I have developed a bit of a love for Illamasqua recently. I have been picking up bits and pieces from them over the last few weeks and thought I would share the stand out products for me so far - there will be more making appearances on the blog soon!
Skin Base Lift in Light 1 (£17.50) is perfect for concealing and brightening under the eyes. It corrects uneven pigmentation and the peach tones work wonders at brightening those dark circles. This is a very creamy formula which blends in easily to the rest of your makeup. I ind that it works best applied with a blending brush and then set with a small amount of loose powder. It stays put all day and doesn't cause mascara to run around the bottom of your eyes which a lot of under eye concealers can do.
The Blending Brush (£22) is perfect for working in conjunction with Skin Base Lift. It works brilliantly at blending and diffusing the product out and into the rest of your makeup. The brush is made out of incredibly soft synthetic fibers which are a dream to use on the delicate skin around the eye, not to mention the brushes are 100% cruelty-free.
The Reflection Palette (£34) is a little gem if you ask me. The shadows are so well pigmented and feel totally luxurious on application. The shadows have a buttery soft texture which makes them a total dream to apply and blend. They give a brilliant effect when used to create a gorgeous eye look together but work equally as well as single shadows on their own. Final note on the shadows is the fact that they last absolutely ages before looking slightly 'worn' (I'm talking 8+ hours!).
A gel liner is something I use most days. The Precision Gel Eyeliner (£18.50) is so soft, it glides on to the eye without any hassle. It is a great, strong black or the duration of the day and doesn't start to bleed or run as the day goes on. Only thing with this is that it doesn't come with a brush like some similar products do, but i have my favourite gel liner brush which I always use anyway so that didn't bother me much.
Illamasqua do blusher so well. Their Powder Blusher in 'Lover' (£21.50) is the perfect apricot colour for a pale girl like me. It gives a natural colour which can be built with ease for a more dramatic look. This again lasts really well after application meaning there are minimal touch-ups required. Another thing on this - it is huge and so will last you absolutely ages as a little goes a long way!
You know that I love lipstick. I ventured slightly outwith my normal comfort zone with this one and chose Lipstick in 'Flare' (£18.50) which is a bright orange. I must say, I love this product. The lipstick lasts amazingly well - I normally opt for lipstains and laquers as they last longer, but when applied properly this can match the time that other products last. I also love the colour, it is so summery and bright, it is just fab!
What are your favourite Illamasqua products?