You all know how much I heart Illamasqua right? Well, from the new collection, my favourite thing I’ve tried so far is by far the Paranormal Palette, a quad of four mystical shades of a formula that I’ve never seen before. The compact is the usual gloss black compact with a large mirror and imprinted with the insignia for Illamsaqua. My only complaint with this is that marks show up really strongly on this material.
At first glance, these shades look terrifying to most, not something you think you could wear easily, least of all on a daily basis. However, I’m pleased to say that they are more versatile than it looks. The colours in the palette are Paranormal (vivid cerise), Aura (warm copper), Trance (soft violet) or Possession (cool green). Each formula is an unusual silicone based creamy shadow, designed for long wear and easy blending.
Here they are swatched, as you can see they are much softer shades than they look in the palette. The textures are really unusual, the are soft and blendable like a cream but have more of a powder finish. There’s a soft shimmer to the shades that isn’t glittery. Very, very pretty. I didn’t think I’d care much for the pink or orange, but I love every shade in this palette.
I’ve been using this palette nearly everyday, which I’m very surprised at. There’s so many options with the colour combinations and they all blend together beautifully. Here’s a couple of looks that I’ve been wearing…
What do you think of the Illamasqua Paranormal Palette?
Would you wear these colours?
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