Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection – Powder Eye Shadows Review

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection – Powder Eye Shadows Review

Illamasqua Precision Ink Sneak Peek Fundamentalism Range and Powder Eye Shadows Review

Illamasqua recently launched its “Human Fundamentalism Range” for spring-summer 2012.  Human Fundamentalism is an explosion of your alter ego. It’s becoming who you are and not who you’re told to be. Beauty isn’t conformity, but the fundamental human desire to express your inner self on the outside. To rise above mainstream limitations and exist in a world where individuality is received with celebration not derision, and breaking the mould is a sign of strength not instability.

Human Fundamentalism

We stand for freedom of expression, embracing our glorious imperfections and showing the world we’re not ordinary but extraordinary, even if society refuses to accept it. We’re beyond conformity. Beyond control. Beyond hiding who we really are. We are not a religion, but the singular opposite. We are Illamasqua.

“Human Fundamentalism is the unique spirit and fundamental human drive for individuality. It’s a belief, a movement and an emotion. A connection with the spirit of the age and its global motifs. You are your own human hybrid, a unique nomad of street cultures and global trends.” — Alex Box, Illamasqua Creative Director.

Get ready for a startling celebration of humanity’s connection with colour. Introducing the Human Fundamentalism collection, where blinding flashes of pigment provide a sharp contrast to neutral tones, creating a saturated palette that catapults your alter ego to new levels of self-expression. Mix contrasting textures to express your true self, spiraling from rich metallic to pale matte shades. This is nonconformity at its most fundamental. At its unpredictable best.

Check out the complete range here.

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I am reviewing three powder eye shadows today from this range, which are “Pivot, Burst and Obsidian.”


Product Description:

Each of these glorious colours makes a statement that is as individual as you are. Highly pigmented, prepare
for an intensity that’s not just colour-true but extremely long-lasting. Experiment and be bold.

Expert Tips:

Use a long bristle brush for blending and a shorter bristle brush for precise colour placement. Mix Powder Eye Shadow with Sealing Gel for colour-intensification, and apply with an Angled Eye Liner Brush for unlimited eye liner opportunities. They can also double up as blushers or contours, whilst shimmer textures can be used as a highlighter on the eyes, face and body.


There are 6 shades launched in this range:

  • Burst.
  • Pivot.
  • Cancan.
  •  Sex.
  • Obsidian Rich black.
  • Vernau


Fundamentalism Range

Fundamentalism Range

Fundamentalism Range


£15.50 price per 10g £77.50.

Net Weight:

2g 0.07 OZ.



These eye shadow singles come in a chic, glossy black, sturdy, plastic casing which holds the square eye shadow pan and with a see-through lid. It does not come with a mirror or applicator.

Fundamentalism Range


Illamasqua Describes the shade as yellow green.  I would call it a beautiful “lime-fluorescent green.” It reminds me a lot about the highlighting pen I would use in school 😛

Some of you may find the colour not so wearable, but I think it is great for spring—summer.

Fundamentalism Range

Fundamentalism Range

Fundamentalism Range

Burst – Blue Green:

Fundamentalism Range

Fundamentalism Range

I find it a mix of teal and turquoise blue. Gorgeous is the word! This is my personal favourite out of three I have. Very wearable! Totally love it!

Obsidian- Rich Black:

I think Illamasqua has described it well; it’s a rich/dark black. I was looking for a black matte eye shadow and this black beauty came in, just at the right time. Even though it is not the blackest black, it works well for me as I use a black eye shadow mostly at the counter corner of my eyes. These also fit the bill for smokey eye makeup too.

Fundamentalism Range

Fundamentalism Range

Texture and Pigmentation:

These powder eye shadows are surprisingly very soft, despite being absolutely matte.  The matte formula fares well, even more than my expectation, but I find these can get a little hard to blend, so you may need to pat-press-pack these on the eyelids to make these work for you.

These are fairly pigmented (not superbly/intensely pigmented though) and have negligible amount of fall out. With a primer, however, the pigmentation can be improved and these can also be built upon easily.



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What I Like about Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection – Powder Eye Shadows:

  • Soft, smooth texture.
  • Completely matte.
  • Fairly pigmented.
  • Almost nil fall out.
  • Good staying power.
  • These don’t crease a lot even without a primer.
  • Can be built upon.
  • You get a lot of product in one pan.
  • Pretty packaging.

What I Do Not Like about Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection – Powder Eye Shadows:

  • These are a little difficult to blend.
  • Expensive.
  • Not available in India, you need to order these from the Illamasqua website to get these here.

IMBB Rating:

3 on 5 :-* :-* :-*

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134 thoughts on “Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection – Powder Eye Shadows Review

            1. hihihihih…. thankoooo sanjeeev :hihi: :hihi: :hihi: :dumb: :dumb: :dumb: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:
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                  1. Good idea Sanjeevjiiiiiiiiiiii……. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: I want the blue murgi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

                    1. Haan haan Jomol, jab murgi ko pta chLa uske feathers IMBB pe feature honge usne swayam hi khooob saaare feathers khushi se de diye :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  1. :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
    Fabulous review Nupur! I love Burst and Obsidian but I think Pivot and Burst would go very well together for a nice summery eye!
    Isn’t Burst similar to Mac’s Electric Eel?

