Hope your all well. As you all must have figured out by now, I'm a huge Illamasqua fan! Love their products so much which is why most of my looks contain a high percentage of their products. Illamasqua regulary do a sale; winter, summer- just like the clothing shops. It's a great opportunity to try some of their products if you haven't before and things are so cheap starting from £5! It's also great if you love a good bargain and want to add lots more makeup to your bag.
Here are my top picks which I think are an absolute bargain and amazing products...
1. Medium pencil in 'Vow' £5 (RRP £13)
This product is a off white creamy pencil. Illamasqua describe it as a 'cool apricot yellow'. This pencil is amazing to open up the eyes when applied to the waterline. Instead of the typical white, it gives a more natural, doll eyed effect. Perfect for summer to brighten up those eyes! It would also be good as a base for eyeshadow (drawn on the lid and then blended out) or to highlight around the brows or brow bone- even as a nude lipliner if you have really fair skin! Or you could use it as a base to lighten up any lipstick shades.
2. Medium pencil in 'Debonair' £5 (RRP £13)
I love this bright blue shade! Amazing summer colour. You could wear it with a neutral eye in the waterline to add a pop or smudge it underneath your lashes. I love that Illamasqua medium pencils are so creamy which means you can draw and smudge- use it as an eyeshadow base for a bright blue smoky eye or create a winged liner.
3. Cream pigment in 'Androgen' £7.50 (RRP £17.50)
Illamasqua describe this colour as a coral. Androgen actually comes across more pinky and salmmony to me- but coral is a good summary! I actually love this pigment for combatting really dark circles. Salmon/peach combat blue and purple tones underneath the eyes. It can also help to brighten up the area- but beware because a small amount goes a really long way! I would reccomend either buffing a tiny amount before concealor with a blending brush or after, right where you can see the discolouration. Cream pigment in Androgen is also so amazing as a peachy coral matt lipstick or a cream blush! It works amazing as a base for pink shadow too.
4. Intense lipgloss in 'Succubus' £7.50 (RRP £14.50)
This lipgloss is so beautiful. Illamasqua intense lip glosses are like a liquid lipstick- they are so pigmented. This blood red gloss is perfect for achieving the hollywood glam look. A blood red is blue toned so suits most skintones. You can layer it over a matt lipstick for even more intensity and an all night wear.
5. Cream blusher in 'Seduce' £10 (RRP £18)
If you love a rosey pink blush then this is perfect for you. A tiny- literally a touch goes a very long way. Illamasqua cream blushes are insanely pigmented but blend so easy. I love that you can build it up to be a very rosy pink or apply the tiniest amount for a nice flush. Its great for everyday because it is so easy to apply with fingertips and leaves a lovely dewy finish. It can be layered with powder blusher for a more intense look. Personally this is my favourite for everyday and when I am in a hurry- looks so fresh, effortless and takes seconds to apply and blend.
6. Precision ink in 'Havoc' £10 (RRP £18)
This deep aubergine, purple/brown liquid liner is an amazing alternative to the classic black liner. The precision inks come with pointed sponge applicators allowing you to create the perfect flick. They have an amazing long wearing formula which is perfect for these hot summer days. The colour is very appealing- so unique and really adds a pop to your eyes without being too daring.
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