Scarab Collection: Behind the Scenes

Scarab Collection: Behind the Scenes

As the sun blazes & the summer heat soars, Illamasqua launches the new Scarab collection, embodying a bold mythological theme. Drawing inspiration from Ancient Egypt & it’s powerful goddesses, Illamasqua combine fragrance with make-up to create an all-over enchanting body look, using rich, golden tones.

Julian Kynaston

Founder of Illamasqua

“The inspiration behind Scarab, it’s worth saying that for years we have wanted to use, to celebrate, to be inspired by Cleopatra.
It’s always felt too cliche and really it was this collection in the end that made us want to absolutely embrace Cleopatra and all that she stood for.
In true Illamasqua fashion we have not taken it too literally, we’ve merged her in our minds with a warrior Princess through the colours of gold, the vibrancy and the rich tones of this products. It epitomises the searing heat against the desert and the views. It’s very very theatrical but equally very beautiful.”


Lan Ngyugen-Grealis

Guest Make-up Artist
“I loved working with Illamasqua particularly on this collection because the products that we used are very multipurpose.
I love the fact that, you know, we could create & utilise them all over for different effects; in the hair, on the ears, on the body, on the hands.
I had so much fun in trying to dissect the looks but also being quite creative with it as well.
It’s something that i’m about; being creative & not holding myself back & really thinking beyond the products.”




Cleopatra Make-up


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