Illamasqua Haul

Illamasqua to me is one of those brands that you keep eyeing but don't hear much about. I bought these two products on a whim. I was just about to leave the mall before I started hearing some serious Naija music and I don't mean old school Naija music, I mean some serious hard core ish belonging to wizkid. Trust me to immediately seek out the source! The Illamasqua stand was blasting some badass Naija mix tape on Selfridges's ground floor, there was no way in hell I was walking past them.
I went straight to their lipstick display because I'd heard the most about them. I immediately picked up their matte lipstick in Kontrol and just as I was about to pay, I spotted their powder foundation in 325, it looked like a nice color that I could contour with so I grabbed it as well. Illamasqua is a pretty high end brand, their products are way more expensive than Mac, they are probably around the same price range as Black Up so I made sure to get things that I was really impressed with.
Illamasqua powder foundation in PF325 - Like I said earlier this is a powder foundation but I bought it to use as a contour color. 325 is the darkest shade in Illamaqua's range of powder foundations and a good contour color for me. It is a neutral toned brown which is a welcome relief because inasmuch as I love my Cover girl queen collection bronzer in ebony bronze it can look a bit too red sometimes. The cover girl bronzer is a red toned brown so it is usually a bit difficult to tone down if you are going for something neutral but the powder foundation in 325 just looks like a darker version of my current powder so it is perfect for  when I'm going for a very subtle contour.
Illamasqua lipstick in Kontrol - Gorgeous blue toned violet. This is one of the best lipsticks that I've tried, EVER. The shade of purple is stunning, it's like nothing that I've seen before. It is not drying and It applies like a DREAM. I'd like to say that it is comparable to Mac's amplified finish but please let me not even misbehave, this is better. It is so so so so pigmented, I was shocked at how opaque it was after one swipe. If you love purple lipsticks, heck if you love lipsticks, HUNT THIS LIPSTICK DOWN. 

Illamasqua powder foundation in PF325- £26
Illamasqua lipstick in Kontrol - £18.50
Where to buy: Selfridges (Selfridges delivers to Nigeria)

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  1. i officially need to stop coming to ur blog, lol! i buy almost everythign u put up, before i go bankrupt. i got my bm pro redd which i ordered from beauty kink yday(very good service bdw) and used it to work today. that lip color is amazing! ruby woo s got nothing on it. v been licking my lip all day n its just not coming off.. thank u so much, n glad u r feeling better

  2. Hmmm...I'm so tempted, but this color looks more daring than anything I have ever tried. Never tried anything from the brand, will def keep an eye out now.

  3. I've heard a lot about Illamasqua from Nikkietutorials on YouTube. Apparently their highlighters are amazing

  4. Never heard of this brand. But these products are speaking to me

  5. @ lynda Okoli, yes oooo!!! nikkietutorials uses illamasqua, and i have been stylishly eyeing the thing, evrytime i watch her youtube videos and praying to own one. now a Nigerian has tasted the water. *phew* so help my bank account. amen *lips r sealed*
    dinma, many thanks again. guess the weather over thr is treating u ryt!!!!!! cheers
    @beautygeek, you need to see nikkie's videos on youtube as well,

  6. That lippie is everything. Is there another brand that has a similar color that can be bought or ordered in the US?

  7. Nice haul, I love illamasqua products. U look gorgeous and I need that lipstick

  8. This lipstick is daring n so beautiful. Wat lash are u wearing btw?

  9. Do these products contain any chemicals??

  10. I have d skin foundation just perfect, u doont need powder or any thing to top up just £32