Illamasqua cream pigment

Illamasqua cream pigment
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6 reviews

16% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.7

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 2.7

Price: $$$$



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on 2/24/2018 10:44:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I have Illamasqua's cream pigment in Hollow, a taupe, and Bedaub, which is mint green. I really like both of them, but I don't use either on my eyelids.

I use the mint green Bedaub for color correction. I have pale olive skin with hormonal acne and quite a bit of red discoloration, and Bedaub is the only green color corrector I've ever found actually useful. I generally put a tiny bit of it on the back of my hand, add a small drop of foundation - usually MAC Face & Body - mix them and apply wherever I'm especially red, on breakouts, on my nose etc. Then I just mix whatever's left with some more F&B and blend everything as usual over my entire face. I wear C1 and N1 in F&B, C1 is a tiny bit too dark and yellow for me, while the N1 looks slightly orange except when I have a tan in the summer. The cream pigment does two good things to the foundation for me:
It corrects the color of the foundation for me, taking down the yellow/orange tint a notch, and also makes everything read slightly paler and closer in tone to my winter skin.
It also makes the Face & Body formula slightly drier, firmer and more stable on my combination skin. I really like Face & Body and how it wears on me, but it does tend to slide around a bit on my face towards the end of the day, and I feel like it sets and stays in place better when there's a tiny bit of the cream pigment mixed into it.

This isn't something I can be bothered with every day, but I do use it regularly and I do enjoy it. The combination of pale skin with a pretty distinct olive undertone (the skin on my upper chest area looks greenish yellow) and pink overtones makes a lot of face products read as orange, too saturated somehow, and adding a tiny bit of mint green to the mix corrects that. Just adding straight green corrector to breakouts doesn't work at all for me, but this does.

Hollow already has a very different rating on its own; it's a beautiful contour color on fair skin. That's how I use it. Same formula as Bedaub, works just as well under or mixed with foundation.

Drawbacks? I don't love the packaging, would prefer the lid to have a hinge. I can easily imagine that this would crease a lot worn as a cream eyeshadow, but since I don't use it that way it's not an issue for me. It wears well on the rest of the face, when set with powder. But I would probably repurchase if I ever ran out.

on 7/12/2014 12:46:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I bought Androgen and Emerge in one of the Illamasqua sales so they were a good price and at 8g quite a lot of product as I have only been using these on my eyes really. I did try Androgen as a cream blush and lip product once and it worked ok but I have other cream blushes that are much easier to blend.

These need a primer to last and not crease, I have found the Too Faced Glitter Glue does a great job of keeping these in place. I apply with my eye brushes and find it's easy to build the colour up with more product but the brushes are a bit of a pain to clean afterwards with this pigment.

Emerge is a peach/apricot colour - on the Illamasqua website reviews I see someone is using this as an under eye concealer, so I'm going to give that a go and see how it performs. Androgen is a light pink.

I also have the Fundamental pallet that contains the cream pigment Bedaub a pale minty green colour.

on 12/6/2012 12:32:00 PM

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
Wonderful pigmentation
Easy Application
A little goes a long way (on pale skin)
Crap packaging (though interesting to look at because of shape)

Detailed REVIEW:

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)

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. This important thing to remember about a cream like this is that you HAVE TO SET IT. Meaning you need to used a translucent powder and set the product once you have placed it. I am wearing Illamasqua cream pigment in Mould and Delirium on my eyes right now. I set them with talc and placed a little shimmer over the top, It's been hours and it hasn't creased at all and I have deep set eyes that can very easily cause creasing. I also use an eye primer for this reason. I would strongly suggest on with cream pigments.

Since this is a cream product it is emollient. This formula isn't too dry and spreads very easily. It is a little too emollient so like I have mentioned you will need to set it if you are using on your eyes.

Since I am in the pale category, Mould is a pigment can be a little too dark if I am not careful. I currently like to put it in my outer V when using Delirium as an all over eye color. Delirium makes a wonderful blusher as well and I have had no problems with it lasting or staying in place. Hollow might be a wonderful eye color as well as a wonderful cream contour color for girls with pale skin but for my skin tone it was too yellowish, so I ended up not being able to make this shade work. The Solstice, golden liquid metal, color however is Far too yellow for my skin. I think it looks better mixed with Mould, it kills the warmth of Solstice and the darkness of Mould, to make it much more usable on my eyes.

I would like to say I would repurchase some of these colours again, but I ended up returning them all. They weren't necessary in my routine, and I have other products I like more. Really, some like Hollow and Delirium are very versatile where as Mould wastn' as useful for me. Solstice liquid metal isn't the same formula as the cream pigments, but I would not repurchase this shade either.

Cream pigments in U.S. currently rate at $26 for 8grams of product.

Also I would like to mention, that though I love black packaging, 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

6 of 8 people found this helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

ABSOLUTE RUBBISH! Don't waste your money! I have this in Mould, which was my ultimate dark purple shade. The SA (who I'm now cursing for lying) assured me it would last all day and will not budge - RUBBISH!! It doesn't last 2 minutes (LITERALLY!) I've never been so infuriated by a makeup product, but I used TF Shadow Insurance (best eyeshadow primer ever) AND applied MAC Plush eyeshadow on top and it still creased like a mofo >:( after only 5 minutes or so. WTF. And it cost $44 AUD. I would give this a negative 5 if I could.

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on 3/1/2012 9:14:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Oh, the dissappointment!!! I purchased the case of four metallics (a gold, broze and 2 different silvers) The colours are gorgeous when swatched on your hand. On the eyeslid however, the creasing is phenomenal. I do not have oily eyelids in the slightest and within 5 minutes this seems to dissappear from the lid itself and settle into any little crevice it can find. Devastated because I paid nearly $80 for it and the colours are just so beautiful. :(

on 8/21/2011 10:04:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

bought this in emerge.A matt apricot. The product is supposed to do the same as a mac paint pot. Prime the eyes with colour that lasts is crease free and adds depth to shadow. It was my first product by the brand so I had high hopes.
The price is steep-17 for 8g (much more than mac)
The packaging is awful. cheap plastic , with a snap on lid,I will be surprised if the product doesn't dry out with this.
Product itself is less pigment dense than a mac paint pot, gives you more "play time" buy creases to high heaven!!!! even with a primer ( yeah so whats the point of it?) and shadow on top. Its really drug store quality. However the colour is fab. a bright apricot that cuts the shadows form your eyes. If only mac would expand there coloir range *sigh* all in all dont waste your 's cream colour pigments are pants

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