An Illamasqua Haul

6 May 2014

Illamasqua haul
Last week, Illamasqua ran one of their regular 10% off online events. When a good friend mentioned that she had an Illamasqua pro discount card, bumping the discount up to 50%, I couldn't resist adding a few bits on to her order. Previously I'd only tried a lipstick and two nail polishes from this British brand, so I was intrigued to find out what else they had to offer.

I've wanted to try the Skin Base foundation ever since it was first launched, but don't live close enough to a counter to get matched up. After lots of research online I opted for the shade 7.5, which luckily is perfect for me! I've only used this foundation once as yet, but I'm really impressed by the coverage and finish. The other base product which I purchased was Hydra Veil, a gel primer which goes on to the skin like water. I'm really impressed by the consistency of hydra veil, and so far I've loved how it has felt under a couple of different foundations.

Because I definitely needed more lip products, I added two glosses to my basket. The first is their Sheer Lipgloss in Artifice. This is the perfect pinky nude shade, and I'm surprised by how much I've enjoyed using this, as I'm not usually a gloss lover. Artifice isn't sticky and has just enough pigmentation for a pretty pout. The second lip product is the newly launched Matte Lip Liquid in Surrender. Now, I probably didn't need another liquid to matte lip product, but I'm really impressed with Surrender. The peachy shade is perfect for summer, and it sets to matte without feeling drying almost instantly.

The final purchase in my Illamasqua order were the mighty False Eyelashes in Lush. These have got to be the most intense eyelashes I've ever owned, and although they're hardly suitable for every day wear, I love how dramatic they are. I've been really wanting to try out a drag inspired makeup look for a while now, and these lashes will be absolutely perfect for that.

So far, I'm really happy with all of my Illamasqua purchases. Expect to see full reviews of these products soon, but for now I'm pondering what will be next on my Illamasqua wish list...


  1. I've never tried anything from Illamaska but this post made me want to try the Skin Base foundation and the matte lip liquid in surrender! That lip color is beautiful :)

    Ana Leote

  2. I really want to try Hydra Veil! I love Illamasqua.

    Katie x

  3. Can't wait to see the review of the foundation - I have been interested in trying it out. I really love their blush but haven't tried anything else from the brand.

  4. I've always wanted to try foundation from Illamasqua but have been wary just in case it's too heavy! But I think I may try it :)

    Love From Bethan


  5. I've never tried anything from illamasqua but the primer sounds amazing!

    Taslima | The little things in life

  6. really need to pick up something from this brand! Awesome haul! :)

  7. I've wanted to try some stuff from Illamasqua for sooo long! Thanks for giving me some inspiration :)
    xx Anine

  8. our eyes are having a field day looking at those products, we're eyeing a few of them, but it's a shame that Illamasqua is difficult to get our hands on where we live. We might have to track some of these down online, especially the lippies!!

  9. I didn't realise they did liquid matte lipsticks!

    Laura- DemandBeauty xo

  10. Woah those eyelashes really are intense! I hope you post pictures of them on at some point, I'd love to see how they look :)

    Eleanor -


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