Yesterday was payday and I was a woman on a mission. I headed to Cardiff with Illamasqua products in mind...
I went to the counter with one particular product in mind - their Skin Base. I had been using a sample of SB06 over the last week but I wasn't 100% sure it was the right match. The lovely MUA (Charlotte I think her name was?) matched me as SB08 and I thought it looked like a better match. My thoughts so far (bearing in mind I used the sample for a week before buying this) is that it's a really nice medium-heavy coverage foundation that leaves a slight dewy look to the skin. The luminosity is not over the top or over powering - it is a really nice medium. I don't powder my skin with this - I like it to look like skin - which is exactly what Skin Base sets out to do.
Whilst the MUA had to make up the rest of my face anyway, I asked her to take her pick of a Cream Blusher that she thinks would suit me. She chose Dixie, a really bright coral-toned colour that looks very fresh when lightly applied. I was totally sold!
Finally, I bought their Brow Cake in Motto - the lightest shade. It is quite ashy, which suits my natural hair colour quite well. I'm not one to fill in my brows every day but I wanted this for nights out.
A special offer was running where if you bought 2 products or more you got a free nail polish of your choice. I opted for Snap, which is a metallic grey/silver. Have yet to try this yet, but I have a few Illamasqua nail polishes in my collection and none of them disappoint.
Did you splurge on pay day? Or are you planning to when it finally gets here?