Tuesday, 5 February 2013

New additions: Sleek & Illamasqua

Hey blog readers! 

I thought I would share some new additions to my makeup collection that I am excited to use in looks to come. I actually have purchased a lot more makeup than this recently but have used some of it already so have packed them away, but heres some I haven't got a chance to use yet

First up is Illamasqua precision ink in alchemy. A beautiful glittery antique gold. This colour is so unique and stunning, I have not seen it anywhere else- when I saw it in the sale for only £5 I snapped it up straight away!

Illamasqua precision ink in alchemy now discontinued

I bought Illamasqua rich liquid foundation in shade RF345 which I believe is the darkest shade out of the rich liquid range. I got this in the sale for £10. I love the formula of rich liquid foundation and find the tiniest pea size can cover so well due to its thick consistency. This shade is perfect for my more theatrical looks and also for black clients as it is black with a red undertone- so I can mix this in quantities with white to get my desired shade.

Illamasqua rich liquid available from www.illamasqua.com
RRP- £25

I purchased two Illamasqua pure pigments in the Illamasqua sale. They are beautiful shimmering loose powders that include reflects of different colour glitters and look beautiful on the eyes, and great mixed with lipgloss and also used as a face highlighters. They work best when used with a damp brush when used as a eyeshadow- as this gives a better coverage.

The first one I got was android in the Illamasqua sale for only £5! Its a beautiful gunmetal grey with silver and black reflective glitters.

Illamasqua pure pigment in android available from www.illamasqua.com

The second one I purchased was ore- which I bought at full price. I believe this is one of the most popular shades of the Illamasqua pure pigment range and I have heard so much about it. Its a beautiful grungy looking bronze/brown with silver, black and gold reflects of glitter. 

Illamasqua pure pigment in ore available from www.illamasqua.com

I purchased two Illamasqua intense lip glosses in the Illamasqua sale which I have had my eye on for a while now! Illamasqua intense lip glosses are so pigmented and can be considered as a 'liquid lipstick' with a high gloss finish. They don't really need to be layered on top of lipstick for optimum results- because they give such good results without it. I was so excited to get them in the sale for only £5!

Illamasqua lip gloss in stranger is a gorgeous metallic, antique gold. A crazy purchase I know- but this lipgloss would look stunning in the centre of a matt red lip and even better with a thin coat on top of nude lips for a twist to the average nude lip.

Illamasqua intense lipgloss in stranger available from www.illamasqua.com
RRP- £14

 The second intense lipgloss is succubus, this colour I have literally been eyeing up since it launched- but never purchased as I don't wear glossy lips often & didn't want to waste money on another red gloss when I already owned two! Its a beautiful blood red- so excited to use it!

Illamasqua intense lipgloss in succubus available from www.illamasqua.com

On to my new sleek products...
I love the blush palettes sleek do- their powders have amazing pigmentation and their blushes normally retail at £4.99 but in this trio you get 3 for £10!

I already own pink sprint and lace and sugar has always appealed to me as it has deeper colours which I think would look great on those with warmer skin tones and also complement fairer skins as stronger blush colours.
I have to say though, I was disappointed with the peachy apricot shade in this trio. The colour itself was beautiful but the powder was chalky and I found it was not pigmented at all- I had to swatch over it about 5 times to get a good payoff.

Sleek blush by 3 available at www.sleekmakeup.com for £10

Sleek lipstick in Vamp is an amazing colour with a beautiful matt but moisturising formula. This can definitely be considered as a dupe for Mac diva lipstick- they are so similar! Blogpost to come soon on a detailed comparison. 

Sleek matt lipstick in Vamp available at www.sleekmakeup.com for  £4.99

Which product catches your eye?! Don't forget to tell me what your new makeup additions are in the comments below

Love always




  1. I love the glitter shades, xoxo.

  2. wow gorgeous products!



  3. The Illamasqua pigments look gorgeous! I also love the look of that Sleek blush palette, definitely something I am going to look for :)

    Elle xx

  4. Beautiful! The colors are so good!


  5. I've tried neither of these brands but they look really good!

    I am so in love with the gold lipgloss xx

    1. Hi Claire!

      You should definitely try these brands, your missing out on so much! The gold lipgloss is beautiful, hopefully will do a post on how I would wear it xxx



  6. Lovely haul I a huge fan of both these brands! the sleek lippy's are often a good lil investment. The gold lippy looks beautiful a simple must! I'm def a new follower - your blog is abfab! Here's mine if you fancy a peek: http://thenew62.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. Thanks hun!

      Following you back :) xxx

  7. Lovely colors! I like the glitter ones. Actually, I just followed you. I hope you can check my blog and follow me back, too.

    XX, IamJenniya

    1. Thanks hun!

      Following you back xxx

  8. I love your blog so much!! Definitely a new follower :) I can't believe the bargains you got in the illamasqua sale, I love alchemy, such a shame it's discontinued :(

    Sophie at Ivy & Gold xxx

  9. Really geeat products! Love the swatches!

  10. Thanks for following! amazing products you got!

  11. Love all these swatches! Your blog is great, I'm your newest follower :)
    Hope you can check out my blog too!


  12. Nice blog! Love your makeup!! I have a blog a bout skincare, you are more than welcome to take a peak.

    I am also following you, hopefully you can follow back!


  13. I love Illamasqua!!! It's my guilty pleasure!
    Samantha xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  14. Such a nice haul! Very nice blog!
    Maybe you want to follow each other? Let me know!
    I would love it!

  15. think the sparkles are my favourite!! really cute, great post :) <3 <3


  16. Wow great buys! I love the Illamasqua pigments they look stunning. I have beguile and static! Sleek makeup is such a bargain, they're blushes are lovely!
    Chloe xx

  17. All those metallic colours are amazing!!!
    Your work is brilliant, like wow.
    Now following back
    Aimie xxxx


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