Illamasqua makeup created by the make up artist Alex Box is a new brand from the UK that launched in US Sephora stores last in November. They have a very interesting night time make up color range, so the many of the colors are really really vibrant. This brand is worn by Sienna Miller, Lily Allen, Adele, Beth Ditto and Karen O. We really were excited to try this brand because of the extreme cult following. Illamasqua was so sweet and sent us an eyeshadow and a lipgloss, both of which are amazing-as we expected. The eyeshadow in shade Sadist is an extremely pigmented matte royal blue shade. When we say pigmented we mean pigmented. One dip in the pan is all you need to create a beautiful blue smokey eye. This eyeshadow is so smooth that it can be applied as a liner as well (because the finely milled texture makes it very controllable). The best part about this eyeshadow (besides the amazing pigment) is that it doesn't crease and it lasts forever. The shade selection is very vast ranging from true white to inky black. (Shade: Sadist)
The lipgloss in shade Rouse is a sheer gummy pink shade. It has a great creamy, moisturizing and non-sticky consistency. It is a great shade to layer on top of lipsticks because it is really shiny, comfortable to wear and long lasting. We found that layering this lipgloss on top of a pale pink lipstick literally creates plush barbie pink lips. It has an interesting tube that is really good for on the go application because it's easy to squeeze and has a great slanted tip that contours to your lips.
The high quality makeup coupled by friendly staff secures why Illamasqua has such a huge following by professional make up artists, British club girls and everyday people like us!