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Illamasqua Generation Q collection (swatches, review)
Illamasqua had been teasing us with new collection for a while now and the launch is finally around the corner.
Here is how they described their Generation Q collection:
This new, dynamic range of expressive textures and shades provides the industry’s only antidote to the homogenised outdated vision of beauty. Generation Q is a celebration of beauty. Ageless, and without limits or restrictions. It’s our declaration to the world that beauty is inclusive, not exclusive. In fact, Generation Q is a clear message to everybody, everywhere that beauty is not young, old, black, white, male or female, but anything, everything and everyone. If you’re someone who does not want age to define them, don’t want to blend in and fade away, you are Generation Q.
We received 3 of the coming products (Creator, Allure, Boost) to play with, test and write a review. As usually, you’ll get the cut and dry description with swatches from me and something more playful from Maestra.
Illamasqua Creator nail polish is black based shade with ton of silver glitter loaded into it. Like most of the seriously glittery nail polishes, this one too does not dry into high gloss finish, but top coat solves that problem … if you could even call it that. Application was non problematic and if you’re not fussy one coat can be enough. I used 2 coats of Creator and 2 coats of top coat.
Illamasqua Allure powder blush comes in hard to describe brownish shade and is packed with mostly goldish shimmer. Color I liked – it’s one of those sophisticated hades that look really good on those of us who are pale and as it’s highly pigmented, I’m guessing it will probably show up on darker tones too. It does have some kind of undertone I’m just not sure what kind of color is this – terracottish?
Shimmer is not hugely noticeable on cheeks but I prefer my blushes to be matte or with really subtle finish so I didn’t wear this shade enough to tell you about staying power … it did stayed put for the few hours I had it on.
Illamasqua Boost Intense Lipgloss surprised me with its formula. Easy to apply, good staying power, nice non-sticky feel on lips, nice and not overpowering fruity smell … Color is not something I would usually wear as I don’t feel comfortable with cooler tones on my lips, but this one is not so pigmented to really bother me.
OK, OK – I confess … I have Charisma and Magnetism on my WL too.
*we received items for review from Illamasqua