Tag: Illamasqua

1st December 2015

LipsNspritz of the Fortnight, Pt II

 This week, I basically took a “lucky dip” approach to my perfume and lipstick choices.  After three months and nearly 80 lipstick and perfume pictures, I realise I’m probably something like a quarter of the way through my fragrance collection, and possibly, maybe, a tenth (perhaps?) of the way through my lipsticks.  There’s a few months of this to go, yet, I think! Monday was […]

30th November 2015

LipsNspritz of the … er … Fortnight.

I hate being ill, and I really hate being ill to the extent that it interferes with my posting schedule.  Nonetheless, here’s a double-dose (whether you wanted it or not, frankly) of my weekly diary of lipstick and perfume-wearing.  The above pic is from the week ending 22/11/15. Monday was Etat Libre d’Orange Like This, alongside Chantecaille Lip Chic in Wild Rose.  Like This is […]

18th June 2014

Spob O’Brian on Make-up Through the Ages

By Tindara  Those of you who went to any of the Selfridges Beauty Project events will be sorry to hear that it’s now all over. The Get Lippie team had a great time and we decided to finish off our Beauty Project experience with a fascinating talk by Spob O’ Brian, Head Of Professional Development at Illamasqua, on Make-up Through the Ages. Spob is thoroughly […]

4th June 2014

Giving Good Face: Illamasqua Blush-Up Brush

By Laurin Let me get something out of the way: I had a not-insignificant identity crisis while preparing this piece. Throughout the months I’ve been contributing to this blog, I’ve mostly been able to use single-feature pictures (lips, lashes, arms, etc.) or better yet, pictures of David Bowie in one of his many incarnations. I’ve not yet written many pieces that require a full shot […]

28th February 2014

Illamasqua Glamore Collection – Lips and Tips

By Laurin I don’t remember it myself, but my birth certificate tells me I entered this world in 1978. That makes me, Laurin Emily Taylor, 35 ½.  My mental age on the other hand clocks in somewhere around 80. I like early nights and stern disapproval and I’m counting the days until my physical age (and bank balance) allows me to genuinely rock a Chanel […]

22nd October 2013

Top Five Favourite Blushers

Since I had my colour-draping back in June, I’ve been looking to replace my not-quite-right golden coral blushes with something a little cooler and pinker. For a long time, I never wore blusher at all, fearing I’d look like a clown, or Aunt Sally or something, but I realise these days that my makeup simply isn’t complete without blusher, and finding the right shade is […]

2nd September 2013

Comparison: Black Sugar by Tom Ford, Sulfurous by Guerlain and Facet by Illamasqua

I was picking out my favourite polishes for autumn, and when I had  made my list, I realised that Black Sugar by Tom Ford, Sulfurous by Guerlain, and Illamasqua’s Facet are quite similar, so I thought a comparison might be in order.  When I got the bottles together, I realised that they were quite different, but possibly not *that* different.   First up, Bottle impressions: […]

14th August 2013

Illamasqua Shard vs Lancome Rose Sulfureuse

  The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed that I’ve featured two very similar lipstick shades this week, Illamasqua Shard and Lancome’s Rose Sulfureuse, both shades of plum, they’re both deep and pigmented and cool, I like them both very much.  Typical though, you go and buy a lovely plum lipstick, then attend the launch of yet another beautiful plum lipstick literally minutes later – […]

13th August 2013

Illamasqua Reflection Palette and Shard Lipstick

I don’t often post about Illamasqua, whilst I love them and a couple of their products are in my daily staples (liquid liner in Abyss, I’m talking about you), sometimes I find them just a little too edgy, not to mention precise for me.  That said, I love the fact that they take risks, and that they feature shades difficult to find elsewhere.  The Sacred […]

2nd October 2012

Top Three: Illamasqua Lipsticks Box, Magnetism & Salacious

  I love a bit of lipstick.  Some of you might have noticed.  I also love a bit of Illamasqua, so I thought I’d show you my top three Illamasqua shades. Step forward Box, Magnetism and Salacious: Box is a classic blue red, Magnetism is a cool raspberry, and Salacious is a beautiful pink-red. Here’s a closer look: Whilst I adore these colours, I’m not […]

9th June 2011

My All Time Favourite Eyeliner of All Time (and a dud) – Illamasqua

I love me some eyeliner – and, as this is my third eyeliner post in a row this week, you might have noticed that by now – and I love, love, love liquid eyeliner.  My default, go-to makeup on days when I simply can’t be bothered is a neutral eyeshadow, a slick of liquid liner and a bit of bright lipstick, simple, easy, classic, and […]