Monday, July 29, 2013

REVIEW! | Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment


I'm a big fan of Illamasqua.  Aside from the fact that I've been 100% delighted with every product I've ever bought from them, when it comes to creativity and artistry, I think they're amazing!  Check out a few of their ad campaigns to see what I mean!
I've been intrigued by Illamasqua's cream pigments for awhile, and I finally broke down and purchased Androgen during their recent mega sale after seeing it on fellow pink enthusiast Victoria at In The Frow.  Illamasqua's cream pigments typically retail for £17.50 (about $27.00 USD), but I picked up Androgen for £7.50 ($11.50 USD)!
I smoothed Androgen onto my cheeks using my fingers and it lasted all day without fading or creasing. Pigments can be used anywhere, including the lips and lids, but I prefer to use this one as a blush to add a nice warm pop of pink on my cheeks.  I didn't love it on the lips as I found it a bit drying.
I love the sleek packaging, and the compact size makes it a great candidate for your makeup bag's new BFF!  Androgen is a lovely bubblegum pink that warms up to a more coral pink when applied to the skin.  Anyone who loves coral (ahem...Sunny...I'm looking at you!) should definitely check this out!
Illamasqua Androgen - concentrated / heavy swatch / light swatch
It's extremely pigmented so you don't need to use much to make it show up.  The fact that this cream product held up in the midst of a muggy July day really impressed me, as I usually use powder products during the summer.

If you've been itching to get your paws on some Illamasqua treats, their sale is ongoing through July 29th (that's TODAY!) at 12:00 GMT, so get ye to their website!  :)

Products used
  • Foundation: Lancome Teint Miracle in Buff 4 (C)
  • Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla (Light 2)
  • Blush: Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Androgen
  • Eyeshadow: MAC Tan Pigment
  • Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal Lash in Black
My Rating: A+
Where to Buy: Illamasqua

12 comments :

  1. I wish I had a store that sold Illamasqua locally. I always think there products are gorgeous but would love to see them in person. This one is a great shade for summer.

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  2. I think it's a great summer shade, too! The only place nearby that carries Illamasqua is Sephora but they don't have the full line. We should lobby for 2 actual stores to be constructed near our homes, lol! :)

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  3. OMG whyyy did you do this to me? This is indeed a very lovely shade! I wear cream blushes often in summer. I'm not sure why I associate cream blushes with summer, since they are good all year round. Androgen looks great on you!

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  4. TracyBeautyReflectionsJuly 29, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Wow it turns more orange as you blend it in, hey? Looks lovely on you! I've always wanted to try the shade Hollow to contour with. Someday!

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  5. It is goooooorgeous! I am so bummed out that Illamasqua is so hard to get here :-(

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  6. I am so glad The Bay (Canada) carries Illamasqua now, and cheaper than Sephora. i may have to try this blush. It is gorgeous.

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  7. Thank you! This is *such* a Sunny shade! I mean, you were the first person I thought of when I swatched it! :)

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  8. Isn't that crazy!? I really dig this one with a shovel! And thank you, peaches! You are too sweet.

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  9. DARN IT! It's too bad it's hard to get where you live because this would look stunning on your pretty little cheeks!

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  10. Oh how nice! I wish Sephora carried the full line - shipping from the UK isn't exactly el cheapo! Glad you have a nearby option that's budget-friendly! Woohoo! Thanks for stopping by, Julie! Love your blog - the format is awesome!!

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  11. WOW! This is such a gorgeous shade. I've never brought anything from Illamasqua before but I think I need to, especially as their sales are so great! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter and Sparkle

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  12. You definitely should check them out! Their Skin Base Foundation is AMAZING, and their lip glosses are awesome (non-sticky with a wide range of fun colors)! :)

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