Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
For Reference my skin is NC/NW 07-10 or Nars Sheer Glow Mont Blanc or illamasqua 3.5. I have Acne prone, extremely sensitive, combination, oily skin. I have a lot of topical and internal allergies/ intolerances. (wheat, soy, msg (yes it is in some makeup), beeswax, bismuth oxychloride)
Highlight/quick REVIEW this product:
Versatile (eyes, lips, cheeks, anywhere, heavy or light application)
Can be long wearing when set with a powder
Emollient, smooth, and creamy
A little goes a long way (on pale skin)
Crap packaging (though interesting to look at because of shape)
This product has not caused me any issues. I have the cream pigments in Mould, Delirium, Hollow, and a liquid metal in Solstice (which is a different product than the cream pigments but similar ) I saw that as an overall, the cream pigments from illamasqua have not received very good reviews here on MUA. This isn't simply an eye shadow cream, this is a pigmented cream you can use anywhere on your face and body (I mean you can use this on your eyes, as a liner, as a blusher, as a lip color). This important thing to remember about a cream like this is that you HAVE TO SET IT with a powder. I prefer a translucent talc powder. I am wearing mould right now on my eyes, and I have set it with a powder, it has yet to crease in the several hours that I have wore it and I have deep set eyes that products crease easily on.
Delirium is described on the illamasqua website as being a rosy taupe. I would strong agree with this statement. Because of it's rosiness it can be used quite nicely as a blusher. On the lips, depending on your colouring and tone, it can look like a muted rose. On the eyes, it makes a wonderful rosy taupe all over lid colour, which like I mentioned will need to be set with a powder. I have no problems wearing this product all day on my face. I like to use a brush to apply it simply because I have difficultly spreading creams with my fingers on my face (a personal issue)
Cream pigments in U.S. currently rate at $26 for 8 grams of product. So it is rather pricey. But because a little goes a long way and I can use it in so many different ways I find that this colour is worth it (for at least this single purchase, I am unsure if I really "need" this so I may not buy again, though I would suggest if you are interested, you should try an illamasqua cream pigment in whatever shade you think will be most useful to you.)
Also I would like to mention, that though I love black packaging in neat shapes, I am not not thrilled with illamasqua packaging of their creams products. The top is difficult to use, it has not lip and you are supposed to pull it off straight, only a snap action keeps it closed. This bothers me because cream products have issues with drying out and I do not think this container will keep the product from this. I am considering investing in a unii palette because they seem air tight in their construction, so I can depot this cream products and keep them in something safer.
I don't particular like this Product for myself. I don't like cream eyeshadows and I don't like having to set it with powder