Friday, 23 January 2015

Illamasqua Haul

I absolutely adore Illamasqua, they are a wicked British alternative makeup brand. The products all have crazy names; Sex, Succubus and Sangers are just three of the awesome names from this brand. 
If you guys have been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I love everything that's a little more 'different', a little more off the beaten path. 
When I heard that Illamasqua were having a sale, (50%, 60% and 70% off) I jumped on the wagon. 
I only bought three things that were on sale, and then a couple of things I've wanted for a while.  
 When I travel, I usually take 2-3 makeup bags. NO that's not completely full of makeup, it's usually one bag with makeup, one bag with a toothbrush, flannel and toothpaste, and then a third bag with bits like a moisturiser, toner, makeup remover etc. 
I have two beautiful makeup bags, and have used them for years, but my third broke, so when I saw this pretty little makeup bag in the Illamasqua sale, I knew that it'd be perfect for my third! 
 It's a little faux leather bag, with Illamasqua indented into the front. The zipper is around the top, and it's gold with a little gold brand symbol as the zipper handle (pic below). 
 I got this bag for £10, reduced from £20. Honestly, it's not worth £20 in my opinion, but it is a very nice bag and if you wand a good, little makeup pouch for travelling, or are restricted on space, snap this little beauty up for a tenner
 Something I've always been interested in, is using the Illamasqua Sealing Gel. This was not in the sale. 
It's a gel that transforms powders into liquids, I really want to try it out with some of my loose shadow pigments. I think that this would look gorgeous with Sugarpill's Paperdoll, or Shiro Cosmetics' Lingered in Twilight or War of Five Armies. 
 I cannot wait to use this to make my shadows into liners and my bold pigments super bright, and slick! 
 Another thing I've been wanting for AGES, (AKA since the Once collection was released last year) is this nail polish. I've been in love with the colour since I first saw it, it reminds me of patina on copper things. This nail polish is Melange, a gorgeous golden teal with a matte base. 
 It's genuinely my new favourite nail polish. If you apply it in thin coats it dries really quickly, and it looks both beautiful with a top coat and without. It's also one of those brilliant polishes that looks EXACTLY the same on the nail, as it does in the bottle. 
 It has a beautiful green-teal base, with loads of gold glitter and dark rust spots. It really, really does look like patina on copper, it's so vintage and beautiful. It has so much depth and is so beautiful, I feel like this polish is going to be in my life for a long, long time! Price-wise, this one was not in the sale, there are some polishes in the sale, but this is not one of them. This polish was very pricey at £14.50, if you can find a high-street dupe, do! I have my eyeballs on Hemlock too, so stay tuned! 
 Another item in the sale was the Stephanie Medium Pencil, it was £13.00 reduced to £5.20.
 The pencil is a gorgeous wooden pencil, and the colour is so, so pretty! It's a beautiful combination of dove grey and light lavender in one pencil, it's absolutely gorgeous. What I really like about this pencil is that it can be used anywhere on the body, the eyes, the lips, toes, back, nose, wherever! 
It's such a pretty colour, and before you say anything, yes I do like to go for the more random colours. There's something so vintage and gothic about all of the colours I chose, it just goes to show Illamasqua makes some stunning colours. 
 Lastly, I bought one of the cream pigments. I wanted another one (Delirium) as well, but unfortunately that one was out of stock. I did manage to get my hands on Mould, yup Mould! 
 Can we just look at the packaging? So, so pretty! 
 The pigment is a little more oily than the Maybelline colour tattoos, but has a really, really nice pigmentation. It's a very nice deep blackberry colour. I am so in love with this, I want to try this with either Sugarpill's Birthday Girl or Paperdoll over the top. 
As you can see it's definitely not matte, it's more on the shiny side. I'm not sure how this will perform on the eyelids, or on oily eyelids but I really want it to look a little slick and oily. I hope they make this in black one day! 

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