Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Illamasqua Eyeshadow Reviews

I have a full collection of Illamasqua Eyeshadows. Not intentional though, I mean I did buy them with my own money but I didn’t know I was buying them. That sounds silly, let me explain… I went to college to learn to be a makeup artist and when I signed up you have to write a really big fat cheque and they will supply you with your makeup kit.

I didn’t know it at the time that the kit that we were getting was an all Illamasqua kit. At the time I had never even heard of the brand before, it was pretty new at the time. We had to write a £1000 cheque and the products that we received for all that money was absolutely shocking. I have to admit that the quality of the products was pretty good but there just wasn’t very much of it. We got the bare essentials but we didn’t get anything like a concealer, setting powder or a mascara. How can you create looks without things like that?

In our kit we got about 5 various eyeshadows. They are all matte shades ranging from a nude beige colour, through to brown shades and right through to a black. I found the colour of these to have really good pay off, they are really pigmented. Just a little bit of these shadows goes a really long way, all you have to do is lightly touch your brush into the powder and you have more than enough.

Along with these eyeshadows in our kit we got a sealing gel. This I thought was absolutely great. How this works is I would get a spooley and scratch some of the product off and tip it into the lid. Then I would put just one dot of the sealing gel in and mix it together. Then by using this and mixing the different colours you have more eyebrow colours and eyeliners. It is the first time I have used anything like that and I thought it was absolutely genius!

However, a negative I found about these eyeshadows is that they seem to be really crumbly. Such as when I put my brush in my MAC eyeshadows, I swirl it around a bit to get a decent amount on my brush and everything, however when I do that in these eyeshadows there seems to be a lot of loose powder in the pot.  They are really powdery and doesn't seem very compact at all.

Overall I do think these are great eyeshadows, they are pigmented and everything you want in an eyeshadow but you can lose product if you have a slightly heavier hand.

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