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Opis in ocena: 18 izdelkov znamke Illamasqua

There’s still a nice summer sale going on on Illamasqua‘s web site. I decided to show you all the things (18 products) that I have by Illamasqua. Maybe my swatches will help some of you.

Illamasqua

Illamasqua

Creme Pigments:

Let’s start with the creme pigments Dab and Mould. Dab is a pale lavender color. It’s very pigmented and easy to apply. Mould is dark plum shade. The texture of it as a bit drier. Mould goes on a bit patchy, but it’s manageable. You can use creme pigments on the eyes, lips, cheeks, face, body. I use them mainly on my eyelids as an eyeshadow base. For me these don’t work as an eyeshadow, because they crease on me. Nice versatile products.

Swatch: Illamasqua Creme Pigments: Dab, Mould; Liquid Metal: Resolute

Illamasqua Creme Pigments: Dab, Mould; Liquid Metal: Resolute

Liquid Metals:

I’ll show you my beautiful 4-Colour Liquid Metal palette with Stoic, Solstice, Superior, Resolute Liquid Metals next. Although Liquid Metals crease on me I love how they look. I use them as an eyeshadows base or as an eyeliner. The most pigmented are the gold one called Solstice (if I’m honest I bought the palette because of it) and the red one called Resolute. The least pigmented is the green one called Stoic. I also love the color of the blue one.

Swatch: Illamasqua 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette: Stoic, Solstice, Resolute, Superior

Illamasqua 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette: Stoic, Solstice, Resolute, Superior

Eyeshadows:

Next are the only two eyeshadows (Daemon and Sadist) that I have and a blusher (Hussy).
I love the colors of the eyeshadows. Also the pigmentation is great. Both are matte eyeshadows (no shimmer). The application of the blue one is a bit patchy. The red one is better. Both tend to fade on the eyelids quite soon, which is not so good. I love them anyway.

Blusher:

The blusher is amazing. The color is such a nice pinky-coral shade. It’s matte and very pigmented as you’ll see in the video below. I sometimes use it as an eyeshadow and it works perfectly. Love love love this blusher!

Swatch: Illamasqua: eyeshadows Sadist, Daemon; blusher - Hussy

Illamasqua: eyeshadows Sadist, Daemon; blusher - Hussy

Precision Ink Eyeliners:

We are slowly getting to my favourite products by Illamasqua. First are the Abyss and Alchemy Precision Ink eyeliners, which I absolutely love. I have the black one called Abyss and the one with gold shimmer called Alchemy. The black one is “just” plain black eyeliner and the gold one is amazing. It has tiny shimmer in a transparent base. It’s shimmer, not glitter. It’s tiny and not harsh at all! I love the tip of these eyeliners. It is precise and bendable. I love how they stay on the whole day. These are smudge and water-proof eyeliners. Actually I did a smudge and water-proof test in the video below so you can check yourself how durable these are. I’ll definitely repurchase these.

In the below video are featured four lipsticks (Wanton, Atomic, Scandal, Sangers), two lipglosses (Lily-Rose – sheer and Besoted – intense) and a medium pencil in Severe.

Lipglosses:

I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of the Illamasqua’s lipglosses. First off I don’t like the packaging. Yes, it looks nice, but it’s just not practical. It’s maybe practical for a make up artist, who applies lipglosses with a brush, but most of us “mortals” use them right out of the tube and I just don’t like to squeeze lipglosses out of the tube. I either end up with too much product or too little. Next thing I’m not too fond about is the formula. These lipglosses are very sticky. I’m not bothered by a bit of stickiness but these are way too sticky for my taste. Yes, because these are sticky, they do stay on the lips quite long, but still … very sticky. What I do like is the finish. These are very glossy, almost plastic-like looking.

Medium Pencils:

The only medium pencil I have by Illamasqua is in Severe and I love the texture of it. The pencil is just soft enough and the color payoff is great. The color itself is very interesting, but is a bit hard to pull off (either on the eyes or on the lips). I would love to try more of their medium pencils as they have very nice/interesting colors to offer. My only complaint is the look (design) of the pencils. The design is plain and simple boring. It just doesn’t fit with the whole fancy black look of other Illamasqua’s products. I would appreciate a bit nicer design, if I pay 13pounds a piece. At least the back of the pencils could be painted with the shade’s color, so one can easily find the desired pencil.

