Illamasqua is quickly becoming my favorite high end brand. Every collection makes me ohh and ahh, forcing me to make sneaky orders. Rather than the usual daring products, their new collection ‘Once’ is their most wearable to date, and I think it will be their most popular. Cream Eye shadows are something that I may have a small obsession over. I’m not sure whether it’s their silky smooth texture or the sheer effortless application, but I always seem to be adding more to my collection. However, despite being a magpie, I haven’t got any glitter cream shadows! Of course this had to be addressed, and Illamasqua were happy to oblige.
The ‘Once’ collection contains a trio of cream shadows in beautifully luxe gold top packaging. As the name suggests, all three are metallic cream shadows with small particles of glitter thrown in for good measure. None of the shades give a ‘glitter ball’ effect and you’ll be pleased to know the particles stay where their meant to. I think my favorite is Bibelot as the shade is so unusual and completely different to anything in my collection. Even with my semi-oily eye lids, these shadows stay put for a good 5-6 hours without a primer. With a primer, your shadow looks pristine all day. Either sweep the shades over your entire lid for a wash of colour, use as a base shade or place in the crease for a more complex look. Courtier could even pass as a subtle highlighter if you use it minimally. Fingers and toes crossed more shades are released in future collections!
Have you fallen for Illamasqua’s new collection?