Thursday, April 1, 2010

Brand Worth Knowing: Illamasqua

when Illamasqua was launched in the UK back in 2008 it became an instant hit. when it (finally) become available here in the states, there was an excitement beyond measure.

the makeup was created to be worn at night and is all about a bold look. of course, that doesn't mean you have to only wear their products at night. i was sent a few products to try out and i have to say, i am loving what i've tried.

their Powder Blusher, pictured above in Kiss, a dusty plum shade (deeper in person than in the pics), is so versatile-- a swipe of my brush over the powder then dusted onto my cheeks gives my them a just-pinched look or i can pump up the volume and really make them stand out by adding more.

the Sheer Gloss (pictured in Soul, an icy champagne) is fabulous. it's surprisingly long lasting for a gloss and not at all sticky. the finish is very pretty and leaves my lips feeling very moisturized.

the Nail Varnish formula is amazing. i was sent a shade called Snap, and as you can see, it's a shimmery grey-- so chic! application was smooth, it dried relatively fast, and i have a feeling i'll be wearing this shade a lot this season. i may even add a few more shades to my collection.

visit for more info about the brand-- they have a blog too-- and in the u.s., visit your local Sephora or to purchase.

products sent to me for the purpose of review; all pics, except the first, taken by me :)


Nikkia Chanel said...

I just really got into Illamasqua but I'm glad I did! I love there blush and nail polishes

gloss_e said...

oooo that gloss is GORGEOUS! so pretty i might have to head over to sephora after work to give this brand a shot.