As soon as I saw the preview images of Illamasqua's latest collection, 'Human Fundamentalism', I KNEW 'Apocalips' had to be mine. If ever there was a lipstick that seems like it was made especially for me, it's this gorgeous, deep teal. My boyfriend offered to venture to town on a miserable, rainy day to go to Selfridges beauty hall to collect this for me since I was ill, I went with him but still, aint that cute?
In theory, since teal is the opposite to orange-red on the colour wheel, our eyes should accept it as an equally normal shade on the lips - according to Alex Box, anyway. An intriguing theory and I love where it's coming from but I'm afraid I don't accept it! Teal is going to stand out as something unique a mile away - which is why 'Apocalips' is special in the first place! Who decided red was a 'normal' shade for lips, anyway? Why should teal be any different? Stars on black and white films actually used to wear teal lipstick for shooting - apparently it showed up the best lip colour on screen!
Available online and from Selfridges stores at £15.50 for 4g of product.
(P.S) A little birdy told me that Illamasqua will also be releasing a NEON BRIGHT pink lipstick and another red soon - keep your eyes peeled!