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post #901 of 1155
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Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post


Did you get it yet???  I have considered ordering, but I truly live in a one horse town with little culture, and no where to wear it, so I am choosing to just live vicariously...that is a gorgeous color

I did and I loooove it :) it is a bold colour for sure but I don't care. I will proudly wear it. I think this will be my go to going out lippie lol

i do like it when I'm a little tanned though, I think on fair skin it may look a little dramatic, but I love it with their skin base foundation in AU as a blush.

 

Couldn't resist not to show it off angelic.gif

Sorry for messy look, this is after work :D

post #902 of 1155
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Originally Posted by katred View Post

Not sure if anyone knows about this, but on the new Sephora site, I no longer see the message about Illamasqua not being available in Canada. Does that mean they ship here now? 

 

I did notice that my Sephora had received some of the Illamasqua nail polishes recently, so hopefully, that means we'll get the rest of the brand too...

as a test i tried to purchase a quad, and when i went to checkout, it gives me a message saying that the product cannot be shipped to canadian addresses...

snif.

anyway, i think i'm going to make another purchase straight from illamasqua, since the price is going to be similar....

post #903 of 1155
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Originally Posted by tats View Post

I did and I loooove it :) it is a bold colour for sure but I don't care. I will proudly wear it. I think this will be my go to going out lippie lol

i do like it when I'm a little tanned though, I think on fair skin it may look a little dramatic, but I love it with their skin base foundation in AU as a blush.

 

Couldn't resist not to show it off angelic.gif

Sorry for messy look, this is after work :D


Love it!  eyelove.gif

post #904 of 1155

Hi! I have MUFE HD in 115 and it seems too dark and too pinky/orangey. Sephora sells Illamasqua, which I'd like to try, but they don't sell the solid shades. Would 5.5 be a good match + white? I had been thinking that #4, 4.5 or 5 would be good + white. I *think* I used to wear NW 15-20 in MAC but I can't recall. Otherwise I may go back to Laura Mercier (I think I wore porcelain ivory, which was probably just a tad too light). I believe that I have yellow/pink undertones. I'm the kind of pale that glows in pictures. :)

 

Here's a stripe of 115 on my jaw in natural (evening) light. You'll be able to see on the left that I have Kat von D Lock It foundation on, which I know for certain now is not a good match. Pic is a bit darker than when I took it. Sorry.

 

Help!

 

post #905 of 1155
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Originally Posted by snerfsnerf View Post

Hi! I have MUFE HD in 115 and it seems too dark and too pinky/orangey. Sephora sells Illamasqua, which I'd like to try, but they don't sell the solid shades. Would 5.5 be a good match + white? I had been thinking that #4, 4.5 or 5 would be good + white. I *think* I used to wear NW 15-20 in MAC but I can't recall. Otherwise I may go back to Laura Mercier (I think I wore porcelain ivory, which was probably just a tad too light). I believe that I have yellow/pink undertones. I'm the kind of pale that glows in pictures. :)

 

Here's a stripe of 115 on my jaw in natural (evening) light. You'll be able to see on the left that I have Kat von D Lock It foundation on, which I know for certain now is not a good match. Pic is a bit darker than when I took it. Sorry.

 

Help!

 

Which Illamasqua foundation are you interested in? They have several options and the one that hase the biggest shade range is their skin base foundation.. I'm sure you will be able to find a match there.. On their official(UK) website the have descriptions of shades (pink, yellow or neutral undertones) + swatches and pics. They also have a shade comparison charts with other brands here: http://www.illamasqua.com/assets/files/illamasqua-skinbase-comparison-charts.pdf

post #906 of 1155

Thank you so much for your help! I will take a look at the site. PS—I have since bought Daniel Sandler's Porcelain, which is quite nice and works for me in natural light... but not when photographed with a flash. Gah. I am so in between colours.
 

post #907 of 1155
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Originally Posted by snerfsnerf View Post

Thank you so much for your help! I will take a look at the site. PS—I have since bought Daniel Sandler's Porcelain, which is quite nice and works for me in natural light... but not when photographed with a flash. Gah. I am so in between colours.
 


