7.04.2009

Illamasqua Review

Self-expression through make-up is an idea that is spreading outside alternative cultures. Illamasqua’s mission is to provide high-performance, professional make-up to anyone who wants to self-express and accentuate their look beyond the norm.

Developed by leading chemists, manufacturers of stage and screen make-up and make-up artists, Illamasqua brings truly professional make-up to the high street for the first time.

Designed to be colour-intense, colour-true and long lasting, Illamasqua offers an unprecedented range – giving you a huge palette with which to express yourself, whoever you are and whatever look you want to achieve.

Illamasqua will bring its rich heritage to life by providing consultations rather than ‘make overs’. Illamasqua’s make-up artists spend time getting to know individuals, helping them explore their alter ego and create the look they want to achieve. This is self-expression at its most creative, allowing women and men who dare to be different to create a look that can be achieved confidently at home and flaunted at night.

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This is my first time using Illamasqua Cosmetics.
I am astonished by the elegant packaging & the outstanding quality of product.
TRUST ME, I highly recommend every woman/man in this world should own at least one item from Illamasqua!
I wish I lived in the UK, I would be at my nearest Illamasqua counter EVERY-SINGLE-DAY!!
CLICK HERE for the Illamasqua Website
Go visit the Official Illamasqua Blog HERE


My Illamasqua Haul

Illamasqua's New Range for Summer is:
SIRENS
Inspired by the powerful beauty of the Sirens, the captivating, brutal nature of their appeal and the undeniable pull of their decadent existence, Illamasqua has created a new make-up collection designed to glorify the divine being within us all.
The collection provides a cornucopia of sumptuous shades, from shimmering corals and aquamarines, to luscious golds and bronzed metallics. With products to enhance the face, eyes, lips and nails, Sirens lets you indulge your alter ego, and ensure that your summer nights are even hotter than the days.
Release your inner Siren book your Sirens Make-up Lesson or Transformation today.




Illamasqua False Lashes
#13
They make the most unique Falsies!
Dare to be different
I LOVE THAT!!!




Nail Varnish
Lament
(solid colour/sirens collection)





That saying sends chills down my spine.
"Self-expression for the divine being within"

Look at how celestial the outside packaging is?!

Your nails should make a statement. With Illamasqua they say you are in control. They say you take what you want.
Illamasqua nails are ultra sexy, ultra glossy and ultra glamorous. With thick, solid varnishes that go on evenly and easily, they are hard-wearing, chip-resistant and stay colour-true...
Leave your mark with bold, rich, vibrant colours. Hardwearing and chip-resistant with individual finishes from matt to high gloss. Apply two coats for intensity and use with Illamasqua Nail Base Coat and Illamasqua Nail Top Coat for the perfect finish. Talk with your hands and make a statement.

One swipe, and this is high-color pay-off without that irritating sheerness.

I would describe this shade as a bright-coral/warm-pinky cream




Illamasqua Lipstick
Obey
(solid colour)


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For lips that speak volumes.
Illamasqua lipsticks are bold and brash with staying power that lasts the night. The colour spectrum pushes the boundaries, but also woos with classics like bright reds and hot pinks, in gloss and matt finishes. The lipglosses, in either Sheer or Intense, work on their own, or with the lipstick, to make the perfect pout.
Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from matt to glossy. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and never feels dry, for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.

SWATCHES
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I would describe this shade as a matte, milky-peach/nude coral

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Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss
Soul
(from the Sirens collection)



Super glossy, with a sensual, sheer colour designed to enhance your lips. Use Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss on its own or with Illamasqua Lipstick for added pout. Add a little more sexiness to your smile.


SWATCHES

I would describe Soul as a flesh-tone, shimmery, pale peach.



Soul Sheer Lipgloss OVER Obey Lipstick
What a gorgeous summer duo!!






Illamasqua Satin Primer + SPF 20

comes in a sanitary squeeze-tube bottle

I just had to mention that I love the creamy-yellow packaging inside the boxes.






