Monday, May 24, 2010

Illamasqua & Kryolan Haul

I've recently bought some Illamasqua and Kryolan Goodies for my kit and i thought i'd share my honest opinion and some photos of the products i bought!


Illamasqua Eyeshadows: 
PREEN :Rich royal purple, 
Matt finish,
YES!: Bright Canary Yellow Matt Finish, 
SAVAGE: Deep Berry Pink Matt Finish,
SEX: Pure White Matt Finish.

Illamasqua Eye Liner Cake
DANGER: Navy Blue

I find the color pay off on the Illamasqua eyeshadows at the lower end of the spectrum, although i do find they work fine with a good base such as a Benefit creaseless liner/shadow or the famous Urban Decay Primer Potion!
They go on quite sheer but they can be built up into quite an opaque finish.
I love the color range, they really do represent my alter ego as the Illamasqua phrase suggests.
I am happy with the colors and the finishes but if you are buying off of the Illamasqua website choose carefully and try and see swatches before you buy because i found the colors on their website to be quite far from the actual color of the eyeshadows that i have bought.
The packaging is dark and mysterious, alluring and i'm totally in love with it!! 
All in all, i am quite happy with the shadows and i'd like to buy some more in the future.
The Illamasqua Eyeliner cake on the otherhand, was extremely extremely pigmented and comes in 4 gorgeous dark shades 'to bring out your alter ego' i bought the color DANGER which is a matt navy blue.
It looks absolutely fab with blue eyes and works extremely well and doesnt budge all day!! 10/10 for this liner cake. 
You can buy the sealing gel to go with it as well, but i didnt buy it and i find it perfect to use on its own!!
Retails at about 15.00 Pounds which is about  17.50 € They can also be bought at

Onto the Kryolan items......

I purchased 2 items from the Kryolan/dermacolor range off of a great UK based website called
I bought a Dermacolor Light Mini Palette which is a foundation cream palette, it is actually the happy medium between conventional foundations and camouflage cosmetics.
It has 16 colors which is great for matching up on clients. I actually use this palette as concealer as it would be way way too heavy to use as a foundation. 
I also bought the Kryolan Transparent setting powder for setting foundation after application, i'm quite happy with it but you have to be quite careful not to over apply as it can end up looking too white and powdery looking, but with a gentle hand i think its an amazing product for the price.
I paid 20.54 Sterling for the palette and 5.87 sterling for the setting powder. Bargains!! ('',)

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