‘Tis The Season | Pro Gifting

Struggling what to buy your makeup junkie friend for Christmas? Our Professionals have picked their go-to Illamasqua gifts that they will be gifting their friends this Christmas.

First up our Director of Artistry, Pablo Rodriguez who is responsible for creating the bold, bright and wonderful looks at Illamasqua.

‘When I buy my friends gifts for Christmas, it’s usually anything to create a fun makeup look, like the Electrify Palette. I would dare them to wear as many colours as possible all at once. Maybe the new Glowstick Antimatter Lipstick, that neon pink can really make heads turns to look at you, and it stays on like nothing else!’.

The perfect recommendations for that friend who loves to experiment with makeup or bright shades.

As soon as the festive season hits, the glitter comes out! Frankie McKernon, the Head of Professional Development here at Illamasqua is obsessed with our Pure Pigments at this time of year.

‘Pure pigments are a must have for the party season. This super fine, high shine metallic powder can be used dry or wet for a bolder metallic finish. This product can be used anywhere on the face or body, I LOVE lightly dusting over my favourite lipstick, pat a small amount onto the centre of the lips with a round buffing brush for a nice even layer and gently blend out towards the edges’.

If you are running a little late with getting your gifts in time,  Melanie Barrese our Head of Education’s go to gifts come pre wrapped in little limited addition gift boxes!

Top of her gifting list are the new Lip duo’s.

‘These little gifts, pack a massive punch, they’re great for anybody that loves makeup and colour. Buying a lipstick alone can feel small, but with these duos you get the liner free and they’re all wrapped up in an amazing and luxurious box. My favourite colour is Legend – a flattering apricot shade, great for all skin tones and ages!’

Love the idea of no wrapping? We have other sets in our new Electro Tartan collection like our Prep and Glow Vault. This is one that both Mel and Frankie are obsessed with and one that the receiver will love.

 ‘This makes the perfect gift for any makeup lover – it takes away the worry of colour selection, as the Hydra Veil primer and Beyond Powder works well on all skin tones. I love how it tops and tails your skin look for smoothness, long wear and of course glow… Perfect for anybody that loves makeup!’ – Melanie Barrese.

‘Fresh glowing skin is a must have all year round, hydrate and illuminate with these perfect partners for every occasion during the winter months. I love using a flat foundation brush layer Hydra Veil onto the skin, Hydra Veils unique texture and qualities not only preps this skin for your makeup application, it also helps to control moisture levels and reduces redness. OMG burst has the perfect pink undertone to brighten any complexion, use with a fluffy blending brush to apply precisely to the top of the cheek bones for a glam finish or with a big powder brush, sweeping upwards over the cheeks and brow bone for a more natural effect.’ – Frankie McKernon.

Two of our Professionals loving it gives it a gold seal of approval, knowing you have bought a gift that your loved one will adore.



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