The Illamafia

Hello, I’m Lizzy, the new PR Intern!

My interest in makeup and beauty grew when I was studying my degree at the University of Sussex in Business and Marketing for three years. It was in this time that I found myself constantly reading makeup and beauty blogs that I realised I had to go in to this industry.

After I had finished studying, I decided to go to Greasepaint to study makeup artistry, which I absolutely loved! During this time, I was working at Space NK… I was like a kid in a candy shop being surrounded by all these amazing products. It was from all these experiences that I realised, my career was calling in this direction.

I got the internship at Illamasqua by emailing their recruitment to see if there were any possible internships in the PR department… and to my delight there was a three month position available, perfect! I went for two interviews and here I am now. I am currently in my third week and absolutely loving it. Working for a company such as Illamasqua is such a privilege and so far I have learnt a lot. I was thrown straight into it with the launch of the new amazing collection, Paranormal! It has been a busy but great three weeks and being surrounded by Illamasqua products everyday is the ideal situation for me!

Makeup is such a big thing for me because I love how it can give you confidence and allows you to express your individuality. The absolute gem that I cannot live without from Illamasqua is their blusher in ‘Intrigue’. It is so versatile and can be used for so many things… highlighting, eye shadow… anything! If you’re ever near an Illamasqua store or concession I advise you to definitely pop in and try it out!
I am so excited for my three months with Illamasqua so you will be hearing from me soon!

Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert