Thursday, 18 September 2014

Illamasqua Once Collection

The visuals for Illamasqua's Once Collection scream Autumn/Winter to me and the new products and colours are simply stunning. The collection consists of 3 cream eyeshadows, 2 lipglosses, a blush and a nail polish.

This little pot is my favourite item from the collection. It provides a metallic cream-gel texture that glides onto the skin beautifully and stays in place all day. It also works really well as a base for powder eyeshadows or used as a liner. I have never tried a cream shadow with such a beautiful formula - it is ultra light, super pigmented, 100% crease proof  & smudge proof. Fantastic! Embellish is a gorgeous chocolate brown shade with fine gold/bronze shimmer and it looks lovely used allover the lid, applied with fingers or a brush. I need the other two shades in my life, especially Courtier (vintage nude).

Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in Exquisite* (£16.50)
Illamasqua's lipglosses have a lovely formula and they feel very comfortable on the lips. They are non sticky, smooth and nourishing. Exquisite is described as and 'oyster pink' shade and it is a slightly 'milky' sheer pink with an oyster shell finish. I love the way it looks on my lips.

Illamasqua Melange Nail Varnish* (£14.50)
I am sooo in love with the finish of this nail polish - it is very unique and worth checking out. I used a glossy top coat on it to make it look even more beautiful, but it is actually semi-matte with very fine antique gold shimmer. The colour is described as a golden teal and it couldn't be more captivating!

Do you like the look of this collection?

*PR samples



  1. I really like the polish!

  2. I love the eyeshadow, what a stunning shade x

  3. I can't get over how gorgeous that nail polish is! And I love the cream shadow-- the little flecks of gold would be so pretty!

  4. Love that nail varnish! Looks like an interesting collection x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  5. I need one of those eyeshadows, I've been dreaming about them constantly!


  6. The Vintage Mettalix eyeshadow looks gorgeous! I really like the nail varnish too! I think I prefer this collection to the Mac Novel Romance :)

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

  7. This collection is really beautiful, I especially love the brown cream eyeshadow.

  8. What a beautiful collection, love that nail polish :-D

    Love, Christine
    Makeup, Beauty & Fashion

  9. This is such a beautiful new collection from Illamasqua, the polishes are gorgeous.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  10. I love this whole collection. especially the metallix!


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