So I literally just came back from the city and I wanted to share with you all my first impressions of Illamasqua. I've always been really interested in their products and since they have put down their prices in Australia, I though to myself "why not try out their products?"
I swatched a few blushes and foundations and they are sooooo pigmented! I was so excited about it I decided to buy a blush and foundation.
I'm really happy with my purchases and can't wait to experiment with them!
I wasn't sure which shade to get the foundation so I asked the assistant that was there. She was really nice and helpful. She applied some products on my skin... and that's when it all happened.
She started applying the primer- it was ok
Then she applied the foundation- that's when I had a bad feeling in my gut.
She pumped a HUGE amount on the brush and started to apply it on my face. The process of application was ok, but then she started to apply foundation on my lips... WTH?? My lips felt dry and chapped today and applying a thick layer of foundation over them wasn't going to make it any better. After she was done, I saw my face become this hot pile of CAKE FACE!! My face didn't feel heavy or dry at all, but my skin looked sooooo dry and cakey! I didn't take any pictures because the pictures wouldn't be a proper representation of how my face really was.
Then she applied the blush that I purchased along with another blush that was hot pink with glitters in it. I looked in the mirror to see my self looking like a drag queen! NO JOKE!! I didn't want to be rude so I just said that the colour was "nice".
The last part was putting gloss on my lips. She applied WAY TOO MUCH gloss on the brush and all of the product just went on my lips. The colour was a light pink but since I had foundation on my lips, I literally looked dead!! Because she put too much on my lips, it felt super sticky and gross and of course, migrated so that most of the product ended up on my teeth!
After I payed for the products, the first thing I did was find a toilet to fix up my face. T_T
If you couldn't tell, I'm very unhappy from this experience! I'm sure all of the products that was on my face today is great quality, just the assistant wasn't very "good" at putting the make-up on my face. I honestly don't think I'm able to trust a stranger with putting on my make-up anymore. I know my skin type and I know how I want my make-up to look. And I'm sure that no-one else in the world wants to have a cake face, now do they?