You may remember a little while ago Illamasqua released a collection called 'Generation Q' based on the idea that beauty is in everything and everyone no matter the age, gender or race. Beautiful sentiment, is it not?
In the collection there were some stunning products and luckily enough, I was sent the following products to trial and feedback my thoughts on.
Gleam Cream in 'Aurora', £18 - an iridescent, champagne pearl highlighter.
Nail Varnish in 'Charisma', £13.50 - a deep, raspberry red with a metallic finish.
Precision Ink in 'Wisdom', £17 - an antiqued gold that changes colour in different lighting. Sometimes it can appear olive, brown or black with gold shimmer running through it.
The Illamasqua Gleam Cream in 'Aurora' is a lightweight, cream highlighter that has a smooth, creamy texture but a very light consistency. The effect on the skin is subtle but glowing and buildable to the desired intensity. The best thing? The pearlescent finish it offers that instantly brightens up the skin. I don't find this overly shimmery and there's no large chunks of glitter - thankfully! It reminds me of the Jemma Kidd Dewy Glow in 'Iced Gold' but it doesn't feel quite as heavy on the skin.
The nail varnish in 'Charisma' is a gorgeous metallic, deep red that's ideal for colder months. Highly pigmented and well formulated, this colour glides on with ease and only needs one good coat or two thin coats for opaque nails. I did find without a top coat my nails chipped after two days but with a good quality clear varnish on top it extends the wear.
Finally, my favourite of the three, the Precision Ink in 'Wisdom' which is the most stunningly beautiful eyeliner I've ever seen. Described as an antiqued gold, it changes colour in the light - sometimes appearing olive with golden flecks, other times showing up as a deep brown, almost black with golden sparkles. It's well pigmented, stays put and the flexible felt applicator makes application incredibly easy.
I always look forward to new releases from Illamasqua as they seem like such an innovative company always looking for ways to create something new and exciting. Some of my favourite products are from Illamasqua and I always find that they're a brand which delivers on quality time and time again. Although slightly late on the bandwagon, I'm just about to browse their sale to see if I can find any bargains!