About the brand

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

https://www.illamasqua.com/

Overall rating
4.2
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75%
would repurchase
4.2
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Overall rating
75%
would repurchase

Latest Illamasqua Reviews

Nail Varnish Creator
5.0
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a month ago

Creator is a black polish loaded with silver micro glitter. It needs 2 coats. It was easy to apply (the glitters spread out evenly) and I had no problems with drying time or longevity. I am a big fan of Illamasqua polishes- they are great quality and I like the removable outer cap, which makes it easier to grip/hold the brush.

Nail Varnish Creator
5.0
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a month ago

Creator is a black polish loaded with silver micro glitter. It needs 2 coats. It was easy to apply (the glitters spread out evenly) and I had no problems with drying time or longevity. I am a big fan of Illamasqua polishes- they are great quality and I like the removable outer cap, which makes it easier to grip/hold the brush.


Powder Shadow - Succumb
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4 months ago

I bought Succumb years ago when I was on a matte eyeshadow craze. I hear Illamasqua made great matte eyeshadows, so I bought two: one matte and one shimmery. I got rid of the shimmery one years ago because I didn't like the way it looked on my lids- it was a white shimmery shade, which was a really BAD choice. I guess it would make for a great brow highlight or an inner eye corner highlight; but I don't do either, so this shadow was not for me. As for Succumb, I was probably only mildly impressed when I bought it, because I rarely used it. It sat in the back of my makeup drawer unloved- until yesterday. I have been discarding old things that I no longer use, but I test them one last time before throwing them away. I am glad I gave this shadow another try, because it is EXCELLENT! The formula is creamy and highly pigmented, and it goes amazing with my skin tone. (MAC SFF NW20) I feel like it makes my eyelids look younger, which is a definite plus once you reach my age. I am wearing it again today, and it makes me wish I had more of these Illamasqua matte eyeshadows. I guess I would describe it as a pale peachy shade, or maybe even a nude. I know they still sell this online, so I am going to purchase more in other nude colors.

Powder Shadow - Succumb
5.0
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4 months ago

I bought Succumb years ago when I was on a matte eyeshadow craze. I hear Illamasqua made great matte eyeshadows, so I bought two: one matte and one shimmery. I got rid of the shimmery one years ago because I didn't like the way it looked on my lids- it was a white shimmery shade, which was a really BAD choice. I guess it would make for a great brow highlight or an inner eye corner highlight; but I don't do either, so this shadow was not for me. As for Succumb, I was probably only mildly impressed when I bought it, because I rarely used it. It sat in the back of my makeup drawer unloved- until yesterday. I have been discarding old things that I no longer use, but I test them one last time before throwing them away. I am glad I gave this shadow another try, because it is EXCELLENT! The formula is creamy and highly pigmented, and it goes amazing with my skin tone. (MAC SFF NW20) I feel like it makes my eyelids look younger, which is a definite plus once you reach my age. I am wearing it again today, and it makes me wish I had more of these Illamasqua matte eyeshadows. I guess I would describe it as a pale peachy shade, or maybe even a nude. I know they still sell this online, so I am going to purchase more in other nude colors.

Hydra Veil
5.0
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4 months ago

ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE!! Some of the more negative reviews are about oily skin, so I think it’s safe to say this is more of a dry skin product. As someone with dry skin, this has changed my foundation game. I can’t BELIEVE how much smoother my foundation looks all day, all the way until 5 pm. and, bonus, i’ve got really sensitive skin, and this primer doesn’t irritate it at all and actually creates a barrier between my face and my foundation!! If you’ve got dry/sensitive skin I highly recommend you give this a try!!!

Hydra Veil
5.0
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4 months ago

ABSOLUTELY IN LOVE!! Some of the more negative reviews are about oily skin, so I think it’s safe to say this is more of a dry skin product. As someone with dry skin, this has changed my foundation game. I can’t BELIEVE how much smoother my foundation looks all day, all the way until 5 pm. and, bonus, i’ve got really sensitive skin, and this primer doesn’t irritate it at all and actually creates a barrier between my face and my foundation!! If you’ve got dry/sensitive skin I highly recommend you give this a try!!!