27 February 2012

Illamasqua.com is being reborn

At Illamasqua, we believe in transformation. That’s why we’re delighted to tell you a secret: Illamasqua.com is being reborn.

Our brand new website will be unleashed on Wednesday 29th February, just two days from now. We can’t reveal too much, except that it will be the perfect place to shop, explore and socialise

When we launch our new site, your username and password will be transferred across. However, your order history won’t be.

If you want a record of your previous orders, you need to log in NOW, go to “my account” then “order history” and print off your previous orders. It’s that simple – then you can sit back and wait for everything to be revealed…

24 February 2012

Your Alter Ego Gallery

Friday is with us again and we have another set of beautiful photos from you and your alter agos. Here are a few of our favourites.

We are inspired by this explotion of colour. Claudia Wklize Pelagatti got experimental to create this beautiful textured look. This colour intense fusion of pigments demonstrates the unique techniques that can be employed with vision and a 'dare to be different' attitude.

Pigments & Palettes unveiled her alter ego using a rainbow of bright shades. At Illamasqua we are known for our colour intense, highly pigmented pieces.. Shop Illamasqua here.

Lily Ursu shared this pastel colour wash look with us. We love the extravagent lashes and use of bright colours. Apply our Powder Eye Shadow in Dizzy on the eyelid and Powder Eye Shadow in Sister below the brow for a similar effect. Powder Eye Shadow in Sex would be great as a highlight under the brow?

We love this deep, decadent make-up done by Nicoleta Timus. Our Intense Lipgloss in Repulse would be perfect to recreate this dark lip. Pure Pigment in Zeitgeist can be used wet or dry.. For an extra intense black, use it wet to build strong black eyes. Our Skin Base Foundation offers a flawless finish for the base for such an indulgent look.

It's Kissing Friday today so don't forget to apply your favourite Illamasqua Lipgloss and kiss away this weekend. Have a good one!

23 February 2012

Iconic-I Competition

Our Iconic-I competition ends at midnight tonight! Thanks to everyone who has entered.

Get your face on and enter your version of the Sophie-I. For some inspiration, here are some interpretations of the look...

There will be 3 winners and each will receieve £100 worth of Illamasqua products! What are you waiting for!? Enter the Iconic-I competition here.

22 February 2012

Illamasqua hits 50,000k Facebook fans

After just 3 years we are celebrating having reached 50,000 Facebook fans! This is such an exciting milestone in our social media calender. 

As a very big thank you to all our fans and supporters, we are offering 20% off the full Illamasqua range, an exclusive one time only offer,  with promo code 50KFANS (until 8am GMT tomorrow morning).

We listened to your votes for what should be our 50K celebrations and have created this exclusive offer for you to use at Illamasqua.com...enjoy!

Like us on Facebook now and indulge in all your favourite Illamasqua pieces.

21 February 2012

Illamasqua Medium Pencils

Medium Pencils are a favourite at HQ, their versatility & blendability allow you to use your imagination when wearing them. Today I wore Medium Pencil in Manic on my lips and decided to share with you some of out favourite Medium Pencils and how they can be used...

Revel in the drama of your individuality. Use the creamy Illamasqua Medium Pencil to create sultry eyes and sensuous lips. Designed to glide over skin and create a long-lasting, colour-true finish. Write a different story with every look.

This colour looks stunning on the lips and applies with great precision. Why not also rock a coloured eyebrow using this? 

Medium Pencil in Interrogate is perfect for a soft lip liner if worn with a nude lipstick like Illamasqua Lipsticks in Test & Sonnet. This can also be used as a contour, apply the pencil in short diagonal lines below the cheeks and blend. Sweep over eyebrows for a light, natural looking brow.

Vow can be applied to the inner eyelid to add that extra sparkle to the eyes. You can use Vow in the same way as Interrogate to create a highlight above the cheekbones on below the brow. 

Of course Sophie has to be one of our favourite Medium Pencils. It is our ultimate black pencil and it's soft and blendability is great for a smokey eye. We have recently launched a look using the Sophie Pencil and few other Illamasqua cult products.

Sophie-I How To Video

Click here to take a look at the step-by-step guide to the Sophie-I look here. We are also running the Iconic-I competition allowing you to get creative with your own interpretations of the Sophie-I look for the chance to £100 of Illamasqua products. Click here to visit the competition page. The Sophie Pencil supports The Sophie Lancaster Foundation which aims to Stamp Out Prejudace, Hatred & Intolerance Everywhere. To support the foundation and buy Sophie Pencil, click here.

20 February 2012

Free delivery...

As Winter is drawing to a close and we near the launch of our Spring/Summer 12 collection, we thought we’d add to the excitement with Free Standard UK delivery and Free International delivery on orders over £50 at Illamasqua.com

Until Midnight GMT Tuesday 28th February, simply enter one of the below promotional codes to redeem your free delivery...

Free UK Standard delivery: FREEUK02
Free International delivery on orders over £50: INTERNATIONAL50

This is the perfect opportunity to indulge in and discover our range of colour-intense, professional make-up, expertly designed to help you express your alter ego...

Click here to visit the Illamasqua online shop

17 February 2012

Your Alter Ego Gallery

For a little Friday inspiration we turn to our Alter Ego Gallery. Here are a few of our highlights...

We love this striking night-time creation.Tatyana Kaya applied our luxury False Lashes in Decadence to create this look. Satin Primer is perfect under Skin Base Foundation for a glowing, dewy finish similar to Tatyana's. For this luxe golden shimmer, try Powdered Metal in Ether.

Avant garde make-up, deep contouring and luscious lashes, Natalie Louise Blundell's is a favourite with Illamasqua HQ this week. Medium Pencil in Flinch can create a defined outline like that of Natalie's transformation. Blend with Powder Eye Shadow in Sex using Blending Brush I for a diffused finish. 

Marielle Isaksson created a look using inspiration from our Sophie-I technique. To view our step-by-step guide on how to create this look click here.  To share your interpretations of the Sophie-I, enter our Iconic I competition and submit your photos here for the chance to win £100 Illamasqua products of your choice...

Indulge in your alter egos this weekend, we look forward to seeing your creations next week! To share your looks, upload them on to our Facebook page here.

15 February 2012

Illamasqua Matt & Satin Primer

Our matt and satin primers are cult pieces in the Illamasqua range. The perfect base for any foundation.

An essential for any screen goddess, Illamasqua Matt Primer helps create a flawless, shine-free base. For use under foundation or on its own, this professional cream formula offers an even, matt finish. Prepare to impress.

Apply on the face with a Foundation Brush and Blending Brush I when applying on the eye area, it holds make-up in place all day and smoothes the skin, helping foundation blend more easily.

Check out a review on Illamasqua Matt Primer by Michael James

An artist always prepares their canvas. Use under foundation or on its own for a smooth, even base that is protected from the elements. Illamasqua Satin Primer lifts and highlights the face, creating a stunning dewy effect to enhance the skin.

Illamasqua Satin Primer  the perfect base for Skin Base foundation. The dewy, satin finish of this primer offers a flawless complexion and easy blendabililty. To shop the Illamasqua Matt & Satin Primers, click here.