Illamasqua Swatch O’ Rama

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It’s a British invasion, yea! 🙂


Last week Illamasqua cosmetics became available for purchase on, and I’m guessing I’m not the only Yank who couldn’t wait to grab some goodies from the upstart makeup line.

Hallelujar for NOT having to pay international shipping, right?

I feel like I’ve been waiting for frickin’ Godot to see this day, and when the UPS dude showed up at my doorstep I snatched that package out of his hands with a quickness normally reserved for Nordstrom shoe sales and In N’ Out cheeseburgers.

Let me know what you think from these swatches. Reviews will be coming soon. 🙂

Powder Blusher, $23

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Swatch of Excite

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Swatch of Beg

Cream Blusher, $23

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illamasqua swatches lies cream blusher
Swatch of lies

Lipstick, $20

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Swatch of Scandal

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Swatch of Obey

Eye Liner Cake, $21

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illamasqua swatches zeal eye liner cake
Swatch of Zeal

Volume Mascara, $23

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Swatch of Harness

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  1. Aline says:

    The eyeliner looks gorgeous! Is it really pigmented or sheer?

  2. Allie says:

    I’ve loved all of the products that you’ve reviewed/swatched. I’m waiting for my Pro membership to come through, then I’m buying as much as I can.

    Thanks, Karen!

  3. Redhead says:

    Pretty! What are those orange dots on Lies?

  4. Christina says:

    I want that eyeliner! So gorgeous. I hate that every colored eyeliner I’ve found so far is so sheer! HOpefully this one’s different!

  5. Joanne says:

    I have to go to Sephora to check out Illamasqua Cosmetics !!!!

  6. Tatiana says:

    Waiting for Godot reference, Karen u so coo! Dayum I want that Scandal lipstick!

  7. Caitlin says:

    Wow I was not expecting Scandal to look that bright! And that eyeliner is quite pretty…

  8. Kailey says:

    Gimme that cream blush! =D

  9. Marisol says:

    Awesome haul Karen! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these goodies.

    Glad that you are watching season 2 of True Blood. This past Sunday’s episode was SO great! What do you think of Jessica? I totally like her on the show.

  10. Rae says:

    Ahh, gorgeousness! Thanks for the swatches, hon 🙂 I personally cannot get enough of Illamasqua — here’s to hoping the craze hits Canada soon!

  11. YUMMMMMY!! Wow I am loving the swatches of the lipsticks and eye liner cake! I have yet to bite the Illamasqua bullet from Sephora because I already have almost all the polishes I want but the other stuff is tempting!

  12. Luciole says:

    Oh my god do I ever want Scandal!

  13. Peter says:

    Scandal and Zeal look great! We’ve had Illamasqua here in Dublin for a few months now and its great stuff.

  14. Maggie says:

    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… Ideas, anyone? =-.

  15. marisa says:

    OMG i am so excited….i have two illamasqua lipsticks coming tomorrow. one of them is obey and i am SO excited. i can’t wait to see this stuff applied, though–it is SO pigmented!

  16. I like that everything is so pigmented! I just wish it was a lil cheaper….sigh.
    .-= Kajal Couture’s last blog post… 20 Questions – tell your readers something =-.

  17. Amanda says:

    wow, it looks PIGMENTED! can’t wait for full reviews. the liner swatch is my fave, followed by scandal.

  18. Wow – I am jealous! I love their cream blushers – will have to add the ones you got to my wish list. I have Dixie which is amazing!!

    Unfortunately, as far as I know, we Canadian girls can’t order these goodies from We have to still go to Illamasqua web site to order. Maybe someday!
    .-= Michelle (Lipstick Rules)’s last blog post… I want to love it but I don’t…MAC Dazzleglass =-.

  19. Shells says:

    Thank you for the swatches! Can’t wait to read reviews! How do you like Obey with your skintone? I’m pondering Illamasqua lippies myself and am liking- Obey, Test, Brink, & Over. The colors look great but I dont know how they’d look against my skintone. If they’re anything like Costa Chic I’ll be sad… that looked terrible on me! (I’m NC40 btw)

  20. Stef says:

    Oh, that eyeliner! Be still my heart.
    .-= Stef’s last blog post… Oribe Signature Shampoo and Volumista spray review =-.

  21. Catherine says:

    Oh wow! How exciting! Girl, you sure know how to pick them! I’ve looked at the product pages on the Illamasqua site and Sephora but I just always get so confused by the color swatches and descriptions lol. The two powder blushes look really pretty and the eyeliner looks gorgeous! I’m really interested to see how the cream blush looks on too. Can’t wait to read your reviews. =)
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Day at Pacific Beach =-.

  22. shontay says:

    It seems the products come out quite different from the way they look in the pan. I love beg blush. I can’t wait until friday. I think it’ll be my biggest haul ever.

  23. Bellalina says:

    These look really beautiful! The pigmentation is awesome and the colors aren’t chalky. It’s always great to see something that looks like it’s worth the cost. I want to try these for sure. Def have to go to the Times Square Sephora to check these out in person 🙂

  24. gio says:

    Scandal must be mine! It looks gorgeous!
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Looks: Brown and Gold =-.

  25. Anastasia says:

    Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see lippy and eyeliner reviews – love the pigmentation and now am itching to hit Sephora.

  26. Milan says:

    I need that eyeliner cake in my life!

  27. Babybubblz says:

    Oooh I can’t wait to see these products in person – esp all the blushes. This line looks amazing! Great swatches!

  28. Wendy says:

    Dang! The cake liner looks to die for! The first thing I wanna try though are the glosses.

  29. Melessa says:

    wow the swatches look soooo different compaired to in the package
    scandal looks like a coral orangey red but looks magenta in the swatch and zeal looks green in the pan but blue on your hand

    weird, but i hope this line comes to a sephora near me, then ill have another shot at finding my perfect pinky-nude matteish lipstick. much too risky online

    btw i like when you show your bare lashes and then 1 coat of mascara, then 2, and sometimes 3..4?
    dont take this the wrong way but a smear of it on your hand doesnt really tell me anything
    i dont know how it performs in thickening, lengthening, volumizing and the amount of curl it creates
    i cant even tell how shiney or matte it dries
    or if its a normal black or is it darker or lighter than most
    whether you coat your lashes or not i think some may find it helpful if you took a picture of the brush?

    writing this just made me think of something, sorry if youve stated this already. in the pictures where you show what one coat looks like and 2 coats etc. did you curl your lashes in those or not. another suggestion lol if you do i dont think you should because you dont know what curl the mascara creates on its own (especially important on days you dont have time to curl!) also i thinks its pretty impossible to get a consistent curl and that could skew the comparisons

    sorry i just cant seem to not write a paragraph. i try! if you can belive it theres things in this post ive taken out lol
    hope youre having a good weekend

  30. Melessa says:

    blah i retract half of my post above. just found the page where you show the pictures of your lashes with this mascara lol

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