Saturday, 21 January 2012

Illamasqua Goodies

As I've been ill for the past few weeks I thought I'd treat myself to a present to make me smile (also because Illamasqua were giving away a free liquid metal with anything from the Christmas gift shop section, I couldn't resist!) (Just adding to this now, I started writing this soooo long ago that I've bought even more Illamasqua products which I'll include.

Illamasqua Brush Roll & Liquid Metal in Resolute
Firstly, how gorgeous is the brush roll! It's an image of Narcissus gazing at her reflection. I had my eye on it for a while but it was only available with a full brush set and I couldn't justify spending £90 then I saw it was in the Christmas shop along with a lip brush. As it was my third purchase with Illamasqua I also got 10% off :)

Here's the inside
Illamasqua Lip Brush
Liquid Metal in Resolute
Liquid Metal in Resolute - Intense then blended
This is such a gorgeous red shade but it does blend to be quite copperish, beautiful as a base under MAC Twinks.

Illamasqua Illumine Body Oil in Volt, Powder Blusher in Unrequited, Pure Pigment in Fervent & Intense Lipgloss in Hermetic
Illamasqua Illumine Oil in Volt
Firstly I'm going to warn you about the bombarding of pictures of this product but it's gorgeous! There is a golden version called Pulse (I think) but as I'm as pale as they come I got this one that has amazing blue shimmer in it! Definately very Skadi/Ice Goddess like :) It has quite a delicate coconut scent too. I purchased this from the sale so it was reduced from £32.00 to £7.50 - a complete steal! I really hope the sparkle shows up, and ignore the yellowish one, just the way the sun was coming in.

Illamasqua Illumine Oil in Volt - Intense then blended
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Unrequited
This is a soft baby pink with a matte finish. A lot brighter and deeper than Katie which I will compare below. The blushes also have a wonderful scent in the pan but not on the cheeks.

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Unrequited - Intense then blended
L-R: Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Unrequited & Katie
Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Fervent
Although I think Illamasqua's packaging is gorgeous they really haven't thought it through on the pure pigments; they go everywhere if you don't open them right, which I clearly found out. Other than that Fervent is a reddish brown with blue, green and silver shimmer, (I recommend clicking on the picture to see it better. A very unique shade which I'm unlikely to find anything similar to. I'm looking forward to coming up with a look using this shade. This was also purchased in the sale for £7.50 and was originally £15.50.

Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Fervent - Intense then blended
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Hermetic
Another purchase from the £7.50 section of the sale, orginally £13.00. Hermetic is a gorgeous deep wine red, very vampish and me! I think it will look gorgeous over Revlon's Black Cherry lipstick.

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Hermetic