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Hello my lovelies! So I grabbed some products from the Once... collection that was released by Illamasqua about 2 months ago, but I was having a few problems with my server & then my silly laptop went & died on me so here's my post on them now even though it's quite late!
I didn't get everything that was released, just what caught my eyes! The new Vintage Metallix Cream Eyeshadows came in such gorgeous wearable colours & the packaging is super pretty, I just couldn't resist getting all 3 & the new Melange nail polish as well.
The full collection (pictured centre below) included to shimmery Lip Glosses & a new powder blusher as well. Since I own quite a few blushers & glosses from Illamasqua, (They have the best blushes next to NARS!) I decided to forgo them.
Now supposedly the Vintage Metallix Eyeshadows provide a metallic cream-gel like texture that provides long wear and comfort. Smudge resistant and long lasting formula. You can apply them with your fingers or a synthetic brush - I personally use the Real Techniques eye brushes as less product is wasted and they blend creams out so effortlessly.
I absolutely agree with everything Illamasqua says about the cream shadows. They do live up to the claims, and I have yet to hear a bad review! The shadows are super creamy and extremely easy to work with, even for those new to cream eyeshadows. You get quite a bit of time to work with them before they set and once they set, they do not budge ladies! They look beautiful on their own or as a base for powder eyeshadows.
Swatches: The gorgeous Vintage Metallix Eyeshadows (from Left to Right) - Embellish, Bibelot & Courtier. Beautiful, Pigmented, Creamy & they smell lovely too - A cross between Vanilla & Coconut!
Embellish - A Vintage Brown colour with light Gold specks.
Bibelot - A Vintage Mothy Green with light Gold specks.
Courtier - Vintage Nude Pale Pink with light Gold specks.
All 3 shades are so very beautiful & I love that Courtier can be used as a highlight when buffed lightly onto the skin. It's like a cream version of the famous MAC Vanilla pigment. In fact Embellish & Bibelot would be perfect shades for an all over lid colour during the Autumn/Winter season.
Each Shadow costs - £16.50 for 5ml which is worth it considering how pigmented & versatile they are. You will definitely be using them regularly, and a little does go a long way. I would definitely repurchase these if I ever run out & I hope that Illamasqua brings out some more colours!
And last of all how pretty is this Melange Nail Polish also from the Illamasqua Once... Collection?! I really don't know why it's described as a Matte Teal With Gold Shimmer; There's nothing matte about it! It's definitely high shimmer and so unique!
This is also just one coat applied directly to my nails without any base/top coat. I find that the nail polishes from Illamasqua don't always require 2 coats, which I love because then they dry super quick & there's less chance of me smudging my fingers.
I hope you ladies enjoy. Do let me know what you think of the Once collection & what your favourite products are!
You can purchase everything mentioned from Illamasqua - http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/collections/once/
Hi Lovelies, I'm Fox...
And I'm a 26 Year old Human Biologist with over 6 years experience in the Beauty Industry.
Olive Skin with a Yellow undertone. Skin Type - Oily to Oily/Dehydrated.
My Foundation Shades in the following brands -
Star - 031
Forever - Sand 031
Velvet - 30 Beige
Matte - 30 Beige
Le Teint Ultra Tenue - 40 Beige
Total Control Drop Foundation - 08
Sheer Matte - Punjab/Stromboli
Sheer Glow - Punjab/Stromboli
All Day Luminous - Punjab
Velvet Matte Skin Tint - St Moritz
Sensual Skin Enhancer - SX06
Skin Base - SB8/9
Tinted Oil Free Moisturiser - Bisque
Big Easy Complexion Perfector - Beige
Teint Idole Ultra Wear - 049
MUFE HD - 127
MUFE ULTRA HD -
MUFE ULTRA HD Invisible Cover Stick -
Double Wear SIP - Rattan/Tawny
Double Wear Light - 3.0
Double Wear Maximum Cover - Rattan/Tawny
DayWear BB - Light Medium
Studio Fix Fluid - NC30
Studio Skin - 2.3
Traceless Perfecting - Bare Beige/Bisque 04
Traceless Stick - Bisque
Perfect Matte Touch - AMBER
Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick - BUFF
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