You can smell the SPF, but I don't mind, I just LOVE the way it glides onto my skin
It really does make a more dewey-effect, even after you apply your foundation.




Illamasqua Cream Blusher
Promise




This is the creamiest cream blush I have ever felt.
Great for all skin-types, even better for dry skin-types.
I would describe this shade as a cool-toned, soft, baby pink.


SWATCHES



You know how sometimes, baby-pink blushes don't really show up on your cheeks?
But you really want that youthful, glowy, doll-skin?
THIS IS THE BLUSH FOR YOU!
I was shocked at how vibrant, yet pastel this showed up on my cheeks.
It doesn't really dry down to a matte finish, like other cream blushes do.
It stays moist and glowy!
It is my number 1 favorite blush at the moment!

23 comments:

izumi said...

wowwwww those swatches look killer :) can't wait to see your fotd's!! oh and i LOVE the package btw~ thank you so much for the brush!! i love it!! it feels sooooo nice, even the bf says so xD

Distinque said...

OOOO, awesome haul! thanks so much for sharing the great pictures and swatches. Enjoy your goodies!

KRYSTAL said...

WOW! those lashes look so nice and different! love it! and i also love the lip swatches you did! awesomeee the colors are so pretty!

*~kAy~* said...

the lipstick is so pigmented! <3 love the way it looks wen it is paired with that gloss :)

can't wait to see you use those lashes as well! :P

Stefanie said...

Oooh so nice! I love love love the look of that lippie - so hot! Thanks for sharing :)

Naomi Alecia said...

I can't wait to try this brand. All the swatches that I have seen are tempting me to pick up a few things. Thanks for sharing!

http://dare2byourself.blogspot.com/

Sofie said...

Thank you for the review! Wow the packaging is so stunning! And the lipstock and the gloss is gorgeous! Wow! I have got to check it out!

tina_mbc said...

Great swatches! Thanx for this helpful post! :)

xxx

HONEY BUNNY said...

wow this looks magnifique!!! I need to own the nailpolish or falsies! I also love the make-up... wow.... i want to try now!!!!=]

Louie said...

wow the blusher is really glowy, i like it! nice haul as always!

Zoella. said...

Whit, you always have the BEST reviews/swatches. I neeeed that blush in my life. haha xxx

Nessa said...

I love that lipstick/gloss duo! the color is stunning :]

lindah said...

I'm interested in that nail polish! :D Just ONE coat? WOWWW!

wuzzyangel said...

Ohh the packagine IS super elegant! Thanks for sharing this brand with us!! And for all the swatches!! Wow that is a bright nail polish!! And look at Whit's sexy BabyPink lips!! *SMACK*

SPECiAL x GiRL said...

Thanks for being a follower! This cosmetic line definitely looks promising! : )

Jannie said...

thanks for sharing Illamasqua with us. the packaging is so pretty and the colors are especially pretty. my favorites are the lip colors. baby pinks look so gorgeous on you. :)

oh, cool. poway is not too far away from me. i live in escondido. :)

hope you had a fun 4th of july celebration, by the way. :)

Pop Champagne said...

hey whit! Hope you had a great july 4th weekend and great pics and swatches as usuall! And those falsies look awesome! I wonder what they'd look like on a person!

Catanya said...

Thanks a lot for the swatches!! That brand is amazing!

Tali said...

great great haul and amazing swatches!!

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

great haul! the packaging looks great ill check it when i have the chance to go bak to UK xD

em said...

great swatches! that lipstick looks hot with the gloss!

Desdemona said...

-lusts over those lashes- Seems like they are always out of stock. That nail polish is something I'll have to get too. Not a fan of those 2 lipsticks, but I've never been a fan of pale nude-esque lips

Marge at spray tanning and bridal makeup Escondido said...

Thanks for the swatches. I'm a fan of lipsticks and nail polish. The product is so promising.