During Illamasqua‘s recent free international shipping promotion, I ordered a few items. I placed my order on 20th, despatched on 21st and arrived yesterday, 28th. As always, fast shipping and all my items reached me in perfect condition. Several items I wanted were out-of-stock the night I ordered, I guess I would have to make another purchase again soon.
So, let’s take a look at what I got myself this time.
The Skin Base Foundation. I finally decided to get one – I had my colour matched in Sydney a few months ago and double checked my shade again with Illamasqua’s comprehensive comparison chart here. I am quite positive that I am a Nº 9 for those with a yellow undertone. I got a Pressed Powder to match as well and the shade I went for is Nº 135 for those with light skin with golden undertone.
Size of the Skin Base Foundation is identical to their Satin and Matte Primers. Size of the Pressed Powder is the same as their 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette, it also comes with a powder sponge.
Along with the face products, I picked up 4 more Nail Varnishes in Spartan (gold glitter), Harsh (silver glitter), Untold (red glitter) and Throb (blood-red). With these 4 bottles, I have finally completed my nail wheel of Illamasqua Nail Varnishes.
Throb is fabulous. Creamy, opaque – a possible one-coater if you are in a hurry. The glitter shades are beautiful and dazzling too but you need 3 coats for some full-on bling (3 coats in picture above) – might not be a bad thing, depends on how you wear it. One coat is sheer but you get an even spread of glitter, ideal for layering over other colours, you get more attention with two coats and full opacity with 3 coats.
I also managed to grab their new pair of False Eyelashes in Weimar which was previously sold out. I thought some of my falsies are big, this is huge and I think there are going to touch my brows.
A closer look at Weimar. Comes with a layer of criss-cross black lashes combined with a set of straight, long, brown and red lashes. They are very soft but I have no idea how it will look on the eyes.
And lastly, I picked up three Powder Blushers in Tweak (deep hot pink), Hussy (bright candy pink) and Excite (vivid apricot).
Illamasqua blushers are very pigmented. In most cases, a gently tab picks up sufficient product and colour for both cheeks. Their rich colour payoff definitely put them on top of the list. They also have a spectacular wardrobe of colours with some very unique shades. Am looking forward to try their new shimmer blush, Ambition is back in stock but not Morale – when will both be in stock at the same time so I can purchase them together?
To conclude this entry, my order came with a sample of Freak. I was super excited and surprised, I never thought I would be able to smell it, at least not any time soon. For those interested in this new scent, Illamasqua confirmed that due to international delivery restrictions they are unable to ship Freak to Singapore.
Did you pick up anything from Illamasqua recently? Have you tried their Skin Base Foundation, if yes, what are your thoughts?