Friday, 26 February 2010

Illamasqua; Unrequited & Fable.

Illamasqua is a brand that I find myself being drawn to, not only because of their lovely products but also their whole ethos and the values they uphold. They describe their products as being 'make up for your alter ego' and I love that. I do think that make up should be fun, like it is when you're little and you find your mums make up bag & you end up with lipstick on your forehead!

Illamasqua is for the bolder person hiding inside all of us. It is an act and an attitude. A symbol of tolerance. A celebration of idiosyncrasies. A confident statement of self-ownership.


They have done a lot for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation which you can read about here. As a tribute to Sophie this beautifully made yet incredibly sad short film was commissioned and they are hoping to reach over 1,000,000 hits on it to help raise awareness.
This morning the postman knocked on my door and handed me a parcel full of loveliness! Last week I was feeling pretty rubbish & not my usual self so my lovely boyfriend offered to buy me a little something to cheer me up. Bless him, he's a keeper for sure! ♥
There was a 20% discount code at asos.com floating around so we used that and the cheap supersave delivery option. I have to say I won't be using that delivery for anything other than clothes again. I understand that it's the cheap option but a little bit of bubble wrap or tissue paper wouldn't have gone a miss. I am super lucky that the blusher didn't break, it was rattling around inside the box so much! Eek, not what I wanted for these beauties!
My Illamasqua wish list is ridiculously long and I didn't really know where to start! But I picked out one lipstick, Fable, and one blush, Unrequited, both are pretty 'safe-ish' pink shades that I knew would work on my skin tone. I love the names of these and I think the packaging is super pretty.
Illamasqua describe this shade as a soft baby pink, which when blended on to the skin, it absolutely is. I'm actually in love with it. Smooth, easy to blend & a beautiful colour - what more could you want!
This is the most pigmented blush I own. I am very pale but the lightest touch of my brush on to the product and I have enough to do both cheeks. This is going to last me forever so is absolutely worth the price and I'm definitely going to invest in some more shades. I have a feeling this is the start of a beautiful, but expensive friendship!
Fable lipstick is described by Illamasqua as a bright rose pink. I almost picked a more neutral shade but I'm so happy I didn't because this is lovely. It's a matt lipstick which I really like because I find that they last longer on my lips & if I fancy a glossy finish I can always pop a gloss on over the top. Simples. Matt finishes can be quite drying in general so I'll see how I get on with this one. On first impressions though it's one of the least drying matt lipsticks I've tried and my lips aren't in the best condition (thanks alot freezing cold weather!) so I was expecting not to be able to wear this at the moment.
Please excuse the state of my lips. Even copious amounts of lip balm isn't helping at the moment. Some warm weather now please? But anyway, this is how Fable looks on me. As with the blusher I've used the smallest amount here. I think this is going to last a long time too. Love it!


Here's a quick face of the day. It's nothing special!
My face was not co operating today at all. My Revlon ColorStay was cakey and it refused to blend so I took it all off and went straight for my trusty Lily Lolo minerals.
♥ Lily Lolo mineral foundation.
♥ ELF Concealer.
♥ Illamasqua Unrequited blush.
♥ Rimmel Sexy Curves mascara.
♥ Illamasqua Fable lipstick.


Have you tried any Illamasqua products? What are your favourites?
xoxo

13 comments:

  1. I really like the lipstick! It's beauuuuutiful. I doubt it'd look good on me though (sometimes I wish I was caucasian, just so I can wear some colours!) and I LOOOOOOVE the blusher. That would suit me fine! I just noticed on your wishlist, you have MAC Springsheen blusher....I almost, almost got that today! (Un)fortunately, some pigment won my heart instead! So now I am the proud owner of some LE Pigment! (I have no idea how I'll use it yet!)

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  2. I have Fable too and love it to bits! Really impressed with the Illamasqua lipsticks xx

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  3. I haven't tried any thing from Illamasqua yet, but I will do soon! :)

    I haven't had any problems with the super saver delivery for beauty stuff, I bought some nail polishes the other week and my parcel had those air pockets in to protect them. Maybe the packer was feeling a bit lazy?

    Glad it didn't break though,

    xx

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  4. You look gorgeous hun!
    Those colours suit you so well.
    I haven't tried any of the blushes or lipsticks but I have a eye liner pencil and lipgloss that I love, the eyeshadow palette I got however I don't think is all that amazing.
    xx

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  5. @sanny - ooh i bet there are lots of uses for that pigment! i love getting new things hehe. :)

    @india - i can't wait to try out some more.

    @katy - ooh really? i may have to complain. i would have been so sad if it had broken!

    @tanya - thank youu ♥ ooh i was tempted by a lipgloss but i wasnt sure if it would be worth the money, i might try one soon. that's a shame about the eyeshadows though!

    xoxo

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  6. How nice of your boyfriend! The blusher and lipstick both look lovely, might have a look on asos while the code is still valid x

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  7. Oooo I have unrequited too, it's lovely!! I'm really liking the creme blushes I got too...Illamasqua definitely is my favorite just now! xoxo

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  8. The lipstick looks great. I'm not really a lipstick girl but even I love this! I've never tried any Illamasqua and feel I may be missing out slightly, but then I don't wear that much make up so would feel foolish to spend that kind of money on something that would probably never get worn. Looks great on you though. x

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  9. I am loving the look of these lipsticks! Need to give them a try!
    I have awarded you the Sunshine Award on my blog!
    Love and Tickles
    Ruthie

    XOXOX

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  10. I have never tried any of their products; but I truly love the idea of having a make-up for one's alter ego. It's such a clever marketing gimmick - I definitely want to try these products out! :)

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  11. Hey doll! New follower :] Please follow me too! I currently only have one Illamasqua item- blush in Spite! Its perfect for contouring! Its a lil too cool for me though and light, would work perfectly on you actually! I got it in a swap. I am wanting to try Risk for contour but am unsure of the color as there aren't too many pictures online. Do you know where I can find any? I am expecting a package this week though with blush in Lover and Create, lipstick in Sonnet, and the bronzer duo! I am beyond excited and cannot wait! We dont have Illamasqua yet, they said it wont be in stores until summer :/ Take care doll! ♥ best wishes*

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  12. I am dying to try some illamasqua products! And reading this post makes me want to try that lipstick! great review!♥

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