Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Illamasqua

Hi Lovelies

Today I wanted to tell you about some purchases I made online.
I love doing a spot of online shopping, I love it even more when the postman delivers your online shopping - I do get very excited when opening my goodies. Todays goodies are from Illamasqua, so here we go.

Pure Pigment Furore


Illamaqua's Pure Pigment in Furore can be purchased for £15.50 from their online store. It is described as a metallic, high-shine, pure-colour powder that can be used to highlight the eyes, cheeks or brows. You can use this on its own or you can mix this with shadow or blusher. This is a really versatile champagne peach shimmer, its really pretty when just used on its own over the eye area and when applied this lasted all day. I was really pleased with this pigment - normally you do experience a bit of quite a bit of fall out with them but surprisingly I didnt really find that as much with Furore - there was some but not a huge amount. You hardly need to use any to achieve excellent coverage so thats probably why. The texture was lovely and I found that when I used it wet it just seemed gorgeously creamy. Furore is a multi tasker and also looks really nice over the decollete area.

Powdered Metal Erzule

This was a sale bargain for £10 but it can still be purchased on the website for £22.50, which to be honest is quite pricey for what you get, I dont think that I would have purchased this at full price. I must admit when I first opened it I got a bit of a shock as the powder looks quite dark and Im quite fair, but this will look great on my hols though when Ive got a bit of a sun tan - it blends nicely and you can achieve a subtle shimmer or build the powder up to achieve a more metallic finish. Powdered Metal has an amazing creamy soft texture and is really nice to use, again I would probably be thinking about using this over my decollete, shoulders and the tops of my arms and maybe my legs to give my skin a lovely dewy sheen, it looks fantastic as a blusher and if your feeling adventurous you can mix this with Illamasqua's sealing gel to create metallic designs on the body and face.

Illamasqua Masquara - Raven

Before Masquara

After Masquara

Masquara can be purchased from the online website for £15.00 - I was really excited about this as I had heard some great things about it, but Im sorry Illamasqua but this one just doesnt hit the spot for me - I was expecting amazing things from this mascara but after two coats I dont think my lashes look all that different. They look a bit more defined but thats about it. It is nice to apply and has a nice thick brush but I dont feel like it delivers on the "wonderbra-like effect" as promised on the website. Now Im not saying that I totally hate this mascara - I actually quite like it but I just dont think that it "dramatises lashes to extremes". 
Has any one else tried this ? I would love to hear what you guys think of it.
 We all have our favourites dont we?
 To be honest I think its all Benefits fault as I recently got hooked on their Are They Real mascara - when Im wearing that mascara every single person I have spoken to has commented on my lashes and I think thats what I was expecting from this.

Overall I was over the moon with the Furore pigment its definately a re-purchase when it runs out, I think that you could definately achieve the same effect with a cheaper bronzer/shimmer powder as you can achieve with the powdered metal and if your looking for nice defined lashes then by all means give Masquara a go but dont expect to get that false lash look.

I purchased all of my items from Illamasqua online.

With Love
Lipstick Fridays
xx

52 comments:

  1. I need to find an online store that sells Illamasqua and has free shipping :) (Sephora won't ship their products to Canada for some strange reason). I'm so ridiculously cheap when it comes to paying for shipping... just don't want to do it.

    Illamasqua is not available in Toronto, and when I was in NY all I picked up was a couple of nail polishes... I regret my rushed shopping, I should have picked up a few more pieces... lol... next time.

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    1. I totally agree xx Dont like paying for shipping either - I just got caught out with that when purchasing my Chanel Bronze Universal xx The nail polishes are fab tho xx what ones did you pick ? xx

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  2. I love the pale champagne color... so natural. great review! xxx Marina

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    1. Awh thanks xx Its really pretty isnt it xx

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  3. Pure Pigment from Illamasqua is so beautiful. I like your blog by the way!!! I am now following

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    1. Its gorgeous isnt it xx Thank you for the follow xx I will be sure to check out your blog xx

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  4. great review!! The Pure Pigment looks lovely xx

    www.simplysarahlou.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you xx The pigment is lovely xx would highly recommend it xx

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    1. Thank you xx The pigment is gorgeous isnt it xx

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  6. Great review. Those are lovely colors. I love your posts.
    I'm following you now, would you like to follow me back? :)

    http://am-better-today.blogspot.com/

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    1. thank you xx Thanks for following xx Ofcourse I will check out your blog xx

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  7. Both pigments are really gorgeous, the type of colours I go for.
    xo

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    1. Really versatile as well xx May have to have a look a other colours in the range xx

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  8. Beautiful pics!!!i'm following you!!!if you like mine, do the same!!
    WWW.ZAGUFASHION.COM
    ZAGU FACEBOOK PAGE
    bloglovin follower

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    1. Thank you xx
      Of course I will check it out xx

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  9. Those pigments are gorgeous, absolutely love the shimmery look. Beautiful!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love it too xx Think it looks so pretty xxx

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  10. Nice information about mascara and the other make up! You are so into it!

    By the way I have followed your blog & twitter. Don't forget to follow back my blog & twitter okay dear :P

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    1. Ha ha xx I know xx
      Ofcourse will follow you back xxx

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  11. I don't shop online. But these are great finds. Although they are not the cheap make up I usually get, I bet their quality is really good.

    Girlie Blog Seattle - Beauty Tips, Makeup How To, Seattle Lifestyle

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    1. I need to stop shopping online ! Spend too much money I dont have xx The quality of this pigment is fab though xx

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  12. Love it. So pretty!
    Following, hope to see u follow back :)
    Conni
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks luv xx I will follow you back xx

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  13. heyyy great blog!
    love it :)
    follow you now :)
    hope you'll follow me too :**

    www.simplebutreal.com

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    1. Thank you xx
      You have a great blog too xx Now following you xx thanks for dropping by xxx

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  14. what a gorgeous pigment! just WOW xx

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  15. pretty pigments!

    your newest follower Michelle
    pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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    1. Its really pretty xx Quite a subtle look though xx

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  17. Thanx so much for your nice comment! Of course I would like to follow each other! I am following you now, waiting for you to follow back :)
    Bisous
    Christina xxx

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  18. I love love that eyeshadow color! Thanks for stopping by my blog! xo

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  19. you have beautiful eyes. the first eyeshadow color is so nice, i feel like it might work as a soft pink highlight. great purchase. i love online shopping as well.

    http://cactusandcucumber.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awh thank you so much xx I think it would work great as a highlight xx thanks for stopping by xx

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  20. The pigment Furore looks really great on you. Wish I could pull such a light color off well. I'm going to be following you now, please do the same back.

    Shoua
    http://morningbelles.blogspot.com/

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  21. A beautiful colour! Love it!
    http://lottie-loves-beauty.blogspot.com/

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  22. Great review , the pigment looks amazing. Next time I am near a Illamasqua store , the pigment is coming home with me !

    annadeglam.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you xx Such a pretty pigment so versatile as well xx

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  23. Lovely colours :)
    The pigment is very nice, I havent tried this brand before but really like the pigment
    Great blog

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  24. Too pretty. I would LOVE to use it as my own highlighter.

    http://vaintastic.blogspot.com/

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    1. I know xx would make a great highlighter xx

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