You're welcome :) I hope you will find the right shade for yourself. I know it's a pain. I took me a while to find the right foundation shade for myself. Evertyhting was just too pink or dark for me. Finally, I stumbled across Estee Lauder double wear and found a perfect shade there :) so happy now..)

post #908 of 1155

any NC20's find a good foundation shade in skinbase?

post #909 of 1155
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Originally Posted by ultraviolet View Post

any NC20's find a good foundation shade in skinbase?


I would say 3/4.5 if needed yellow and if needed yellow and pink undertone then 4

post #910 of 1155
Sephora is selling a mystery set for 60 bucks. You get Jo'mina the nail polish, Fable the lipstick, and eight different products of unknown color. I do know that Debenhams in the UK is selling a similar set for about the same price, pound-wise. I ordered it today, so I am hoping for decent stuff!
post #911 of 1155
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Originally Posted by tats View Post

I did and I loooove it :) it is a bold colour for sure but I don't care. I will proudly wear it. I think this will be my go to going out lippie lol

i do like it when I'm a little tanned though, I think on fair skin it may look a little dramatic, but I love it with their skin base foundation in AU as a blush.

 

Couldn't resist not to show it off angelic.gif

Sorry for messy look, this is after work :D

     yes i just order it, i love how it looks on you!! i also ordered the violate lipgloss. i cant wait  to get them. i couldnt resist the free shipping and only paying like $40 for both.

post #912 of 1155

Magnetism is my first Illamasqua lippie and I'm wearing it today. It's such a nice colour! I can't think of a dupe in my stash, but that's probably because I don't have any berry-ish colours. There are probably some similar colours out there.

 

It applied very well and it feels great on the lips. I can't say anything about staying power yet as I've only had it on for about 3 hours and I haven't eaten anything since I applied it. It has survived several cups of coffee though :)

 

Overall, great first impressions! The only thing I don't like about it is the packaging. Nothing wrong with the way it looks but it feels a bit cheap somehow. Not that I'm going to lose any sleep over it though. lol.

post #913 of 1155
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Originally Posted by MadTheologian View Post

Sephora is selling a mystery set for 60 bucks. You get Jo'mina the nail polish, Fable the lipstick, and eight different products of unknown color. I do know that Debenhams in the UK is selling a similar set for about the same price, pound-wise. I ordered it today, so I am hoping for decent stuff!

Have you received your kit yet? I just ordered this kit today. It's gotten mixed reviews online. Please let me know what you think. TIA

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Originally Posted by Tanjola View Post

Have you received your kit yet? I just ordered this kit today. It's gotten mixed reviews online. Please let me know what you think. TIA

 

Yes, I received the kit, and I actually enjoyed it.  I think those who are aware of Illamasqua's ethos and unorthodox range of colors would enjoy it the most.  

 

From a Sephora.com review I did:

 

 

I hesitated ordering it due to mixed reviews (mold? odd colors no one uses?) but figured that I might have some use of the colors. I was happy to say that I got a good bag.
Besides Jo'Mina and Fable, I got:
Brazen cream blusher (very red!)
Superior Liquid Metal (royal blue)
Intrude eyeshadow (dark taupe)
Tantrum sheer lipgloss (purple/magenta!!! :D)
Succubus Intense lipgloss (rich red)
Drench lipstick (pink berry red)
Cane medium pencil (yellow)
Severe medium pencil (warm brown)
Here is the deal: If you currently enjoy Illamasqua cosmetics, if you love bold unconventional colors, I recommend the mystery selection. I do not recommend this for those with more conventional tastes.
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Since then, I tried most of the products.  I found Fable to be dry and unforgiving, so I recommend conditioning your lips overnight before using Fable.  Drench worked better.  The Liquid Metal creased on my eyes, but I had good luck with Intrude.  I got good compliments for my Succubus gloss from one of the Chanel ladies at my local Von Maur.  Tantrum is beautiful with its shimmer.  I ordered a Crown Brush set and I planned to use the Brazen blush with it.  (This would be the first time I would wear blush.)  Cane brighten my eyes, Severe worked well.  
Visited the Sephora shop in my area to show off and one of its staff told me that they had one customer returned it due to dissatisfaction.  Hopefully, you got a great kit and if it does not work out, you can try returning it to the store.  I thought I had pics of my kit.  Let me see if I find them. 
post #915 of 1155

Thank you so much for the review. I did order the kit. I should receive it tommorrow. I will report back with my thoughts and pics. 

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Originally Posted by MadTheologian View Post

 

Yes, I received the kit, and I actually enjoyed it.  I think those who are aware of Illamasqua's ethos and unorthodox range of colors would enjoy it the most.  

 

From a Sephora.com review I did:

 

 

I hesitated ordering it due to mixed reviews (mold? odd colors no one uses?) but figured that I might have some use of the colors. I was happy to say that I got a good bag.
Besides Jo'Mina and Fable, I got:
Brazen cream blusher (very red!)
Superior Liquid Metal (royal blue)
Intrude eyeshadow (dark taupe)
Tantrum sheer lipgloss (purple/magenta!!! :D)
Succubus Intense lipgloss (rich red)
Drench lipstick (pink berry red)
Cane medium pencil (yellow)
Severe medium pencil (warm brown)
Here is the deal: If you currently enjoy Illamasqua cosmetics, if you love bold unconventional colors, I recommend the mystery selection. I do not recommend this for those with more conventional tastes.
************************
Since then, I tried most of the products.  I found Fable to be dry and unforgiving, so I recommend conditioning your lips overnight before using Fable.  Drench worked better.  The Liquid Metal creased on my eyes, but I had good luck with Intrude.  I got good compliments for my Succubus gloss from one of the Chanel ladies at my local Von Maur.  Tantrum is beautiful with its shimmer.  I ordered a Crown Brush set and I planned to use the Brazen blush with it.  (This would be the first time I would wear blush.)  Cane brighten my eyes, Severe worked well.  
Visited the Sephora shop in my area to show off and one of its staff told me that they had one customer returned it due to dissatisfaction.  Hopefully, you got a great kit and if it does not work out, you can try returning it to the store.  I thought I had pics of my kit.  Let me see if I find them. 
post #916 of 1155

im gonna get it around christmas. people were problably mad cause they wanted red, pink and peachy things. illamasqua is definitely for people that want to be different and want different bold lips in purple, black or green . i think that is cool that you can get something that you werent thinking about getting and just be surprise by it, and of course thinking that illamasqua dares you to wear it. 

post #917 of 1155
Massive discounts at illamasqua till Christmas. I'm a recent convertee to the brand and I'm registered on their pro list, which gives me 20% discount, but they have just upped that to a massive 40% for Christmas!!! I'm now literally spent up ha ha......but have a big bag of goodies to keep me happy! Unlike mac, Illamasqua is free to register, just sign up on their website and upload your documents. It's available to students aswell as professionals. Just upload your acceptance letter and your college ID x
post #918 of 1155

Looks like Illamasqua are taking their most popular shades of blush and putting them in duos for the Spring. Plus, they'll be offering a sculpting brush that looks a lot like the one Mac had earlier this year. 

 

http://www.britishbeautyblogger.com/2012/12/illamasqua-blush.html

post #919 of 1155
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Originally Posted by katred View Post

Looks like Illamasqua are taking their most popular shades of blush and putting them in duos for the Spring. Plus, they'll be offering a sculpting brush that looks a lot like the one Mac had earlier this year. 

 

http://www.britishbeautyblogger.com/2012/12/illamasqua-blush.html

i just received the hussy/lover duo which i purchased as a xmas gift for my sister in law.  they had that particular one in the 'christmas gift' collection. i didn't realize that they're going to be doing more of them, but the other two look nice as well.

post #920 of 1155

Thank you katred!

It is very nice to see more blush duos pompom.gif

 

And the brush does really look like the MAC # 163.I love this brush heart.gif

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Originally Posted by katred View Post

Looks like Illamasqua are taking their most popular shades of blush and putting them in duos for the Spring. Plus, they'll be offering a sculpting brush that looks a lot like the one Mac had earlier this year. 

