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ILLAMASQUA ICONS: The Professionals answer your questions

The Illamasqua Icons are here, explore the must have items for your makeup bag. From our famous Skin Base Foundation to our must have Bang Antimatter Lipstick. Wear them on their own or wear them all together to create an iconic look with products you love.  

Our range of 8 bestsellers are not only loved by our Illamafia but our Professionals too, you will not see them without this range of products in their bags when going to a job. We gathered Pablo, Frankie and Mel together and asked them a few questions about the Illamasqua Icons to give you an insight on few favourite products and how you can use them. 

Why do you love Skin Base Foundation 

‘It’s such a versatile formula. It has a medium coverage that can be built up in layers up to full coverage, or sheered down by mixing it with Illamasqua’s Matte or Satin Primers.’ Pablo 

‘I love that Skin base gives a beautiful airbrush finish on the skin when buffed in and has a soft eggshell finish that gives a natural glow.’ Frankie 

‘There are so many things I love about this iconic formula, it’s versatility with its buildable coverage and it’s real skin finish. What I love the most though is how smoothing it is on the skin, it literally erases all pores and unwanted textures.’ Mel 

What is your favourite Beyond Powder shade? 

‘I love OMG Burst, it is a limited edition of the iconic OMG Beyond Powder but with a marbled effect introducing a hot pink hue. When you blend those two shades together, you get the most wonderful golden peach colour.’ Pablo 

‘Absolute favourite shade is Epic! Perfect golden glow for any skin tone.’ Frankie 

 ‘I love Dare, for a soft golden pink flush – so pretty, especially for brides.’ Mel 

What key product do you pair Masquara Raven with? 

 ‘With literally everything! Finishing your eye makeup look after false lashes application; or it could be the only makeup element on your face: just some Hydra Veil to hydrate your skin and Raven on top and bottom lashes, ready to go!’ Pablo 

‘Sophie Colouring Eye Pencil is a perfect partner to create extra depth and fulness at the root of the lashes. Colour in between the lashes and use a smoulder brush to blend out where needed.’ Frankie 

‘I always have to curl lashes, to ensure you get a wide-eyed look. I also love to use a brown Eye Pencil such as Fidelity or Honor, for a softer, more day to day eye look. Simply rub the pencil into the roots of the lash and then blend with a small brush so you get a soft, smokey eye. It also makes the lashes look longer.’ Mel 

What is your favourite icon from the line up and why? 

 ‘Antimatter Lipstick in Bang! It suits most skin shades, it is the perfect medium pink. If I had to choose only one lipstick to have in my makeup kit, it would be that one, as it is so versatile. Secret tip: it’s a great cream blusher too.’ Pablo 

‘Definitely Skin Base Foundation! It’s so versatile. Build it up in small layers or sheer it down to create your perfect base for every occasion.’ Frankie  

  ‘It has to be Colour Veil, I love blusher, it just makes everybody look so healthy and really finishes off a look. I love Colour veils as they are so unique, they have the hydrating gel formula but offers long wear. It has the same skin care technology as our Hydra Veil formula with skin smoothing ingredients.’ Mel 

Keep your eyes peeled for more pro tips and questions on the Illamasqua Icons line up as we focus on each product in more detail over the next few weeks. 


Katie Shaw

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