Illamasqua Lipgosses: Lily-Rose (sheer), Besoted (intense); Medium Pencil - Severe

Illamasqua Lipgosses: Lily-Rose (sheer), Besoted (intense); Medium Pencil - Severe

Swatch: Illamasqua Lipgosses: Lily-Rose (sheer), Besoted (intense); Medium Pencil - Severe

Illamasqua Lipgosses: Lily-Rose (sheer), Besoted (intense); Medium Pencil - Severe

Lipsticks:

Illamasqua’s lipsticks are my absolute favourite products! They are the most longs lasting lipsticks I’ve ever tried. Most of the lipstick disappear on my small lips within on hour or so, these stay on for a couple of hours. I love that I don’t need to use a lip liner with these and they stay in place for hours. I have four shades and all have matte finish. Three of them are without shimmer, one (Atomic) has tiny shimmer, which looks like sheen on the lips. The formulas on all of them is similar but not identical. Let’s say, Sanger is the most matte of them all. It dries my lips a bit. Scandal is the most cremier of them. Although some people complain that these are drying on the lips, I don’t agree with them. Yes, these are matte and are not hydrating but they don’t feel unpleasant on my lips. I really really like the Illamasqua lipsticks!!! In fact these are my absolute favourite lipsticks!

Swatch: Illamasqua lipstick: Sangers, Wanton, Atomic, Scandal

Illamasqua lipstick: Sangers, Wanton, Atomic, Scandal

Swatch: Illamasqua lipstick: Sangers, Wanton, Atomic, Scandal

Illamasqua lipstick: Wanton, Atomic, Scandal, Sangers

To sum it up:

I highly recommend the lipsticks and the precision ink eyeliners. I think that the medium pencils are also great products. I love their eyeshadows mainly because of the crazy shades they are offering. Liquid metals look absolutely stunning. Creme pigments are very versatile products. I’m not too fond of the lipglosses, because of the unpractical packaging and sticky formula. If I had to recommend only one thing from the Illamsqua line, it would be lipstick. I love them and use them a lot.

Just one last thing I’d like to mention is the packaging of the products (not the pencils). The packaging is very nice and elegant glossy black plastic. The curves are very feminine and elegant. Because of the glossy plastic the packaging ends up with tons of finger prints all over, which is not so nice. That’s just my observation, not a real complaint.

You are also welcome to read a review and watch a video of the nail polishes by Illamasqua. CLICK

What are your absolute favourite products by Illamasqua? Did you order anything or are you going to from their summer sale?

Na spletni strani znamke Illamasqua je še zmeraj luštna poletna razprodaja. Odločila sem se, da poswatcham čisto vse izdelki, ki jih imam. Morda pa moji swatchi komu pomagajo pri izboru/nakupu.

Illamasqua

Illamasqua

Creme Pigments (kremni pigmenti):

Začnimo s kremnimi pigmenti Dab in Mould. Barva odtenka Dab je svetla sivka. Izdelek je dobro pigmentiran in enostaven za nanašat. Mould je v barvi temne slive. Tekstura tega je nekoliko trša, bolj suha. Nanaša se malenkost neenakomerno, a je obvljadljiv. Kremne pigmente se lahko uporablja na očeh, ustnicah, licih, obrazu, telesu. V glavnem gre za izredno vsestranski izdelek. Jaz jih uporabljam v glavnem kot bazo za senčila na očeh. Kot senčilo za mene niso uporabni, ker gredo v gubo.

Swatch: Illamasqua Creme Pigments: Dab, Mould; Liquid Metal: Resolute

Illamasqua Creme Pigments: Dab, Mould; Liquid Metal: Resolute

Liquid Metals (“tekoči kovinčki”):

Naslednja je na vrsti čudovita paleta z imenom 4-Colour Liquid Metal palette, ki vsebuje Stoic, Solstice, Superior, Resolute Liquid Metals. Čeprav ti “tekoči kovinčki” na meni gredo v gubo, jih obožujem. Večinoma jih uporabljam kot bazo za senčila za oči ali pa kot liner. Najbolj pigmentirana sta zlat odtenek z imenom Solstice (če sem iskrena, sem paleto kupila predvsem zaradi tega čudovitega odtenka) in rdečkast odtenek z imenom Resolute. Najslabše pigmentiran je zelen odteneke z imenom Stoic. Izredno všeč mi je barva modrega.

