16 June 2013

Illamasqua haul ♥

Hey dolls,

A few weeks ago I was in the middle of a hectic exam season, when Illamasqua put on a 50% off flash sale to celebrate reaching 50K twitter followers. As Illamasqua is one of my favourite make-up brands I obviously made some cheeky purchases to brighten up my revision doom! In addition to the flash sale price I also received a further 10% discount for being a repeat customer and actually regret not purchasing more! The website was going extremely slow as people rushed to take advantage of the amazing offers available so mine and my mum's orders were put through with minutes to spare - this was definitely more stressful than Immunology revision!

As Cheryl Cole is my beauty icon, my aim is to emulate her contoured cheek bones and as an avid watcher of pixiwoo's you tube channel, I opted for the raved about hollow cream pigment. The cream is a warm brown colour with a slight grey tone, meaning that it is perfect for contouring, as it lacks the orange tones and shimmers of some bronzers meaning that it enhances the natural shadows of the cheek bones as apposed to leaving an orange stripe, which is definitely a beauty no no. The cream is perfect for contouring as the product can be built up easily but can be blended into the rest of the skin.

The second product that I chose was gleam cream highlighter, which I have wanted for a long time. It a gorgeous shimmery champagne colour, which I put onto my cheek bones, under my eyebrows, down the bridge of my nose and on my cupids bow using my finger tips and then use a small blending brush to blend the product in. In previous beauty reviews I had read people said that the product didn't last very well, but so far I haven't had that problem. Again with this being a cream product I think that it is quite versatile as it can be applied quite sheer or can be built up to the be heavier.

My final product was an illamasqua blusher brush, which is one of the softest brushes I have ever used. The bristles are quite dense and I think that the brush is ideal for applying cream products and I use it to apply the hollow cream. I also think that it would be quite good at applying foundation and so if a deal like this comes up again I will certainly be grabbing another! (Lets hope that they do 75% off when they reach 75K followers or 100% off when they reach 100K follows - well a girl can wish!).

I am certainly going to make a list of products that I would like to speed up any future purchases in one of their amazing flash sales! Did you girls get anything in the sale?

Princess Juicy T ♥

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