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Illamasqua Top Picks | Maddox Makeup Company

Following on from the first Illamasqua post here >  < I’m back to tell you some more oaf my Illamasqua Top Picks. Illamasqua continues to break through in the industry with amazing products, I’ve invested in the brand ever since I purchased couple of products from them way back in 2008.

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I still plan on expanding my collection of Illamasqua products and probably will do when I pop to Liverpool to make some more purchases this month. I’m unsure yet of whether to do a wish list post before I buy the items or to do a haul video for my channel, I’ll let you know when I decide/see more of what people want 🙂

 

Lips

Lipstick

Illamasquas lipstick formula is perfect for long lasting wear, it’s thick yet it isnt heavy in the slightest. The lipsticks are highly pigments ad come in a different range of finishes with 29 shades to boast about for just £20.00! The sticks displayed below are ESP, Disciple & Eurydice. Bi pride flag, anyone?! Pick a shade here > Lipstick.

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Lip Slick Stick

This is the most effortless product to use and it’s perfect if your stuck on time, it’s very very and just glides on. Once it’s set in position it doesn’t move but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a little time to correct any mistakes if you need to! Dream and True are my favourite shades, don’t worry about the price tag – I know it seems quite steep for some at £18.50 per stick but I promise it will last you a very long time! Pick one up here > Liner.

 

Eyes

Liquid Metal Palette

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I genuinely can not cope with how much I love this palette, before this I wasn’t a huge fan of cream shadows and to be honest I’m still not but this one is incredible. It’s wonderful for using on eyes, face, lip and the rest of the body too; don’t even get me talking about that bronzed shoulder glow! At £35.00 for this palette I think it’s truly worth it for the pigment pay off, plus it lasts a long time too as you only need the smallest amount for a big impact. Get your glow on here > LMP.

 

Elegant Lashes

I like wearing lashes but I hate lashes that make me feel like I;m wearing them, you know what I mean? The heavy feeling that presses down on your little eyelids that makes you feel sleepy! Luckily these elegant lashes are nothing like that and at just £12.50 for this pair I definitely won’t be whinging about it. Great a pair here > Lashes.

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Let’s Talk About Illamasqua! | Maddox Makeup Company

Illamasqua is one of my favourite makeup brands to use, both personally and professionally. I love how unique their stand point on creativity and design is, how they interact with their consumers and the customer service. The 2 later points may not seem like much if you regularly shop online but if you prefer to go old fashioned and shop in store for your products then it really matters.

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Illamasqua in Liverpool, Met Quarter is my go to when I’m shopping for something new. The staff are very welcoming and informative in way that’s not intrusive, who knew that anybody could strike such a perfect balance?! I need a complete Illamasqua haul this month, below are all the products I need to renew ASAP and I’ll also tell you why I love them so much! This is a 2 part blog post, first up is base makeup and the second is eyes & lips!

Nothing Basic About The Base…

Skin Base Foundation

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This foundation is amazing, it comes in 26 different shades with different undertones. I go through this stuff so quickly, I love using 01 and 02 for my complexion/highlight but in terms of work it has absolute staying power especially when set and it photographs so beautifully. It comes in at £33.00, if that’s a little steep for you try a small tester first before making your mind up; it’s worth the investment.

This formula is super lightweight and it’s enriched with Vitamin E and C, it goes above and beyond for a skin base! Tip: if you have dry skin and are worried about flaking just ensure to slather the moisturiser on 10 minutes before. Get yours here > Skin Base. 

 

Cream Foundation

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You have no idea how sad it makes me that this product is completely sold out! It was a perfect texture to highlight and enhance the cheekbones, plus it contains powder so there was never any need to set it in place. It has STAYING POWER!

 

Gleam

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Ugh! What can I say about this product… Well I can say that it is truly beautiful which makes me question why it’s only available in 2 shades. There’s so many different ways to use it, I love it as cheek & brow bone highlight as well as an all over base for under foundation for a glowing complexion. Again, this product is wonderfully lightweight and contains Vitamin E and Mica Mineral! Get one of the beautiful shades here > Gleam!

 

Cream Pigment 

Hello easiest way to colour correct in the world! Although you can use these pigments all over the face my fave thing to do with them is colour correct, it’s so simple and easy to use and highly blend-able. I like to dab a little on the skin and buff out with a soft brush and watch the product melt into the skin exactly how it should. Tip: Androgen, Dab & Depravity are the best ones for colour correction. Shop for them here > Pigment.