L to R: Bronzer in Burnish, Bronzer in Writhe, 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette
Clockwise from top left: Enrapture, Surge, Solstice, Phenomena £29.50
Top to bottom: Surge, Enrapture, Phenomena, Solstice
Bronzer in Writhe £20
Bronzer in Burnish £20
Top to bottom: Burnish, Writhe
Nail Varnish in Jo'Mina £13
L to R: Illamasqua Jo'Mina, Illamasqua Wink, OPI Done Out In Deco, China Glaze Grape Pop
4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette (£29.50)
This is the product I was most intrigued about since I've never tried out the liquid metals from Illamasqua before. I would characterize these as cream eyeshadows or cream highlighters. The colours are really pretty, Surge and Enrapture being my favorites. Surge I'd describe as a tarnished silver olive, Enrapture a coppery rust, Phenomena a silver, and Solstice a tarnished gold shade. I was a bit surprised at their texture, they are very slick and to get a true colour payoff as you see in the pan, you need a generous application. The problem, however, is that because they are rather slippery, if you apply too much product especially on your eyelids, they crease. I wouldn't recommend these to people who have oily eyelids, and I wish the texture was a bit drier and more intensely pigmented. I have to admit I was a little disappointed with this product.
Bronzers in Writhe and Burnish (£20)
I was provided with both bronzers in the collection and found the colours of these are fairly similar. Both are golden tones with a satin shimmery finish. Note that these are not just spray overlays, the product is shimmery throughout, but does not contain glitter particles, a plus point to me. Writhe has a noticeable red undertone, whereas Burnish has more of a golden-tan undertone. These bronzers are very pigmented so if you have fair skin like myself, a light hand and a stippling brush is required. These would work well on darker skintones as well.
Nail Varnish in Jo'Mina (£13)
I haven't applied this to my nails yet (will do so tonight) so I cannot comment on application yet. But the colour I would describe as a bright medium purple with a slightly red undertone. The picture is not entirely colour accurate, purple seems impossible for me to photograph. You can see it in comparison to some other purple nail polishes I own, so far I don't know a dupe that is comparable in colour. As you can see, it is quite a lot brighter than Wink, which Illamsqua released with their spring nail varnish collection. You can see a swatch of Wink here.
You can check out the rest of the Body Electrics collection on Illamasqua's website. Illamasqua products are also available at Sephora.com in the USA, as well as various other store locations around the world.
Keep on the lookout for future videos using these products! I filmed one already using one of the bronzers and the liquid metal palette.