Our Fight For A Fair Beauty Price …

By Jayde Balderston – Australian PR Senior Account Director Everyone go to a window. Throw it open. Stick your head out. Scream, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Feel better? Or, if you feel your friends and colleagues may find your sudden burst of self-expression disturbing, perhaps just tweet […]

Generation Q: Karen

Our gorgeous Karen is up this week as we continue the count down to Generation Q, which will launch with an exclusive introduction to illamasqua.com this time next week [book it in to your diaries now!]   1) Tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Karen Jones, I live in St Helens in […]

Blusher Brush I plus Powder Blusher

Create your own bespoke Blusher set, saving £12 on products sold separately. Choose any Powder Blusher and the beautifully domed synthetic haired Blusher Brush I for just £30.    

Bollywood Masterclass at Selfridges Trafford

It’s that time of year again when our esteemed Key Art team take to the road and host masterclasses in and around the country! You do NOT want to miss out on this! First up the Bollywood themed masterclasses with Key Artist and newly promoted Northern Trainer Leena Adesara on Thursday 16th August. One of […]


This month we are bringing you a selected range of best selling Illamasqua products that we have put together in bundles to allow YOU to make a BIG saving as a web exclusive! We are going to showcase all the bundles for you here on Socialise…   Create your own Foundation set with Satin Primer […]

Sales Pieces: One Day To Go!

Tomorrow signals the end of our exciting sale, so grab those last pieces whilst you can! Might I recommend… Nail Varnish in Whack – £7.50 Medium Pencil in Coax works beautifully on the waterline for brightening your eyes, or why not in the inner corners for a flash of pastel blue? It’s creamy enough to […]

Generation Q: Patricia

This week we are delving further in to our AW12 campaign, and bringing you Patricia, the beautiful brunette who was nominated by her son, Alex, who works at our Flagship Illamasqua store at 20 Beak Street, London W1! Tell us a bit about yourself? Age 55, live and work in Durham, married with one son, […]

Illamasqua Gold Freak Competition

To celebrate the recent launch of our Limited Edition Freak Extrait de Parfum – 67% stronger than the original Freak – and its luxurious gold bottle, we are giving you the chance to win the ultimate Illamasqua gilded make-up collection! What would I win? One winner will receive a gilded make-up collection worth £142.50, including […]

Get The Look

Stumbling around the World Wide Web this afternoon, I came across this rather gorgeous picture of an unknown [at least to me! If you know her name, please tell me!] alt girl with a shock of silver hair and a fierce selection of tattoos. Her make-up also really intrigued me – I love that she […]

Illamasqua Interviews: Elizabeth Surtees

Elizabeth works on our Illamasqua Melbourne counter in Australia and has been bringing her impressive levels of artistry to the store and to the Night Time Diva workshops that she has been hosting. Elizabeth is currently on holiday in the UK and yesterday I had the privilege of meeting her! Her energy and enthusiasm is […]

Generation Q: Evelyn

Our AW12 collection had its debut press and blogger launch yesterday at the Soho Sanctum hotel in London – right around the corner from our flagship Illamasqua store at 2o Beak Street, W1. In just three years, Illamasqua has become a global make-up phenomenon – we are activists for the right to self-express, and we […]

Do Blondes Have More Fun?

I’ll be honest with you. I came up with the idea of this piece when I had reddish-brown hair and all my colleagues in PR and Marketing were various shades of sparkling blonde, from platinum to caramel. However, as the Summer [?] has approached, I’ve found myself getting increasingly blonde… I started off flirting with […]

Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards 2012 …

Last year, our first ever Distinction in Make-up Artistry Awards got some absolutely amazing entries from the world of professional and student make-up artists – the winners of which have had some amazing opportunities with our team, including assisting Alex Box on a shoot and an internship at Illamasqua HQ as well as some awesome […]

Naked Strangers: The Blogger Response

Jangsara is smitten for Stranger, our gilded Intense Lipgloss … “Another of my favourite products from Illamasqua are the intense lipglosses. They really are INTENSE. And this one is beyond words, I love it! It’s liquid light gold, it’s really opaque, lasting, and beautiful.” Karen over at the Makeupandbeautyblog rates Intimacy as a “sheer pinkish […]

Gilded Gradient Nail Art

We regularly collaborate with nail artist Rebecca Jade Wilson [who tends the talons of Rita Ora, Georgia May Jagger and many others] and she has worked on our two latest campaigns, Human Fundamentalism and Naked Strangers. Our latest nail art tutorial was inspired by the Diamond Jubilee and is created using our new shades of […]