Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'Illamasqua and MUFE Hauling'

Once again, more of my Illamasqua obsession as well as a MUFE Aqua Cream. Let's just dive in!!

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in "Lies" ($24 at Sephora)
Cream Blusher in "Lies"... This is a product often used by Tanya Burr in makeup tutorials on her youtube channel, pixi2woo. I have found her recommendations to be quite good, so I wanted to give it a try!
I like the consistency and formulation of this cream blusher. When swatching it, it feels quite slick. In comparison to a MAC creme blush (which feels thicker and more tacky) the Illamasqua cream blusher is very easy to apply to the face and blend out. However, I'm not sure if this has an effect on the lasting-power!
The color of "Lies" when swatched is much lighter than it looks in the pan. It has a very high sheen on the silvery side, so I wouldn't recommend it if you have very oily skin. It acts more as a highlighting blush. I think the color is a bit too pink to use on the cheek bones up to the temple, but it is gorgeous when blended away from the apple of your cheek! With this you really don't need a highlighter.
*I have noticed that "Lies" is no longer available on the Sephora website, so you may have to go directly to the Illamasqua site if you want to purchase it.

left to right: MUFE Aqua Cream in #14, Illamasqua Pure Pigment in "Furore", Illamasqua Cream Blusher in "Lies"

Illamasqua Pure Pigment in "Furore"... This pigment was a bit of an impluse purchase.. I initially thought I was going to get "Ore" pigment, which I've heard great things about, but at the last minute decided to get a lighter more summery shade. On the website this pigment is described as a peach champagne shimmer. Obviously photos of the colors online are never quite accurate, but because of how pink the photo looked I was expecting much more peach in the pigment.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #14... Wayne Goss does a lot of reviews over MUFE products on his youtube channel gossmakeupartist.. I'm sort of obsessed with his videos!! With summer coming up I thought it was the perfect time to purchase an Aqua Cream and see how it stands up to the heat, literally! I can't wait to use this as a base for my dark shadows, and alone for a wash of color. #14 is a gorgeous dark brown with a very red undertone. LOVE IT!

bottom to top: MUFE Aqua Cream #14, Illamasqua Pure Pigment in "Furore", Illamasqua Cream Blusher in "Lies"

Have you tried any of these products??



  1. what a great blog! you are so inspirational! if you get the chance, i would love for you to check out mine and give me some of your opinions! :) it would be greatly apprieciated. :)
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  2. I love aqua creams but they smell so rancid :-( That colour is so lovely, i think i need it hehe.

  3. I love illamasqua! I have the Pure Pigment in Furore and it's stunning as a highliter..I have an aqua cream in #13 and it's lovely.. Love their formula..

  4. love Illamasque blushes, havent tried 'lies' but from how you described it I think I may have to try it now. Also love the aquacream #14, great post! Love your blog xx

  5. i think the pigment packaging is so cool

  6. Elly - Most of the dark browns I own are on the cooler side, and I'm loving the warm brown tone like crazy!! You should definitely check it out :)

    Vanessa - I have an awesome review on a MUFE product coming up.. If you like the Aqua Creams you will love this!!!

    Betzy - Don't you love the shape of Illamasqua packaging?! I wish that the pigments had the same flip-top that the blushes do though.. the top on the pigment is a bit hard to get off and I'm always afraid of spilling it!



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