As some of you may know, Illamasqua recently became PETA accredited as cruelty free and are hosting a number of events at their counters and stand alone stalls to celebrate. Finding vegan makeup products can be difficult, especially with blushers and lipsticks that often contain animal derived pigments for reds and pinks.
Last Wednesday Illamasqua Meadowhall hosted a lovely event demonstrating the different looks you can create using Illamasqua’s vegan products and gave us the full list. Here is that list, including links to each product for you. Enjoy!
I’ve put some of my favourites and the shades that I use in particular products to help you as this is a long list, and it might be a little overwhelming. Some product variations I couldn’t find on the website, however some counters, stores and stockists may still have them in stock.
Summer is here (everywhere else, but hardly in England) so it was about time that I put the Summer Collection live. I hope you like the peachy tones!
I’ve been wanting to create a highlighter for darker skin tones, so that’s why Bellini Glow Highlight Powder will be joining the Glow Highlight Powder collection permanently.
The Sunset Highlighter is just for fun and is a mix of The Original, Bellini and Sphinx Eyeshadow. Keep an eye out for a post using this one as it’s perfect to take on holiday to create your whole look with.
Two posts in as many days, can you tell I’m obsessed with this palette? Keep your eyes peeled for another festival look real soon too! x
Garnier Pure Active Matte Control Moisturiser
La Roche Posay BB Blur
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
OCC Cream Colour in John Doe
Illamasqua Heroine Powder Eyeshadow
L’Oreal Glambronze La Terra Bronzer Phee’s Makeup Shop Bellini & Original Highlighters mixed
Freedom Makeup Brow Pomade in Auburn
Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (Tempera, Golden Ochre, Burnt Orange, Red Ochre, Realgar, Love Letter, Cyprus Umber) Phee’s Makeup Shop Bellini Glow Highlight Powder L’Oreal Superliner Felt Liner
L’Oreal Feline Million Lashes Mascara
Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter Eyeshadow
As if you hadn’t seen enough of the Modern Renaissance palette, I went ahead and bought one to see what the fuss was about. I always take posts about Anastasia Beverly Hills products with a pinch of salt. They’re in that category for me where they can be overhyped, and due to Anastasia’s popularity on social media, have positive reviews written about them in the hopes of getting featured.
I was really impressed with the liquid lipsticks I bought – I wear Party Pink all the time – so I went ahead and grabbed the Modern Renaissance palette from Beauty Bay. It is up there in price for me at £41, but you get free next day shipping from Beauty Bay which is a bonus and there are 14 eyeshadows in the palette making them around £2.90 each.
The packaging is really lovely. The palette is a good weight (I say this a lot and I have no idea why I think heavier products are more worth the price) and has a decent sized mirror making it great for travel. There’s a good range of matte eyeshadows and a variety of shimmery ones too. Each eyeshadow has great pigmentation and blends so easily. The formula is definitely comparable to Melt eyeshadows as they’re really creamy.
If you’re looking for a warmed toned palette that you’ll be able to create a whole load of looks from, I’d definitely give Modern Renaissance a go. I will say though that if you’re pale and don’t go for dramatic looks all too often, some of these shades might be a bit too dark.
After the great response from putting these highlighter compacts on pre order, I can now announce an actual date they will be shipped! Any orders made before the 2nd July will be shipped on 4th July and orders after that date will be posted within 5 days.
I’m so proud of these and I hope you love them. I will also be selling empty compacts for a limited time for anyone who’s ordered 59mm products and would like something to store them in
I want to do a few of these as I’m not off to a festival this year, and the times I have been to one I didn’t really take much makeup with me. Hopefully these looks will give you some inspo for festivals over the summer!
La Roche Posay BB Blur
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer #1
OCC Makeup Cream Colour in John Doe
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow in Heroine
L’Oreal Glam Bronze La Terra Bronzer
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Lover Phee’s Makeup Shop Rainbow Highlighter
Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Barbie Shops