    1. hey thanks Aarbee 🙂
      yea, Pivot and Burst will make a goood combination for summery eye makeup… i think there is one picture on the illamasqua site too for the same .. let me check and link back 🙂

      ummm…. I have almost Zero knowledge about MAC products :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
      I think Rati will be able to tell about it :victory2: :victory2:

  2. The eyeshadows look gorgeousss Nupuriiiiiiiiiiii..and lovely pics…with such nice and detailed review :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: how much did they charge for shipping? Abhi toh free international shipping time hai 1st april ko!! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. thankooooooooooo Kimii kimi kimi :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      sachi kya, free sipppinggggg :woot: :woot: :woot: i want their foundationnnn :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

      1. haaaaaaaaan!!! :yahoo:

        FREE International Delivery when you spend £45: Enter promotion code: INTER45 :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

        1. fotttttttttttyyyyyyyyy faaaaaaeeevvvvvv paaaaauuuundddssssss min. order 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 :struggle: :struggle: :struggle: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:

            1. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Sanjeev jee..I am planning to order some nail paalishes from this range…they look gorgeousssssssss!! :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure: :manicure:

  3. Hi Nupur, wow, simply awesome clear and lovely pics. :yes: :yes: I liked the blue eyeshadow. Sigh, when will I be able to get Illamasqua products? BTW, I have something to tell you & Rati !! :yahoo:

    1. thank u sooo much Sabrina :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:
      Kimi, just mentioned thy will have free international shipping, why dont u take a plunge :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
      whattttt u have to tellll, mail me fasttttttt , ru coming to Delhi :woot: :woot: :woot:

        1. Sabrina….I know why you super excited…. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: you are going to singapore to meet that SA na…whose face is as :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  4. Nupur.. Lovely pictures and Lovely colors.. :woot: :woot: And I always find your hands so cute in the pictures.. :clap: :clap:

  5. I GOT URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE YESTERDAY……….. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa….Is it naked 1 or naked 2….both look just amazinggggg……Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee Sabrina!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

        1. AWesssssssssome!! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

            1. nooo sabrinaaa :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

              1. ohhhh, theek hai jomol :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
                Rati ko bhi Urban Decay Mallika S pallete chahiye :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

  6. I can see how smooth the texture is! Beautiful they are…lovely colors..but the price :waaa: :waaa: Nice review and super duper pictures Nupur!! :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

  7. Pics :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:
    Nice Review Nupur :))
    I can only see, read review, imagine the eyeshadow on my eyes :tongue: i cant afford it, its costly :nono: :nono: :nono: :nono:

    1. Gurpreet ji, yeh fotoz lene mei mujhe 3 din lag gye n dinn mei taare nazar aa gye.. chand add karne ki energy/patience nhi bachi thi mujh mei :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

  8. tooo cute photos Nupurji….. :))

    Good Morning everyone :)) hav a nice day all of u… happy weekend.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    Yippeeeeee today my manger is on leave.. n TL got released from d project… :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

        1. Rajani 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 so today you wont close the IE of IMBB rite…
          two weeks back my PM got relased from the project :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

            1. :secret2: :secret2: :secret2: at that time i was so happy 😀
              but PM has told one of my colleague that i was a good associate… working well…
              if she would have told me directly before itself, i would have felt sad on that day when she left :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :tongue: :tongue:

        1. Oho..moderation :waaa:
          Good Morning Rati..Me too waiting for my nak*d palette..will get it next month hopefully 😉

            1. My friend had to come back from US this month so I told him to get it for me but his company extended his stay so I’ll be getting it next month hopefully 🙂

              P.S. He got a 20% discount :yahoo:

      1. Urban Decay Palette – the day I got it i thought i was dead and had gone to heaven O:) O:)
        Before using it I didn’t know eyeshadows could be sooo buttery and gorgeous!
        AHHHHHHMAZING it is!

  9. i want nangu palette ffurrfuriya :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

    and the murgi panks pictooros are super nice. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. i knowwww…… 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 i didnt want u to read the commentssss above :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

  10. wohoo Nupur me too loved the blue green one and the black looks super… ekdam super rich jet black.. I am hunting for rich black e/s not sure if NYX has one..

  11. Fuuurrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…good waala morning..the colors look so beautiful on your gora chitta hands (you know am a huge fan of your hands 😀 )

      1. 😐 😐 😐 😐 apne paon par hi koolhaadi 😐 😐 😐 😐 Thanks a lot Shruti, Dipti, TA, and isdepiksha :puchhi: :puchhi:

  12. :woot: :woot: :woot: i want the lime green Nuuuuuuuuuuu :waaa: :waaa: :waaa: Plz put it in sale in sunday bazaar :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

  13. Awesome shades!!! And a great Review 🙂
    When I hopefully start a few months time 😛 I m really gonna buy this stuff! I love this brand and their wacky ad campaigns “Make-Up for the alter Ego” indeed!! love the shades 🙂 🙂
    :heart: :heart: :rose: :rose: :rose:

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