Illamasqua Skin Base and Rich Liquid Foundations

I tried the Illamasqua Skin Base a few years ago and didn't get on with it at all, but looking back, I think this was mostly because I didn't have the right colour plus I didn't know how to prep skin.  The main issue I had with it was that it showed up dryness which is still the case, so you just need to ensure you're adequately moisturised (and ideally prepped with a moisturising primer too) if you're prone to dry patches.  Fast-forward a few y[...]


Illamasqua Precision Brow Gel in Awe

I'm so into brows lately, partly because I've finally got the hang of how to do a decent brow, and partly also because I attended a masterclass with Illamasqua a few weeks ago that further fueled the fire.  You can do a whole face of carefully applied make-up, but if your brows aren't working for you then it can let the whole face down; I finally understand that and I give my brows a lot more credit as a consequence of this revelation. Ill[...]


Illamasqua Eyebrow Effects Course with Three Mobile

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to a brow class with Illamasqua and Three Mobile to get snap happy using the new Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which you can find here - link.  I'm not normally one for attending workshops like this, but I was swayed by the fact that it was being run by Illamasqua and the fact that it was focussed on brows - I do love a good brow!  The course was so much fun and extremely informative, so I've done a complete 180[...]


Illamasqua Multi Facet Palette in Aura

Illamasqua Facet is the latest collection from the brand and includes some lovely new arrivals, such as two new lipstick shades - one of which is a Glamore shade - a make-up bag, a brush set, an addition to the Scarab perfume line, an Embellish Eye Trio and lastly two gorgeous new palettes; it's worth noting how incredibly Christmas-worthy all the aforementioned are.  The Multi Facet Palettes come in two shade variants; Semblance, which I underst[...]

Illamasqua Distinction in Make-Up Artistry Awards

I think there are very few brands who demonstrate the art of make-up quite as effectively as Illamasqua, and if you agree then then you need to hot-foot it down to the Illamasqua Distinction in Make-Up Artistry Awards which are on in London tomorrow.  There are four categories in total - Non-Professional, Student, Professional and Illamasqua Team - with each ticket costing £10, however, if you're there for the day you can purchase a full day pass fo[...]


Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Virgin

When I posted about the pink shades that extended the Illamasqua Glamore line-up, I mentioned that there appeared to be another new shade available on the Illamasqua site called Virgin.  It turns out this is the shade we'll be seeing on Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew from now on as Illamasqua have created a new make-up look to mark Virgin Atlantic's 30th anniversary, hence the shade name "Virgin". Illamasqua Virgin is a fantastic red; it's a t[...]


Illamasqua Glamore Satin Lipsticks in Kitsch and Pinkie

All kinds of crazy occurred when the new nude shades were added to the Illamasqua Glamore lipstick range - the brand's first range of satin lipsticks - but at the same time with a lot less talk, there were four new shades added too, two of which I'm going to show you today.  I have to say, I really love the way Illamasqua does pink - they do what I'd call "pink with an edge" which results in some seriously beautiful shades that aren't overly girl[...]


Illamasqua Once – AW14 Collection

I follow the Illamasqua story with great interest; a brand who started as a niche, indie and fairly "out there" make-up range that's now far more high-street than I'm sure anyone ever anticipated, so they fight a constant battle between keeping their original indie fans happy whilst also giving their ever-growing, more commercial fans what they want.  Consequently we've seen quite a bit of change lately (much to the dismay of the indie fans) with[...]


Illamasqua Glamore Nudes in Rosepout and Cherub

There are eleven new shades of the Illamasqua Glamore lipsticks arriving shortly, seven of which form their new nude shade collection which is quite a new thing for Illamasqua to release as a brand, but if you think about it, it does make sense considering so much of their make-up consists of vibrant, strong colours and yet not everyone will want to pair big, statement eyes with similarly striking lips, so now we have a selection of nudes to wear[...]


Illamasqua Summer 2014 – Matte Lip Liquid and Velvet Blusher

I really love the Summer 2014 offering from Illamasqua, which consists of three new lip products, 2 new blusher shades and 2 re-promoted blush shades.  I won't go into too much detail about the full collection as I've already posted about it here, so check out the intro post if you'd like to know more. I had three products from the range to play with, two of the Matte Lip Liquid shades and one of the new blushers.  The blusher shade I hav[...]

Illamasqua Beauty School Drop-In: Bombshell Beauty

  Every few months, Illamasqua host a Beauty School Drop-In at all their venues which consists of a themed tutorial at several time slots throughout the day.  On 1st June 2014, the Beauty School Drop-In will be Bombshell Beauty; a look inspired by Bridget Bardot and focuses on smoky eyes and nude lips, a look I think most of us want to be able to pull off! The drop-ins are free to attend and there are usual special promotions running durin[...]