Swatch: Illamasqua 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette: Stoic, Solstice, Resolute, Superior

Illamasqua 4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette: Stoic, Solstice, Resolute, Superior

Senčila za oči:

Imam samo dve njihovi senčili. Odtenka se imenujeta Daemon in Sadist). Odtenka, ki ju imam obožujem predvsem zaradi same barve. Prav tako sta zelo dobro pigmentirani. Obe sta mat (brez šimra). Nanos modrega je malenkost neenakomeren. Žal pa pri obeh opažam, da dokaj hitro zbledita na vekah. Kljub temu sta mi zelo všeč.

Rdečilo za lica:

Rdečilo za lica v odtenku Hussy je čudovito! Barva je krasna rozkasto koralna. Je mat in zelo pigmentiran, kar lahko vidite v videu, ki sem ga pripravila. Včasih rdečilo uporabim kar kot senčilo za oči in deluje odlično.

Swatch: Illamasqua: eyeshadows Sadist, Daemon; blusher - Hussy

Illamasqua: eyeshadows Sadist, Daemon; blusher - Hussy

Precision Ink črtala za oči:

Počasi prihajamo v območje mojih favoritov. Najprej sta tukaj Abyss in Alchemy Precision Ink črtali za oči, nad katerima sem popolnoma navdušena. Imam črnega z imenom Abyss in zlatega z imenom Alchemy. Črn je pač “običajen” črn liner, zlat pa je prav poseben. Vsebuje droben šimer v prozorni osnovi. Gre dejansko za šimer in ne bleščice. Šimra se praktično ne čuti (čisto nič ne grobo in čisto nič ne odpada). Pri teh linerjih mi je izredno všeč konica, ki je natančna, enostavno obvladnjiva in upogljiva. Prav tako mi je izredno všeč obstojnost. Gre namreč za črtala odporna na drgnjenje in vodo. Pravzaprav se o tem lahko sami prepričate, saj sem v soidnji video vključila tudi test, koliko črtala zmorejo in kako se jih odstrani. definitivno bom črtala ponovno kupila.

V spodnjem videu so predstavljene štiri šminke (Wanton, Atomic, Scandal, Sangers), dva lipglosa (Lily-Rose – sheer in Besoted – intense) in medium pencil v odtenku Severe.

Lipglosi:

Priznati moram, da nisem ravno fan lipglosov od Illamasqua-e. Kot prvo mi ni všeč embalaža. Na prvi pogled je sicer luštna, a se mi zdi zelo nepraktična. Morda je praktična za make up artiste, ki nanašajo lipglose s čopiči, a za nas navadne smrtnike, ki nanašamo lipglose f+direkt iz embalaže, je zadeva nepraktična. Morda samo meni ni všeč, da moram iz tube stiskati lipgloss. Hmm … Naslednja stvar, ki je omembe vredna, je lepljiva formula lipglosov. Sama nisem ravno občutljiva za lepljive lipglose, a teli so mi že preveč lepljivi. Ja, zaradi lepljive formule ostanejo na ustnicah dlje, a vseeno … precej lepljivo. Všeč mi je sicer finiš. So izredno glossy, že skoraj plastično izgledajo na ustnicah.

