Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadows

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadows

Availability: Sephora
Price: $20.00

Company’s 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.

Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism collection will release 4 new shades. This review is for all 4 of the following colors:

  • Burst: Blue Green
  • Pivot: Yellow Green
  • Vernau: Yellow Ochre
  • Obsidian: Rich Black

Vernau and Obsidian are available through Illamasqua’s website.


Packaging: 9/10

Illamasqua’s powder eye shadows come in pinched square plastic compacts with snap-shut lids and see-through tops.

Quality: 8/10

Burst is a classic, medium teal. Pivot is an acid green. Vernau is a yellow-based, soft brown. Obsidian is a plain black.

All of these shades are matte. The formula is slightly dusty.

The colors don’t go on opaquely or evenly. They need several layers to build up and even-out the finish. Burst and Pivot don’t apply as brightly as they look in the pan.

Ease of Use: 8.5/10

You need to pack the powders onto the brush and apply multiple layers.

Price: 9/10

For $20.00 you get 2 grams (0.07 ounces) of shadow. MAC’s shadows cost $15.00 and contain 1.5 grams. You get the same product-to-price ratio with both companies.

Final Grade

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow Box Packaging

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow Packaging

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadows

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow Swatches

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Burst

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Burst

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Burst Swatch

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Pivot

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Pivot

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Pivot Swatch

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Vernau

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Vernau

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Vernau Swatch

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Obsidian

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Obsidian

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadow: Obsidian Swatch


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One Response to Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Powder Eye Shadows

  1. Lisa B. says:

    I like that Illamasqua does mattes, but I haven’t found one yet that was smooth and even enough for my taste.

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