Thursday, April 21, 2011

Illamasqua Review - Foundation, Blushes, Lipsticks, Lipglosses etc.

To me Illamasqua is one of the few makeup brands whose displays and creativity really attracts me.

And on top of that, their products are really worth every penny as they produce products that deliver what they promise..

Now what I'm saying of course is based on the products I have tired only... Which are:

- So pigmented
- Thick formula that doesn't feel too heavy on the skin
- I like applying this with my Sigma F80 brush as it buffs it in so nicely.. However, using your fingers also works because it can be a bit tricky blend and if not blended well, it can sit on your pores making them obvious
- You only need a tiny bit for the whole face
- Great coverage but I do find that I have to use extra prodcuts on my stubborn acne scars
- Can be used a concealer
- Clings on to dry patches, so it must be applied to a well moisturized face or can be mixed with your moisturizer
- Not exactly a flat matte finish.. Can be more luminous depending on the moisturizer underneath
- Stays on all day
- I do find that it looks better during the day rather than when you first apply it
- Colour range is not so bad.. I found my shade in RF233 but it's a tad bit peach toned for me.. I have read that many people tend to mix up the shades to get their right shade with Illamasqua

Overall Thoughts - A nice foundation for those who have acne scars and for those who are a looking for a long lasting foundation.. But it does time a little bit of time to work because of it's thick formula..

- They're all matte which are my favourite
- So pigmented
- Stay on all day
- Stunning shades to suit all skin tones

Overall Thoughts - My favourite products from Illamasqua for sure..

- Glossy finish
- Felt-tip applicator
- Very small that it looks like you're not getting much product but you do
- Long lasting (Does not budge during the day)
- Very black

Overall Thoughts - If you're not into a glossy finish eyeliner, this is not for you. But I personally love it and I think it gives me such a nice polished look. And the applicator is really easy to work with..

- Matte
- Amazing shades 
- Very long lasting
- A bit drying so you will need to put on a lip balm beforehand
- Very pigmented colours

Overall Thoughts - I looove their lipsticks.. Did I mention they are very long lasting?

- So pigmented
- Sticky but not overly sticky
- Stay on all day
- Controllable gloss (Meaning if you don't want it to be that glossy you can spread it out and still get a great colour payoff without it being too shiny)

Overall Thoughts - Uncomparable to MAC glosses which can be too glittery, watery, smelly and don't stay on all day. These are so nice and when the wear off, they almost melt away without patchiness..

- Unique shades
- Easy to apply
- Not sheer
- Chipping for me occurs on the 3rd or 4th day like any other nail polish

Overall Thoughts - I like these polishes but I wouldn't go on a limp to purchase them as there are other brands that are just as good but with a lower price tag..

- So So So Soft
- Do not shed AT ALL
- Blends products so easily
- Great for powder and cream products
- Easy to clean
- Synthetic bristles
- Looks very sleek

Overall Thoughts - These brushes are very high quality brushes and the fact that they do not shed at all has me hooked on them..

What are you favourite Illamasqua products?


Anonymous said...

Great review! I've never tried any of Illamasqua's stuff before but i want to try their blush. As for brushes, I prefer natural bristles over synthetic but synthetic is so tempting because it's sooo soft.

Bethany said...

Yay I love this review!! So far my favorite Illamasqua products are their intense lipglosses.. I haven't found such a pigmented gloss from any other brand that I have liked as much as these!! I have a post coming up on a new intense gloss that I just added to my collection =)

25FLONDON said...

I love their cream & powder blushes, I have Lover, Rude & Hussy, & they're all beautifully pigmented! & I have the Blending Brush 1, which is great for blending concealer because it doesn't shed hair!

Got to love Illamasqua!

Vida said...

Great post! I don't have any items from Illamasqua...yet. I do love to admire them from afar though =)

konni said...

I love Illamasqua's blushes. I haven't actually tried any of their other stuff but I would like to. I love their promo images, so creative and striking. And the counter staff I've spoken to have all been very nice, very helpful and very knowledgeable. Love them!

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

I only have one Illamsaqua blush that I got on holidays and LOVE it! I need to get more of them.

Amy said...

Thanks for doing this post :) I recently bought their blush in Hussy at and I can't wait to try them!!

Makeup and Macaroons said...

Ok I think I'm Illamasqua stalking you... I bought their rich liquid foundation today and I was matched to 233 which looks perfect now in artificial light but I'm worried it might be too yellow during daylight. Hmm... hope it works ok coz loving the coverage. Are you still using it? Any additional thoughts on it?

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