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Today I have for you review of Illamasqua's concealer in CC 135 shade which is supposed to be for light skin with golden undertones.

What Illamasqua says about this product: "The Illamasqua woman knows how to conceal.  Cover blemishes and problem areas to create beautiful skin that feels smooth and looks flawless. Tested under the harsh lights of film sets, Illamasqua Concealer is guaranteed to keep your secrets and let you take centre stage".

 I've tried a few concealers in the past and so far this one is the best. Firstly I wanted to buy Bobbi Brown's corrector but I ended up with Illamasqua's concealer and I do not regret it. It is a little bit similar to Benefit Lemon Aid as she shade is very light with yellow undertone. It is also little bit thicker than concealers normally are. Concealer is very well pigmented and as it is thick it actually stays on place and even after blending you still get nice colour coverage. I've been testing the concealer for some time and for me it has really good staying power, I don't have to do with it whole day.

Swatch on my hand:

Packaging is nice and elegant however I always have troubles to open it. I always have to use nails which i obviously don't want to because it could ruin my mani (oh, that sound silly :D). There is also mirror inside which is very handy.

I plan to get also Light Liquid makeup but firstly I have to find the right shade for me :) With concealer it's always easier as you can cover it with foundation which will unite the colour.

Price: 4/5
Formula: 5/5
Coverage: 4/5
Packaging: 4/5

In the previous post I told you about my visit at Illamasqua's new store in London and the new Art of Darkness collection. So today I've got for you swatches of nail polish in Viridian and Liquid Metal in Resolute I brought from this event.

Viridian - shimmery deep emerald green. It is a really beautiful shade, fully opaque in two coats and non-streaky. I had a little problem with application due to quite fast drying but it wasn't bad as with OPI suede polishes. The brush is slim but nice to work with. Right now I have polish the third day and there is no chipping at all. Bottle is usual 15 ml and costs £13.

Resolute - metallic ruby red cream. It is a multi-purpose and highly pigmented product. it can be used on eyes, cheeks, body or lips. I saw Alex Box use it as a lipstick on one of the models at the event so I tried how it will look on me. Not as good :-/  But back to the product - it is nice and creamy and not cupcakey. It can be use as  a base for eyeshadow and it is suitable for layering. I plan to buy the palette of four other liquid metals (gold, silver, bronze, pewter) because this one is really nice. Retail price is £17 per 8 ml and I think there is no chance I would use up the whole product as you need only a little.