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Illamasqua Generation Q: My top picks

Gleam and Sophie without doubt.

Gleam in Aurora without doubt is the most beautiful champagne highlighter till date. Why? Because it's not yellow, its not pink, it's not golden or silver. It's a pure champagne shade with a subtle yet noticeable pearly radiance and somehow manages to mimic the texture and colour of your skin, when it glows naturally. Ingenious isn't it? I have NEVER been a fan of highlighters. They come and go in my life occasionally and depending on my mood however this one I have been using religiously every single day without fail.

I would give the credit to its flawless application and formula in this matter. Because it's so foolproof to apply  without disrupting your foundation underneath and gives the exact same, stunning results every single time, it's almost inevitable not to wear it.

It needs to be pointed out that the formula although a cream, is quite thin and nicely movable as opposed to thick, sticky and slippery if that makes any sense, making it melt on contact with the skin, delivering an angelic glow. You have to try it to believe it. It's  currently available to purchase as a pre-release on the Illamasqua website and I can see it giving Dior Amber Diamond and NARS Albatross a run for their money.

Coming to my second favourite from the collection, Powder Blusher in SOPHIE. I can see this being a favourite of mine especially in the coming months to combat winter blues. It's the most gorgeous, bright and perky, medium toned coral with a handful of golden shimmer dashed through it. The sheer satin finish that hardly needs any blending at all does help in making it a likeable shade.

You guys know I am not a fan of peachy blushers as well and that I love my barbie pinks but this baby is a universally flattering shade and one that just cannot be disliked. It brightens my sallow, yellow-golden skin tone so beautifully and makes me look alive and polished immediately. I would however reserve it for the evenings.

Are you excited about Illamasqua's Generation Q collection? I personally feels its the most dynamic collection they have come up with since their launch. The Eye shadow palettes also seem to be a big hit amongst those who have tried it, so you might want to check them out as well.

Nora said...

quper products, gleam is very amazing.


Michelle said...

Generation Q is one of my favourite Illamasqua collections to date - it seems like there is something in there for everyone. The highlighter seems to be a product that has been under the radar for me, but now that you've pointed it out, it's beautiful! xx

Ria said...

These look lovely. Gleam looks very similar to jemma kidd dewy highlighters.

Ria x




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