Medium Pencils (svinčniki):

Edini svinčnik, ki ga imam od Illamasqua-e, je medium pencil v odtenku Severe. Sama textura mi je zelo všeč. Svinčnik je ravno prav mehek. Pigmentiran je zelo dobro. Lepo drsi čez kožo. Sam odtenek Severe je sicer zanimiv, a dokaj težaven za nositi (tako na očeh kot tudi na ustnicah). Edina reč, ki me moti pri njihovih svinčnikih, je sam design, ki je milo rečeno dolgočasen in tako zelo enostaven. Prav nič podobno Illamasqua-i. Za takšno ceno (13funtov na kos), bi si želela vsaj malo elegance/glamurja … karkoli … nekaj zanimivega. Da imam občutek, da imam v rokah nekaj posebnega … in ne čisto navaden, dolgočasen svinčnik. Vsaj na zadnji strani bi bili lahko pobarvani z barvo, ki jo predstavlja, da iz kupa svinčnikov najdeš pravega (če jih imaš shranjene v kozarcu ali kakšni posodi).

Illamasqua Lipgosses: Lily-Rose (sheer), Besoted (intense); Medium Pencil - Severe

Illamasqua Lipgosses: Lily-Rose (sheer), Besoted (intense); Medium Pencil - Severe

Swatch: Illamasqua Lipgosses: Lily-Rose (sheer), Besoted (intense); Medium Pencil - Severe

Illamasqua Lipgosses: Lily-Rose (sheer), Besoted (intense); Medium Pencil - Severe

Šminke:

Moji absolutno najljubši izdelki znamke Illamasqua! Te šminke so na meni najblj obstojne šminke, kar sem jih kadarkoli preizkusila. Večina šmink na mojih mini ustnicah izgine v kakšni uri, te pa ustanejo na ustnicah nekaj ur. Prav tako mi je zelo všeč, da s temi ne rabim uporabiti linerja in bodo ostale na mestu ves čas. Imam štiri odtenke. Vse imajo mat finiš. Tri izmed njih so brez šimra, ena (Atomic) ima droben šimer, ki na ustnicah izgleda kot lesk/odsev. Textura vseh štirih je podobna, a ni identična. Sangers recimo je med vsemi najbolj mat in izmed vseh najbolj suh na ustnicah. Najbolj kremaste konsistence je odtenek Scandal. Čeprav se nekateri pritožujejo, da te šminke izsušujejo ustnice, sama nimam tega občutka. Ja, gre za mat šminke, ki seveda niso vlažilne, a meni se ne zdijo neprijetne na ustnicah. Nimam občutka, da bi mi ustnice izsuševale. Ne vem, kako naj opišem … ponavadi jih opišem kot: “So tam. Čepijo na ustnicah in ne počnejo ničesar drugega. Ne vlažijo, a tudi ne izsušujejo.” Vsaj jaz imam tak občutek. Če še niste opazili, te šminke obožujem!!! So moje najljubše šminke sploh in izmed vseh svojih šmink te verjetno največ uporabljam.

Swatch: Illamasqua lipstick: Sangers, Wanton, Atomic, Scandal

Illamasqua lipstick: Sangers, Wanton, Atomic, Scandal

Swatch: Illamasqua lipstick: Sangers, Wanton, Atomic, Scandal

Illamasqua lipstick: Wanton, Atomic, Scandal, Sangers

Povzetek:

Najbolj priporočam šminke in precision ink črtala za oči. Medium (srednji) svinčniki so prav tako dobri. Senčila za oči obožujem predvsem zaradi odštekanih odtenkov, ki so na voljo. Liquid metals (tekoči kovinčki) so prečudoviti na pogled. Kremno pigmenti so vsestranski izdelki. Nisem ravno navdušena nad lipglosi predvsem zaradi nepraktične embalaže in lepljive formule. Če bi morala pripročati samo en izdelek iz celotne linije, bi bile to zagotovo šminke. Obožujem jih in jih zelo veliko uporabljam.

Še čisto zadnja stvar, ki bi jo rada napisala. Embalaža (vsega ostalega, ne svinčnikov) je zelo lepa in elegantna glossy črna plastika. Linije so elegantne in ženstvene. Zaradi glossy črne plastike, pa na embalaži kaj kmalu pristane polno prstnih odtisov, kar pa izgleda zelo grdo. To je samo moja opazka in ne prava kritika.

Če vas zanima, ste vabljeni k prebiranju prispevka in gledanju videa o lakih znamke Illamasqua. KLIK

Kaj pa so vaši najljubši izdelki znamke Illamasqua? Ste morda naročili kakšno reč iz njihove trenutne razprodaje?

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