Thursday, 28 May 2009

Illamasqua At Last!!

Today as I was in Belfast to get my hair cut and highlighted I treated myself to a few delights in Debenhams. I was on a tight time schedule (also good for my budget except when panic buying mode kicks in lol). So I arrived in Debenhams on a mission to find Illamasqua. I walked straight past Mac, Estee Lauder and Clinique without so much as a second glance and marched around the beauty counters. I couldn't find Illamasqua!! Where the heck did they put it? I was just about to give up (I didn't want to look too stupid by asking anyone where it was) when I spotted Urban Decay. There was 10% off all cosmetics today and I have been after some more Urban Decay for a while now (blog post coming up tomorrow on UD). So I chose my items and went to the counter to pay. I swallowed my pride and asked the sales assistant where Illamasqua was and she told me (at least I hadn't been dreaming about it being in Debenhams in Belfast lol). They have hidden it round the back of Urban Decay. I thought it could have had a more prominent position in the store but sadly no. It's forgotten about at the back of every other beauty counter.

The Illamasqua sales assistant approached me and asked me if I needed any help. I told her the usual that I was just looking and she said to give her a shout if I needed anything. I basically knew what I wanted but wanted to have a nosey around anyway. I wanted a blusher and a lipgloss. Then another customer engaged the sales assistant in trying some foundation and as time was running out I felt Illamasqua slipping through my fingers!! I could not leave empty handed but I needed to be served now if I was to make may hair appointment. So I grabbed the Bare Minerals lady and she served me thank god lol!! So this is what I got:

This blusher called out to me and I had to have it. It's called Nymph and it's gorgous. Look how pigmented the swatch is!!

I also wanted the lipgloss in Rouse after seeing Mizzworthy's review of the glosses on YT. Thanks Jen.

I love them both and can't wait to try them out properly tomorrow.

Have you any Illamasqua? What are the must have products? I fancy that matte white powder I've seen people use as a highlight.


  1. I would love to try it, but I don't think I can get it here :( at least my wallet (and my partner) will be happy about that!

  2. Wish we had this line in Canada!

  3. i'm loving Illamsqua at the moment the colour choice is great. You can buy items from there online store and they deliver worldwide.

  4. I've never really heard of this brand before so thanks for bringing it to my attention
    The blush in particular looks lush!
    Is the brand expensive? xx

  5. YAY you have some Illamasqua - can you do some looks with them please?

  6. Oooh - I love that blush - Nymph is just perfect for a lovely "not so innocent" flush. One of my many staples! I hope you love the Lipgloss too - I wore it in my FOTD yesterday - Love it! xxx

  7. oooh illamasqua i wish icould get thatwhere i am i absolutely NEED to get my hand on the liquid metalin solstice!

  8. I did not know They did it in Debenhams in Belfast. I'm going to have a nosey when I go for Style Warriors. Thanks for the info Jenny.



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