Tried & tested: NEW Illamasqua summer collection

Leading make-up artistry brand Illamasqua today introduces its summer collection for 2021 which, this year, is inspired by make-up artist techniques of colour correcting and colour mixology. The new collection contains three new velvet finish Colour Correcting Bronzers that give a natural-looking sun-kissed look while neutralising redness and balancing the skin tone, and five new dual-toned Hydra Lip Tints that cleverly mix two contrasting colours seamlessly to create a subtle, hydrated and ultra-wearable coloured balm.

Global Director of Artistry Pablo Rodriguez explains the inspiration behind the collection:
"The inspiration for creating the Colour Correcting Bronzers and Hydra Lip Tints is the idea that when mixing different colours together they cancel each other out to create an entirely new shade. This launch is all about experimenting with traditional colour theories and idealising how opposites attract to neutralise colours across a variety of skin tones."

Illamasqua colour correcting bronzers COLOUR CORRECTING BRONZERS

With expertly formulated colour correcting pigments,Illamasqua's three new bronzers neutralise redness and balance out skin tone to create a natural-looking, bronzed sun-kissed glow. In shades Glint (light), Flare (medium) and Fire (dark),each of the buildable Colour Correcting Bronzers feature a very cool-toned colour correcting stripe in between a warm and cool-toned bronzer on either side – all of which can be mixed and matched to create healthier-looking, bronzed skin. Application of the bronzer can therefore be fully customised to achieve natural-looking definition depending on skin tone, desired look, and the time of year.


“The Colour Correcting Bronzers have a cool toned stripe in the centre to tone down redness, but also a cool and a warm section on each side which, when blended together, help create a bronzed glow. The three shades in each compact can be used separately as a colour corrector or a bronzer to contour, but my favourite way to use them is to mix all stripes together with a big bronzer brush and apply it all over the face, neck and hands for a natural look, and then add more depth on the cheeks, nose and forehead”.

Illamasqua hydra lip tints HYDRA LIP TINTS

Inspired by colour mixology techniques used by professional make-up artists worldwide, each Hydra Lip Tint contains two vivid shades which seamlessly blend together when swiped over lips to create a mouth-watering, ultra-wearable hue. The Apricot and Peach Hazel Oil infused formula leaves behind a splash of colour that nourishes lips, leaving them feeling hydrated for up to 10 hours. The dual-toned formula feels weightless and can be easily topped-up throughout the day for a boost of moisture and a touch of colour.


“I chose quite extreme and unusual lip colours for each part. After blending them together, the results are very subtle and super easy to wear. Best way to apply them is directly onto the lips, positioning the centre stripe vertically, so when sliding the bullet from left to right and vice versa, the two shades merge. They can be pre mixed in the bullet with a lip brush before application. The colour combinations are so much fun!”

CWM beauty editor Kelly put the products to the test and loved the results. Check out her gorgeous summer glow demo video below.

The Summer Collection is available at from 13th April 2021
Colour Correcting Bronzers, £34 | Hydra Lip Tints, £20

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