Monday, 23 November 2015

Illamasqua Equinox

Hi Guys,

I finally got my mitts on the new Illamasqua Equinox collection for Christmas and it's a stunner! It's the perfect collection for Christmas, filled with all the glitz and glamour your heart could want. It's a bit of a mixture between new and exciting products and much loved permanent favourites.
An Equinox itself is when the day and night are both of equal length. The whole collection is inspired  by the stars, the constellations and just the overall wonders of the universe. The night sky is pretty and unique, just like a lot of the products in this collection.
Illamasqua are fantastic at coming up with new formulations to go alongside their shadows, these ones are a cream to powder formulation. Although they have done these before, there haven't been any with this type of added glitz. They are creamy to blend and apply, giving the most beautiful finish to the eye. The four shades inside are Quell (champagne) and Solace (grey) which both have more of a satin finish to them. There is also Jubilance (rose gold) and Orb (black) these have a higher intensity of shimmer.

Broken Gold - £18.50
For me this is the star of the show, it doesn't have a definitive product specification, such as an eyeliner or a lipgloss, because it can do so much. If you want to you can use it as a highlighter, liner or a shadow topper. The product itself is made up of flecks of gold leaf in a gel, the water from the gel evaporates, leaving the gold flecks firmly in place wherever you've put them.
Vega is a deep rich red, it's slightly more on the pink side. But it's a beautiful shade for this time of year, at first glance I thought it might be really similar to Kin from the Earth Collection. But Kin is rustier and Vega is brighter. It's another one from the Glamore Range making it really comofortable and moisturising on, but still packs the pigment. 

The collection consists of three nail polishes altogether, two permanent and one new addition. That being Beam, which is what I'd like to think of as a unicorn sister to the polish from the Spirit Collection. It's a pearly gold, which is sort of like a duo chrome shade as in some lights it can look more on the blue side slightly.The two other Nail Polishes are Phallic and Facet. Phallic is a dark jewel tone blue and Facet is a brown with a pretty shimmer running through it. 
Pure Pigment's in Furore and Ore - £17
I always describe these as little pots of goodness! They're loose pigment with a good helping of shimmer through them, they create a fantastic festive eye and are really multipurpose. Furore especially can be used as a highlight, eye shadow, it can be mixed into foundation, lipgloss and even do your nails with it. The champagne shimmer is so universal and really lights up the skin. Ore is one of my other favourites though, the antiqued gold looks amazing when used on the lid for a brown smoky eye, or even for a quick eye look just pat on over a creamy base. There is also another main line shade included which is Android, a charcoal black with a silver shimmer running through it.

Radiance Veil - £32
Radiance Veil, although not a new product for this collection, is still a pretty new launch for Illamasqua. It's part of their award winning veil trio. The veil's are a hybrid between skincare due to the vitamins included, and makeup, kind of like a primer. It floods the skin with light and can be used as a highlighter too, so it's a really multipurpose product. I have a full review of Radiance Veil available HERE.
(Swatches: Left to Right - Ore, Furore, Vega, Quell, Solace, Orb, Jubilance and Broken Gold.) 
Two other products that are part of the new additions are the False Lashes in Desire (27) - £12.50.
 Illamasqua Lashes are fantastic as they have a thin clear band, meaning you can wear them without liner if you wanted to. Plus they're also easier to apply, this pair specifically is quite natural compared to other Illamasqua lashes. They're made up of wispy clusters, to give a good amount of volume.

There is also a new Selfridges exclusive Vintage Metallix in Galaxy - £17 too.

Eloise x


  1. Those shadows are divine! I am such a sucker for a good, shimmery eye! This line looks so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it :)

    Hillary | A Very Charmed Life

  2. Oh that eyeshadow quad is gorgeous! Will definitely have to have a look at this when I'm next near an Illamasqua counter

    Sophie x

  3. Its been such a long time since I paid a visit to Illamasqua but this has just reminded me how much I love their palettes. Also, I've always been a Mac Russian Red fan but that Vega has totally stumped me - literally must invest, the colour *heart eyes* x

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  4. The eye shadow colours are stunning, I am actually on the hunt for something like this! looks like the best purchase for christmas parties! x

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