Illamasqua Neutral Palette (Human Fundamentalism Collection)


Illamasqua Neutral Palette - part of the Human Fundamentalism Collection - (available here) - $42.50

Create sculpted highlights and stark contours anywhere on your face and body with these four fundamental powder shadows.  From new matte shades in Stealth (creamy buttermilk), Wolf (Chocolate Brown) and Vintage (Antiqued Gold) - a shade exclusive to this palette - to the glistening metallic accents of Obsidian (Rich Black), express your inner light and darkness in a rich riotous glamour.

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Illamasqua's newly lauched Human Fundamentalism collection features the bold colours and bright palettes that the brand is so synonymous with, but amidst all that colour also comes this gorgeous Neutral palette.  A must-have for any neutral-makeup lover with it's combination of neutral browns, a dark black, and a buttery cream highlighter, this comes packaged in the signature glossy black Illamasqua packaging which includes a large mirror.

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Illmasqua Makeup 2012 Summer collection Human Fundamentalism Neutral Palette Eyeshadows Swatches Reviews Ingredients Stealth Obsidian wolf vintage black brown blog beauty indian looks fotd eotd

Shades featured in the new Neutral Palette from Illamasqua:

Stealth:  A buttery cream matte highlighter.

Vintage:  An antiqued gold.

Obsidian:  A rich dark matte black.

Wolf:  A matte dark neutral brown.

 

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Illmasqua Makeup 2012 Summer collection Human Fundamentalism Neutral Palette Eyeshadows Swatches Reviews Ingredients Stealth Obsidian wolf vintage black brown blog beauty indian looks fotd eotd
Illamasqua Neutral Palette (clockwise starting from the black):  Obsidian, Wolf, Stealth, Vintage
The one thing missing from this palette is an applicator.  I never use the applicators provided with palettes (and it does seem to be a sentiment shared by most makeup users), so it's really not an issue with me, except that I have to remember to carry a brush along when I pack this one up for travel.  Now, on to the shades.  There are three matte shades and one antiqued golden shade to add a bit of light to the eyes.  I find the pigmentation medium to good - at par if not better than some of the other nekkid/neutral palettes I have swatched.  The swatches on my hand are without a primer, so that should give an idea about the pigmentation levels on these shadows.  Over a primer and/or with layering, the pigmentation is much more impressive.


Illamasqua Neutral Palette - Swatches and FOTD

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Illamasqua Neutral Palette Swatches - (starting from the top):  Stealth, Wolf, Vintage, Obsidian

A couple of ways to use the Illamasqua Neutral Palette (found this info on Sephora):

  • Use the shadows with a blending brush to create a soft blended effect or a damp brush mixed with the Illamasqua sealing gel for a water-resistant finish.
  • Stealth is an ideal base color or a subtle highlighter for brows and cheeks.
  • Wolf, a unique neutral tone, can be used lightly for soft contouring on eyes/face or to build upon to create intensity and definition around the eyes.
  • Vintage adds light to wherever it is applied. Use to highlight brows, cheeks and the decollĂ©tĂ© or lightly over any color to add a shimmer finish.
  • Obsidian adds drama and depth to the eyes, and when mixed with water or Sealing Gel it transforms to the deepest of black liners.
Here's what I tried with the Illamasqua Neutral palette:

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Obsidian (matte black shade) used as a liner.  Did not use a sealant/dampening medium - this is just applied with a
thin angled brush on to primed lids.  The staying power is quite good, though, I have not tried it outdoors.
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Smudged the black shadow liner and topped with a dusting of the dark brown shade to get a darker, smokey eye.
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Applied a wash off the antiqued gold shade to the inner half of the eye to bright a bit of light to the darker eye.
While this palette may seem a bit tame coming from a brand more famous for it's blue-green lipsticks and bright yellow eye shadows, in my opinion, this is a simple idea done right.  Whether you want a lighter wash of colour or a darker smokey eye, the well-matched shades in this palette would work great for just about any look.  The quality is excellent with no fall-out, creasing, or chalkiness, and the shadows are quite pigmented when used over a primer.  Overall, a fabulous palette and a must-have from Illamasqua.

I never thought I would say this, but the next time you go shopping for neutral makeup, try Illamasqua!

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Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection - Neutral Palette (Ingredients)
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16 comments:

  1. Palette looks so gorgeous both in terms of Packaging & colors but the price is way too high :( btw u look really pretty in that look :)

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  2. Once I bought naked..I stopped shopping for neutral palettes except for few wet n wild...but this quad looks pretty and the look is gorgeous!!

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    1. I do think one neutral palette is all one needs, especially one of the Urban Decay ones :D :D :D Which one did you get..1 or 2? I liked the second one more...though I do think they could have put something else in there rather than that lipgloss.

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  3. This quad looks really nice on you Rads! Wolf & Vintage would make a wonderful gold smoky eye as Wolf is a nice crease color for Indian skin tones. It reminds me of MAC's Folie.

    I don't really own many Illamasqua products as I'm too much of a MAC fan. I think I have one pigment, a nail polish and a bronze-ish eyeliner. I'm quite surprised they have a neutral eyeshadow quad :) It's kind of amusing in a way. I shall swatch this if I get a chance (*cough* or if it goes on sale online).

    Hope you're doing well :)

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  4. Hi Fieran :) I have been doing swatch-rounds at the MAC store, and I did a similar shade, but me being me..I cannot remember the shade :D I don't have a neutral palette, though, so I find this is perfect for me, and I rarely if ever go beyond the third eyeshadow :D It is surprising though, isn't it, Illamasqua making a neutral quad - amusing :D :D

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  5. Hehe, I won't be able to remember the shades either. There are way too many pretty eyeshadows these days. This palette is definitely one of the better neutral ones. I'm resisting getting the Naked 2 one as I already have the original and don't use it often. I'm too in love with colored shadows.

    I'm glad you like this as it definitely suits you.

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    1. Hey..what do you think of the new UD palette..I think they have some new shades out too, don't they? I really couldn't bring myself (yet) to spend the $18 on a single eyeshadow, but I love a lot of those browns!!

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  6. Rads.....Rati gave me a neutral quad from Body Shop, I copy your makeup ejjactly...shame to shame.....BTW, you looking really bootiful "smug:

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    1. Thankoo Jomolayy :D Oh this makeup is supereasy and perfect for us naa :)

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  7. yesh yesh........I copy this totally.....:)

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  8. With a gentle finger, I just patted a bit of Vintage from the Sephora tester onto my bare eyelid, and boy! Instant light, very classy and natural looking. On my wishlist for sure. The other side I tried a Shue Uemera antique gold and this one was way better. Even hubbie thought so :D

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    1. We don't get Shu Uemera in stores here..I have only tried one of their eyeshadow quads, and those were creamy and creased too soon on my eyes. I amn't sure about how their other shadows are, though...Do you get Shu Uemera in Sephora where you stay? That's so nice!

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