How exciting to be trying Illamasqua products for the first time! but what is more exciting is, it is a make up brand that stands against animal testing, with their cruelty free and vegan make – up. Even their make-up brushes are made with synthetic hair. Illamasqua have accreditation from PETA (the worlds largest animal rights group) as a cruelty free brand and together they promote a cruelty free lifestyle. Illamasqua not only believe in the rights of animals but in the right for people to express themselves in the way they look. Whether it’s using make-up or in the way they dress.
Beauty not brutality – Illamasqua is a combined name of illusion and masquerade. It offers colourful and bold make – up with a playful feel.
Illamasqua brought out (I believe) 4 gift set collections Extinct – Inspired By Nature Destroyed By Society, Extinct Eyes That Hypnotise Pure Pigment Trio, Extinct Chisel & Glow Highlight and Contour, Extinct Go Nude Neutral and Extinct Lip Slay Red Lip. Lip Slay is the gift set shown below and comes in a beautiful rustic box BUT the box inside is beautifully designed in the style of holographic. The box contains three lip products Glamour Lipstick in Rockabilly, Colouring Lip Pencil in Creative, Lip Lure in Virtue and an added bonus of a Nail Duo in Red consisting of one red polish and gold glitter.
The lipstick is very creamy and glides on like a dream as does the lip liner. Although the lipstick and lip liner is a true red, I think it looked more purple toned against my skin tone. Until I applied the lip lure which then looked like a true red. All lip products lasted a long time until I ate and drank (which is expected for a top up).
The consistency of the red polish is smooth, doesn’t streak, dries quickly and last for up to a week and is a true red. The gold glitter polish is really good in consistency and offers high shine.
Lipstick (Rockabilly) & Lip Liner (Creative)
Lip Lure (Virtue), over lipstick and liner
Do you own an Illamasqua product and which one? let me know in the comments below : )