Illamasqua was founded by in 2008 by Yorkshire's Julian Kynaston, who was "intrigued by the role make-up was playing in alternative subcultures."* Colors in the collection are highly pigmented and often unconventional. All products are cruelty-free. *Source: Living North

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Palettes -Illamasqua -Powder Shadow Palette - Human Fundamentalism Neutral

on 12/10/2018 7:19:00 AM


Such a good palette for travel and neutral looks. I'm not much of an eyeshadow person, I like matte neutrals, my most used eyeshadows are matte light brown cream shadows like MAC Groundwork Paint Pot and Bobbi Brown cream shadow stick in Taupe. I don't really wear anything on my lids on an everyday basis. But I enjoy doing at least some semblance of eye make-up when I go out and for more dressed-up occasions, and this is one of the two palettes that gets the most use, the one I bring with me when I travel.

It has three mattes and one shimmer shadow, the quality is lovely, all the shadows have great color pay-off, blend and perform well. They are distinct on the lid. I've never had these shadows go muddy on me, but they are still very easy to blend and do soft, blown-out looks with. Not powdery or prone to fall-out, either, although I definitely recommend using them with a light hand anyway, especially the matte brown Wolf and the matte black Obsidian, because of the pigmentation. They last well on me.

Vintage, the old gold shimmer, does better applied with a finger than a brush. I haven't tried using it wet, but I suspect you'd get even more intensity that way. I do like that it's a somewhat muted, wearable shimmer on my slightly hooded lids, it doesn't emphasise texture or get everywhere. It's very beautiful and easy to wear, and I don't really like shimmery eyeshadows much.

The shades are indeed very neutral, which I like, but the spectrum of shades from cream to matte black means that they can do both simple daytime looks and pretty dramatic (if not colorful) evening make-up. Obsidian, the black shade, is very black and very pigmented. Wolf is a really lovely, well-balanced matte brown, quite neutral with no noticeable undertones. It's the shade I use the most, along with Stealth, the cream shade. They can be mixed and blended to get a lighter brown/beige/taupe sort of shade, or Wolf can be applied sheerly, but that's the only thing I feel like this palette might be missing, otherwise; a transition shade, a light brown or something along those lines. But this is very much a palette that can be used both to create complete looks, I feel, and as a neutral base for other shadows.

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Liquid -Illamasqua -Rich Liquid foundation

on 12/1/2018 5:42:00 PM


This was in my sisters bag so I decided to try it the shade was a little dark but I wasn’t going out so I didn’t mind so it’s a thick liquid and it provides full coverage but I did notice it did transfer after a few hours and my skin looked oily and a little caked, I just remember thinking I’m glad I didn’t purchase this as it is quite expensive.
Would not recommend.

Blush -Illamasqua -Cream in Promise

on 10/23/2018 5:18:00 AM


To start off, I'm a NC15-NC20 and Promise looks beautiful on my skin. I was scared when I first saw the product because it's really pink. However, once I put it on my cheeks, it makes me look awake and gives a nice glow. It also lasts a full 8-9 hours on my combination skin.

Price wise, I don't think it's too pricey because it's very pigmented and a little really goes a long way so this will easily last for a long time.

I wish they have a better packaging, preferably with mirror.

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Eyes -Illamasqua -Cream Pigment in Hollow

on 10/9/2018 9:27:00 AM


One of the best contour products for fair skin. The shade is cool enough without looking muddy. It blends beautifully, not patchy at all. It's up there in price but will last you a long time. My only complaint is the packaging because the lid can come off relatively easily. I totally recommend this product.

Blush -Illamasqua -Cream in Dixie

on 9/14/2018 12:58:00 PM


It's taken years for me to find the perfect cream blush that is not too sticky (Stila converitble), not too light (Makeup For Ever 215) not too brown (Bobbi Brown Powder Pink) poor packaging (Chanel Intonation - broke). I have high hopes for this one. It is just bright enough for my mature NW 25-30 skin and leaves a bit of a glow with no shimmer. I do love Hourglass Diffused Heat for evening or if I do want a bit of shimmer. Just beautiful and lasts. But that is another story.....

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