Thursday, 13 September 2012

Illamasqua Generatuion Q Haul and Swatches

Insert usual introduction about how much I love Illamasqua.  They've reduced prices, brought out a new collection and still rocking my socks.  Seriously Mum, this one is different, I've found the one, we're in love, we're going to get married.......

Generation Q is all about the celebration of makeup having no age boundaries, they put a call out for models of all and any ages and they have a collection to show off, and they did, seriously Google it...

I've managed to purchase most of the range, because its brilliant, I get a discount when I purchase from Illamasqua in the UK on line, but they've just reduced the prices here and I wanted to support that, I also knew it would be faster! So I split up my order.

The following is the items I bought from Myer.

Gleam in Aurora.  The original Gleam Cream was loved by many, but has been unavailable for a while, David Horne, Director of Product Development and the man behind the magic that is Skin Base, told us it would be back, better than ever...he was right...

Hand swatch:
Its a solid version of the original, if you have any of the Illamasqua cream blushes, this just a tad softer and its that texture, as far as I'm concerned its pretty much the perfect texture for a highlighter.  Allows perfect placement but with ease of blending.

I compared it to the original Gleam Cream. similar finishes although the Gleam Cream is more pink, and harder to be precise in application because it is a liquid. Left is Gleam, Right is Gleam Cream.

The closest think I have to the new Gleam is Benefit's What's Up, which is of course in stick form and firmer than Gleam. Its a little more golden. Gleam on the left, Gleam Cream in the middle and Watt's Up on the right.

Next up is the Precision Ink in Wisdom, I love Illamasqua Precision Inks, I think they're super easy to apply and stay where you put them.

Eye swatch, seriously, I think it brings out the green in my eyes which are in no way, shape or form green...
Its a beautiful antiqued gold kind of colour, with a hint of olive, anyway I love it even more than I thought I would.

Magnetism is a beautifully glossy raspberry colour, unlike other Illamasqua lippies, this is a glossy finish and just like other Illamasqua lippies, its beautiful.

Hand Swatch:

Lip Swatch:

The Gloss- Boost is tipped as 'Underworld' in gloss form, I already own Underworld, and stupidly didn't think to include a swatch, but here's a arm (I was running out of hand and wrist space) swatch of 'Boost'.

Not very representative, so here's a lip swatch:

It still doesn't do it justice, I have NEVER been so excited about a lip gloss, but this colour is stunning! Serioulsy I text a picture to my best friend to let her know how much I loved it...

As soon as I saw it I thought it would look brilliant over Kontrol; (a dark blue based purple) and I was right, I like to call this Boost your Kontrol:

There we have it, a pretty in depth look at what I have ad think of the new Illamasqua collection- Generation Q.

Have you celebrated the reduced Aussie prices yet? What did you get? What are your thoughts on the Gen Q range, or makeup for all ages in general?


  1. Thanks for this post! I havent tried Illamasqua yet but am itching to get my hands on some now!
    New follower saying hi!

    1. Hi new follower! Welcome.
      Illamasqua is hands down my favourite makeup brand. Its well worth getting your hands on some!

  2. Me me me!!
    Under eye concealer due to lack of sleep, and intense lipgloss in Frenzy just because it's pretty :)

    1. Illamasqua under eye concealer is pretty great, and you're right, Frenzy is a beautiful colour!

  3. awesome haul! I bought the 'Boost' intense lip gloss the other day too! I loved the colour as soon as I saw it online

    One of the MUAs at the Bourke st Illamasqua counter suggested wearing 'Boost' over a pale pink lipstick. I tried it and it looks awesome! I'm going to try it over my Australis limited ed. (purple) lipstick too xo

    1. It's a truly stunning colour, I have never loved a lip gloss more, I'm looking forward to trying it over black too! and red, and blue, and well, everything! :)


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