I remember the first ever time I heard about Illamasqua – must have been about 10 years ago (blimey – makes me feel old) and a friend said that she’d found a brand that did neon pink lipstick – something I was obsessed with which at the time was really hard to find on the highstreet – that was my welcome into the world of Illamasqua!
There isn’t a product of theres that I don’t love and I could happily spend hours in their Beak Street London store. Here’s a little haul of Illamasqua goodies!
Lipstick in Obey – This lipstick shade is just perfection! It’s a really matte creamy rose peach which has just the most intense pigment. As it is matte it’s super drying and does cling to flaky lips so I always have to make sure my lips are in top condition when I wear this.
Powder Blusher in Katie – What a more apt blusher for myself? Katie is described as a soft candy pink with a matte finish and it looks sublime on pale skin-tones. It adds the most pretty flush of colour and the pigment is very build-able!
Precision Gel Liner in Black – My go-to gel liner. This lasts really well on my eye and creates the most beautiful cat eye look. This is my second pot of it – love!
Fine Eye Liner Brush with Lid – This works perfectly with the gel liner to create a really delicate liner look. I also love that it has a cover to protect the delicate bristles, they definitely last longer this way!
Nail Polish in Raindrops – This is a really unique nail polish and one which has quite a cult following (Temptalia has named it her favourite nail polish ever). It’s a pale grey polish with an almost iridescent jelly finish which really flatters every skin tone. I also own Pink Raindrops which I actually prefer, it’s identical but pink instead of grey and it’s super pretty!
Masquara in Raven – I really like this mascara and it’s been in my makeup bag for months now. It’s a no fuss product with a simple brush which really allows you to build and lengthen your lashes. It doesn’t smudge and also removes easily with makeup remover (there’s nothing worse in my opinion than mascara which you really have to tug at to remove).
I also love my Illamasqua Makeup Bag but it’s since been discontinued – I really hope they bring it back soon as it’s a great size for overnight. Can’t wait for my next Illamasqua haul, I’m now eyeing up their Cream Blusher in Rude and their Pure Pigments in Ore and Beguile!
What would you pick up in an Illamasqua Haul?