New In: Illamasqua – Face Palette in Semblance

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The face palette consists of the following Illamasqua products, which are also available separately:

  1. Gleam in Mirage
  2. Powder Blusher in Hussy
  3. Cream Pigment in Hollow
  4. Eyebrow Cake in Thunder
  5. Powder Eyeshadow in Slink
  6. Powder Eyeshadow in Dizzy
  7. Powder Eyeshadow in Tango
  8. Powder Eyeshadow in Obsidian

What Illamasqua says:

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Multi Facet Palette comes housed in a sleek, mirrored compact. Complete with a mini double ended angled and blending brush this features 8 ‘must have’ shades to complete a full variety of eye and cheek looks. Use the double ended brush for eyes and brows and fingers for cheeks. With new Gleam in Mirage, best sellers Cream Pigment in Hollow, Eyebrow Cake in Thunder, Powder Blusher in Hussy and four beautiful Powder Eyeshadows you can create a multitude of looks with just one palette.

What I say:

Overall, the palette is very compact and offers a range of products to create an (almost) full face of makeup. I think the palette will come in very handy when travelling. If you are new to Illamasqua, this is also a great way to try different products and their formula, before committing to buy the full size.

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The eyeshadows are very buttery and pigmented. I tried the included brush to apply them, which did work, but will not become my preferred way of application. The colours are all blendable and work well together. I can see myself grabbing these in the morning when I want a quick makeup look. Find below two eye makeups that I created with the palette.

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Hollow is probably the product I was most excited about, as everyone and your mum have been raving about this product. Most people use it as a contour shade for pale skin, but this ‘matt and crease-resistant formula has been designed for use on the face, eyes, lips and body’. I used my finger to apply the product but am wondering if it might be easier to blend with a brush. I definitely have to try this product a couple of more times to see how well we get on, but the colour is certainly well suited for pale skin.

The eyebrow powder in Thunder luckily goes well with my skin tone and hair colour, yet I think it is very difficult to offer one shade that will suit everyone. If it doesn’t match your skin tone, you could always use it as an eyeshadow though. The product can be applied dry and wet. I prefer to use it dry with the included angled brush, but that may just be because I am not used to do my brows with a liquid/wet product.

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If you have read my post on Sleek’s palette in See You at Midnight, this might sound familiar to you… I already own the powder blush in Hussy, a beautiful bright pink shade with a matte finish. Therefore I was actually planning to pick up the palette in Aura but somehow managed to put Semblance in my basket. 😀 It took me quite a while to figure out the differences between the two palettes in the first place, because they look very similar. Aura is probably better for lighter skin tones as the blush and highlighter are paler than the ones in Semblance. The eyeshadows are also a bit more neutral. Both palettes contain Hollow, Thunder and the eyeshadow in Obsidian.

The highlighter in Gleam is quite different from any other cream highlighter I have ever tried, but I think although it looks a bit scary in the pan, the colour is a lot more sheer and neutral on the skin. I find it best applied with my fingers.

The palette is currently on sale for £13.50! I paid £22.50, which I thought was already a pretty good deal, but if you like what you see you should probably head over to the Illamasqua website right now.

Ingredients:

Gleam [Codecheck]:  ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MICROCRISTALLINA CERA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, CIRE MICROCRISTALLINE), OCTYLDODECANOL, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, MICA, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), CARMINE (CI 75470)].

Hussy [Codecheck]: TALC, DIMETHYLIMI- DAZOLIDINONE RICE STARCH, MICA, AQUA (WATER), MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, OCTYLDODECANOL, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-150, SILICA, RICINUS COMMUNIS OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, QUATERNIUM-26, METHYLPARABEN, GLYCERYL RICINOLEATE, ETHYLPARABEN,CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX), CANDELILLA CERA(EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, STEARIC ACID, PROPYLPARABEN, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX), TETRAHYDROXYPROPYL ETHYLENEDIAMINE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL), CETYL ALCOHOL,CERA ALBA(BEESWAX), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) AND MAY CONTAIN: [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CARMINE CI 75470, ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, RED 36 CI 12085, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 7 CI 15850, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE CI 77163, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE CI 77510, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035, RED 27 LAKE CI 45410] MAY CONTAIN CARMINE AS A COLOUR ADDITIVE. STOP USE IF IRRITATION OCCURS.

Hollow [Codecheck]: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL), PARAFFIN, HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) AX), NYLON-12, CETYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL, MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX), PETROLATUM, CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX), OLETH-10, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BHT, GLYCERYL STEARATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 75470 (CARMINE), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET), CI 16035 (RED 40 LAKE)] [NON-USA SHADES +/-: CI 12085, CI 45380, CI 45410].

Thunder [Codecheck]: KAOLIN, TALC, ZINC STEARATE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) AND MAY CONTAIN: [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, ULTRAMARINES CI 77007].

Powder Eyeshadow [Codecheck]: Talc, Dimethylimidazolidinone Rice Starch, Mica, Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecanol, Isopropyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-150, Phenoxyethanol, Ricinus Communis Oil (Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Quaternium-26, Silica, Methylparaben, Glyceryl Ricinoleate, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Ethylparaben, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Stearic Acid, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Propylparaben, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Cetyl Alcohol, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Parfum (Fragrance) And May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Carmine Ci 75470, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Bismuth Oxychloride Ci 77163, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ci 77510, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Chromium Hydroxide Green Ci 77289] (Eu Exclusive Shades May Contain: Ci 12085, Ci 15850, Ci 45380, Ci 15985, Ci 73015, Ci 45410, Ci 77266). May contain Carmine as a colour additive.

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