"Faux Pas" is a blurple (= mix of blue & purple) polish with a rubber finish. The rubber finish is - like the name already suggests - a non-shiny rubber-like finish. It's like a mixture between shiny & matte & I've to admit that I really, really like it :-)
It's a bit reminiscent of the Orly Plastix collection polishes from last year which I also liked a lot.
Even though I have a slight aversion to matte polishes (mainly because they show any - even the slightest *ugh* - imperfection of the nails), the rubber finish is much more forgiving & flattering - & it gives a really cool effect.
Application of "Faux Pas" was absolutely flawless. It simply glides on the nail & gives very good coverage with just one coat. Out of habit, I did two, though.
This is what it looks like:
I think it's not only perfect for fall, but for all year around - especially when you're such a purple lover like me :-D
"Kontrol" matches "Faux Pas" very well, as it's in the same color family. It's a matte blurple lipstick that applies extremely smooth. Smoother than other Illamasqua lipsticks that I own & that sometimes require a little more work to apply evenly.
This color isn't for the faint of heart, but it's right up my alley as I was lemming a shade like this for quite a while. Even though it's a matte finish, it's creamy & has very good staying power without drying out the lips.
This is how it looks on my (rather pigmented) lips:
If you're now curious about the "Theatre of the Nameless" collection, here's an overview of the items it contains:
Cream Pigment £17.00
Brazen new shades – Androgen(Coral) and Depravity (Magenta) –introduce new levels of excess to this uniquely Illamasqua, intensely colour-rich and crease resistant matt formula.
Pure Pigment £15.50
These versatile performers are there to be played with, giving a high-shine metallic finish of pure colour in shimmering Zeitgeist (Dark Shimmer), Beguile (Light Shimmer) and Berber (Auburn Shimmer).
Precision Ink £17.00
Our most exotically coloured Precision Ink yet, Havoc (Aubergine) lets you scrawl hidden messages across your naked flesh, to be discovered at midnight by your secret lover.
Nail Varnish £13.50
Taking a lead from the colour-coded specialities of the Wittenberg Platz’s domineering Boot Girls, Illamasqua introduces confident new shades in Taint (Stone Brown), Kink (Bottle Green), Vice (Deep Cerise), and Faux Pas (Blue Violet).
Shimmer Blusher £16.50
Mirroring the glimmer of starlight that illuminates this insomniac’s lair of unending night-time pleasures, the dusting of shimmer in our new blushers, Ambition (Neutral) and Morale (Rosed Flush), adds a rich radiance to your face.
Full, glossy lips in dark, sultry Intense Lipgloss Façade (Grey Pink), Belladonna (Deep Pink) and Sheer Lipgloss Violate (Dark Green Shimmer) give you the ultimate high-shine power-pout that will stop them in their tracks at a hundred paces.
Colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula in the dark, sultry and powerful shade Kontrol (Blue Violet) to give you the deep-down confidence to dominate any situation.
False Eye Lashes £16.00
The Theatre of the Nameless brings two new lashes to our extensive handmade range of styles and colours – the fluttering, tapered extravagance of the aptly named Grandeur and the thick, long, luxurious Blackened Auburn Weimar.
Thanks for looking :-)
*Items received for review*