An Introduction to Illamasqua.




I recently (like a month ago) bought a couple of things from Illamasqua, a brand I hadn’t really tried before but one I’ve really fallen for.
I ended up buying the Illuminator in Fondle and the powder blusher in create. I’m a big fan of illuminators so when I got it I was really pleased with the colour. You can see from the swatches it’s a gorgeous bright pink with a slight gold sheen to it, which looks lovely under foundation. I’ve only really used it on my cheek bones but I’m looking forward to seeing what other uses it has.

As I bought the blusher online, I wasn’t able to swatch so when I got it through I was gutted and really felt like I’d bought the wrong shade & wasted my money thinking I wasn’t ever going to wear this horrible brown/orange colour. It’s nothing like any of my other blushes which are all lovely shades of pinks, and if i’m honest, are all very samesey. I gave this a shot anyway, considering how much I spent on it and I was really pleased with how it turned out. I was more tanned at the time (heaps more than the picture, but I thought I would put up something to demonstrate how nice it is). I use this blusher with my Topshop Highlighter in Sunbeam. I know you’re all sick of hearing about this product but it really is lovely and completes every look!
Also, sorry about the tragic photo, I had been at work for 9 hours!

Overall, I’m massively pleased with Illamasqua and will definitely be purchasing some more of their products in the future! Any recommendations? As if my makeup collection needs it…

Kate

  • I’m dying to try Illamasqua! I love the blusher, its nice to have a change sometimes innit 🙂

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  • Oh wow, the cheek colour looks incredible on you! I’m really tempted to try some of their lipsticks…

  • I adore illamasqua the illumanator looks gorgeous I will have to try one. I love their loose face powders and pigments, they having a great texture. I bought their pigment in furore as an eyeshadow/highlighter it’s a sort of champagne colour and then I read on their website to try mixing it with your setting powder and it looks gorgeous, gives your skin a beautiful glow so I would definitely recommend that, multi functional :). xx

  • Looks gorgeous, I love Illamasqua too, as a makeup artist I find the products really good quality and long lasting! For myself I don’t know how I lived without an Illamasqua eyebrow cake before!!?

  • That lip colour looks so pretty, similar to MAC Nymphette imo.

  • I love that cheek combo on you! I have been getting into Illamasqua lately as well.. I have really been enjoying Chased blusher and their intense lipglosses =)
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  • I think the blush looks so pretty, it almost looks like a bronzer. I have been meaning to get one of Illamasqua’s blushes!

  • Hi I’m a new follower and a fellow Leeds blogger 🙂 I hadn’t tried Illamasqua either till I bought Husy blush in a blog sale recently and I love it, love the look of the Topshop highlighter too 🙂 x

  • Your so pretty! And that blusher really suits you, it gives you a nice glow:)
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  • I love the illuminator so pretty! At first I thought it was a lipgloss! x

  • I think it really suits you 🙂

  • i’m jealous you are so cuuute !