Illamasqua

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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4.2

253 products

1,962 reviews

75% would repurchase

Recent Illamasqua Reviews

Concealers -Illamasqua -Concealer

on 8/3/2018 4:05:00 PM

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This concealer is an all-time favourite of mine. I have the fairest shade (apart from the white one,) as my skin is so ridiculously pale. So far, apart from a much pricier Clarins concealer stick, this is the only concealer that I have found suits my skin tone. The formula is a thick, build-able cream that blends well, and you only need very little because it is so highly pigmented. A little goes a long way.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.



Eyes -Illamasqua -Cream Pigment in Hollow

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I am on my second pot of this. I know that the Cream Pigments are basically sold as eye products, but Hollow is the perfect cream contour for lighter skin tones. It is indeed very creamy, and it blends out like a dream. Even with using it as a contour, the pot lasts for a very long time. I do like the packaging and I think it is very interesting to look at, but it may not be everyone's cup of tea. The product inside is worth it, though. It can easily be applied with fingertips or with a brush.

5 of 5 people found this helpful.


Liquid -Illamasqua -Skin Base foundation

on 6/14/2018 10:22:00 PM

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I'm writing about Illamasqua's white skin base mixer.

This is a lovely product, it's creamy and relatively densely pigmented and a nice ivory colour. As it's so pigmented, a couple drops is all you need to seamlessly lighten any foundation you mix with this, helping lessen any impact this might have on the finish. I've never used it by itself so I can't really comment on patchiness or staying power, however what I can say is that it didn't irritate or aggravate my skin even with my regular pre-menstrual breakouts.

Unfortunately it's an expensive product and I'm not always convinced that high-end automatically means better make-up. Yes, while I can't really fault this product, I also don't think it's so amazing that it's worth the extra £15 it costs over the cheaper Manic Panic foundation. If I were after a solid white foundation for e.g. gothic fashion, then I might feel differently as I'd then be concerned about wear time, finish, coverage etc. But as a mixer those things are less important since the foundation you mix with it covers most of that.

So yes, a good product but not so phenomenal that I'd pay so much more for it than another white mixer of equivalent quality.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Blush -Illamasqua -Colour Veil

on 6/11/2018 10:26:00 AM

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This is a new cream/gel blush from Illamasqua, that comes in four colours. I got the colour Consumer, which is a warm terracotta-apricot shade.
It is probably the most natural looking blush I have ever had - it looks extremely similar to the flush I get after being out in the sun, or having a bit of wine (which, although it sounds kinda bad, is my ideal look tbh). The texture is creamy, but also slightly gel-like, which means it looks very much like skin. Few products manage to look "real", in my opinion, but this one does.

However, I usually apply cream products on top of my mineral foundation, and never have any issues. This really grabbed onto the powder and became quite difficult to blend out, which is a first for me. I think it's because of the jelly feel.
It took some effort, but once blended, it really stays put. The pigment and finish is still holding strong at the end of the day.
The pot format is a bit messy and unhygienic, and if it does not stay upright, the product shifts and falls into the lid. Not ideal.

But all in all, I'd say the colour and finish is worth it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Blush -Illamasqua -Powder Blusher - Tremble

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I love Illamasqua blushes, so I am completely biased, but I LOVE Tremble. I can't believe that I waited so long to try it, because it's a gorgeous, fresh-looking color on me (NC10ish.) It wakes my face up so much and it wears very well, as all Illamasqua blushes do on me. It is very pigmented, which some might find to be a con, but I love it. It doesn't sheer out too much on me, so it maintains a bit of its milkyness, which makes it look really fresh and pretty on my skin without looking chalky. It isn't really a "natural" color, but it is flattering nonetheless and I am so enamored with it. Totally worth the price and the time spent waiting for it to come from the UK.

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