 

http://www.britishbeautyblogger.com/2012/12/illamasqua-blush.html

post #921 of 1155

Not sure if it's any help to anyone, but my perfect match in the Skin Base foundation is a mix of equal parts 2 and 3.5. I bought 2 at first but it's just a tad too light and makes me look a bit ghostly. 3.5 is a little dark but blended together they are perfect!

 

I am fair with pink undertones, NW15-ish in MAC. I say "ish" because I find that NW15 in some products is very different from others. For reference, NW15 in Studio Finish concealer and Select Moisturecover concealer is absolutely fine for me, but NW15 in Studio Fix Fluid is too dark and orange. I use MSF Natural in Light.

 

Hope that is some help to people who can't test it out in stores!

post #922 of 1155

Review on the Intense Lipgloss Stranger on temptalia.com:

 

http://www.temptalia.com/illamasqua-stranger-intense-lipgloss-review-photos-swatches

 

 

It is really a stunning color eyelove.gif

 

Especially for mixing with other glosses and lipsticks.

post #923 of 1155
Too bad Christine got another splayed applicator brush, though. ssad.gif But yeah, that's a very pretty gold.
post #924 of 1155

may I ask you gals something??

 

Do you gals put on Gleam before setting your foundation or after your foundation?? I pat on Gleam after I have set my foundation and it "creases" on me.. =(

post #925 of 1155
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Originally Posted by Rei79 View Post

may I ask you gals something??

 

Do you gals put on Gleam before setting your foundation or after your foundation?? I pat on Gleam after I have set my foundation and it "creases" on me.. =(

Put it on BEFORE you set your foundation. What i normally do is apply the gleam cream after my foundation and concealer, and then i set it with an illuminating powder so it doesnt take away from the shine, yet keeps it in place. The rest of my face I use my regular setting powder.

post #926 of 1155
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Originally Posted by Zorgon3000 View Post

Put it on BEFORE you set your foundation. What i normally do is apply the gleam cream after my foundation and concealer, and then i set it with an illuminating powder so it doesnt take away from the shine, yet keeps it in place. The rest of my face I use my regular setting powder.

Alright! I shall try it again.. =) thanks babe!

post #927 of 1155

I applied for the professional discount yesterday on their website, received an email barely 30 mins after sending in my documents that it was approved. I'm very impressed thmbup.gif Placed an order right away, i got Cameo, Noble, Creator, and Boosh Nail Varnishes, Belladonna Intense Lipgloss, and Hussy & Katie Powder Blushers. Really excited to receive my order :)

post #928 of 1155

Does anyone know of a website I can order Illamasqua from Canada? So frustrated with the Sephora Canada website. Illamasqua's products are on the Sephora Canada website, I add them to my cart, then when I go to check out it says "forbbiden items have been removed from your cart"... And every single item is Illamasqua and says they cannot be shipped to Canada. WTF?! Why are they on the website then?! URG. So frustrating. I would rather not order from their official website because any time that I have ordered from the UK I've gotten charged customs up the ying yang... LOL sorry for the slight rant. If anybody has any suggestions/solutions around this, it would be much appreciated!!

post #929 of 1155
You can order directly from their web site.
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Originally Posted by katelyn0 View Post

Does anyone know of a website I can order Illamasqua from Canada? So frustrated with the Sephora Canada website. Illamasqua's products are on the Sephora Canada website, I add them to my cart, then when I go to check out it says "forbbiden items have been removed from your cart"... And every single item is Illamasqua and says they cannot be shipped to Canada. WTF?! Why are they on the website then?! URG. So frustrating. I would rather not order from their official website because any time that I have ordered from the UK I've gotten charged customs up the ying yang... LOL sorry for the slight rant. If anybody has any suggestions/solutions around this, it would be much appreciated!!
post #930 of 1155
If you don't want to order from the website, maybe get someone who is willing (or someone in the US who can order from Sephora) to do a CP for you?
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