First up we have Skin Base foundation in AU. This is a limited edition foundation with gold shimmer. This was so much darker than I was expecting. It's something I obviously can't wear alone, it will have to be mixed in very small amounts into my regular foundation. I do think, though, that this would look incredible on darker skins because of the gold shimmer in this. It doesn't contain just a small bit of shimmer either...it's packed out with it. Just to show how dark this is I've compared it to other foundations I own. I'm very pale so nothing I have even comes close, but I thought it may be of some use (incase anyone is interested, I mix Skin Base 02 and 05 to get my perfect match; two thirds 02 and one third 05...ish!).
|(Top to bottom) Skin Base 02, Skin Base 05, Skin Base AU, Rich Liquid 210, MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW15, Chanel Pro Lumiere 10.|
Next we have powder eyeshadows in Burst and Pivot. Both are brand new to Illamasqua's range. Burst is a medium-deep blue teal. It has great colour payoff, very pigmented and buttery.
Pivot is a light lime green with yellow undertones. Unfortunately not enough to be a chartruese for me though. This one was a bit more sheer, it's not as pigmented but can be built up. It has the same buttery texture though!
Illamasqua released two palettes with this collection, a palette of different textures/bright colours and a neutral palette. I'm not really a neutral person, but for some reason this made me bite. So, onto the Neutral Palette! The shades included in this palette are Stealth which is a creamy pale matte ivory, Vintage which is an intensly pigmented dirty old gold, Wolf which is a matte deep brown with a purple edge, and Obsidian which is a matte black. All of these shades are pigmented and buttery with the exception of Obsidian, the black, which has a slightly drier/stiffer texture. Each of these shadows is 1.5g.
The last thing I picked up was Apocalips lipstick. Not quite sure where a teal lipstick would come in handy but hey-ho, if it ever becomes a trend at least I have it haha. Apocalips is a teal with a matte finish. I own a few of Illamasqua's lipsticks, all matte, and some seem to be creamier than others, I think it just depends on the colour. This lipstick is a bit stiff and tends to apply a little unevenly, so applying, blotting and reapplying, or adding a gloss over the top may help. It is pigmented but does need to be built.
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