Illamasqua I’mperfect Collection: Immodest Lipstick, Katie & Ambition Blush Duo

Illamasqua I'mperfect Collection: Immodest Lipstick, Katie & Ambition Blush Duo


Hi everyone!

We’re back to makeup talk ūüôā ¬†Here’s a couple of exciting new releases from the new Perfectly I’mperfect collection by Illamasqua.

Illamasqua says…

The world isn’t perfect. But who wants to be perfect anyway?¬†I’mperfection is an open invitation to stand up and show the world¬†what makes you perfectly, imperfect. We want you to highlight the¬†features other brands encourage you to cover up and¬†celebrate your imperfections like badges of honour.¬†So show off your freckles. Make beauty spots more beautiful.¬†Shine a light on your birthmarks. And be proud of your scars.¬†Because life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about¬†celebrating who you really are.

“Within the word imperfection you’ll find I’m perfection; sometimes the soul of the word is staring you in the face. It is our so called flaws that make us unique. The beauty is in our differences, our imperfection is our beauty.” ¬†Alex Box- Creative Director.


Illamasqua Katie & Ambition Blush Duo


Katie & Ambition Blush Duo:

I love the idea of a blush duo- I find that I almost never finish an entire blush on it’s own, and it would be a terrific space saver for travelling. The thing to watch out for with these duos is that you need a smaller brush to pick up the product than you would for a single blush.

Ambition is a  plummy pink with very subtle gold shimmer -> sex in powder form.  This is my favourite out of the two colours and quickly becoming my go-to blush for absolutely every type of look. It gives you such a amazing natural but complex flush (try it with nude lips- it is unbelievable), and can be layered to create a statement cheek.

Katie is a very pale matte bubblegum pink. It is paler than my skin tone, and although the pigmentation of the product itself is good- it doesn’t show up on my cheeks. This would suit super pale skin tones (I’m looking at you Michaela¬†¬†) better than mine.


* here is a pic of me wearing Illamasqua Ambition blush on the apples of my cheeks. I’ve used MAC Bronzer to contour here as well underneath my cheekbones, a full FOTD with Ambition, Immodest, and a speckle eye will be posted shortly*


Illamasqua Ambition Blush FOTD



Keep reading after the jump!

Immodest Lipstick:

Immodest is a VIVID barbie/Niki Minaj pink that is not for the fainthearted. It is a difficult shade to photograph and I feel that I couldn’t quite capture the fluoro quality in my swatches. One of these days I will work up the courage to wear this!

It’s one of those matte lipsticks that you need to prep your lips for- they need to be moisturised and flake free, otherwise the lipstick will look chalky and highlight areas of dryness. ¬†Interestingly enough, Illamasqua Box – which is their signature matte red lipstick- has a beautiful silky texture that does not have any chalkiness whatsoever (review and swatches here). It’s a mystery to me why they seem to have different formulations in their matte lipsticks.


Illamasqua Immodest Matte pink lipstick

Illamasqua Immodest Matte lipstick swatch, Illamasqua Katie and Ambition blush swatch

Price:  Lipstick: $25,  Powder Blush Duo: $39

Availability: Myer department stores (Australia),  Illamasqua counters worldwide

The full collection …

Spring 2013 Product Shot Large LR[2]

disclosure: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration