I thought I would share some new additions to my makeup collection that I am excited to use in looks to come. I actually have purchased a lot more makeup than this recently but have used some of it already so have packed them away, but heres some I haven't got a chance to use yet
First up is Illamasqua precision ink in alchemy. A beautiful glittery antique gold. This colour is so unique and stunning, I have not seen it anywhere else- when I saw it in the sale for only £5 I snapped it up straight away!
|Illamasqua precision ink in alchemy now discontinued|
I bought Illamasqua rich liquid foundation in shade RF345 which I believe is the darkest shade out of the rich liquid range. I got this in the sale for £10. I love the formula of rich liquid foundation and find the tiniest pea size can cover so well due to its thick consistency. This shade is perfect for my more theatrical looks and also for black clients as it is black with a red undertone- so I can mix this in quantities with white to get my desired shade.
|Illamasqua rich liquid available from www.illamasqua.com|
I purchased two Illamasqua pure pigments in the Illamasqua sale. They are beautiful shimmering loose powders that include reflects of different colour glitters and look beautiful on the eyes, and great mixed with lipgloss and also used as a face highlighters. They work best when used with a damp brush when used as a eyeshadow- as this gives a better coverage.
The first one I got was android in the Illamasqua sale for only £5! Its a beautiful gunmetal grey with silver and black reflective glitters.
|Illamasqua pure pigment in android available from www.illamasqua.com|
The second one I purchased was ore- which I bought at full price. I believe this is one of the most popular shades of the Illamasqua pure pigment range and I have heard so much about it. Its a beautiful grungy looking bronze/brown with silver, black and gold reflects of glitter.
|Illamasqua pure pigment in ore available from www.illamasqua.com|
Illamasqua lip gloss in stranger is a gorgeous metallic, antique gold. A crazy purchase I know- but this lipgloss would look stunning in the centre of a matt red lip and even better with a thin coat on top of nude lips for a twist to the average nude lip.
|Illamasqua intense lipgloss in stranger available from www.illamasqua.com|
|Illamasqua intense lipgloss in succubus available from www.illamasqua.com|
On to my new sleek products...
I love the blush palettes sleek do- their powders have amazing pigmentation and their blushes normally retail at £4.99 but in this trio you get 3 for £10!
I already own pink sprint and lace and sugar has always appealed to me as it has deeper colours which I think would look great on those with warmer skin tones and also complement fairer skins as stronger blush colours.
I have to say though, I was disappointed with the peachy apricot shade in this trio. The colour itself was beautiful but the powder was chalky and I found it was not pigmented at all- I had to swatch over it about 5 times to get a good payoff.
|Sleek blush by 3 available at www.sleekmakeup.com for £10|
Sleek lipstick in Vamp is an amazing colour with a beautiful matt but moisturising formula. This can definitely be considered as a dupe for Mac diva lipstick- they are so similar! Blogpost to come soon on a detailed comparison.
|Sleek matt lipstick in Vamp available at www.sleekmakeup.com for £4.99|
Which product catches your eye?! Don't forget to tell me what your new makeup additions are in the comments below