I have recently been the recipient of two palettes from Illamasqua, courtesy of Lovin Manchester after the Manchester Blog Awards. It has been some time since I’ve used Illamasqua shadows and I’d forgotten just how good they are. After spotting the palettes in the Illamasqua Final Call line up, I thought that now is the perfect time to show you how beautiful they are before you grab your bargain. Originally priced at £36, they are half price at £18 which is insane for a palette of 8 shadows. The Illamasqua Delirious and Shiver palettes are just stunning.
Out of the two, I was most drawn to the Illamasqua Delirious palette which is in the red packaging. Whilst the cardboard outer is flimsy and not in keeping with the existing black cased palettes, the shadows inside are still the same beautiful formulations, buttery soft powders and intensely pigmented colours. A warm toned palette with a mix of matte and shimmer shades, they can be used on the eye, body and face. I was drawn to Delirious as soon as I saw it.
Shades: Bronx, Ensnare, Slink, Tango, Forgiveness, Machine, Truth, Wolf.
Illamasqua Shiver Palette in the blue packaging is a cool toned palette, again with a mixture of matte and shimmer shades. Although I would never wear cooler shades such as silver and grey, this palette is gorgeous. Plus it contains the cult classic Obsidian which is the blackest black shadow I have ever tried. In fact, I’ve never found another shadow that has the same impact. It’s incredible.
Shades: Fist, Obsidian, Rim, Solitude, Splinter, Rive, Fragment, Blast
Whilst I wish the packaging was a bit more robust, it doesn’t distract from the superior quality of the shadows inside. I find them an breeze to work with and whether they are being blended or worn alone, they really hold on to the lid and last for an age. I also find that there is minimal creasing and no smudging of the darker shades. They’re an absolute steal at £18.
Have you tried either of the Illamasqua palettes?
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