(Illamasqua – The Sacred Hour Collection*)
Illamasqua is a brand that I have fallen head over heels in love with. Until recently it was a brand that I always gazed over at lustingly whenever I walked through Selfridges, inspired by the colours and beautiful packaging. Then I finally plunged, buying myself lipsticks and pigments that are just more fantastic than I could have realised.
Recently they brought out their new collection, The Sacred Hour, and it is a beautiful addition of products to their already expansive range. Illamasqua’s brain box, consequently named Alex Box, the super stylish Creative Director behind the brand, has come up with a collection that reflects two times of the day, the dawn and the dusk. All of the products in the collection can be used to create either a fresh and daytime style whilst they can also be used to reflect the evening. With the beautiful velvet blushers in coral and pink, deep kiss-bitten plum of Shard and the iridescent sparkle of Hemlock and Facet nail varnishes, the collection has products that will become an exiting and favourite piece for every girls dressing table. One of my favourite products in the collection though definitely has to be the feathered false eyelashes in Lush. They create the effect of three sets of ordinary lashes, yet without a clumpy or over done appearance. The feathering to the tips means that the base of the lash is super thick and luscious whilst the ends appear fluttery and beautiful and they are most definitely my new favourite lashes for evenings.
The velvet blushers are also a favourite. With the most beautiful creamy texture that settles in a powdery velvet finish, it takes away the anxiety that some may have towards cream blushers. They can be applied with the finger tips or a stippling brush and the colour can be built up from a subtle to striking shade. Peaked, the dusky rose blush, is not too princess pink, instead a mature and beautiful rose that will create a beautiful contour to the cheekbones when applied. Shard, the deep plum lipstick is again a brilliant matte product, as Illamasqua feel that matte can be taken to glossy with the help of lip gloss, so why does it need to be in the lipstick. I entirely agree in this instance as I adore the matte lipsticks from Illamasqua. Non-drying, so vibrant and the colour last for hours. You need to have an Illamasqua lipstick in your collection. I now have three. And finally, the iridescent nail varnish, Hemlock that turns from a creamy white to an opal green with the movement of your fingertips and the sunlight. A subtle yet statement nail and something you can wear daily.
Other pieces in the collection that you may love include the Reflection Palette, yet I will review that beauty separately. Until then, you need to go and have a look at the new collection at your nearest Illamasqua counter because I think you really will find a product that you are smitten with.
What is your favourite product from the collection?