"Illamasqua is for the bolder person hiding inside all of us. It is an act and an attitude. A symbol of tolerance. A celebration of idiosyncrasies. A confident statement of self-ownership"
After lusting over quite a few of their products, i managed to narrow it down to just two (i could have went crazy as all their products are gregeous). I decided on a powder blusher in the shade 'Excite' and their 'matt primer', i'm always on the search for a really good matt primer.
First of all the matt primer...
"An essential for any screen goddess, Illamasqua matt Primer helps create a flawless, shine-free base. For use under foundation or on its own, this professional cream formula offers UVA and UVB protection and gives skin an even, matt finish. Prepare to impress."
This primer is a white, creamy consistency and glides on nicely, its leaves you skin instantly shine free. You don't feel any of the 'tightness' you usually do from some matte primers. It kept my skin fresh looking for a good few hours, although by the end of the day though i did have some slight oil on my t-zone. But all in all, its excellent in my oppinion. Having used various matte primers this one has topped my list, was very impressed. At £19.50, it has a hefty price tag but if it's a miracle in a bottle... well, its worth every penny in my eyes, especially when it comes to the dreaded 'chip fat face' look i've been sporting for so long due to oily skin.
Next we have Illamasqua's podwer blusher in 'Excite'...
A vibrant apricot shade, i know many of you will be thinking "Yikes... its so bright" However, with proper application this leaves your cheeks with a goregeous peachy glow. The shade is described as 'vivid apricot, matt finish' on the website.
I quite like the matt finish, i've always been a 'Bella Bamba' gal - ever since it launched last february, i've rarely strayed from the Benefit Blush. However, in the words of Bob Dylan "The times they are a a-changin".
Excite also blends great aswell. The key rule with this blusher is that a little goes a long long way. Apply too much and you may run the risk of looking like a clown. Another great investment at £16.50. This is definitely a welcomed edition.
Sorry for the poor quality swatch, had to take it on my iphone.
So there we have it, my first ever illamasqua purchase. I will definitely be buying from the brand again. I have my eye on a few of their lip glosses.
Do you own anything from Illamasqua?