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.

8 comments:

  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!

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  2. Wish we had this line in Canada!

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  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.

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  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

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

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  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

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

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  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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