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Illamasqua Precision Ink in Wisdom Review and Swatches

So here is the final review for the Illamasqua’s Generation Q makeup collection for AW 2012.

I have already reviewed the blusher in Allure and intense lip gloss in Boost.

And now it’s time for the Precision Ink in Wisdom (£17) which is described as antiqued gold.

I actually already did a detailed review of the brand’s Precision Inks so I will not repeat myself as you can read the review here. But I’ll just say that I really love these.  They are not hard to apply, even if you are not very experienced when it comes to liquid eye liner, have amazing pigmentation and colour pay off. Also the colours are original.

My favourite thing is that the liner stays glossy even when they are dry.  By glossy I mean that the shade doesn’t look dull or

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Allure Review and Swatches

So here is the next product from Illamasqua’s Generation Q makeup collection, Powder Blusher in Allure.

I have already reviewed the lip gloss in Boost here.

Allure (£18)  is described a dusky rose pink shimmer and here is how it looks like in the pan.

I am a huge fan of Illamasqua’s cream blushers so was expecting a lot from the powder one, as well, and it did deliver! It is very pigmented and a little goes a long way. But at the same time it blends into the skin beautifully and stays on nicely.

The colour is gorgeous and it is very wearable despite the shimmer, you can’t really see it on the face, it is delicate, definitely not a ‘disco ball’ effect.

Here is how it looks like on the skin. Heavily layered and

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Boost Review and Lip Swatches

Today is the first day when you can preview Illamasqua’s Generation Q makeup collection on their website, so it’s a perfect day to review their Intense Lipgloss in Boost.

Illamasqua describe the colour as  a blueberry violet and I think it’s a perfect description. It is a lilac with a blue iridescence.  I personally find it wearable and  very unique.

I also like the new design and the brush the gloss now comes with. The brush is amazing! I usually use a lip brush with opaque glosses for precise application and with this one I don’t need a brush as it does a great job.

Sometimes with opaque glosses, the colour does not spread evenly but this is not the case. Boost looks opaque and glossy with only one layer. The blue undertone adds something special to it.

The texture is

Illamasqua Generation Q Makeup Collection Preview and Swatches

With every Illamasqua collection I think: ‘Now this is the best one so far’. But with  every new collection they manage to create something even more brilliant, both campaign and product wise. I am always looking forward their new collections, especially those for AW as I love my dark and intense colours.

Here is a preview of their Generation Q AW 2012 makeup collection.

I received several  products this week (and have already tried everything, of course, as I could  not resist) so here is just a preview. Special thank you for the gorgeous extra decorations, it’s an eye candy, as usual!

The products I have are:

  • Powder Blushers (£18) in  Allure (dusky rose pink shimmer)
  • Intense Lipglosses (£14) in

Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism Collection Review and Swatches

So, as promised, here are my thoughts on some Illamasqua products from their Human Fundamentalism collection.

I have already posted swatches and my thoughts about the Nomad nail varnish so this post will be about the eye shadows and the Sealing Gel.

The best thing about receiving Illamasqua packages  – their booklets and all extra creative little things like a beautiful envelope with a name and a piece of colourful cloth. And a candy, of course!

So, besides the Nomad nail varnish, I have Powder Eye Shadows in Vernau (yellow ochre) and CanCan (bright lilac purple).

Actually I also have Fatal eye shadow (deep royal purple) which is not from this collection but I thought I would include it as I am talking about the eye shadows. Each retails for £15.50.

Here is how they look like in the pan.

Here is also a  Sealing Gel (set of  2 x 6ml  is £10.50). It is a liquid which you can mix with any product you want to create a ‘colour-intense, water-resistant paste that dries quickly and lasts for hours’.

I have been wearing these eye shadows for