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New Throb Collection from Illamasqua

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Cult British beauty brand Illamasqua invites you to step into a world where your heart will race and your pulse quicken. Inspired by your Alter Ego’s inner depths of desire, and in celebration of Saint Valentine, the new Throb Collection consists of three new Nail Varnish shades, an Intense Lipgloss and a blood red Lipstick.


Nail Varnish – £13.50
Leave your mark with Illamasqua’s bold, rich, vibrant colours. ‘Throb’ is a powerful red Nail Varnish, the colour of blood spilled by desperate, rejected lovers. ‘Load’ is a rich, cream coating for the nails and the midnight matt finish of ‘Scorn’ is a deep statement of obsession.

Intense Lipgloss – £13.00

Come out of the shadows with Illamasqua’s high-shine, colour-rich Intense Lipgloss. Sure to be a cult classic, awaken your mouth’s erotic sensuality with the seductive red of the new ‘Succubus’.

Lipstick – £15.50

Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in Illamasqua’s colour-intense Lipstick with a highly pigmented formula. Assume the role of a femme fatale with ‘Sangers’, Illamasqua’s new blood red Lipstick.

The Throb collection is available from January 17th 2011 in Illamasqua’s Flagship Store, Selfridges London, Manchester, Birmingham, Fenwick Newcastle, Debenhams Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and online at


Make-up Product List

  • Cream Foundation 100
  • Rich Liquid Foundation 115
  • Powder Foundation 105
  • Powder Blusher in ‘Disobey’
  • Powder Blusher in ‘Intrigue’
  • Pure Pigment in ‘Furore’
  • Powder Eye Shadow in ‘Heroine’ [on cheeks and eyes
  • Powder Eye Shadow in ‘Sex’
  • Cream Pigment in ‘Emerge’   ** NEW for SS11 collection! **
  • Eye Liner Cake in ‘Mislead’
  • Sealing Gel [for eyebrows]
  • PI in ‘Abyss’
  • False Eye Lashes ‘021’

This collection looks gorgeous, and has everything I love from Illamasqua in it. My favorite product from them is by far their nail polishes, and the intense lip glosses and lipsticks are to die for. Can’t wait to see this!!



  1. Leah

    January 13, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I love this image. So beautiful.

  2. Amber

    January 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Those nail polish look great, I can’t wait to try them on :)

  3. CaitlynnSephira

    January 13, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Lovvve the 3rd image !! So perfect !!

  4. Purplelicious

    January 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Love the picture!!

  5. Tina

    January 13, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Wow. That ad campaign is absolutely beautiful. I love the gloss and lip stick. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Nora

    January 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Load, a cream nail polish. I don’t know how to feel about that one. xD

    • Carolyn

      January 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

      I agree!! I thought the SAME thing…I don’t think I could bring myself to use it lol. Silly I know…but what if someone were to say, “Hey I really like that polish color, what’s it called?”
      Then I would say, “Oh um…it’s called Load…” I think I would die.

  7. Cecilia

    January 13, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I am soooooooo in love with Scorn <3

  8. Julia

    January 14, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Did they HAVE to name their white nail polish “Load”? And call it a “rich, cream coating” for the nails?

  9. Heather

    January 14, 2011 at 4:51 am

    I love the image and the visual interest of the heart and its shadow, actually the whole makeup look in general is divine. On the other hand, could the names of the products be any more sexist and patriarchal?!?! Come on people get creative already and drop the whole topic of sex and sell something positive and constructive instead

    • Alex

      January 15, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      I don’t see it as sexist and patriarchal. If you want to get into that you’d have to involve the entire cosmetics industry and how it’s marketed. If one company chooses to be slightly more in-your-face and won’t back down regarding it’s name choices…well remember Illamasqua is created for both sexes to express themselves. Assuming that only girls would be comfortable w/ their products seems somewhat sexist to me. Please research the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

  10. Stephanie

    January 14, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I think you should do that models look just for a fun look, even though it’s not wearable or anything I think it would be cool to see it on someone :)

    • Louise

      February 27, 2011 at 6:56 pm

      was just thinking that :D

  11. Heather F.

    January 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    place do a tutorial like this picture.. it would be so cool..

    • Heather F.

      January 14, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      sorry PLEASE**

  12. Jessica

    January 14, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Regardless of whether or not she does a tutorial on that look (*which would be awesome*), I’m going to try to do it myself. love Love LOVE that look!!!

  13. Mandy

    January 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Amazing make up!

  14. updatetoo

    January 15, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Very interesting post I enjoy your website keep up the amazing posts.

  15. Yekka

    January 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    This image reminds me of V for Vendetta….

  16. Michelle

    January 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Wow she looks beautiful! Lovee itt(:

  17. WendyOMGWar

    January 21, 2011 at 1:32 am

    WOW! I didn’t even realize that this wasn’t an actual mask until i zoomed in on the picture…
    Leesha do you think you could show us a tutorial with this overall concept?

  18. Jenn

    February 7, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I’m not a fan of Load at all… Nothing against the color, I just personally think that a sexual reference like that in a Valentine’s collection is extremely tacky… Maybe it was just ruined for me by Scrangie’s review on it, but I found a off-white nail polish named “Load” in a Valentine’s line not very funny…I’m sure they were going for humor.

    Beyond that, I think that the collection is nice. None of the colors are very new, but the lipgloss and lipstick are very pretty looking. I have always liked the red lip look, but I can never get it to work on me.. I haven’t found my shade yet.

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