasqua range. They’re easy to apply, do not smudge and are easy to remove. Maybe I’ll have to broaden my love of pencil eyeliners to include liquid ones also. Illamasqua Havoc precision ink eyeliner looks like a molten milk chocolate and leans slightly to reddish side. Color that looks probably good on most of us.

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless - Havoc (precision ink) swatch
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless - Havoc (precision ink)

Illamasqua Kontrol is softer/more buttery lipstick than Sangers or Climax, so I like it less and majority of you will probably like it more. Dark violet color screams statement color. If my face weren’t so chubby and round, I would use this lipstick and go clubbing.
Know what is funny about this color? It’s pretty dark and cool toned when applied heavily, but if you use it as stain it becomes warmer (but still cool) and lighter violet. If I apply it heavily it doesn’t last as long as Sangers or Climax, but if I apply it as stain I like the color and staying power. I was dead tired so I forgot to make the swatch of lighter application of Kontrol and all of the photos of lip swatches look awful, so I’ll show you only hand swatch.

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless - Kontrol (lipstick) swatch
Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless - Kontrol (lipstick)

As Zagreb will be soon getting Illamasqua store/stand and we don’t live far from Croatian capital, hopefully will be able to swing by and check out rest of this collection. I’m dying to try out their Skin Base and Theatre of the Nameless polishes in my beloved rubber finish.

P.S. Illamasqua is currently offering free shipping for international (UK has no order limit) orders over 40 pounds.

* Products were sent to us for review purposes. Promo photos courtesy of Illamasqua.

18 thoughts on “Review and swatches: Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless”

  1. Čeprav se mi zdi ideja za kolekcijo več kot fantasična (nekonvencionalna, originalna in precej alter-ego like), pa lahko izdelke, ki so mi všeč preštejem na prste ene roke. V bistvu jih imam še preveč. Finish laka mi žal ne ustreza, raje imam res glossy ali pa čisto mat lake, tudi šminke in pigmenti mi ne padejo v oči. Ok, če bi si upala in imela tapravi look bi si kupila zeleni gloss, Violate, na njihovi strani mi je hudo všeč. Ampak nekako dvomim, da bi mi uspelo dobro zgledati z njim. Edina stvar, ki se je ne bi branila iz kolekcije je Havoc, precision ink. Kaj pa vem, čakam boljše čase z Illamasquo. Ne da bi se pritoževala, za denarnico je tako bolje. In v zadnjih treh mesecih sem si privoščila tri njihove lake, tako da bi bilo morda bolje da sem tiho. :blush: :whistle:

  2. I adore this collection! Illamasqua have really outdone themselves again.

    Really loving Androgen cream pigment, and lusting after Berber

  3. lepa kolekcija, čeprav se mi zdi pol izdelkov čisto nenosljivih…zelen lipglos je tud za moj alterego mal prehud :biggrin:
    lakci so pa vauu :w00t:

  4. Depravity mi je padel v oči – barva mi je super, dejstvo da se nabira v gubo malo manj (sploh glede na to da ni najbolj poceni). Šminka mi pa barvno ni všeč.


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