Thursday 4 February 2016

illamasqua sale buys

If there's one brand I get truly excited about when it comes to post-xmas/January sales it's Illamasqua. I'm a loyal buyer of their products and have worshiped their lipsticks for a couple of years now, always having total faith in both their formulas and their shades. This means that I know I won't be getting fobbed off with any naff bargain buys when the sale comes round, so I love to take the opportunity to stock up on their lust-worthy goodies!

The first product that caught my eye was their Lipstick in Liv...

Their matte lipsticks are what first drew me to the brand so they're always a nice safe option for me as I know I love wearing them. Nude/pinky tones, or anything light in general, appeal to me massively at the minute so I couldn't miss the opportunity to grab this vibrant candy pink! There is no way that this lipstick is budging once you put it on, so it's a good idea if you know you have a long day ahead.

I also couldn't resist their Matte Liquid Lipstick in Exotic..

So dreamy! The colour pay off with this lipstick is so intense it's unreal. Literally brightens up any look! The first time I wore it in the office I go so many comments, it really is just too bright to miss and makes your lips look lovely and full too. I was a tad wary when applying this because of how runny and bold the product is (one shaky arm movement and it could be game over) but the precision brush at the end makes it alllllllllll okay. Even for someone as clumsy as me.

The wear time is really long yet again and I would definitely recommend it if you need a sturdy lippy that won't budge. Don't get me wrong this does begin to flake off eventually after a few hours/drinks/snacks but it's nothing you wouldn't expect from a lip product. Anyway, even if the formulas weren't as incredible as they are, I could totally forgive Illamasqua for it because the colours are just something else entirely...

Amazing! Just so irresistibly bright. 

The final purchase I made was the Empower palette. 

All of these shades are stunning in their own way but my ultimate favourite are Blink (the matte light nude/brown) and Fervent (shimmery, multi-tonal red/brown). I'm loving playing with this palette at the minute and switching up how I use it, but my go to look is using the lightest colour to highlight and the dark charcoal to line my eyes, with the nude as a base and Fervent in the crease! Here I've used the eyeshadow palette and the lipstick in Liv (a very minimal covering toned down with another nude lip liner).

Ta-da! All of these products can be incorporated into my daily makeup routine or used to amp it up on a special occasion, I think that's why I love them so much! 

Are you a big fan of Illamasqua? Please do recommend any products of theirs that you think I would like, though I can't promise I won't have already tried them as I am slowly but surely making my way through all their lipsticks!

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1 comment

  1. Exotic is such a beautiul shade, I still don't own a liquid lipstick so need to get onto it. You are looking gorgeous as always hun xx