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Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

Whether you’re buying for a loved one, or treating yourself this Christmas – we’ve got you covered with our Ultimate Gift Guide. From low-budget makeup bag essentials, to generous gift-sets, we are certain we can help you find the right gift to make this Christmas illa-mazing!

Gifts under £20

Art Deco Makeup Bag – £15

Our makeup bag is perfect for keeping all makeup essentials in one place. Made from clear PVC, alongside an art-deco inspired design this bag is practical, yet premium. Fill with Illamasqua goodies to make someone’s Christmas extra special this year.



Powder Eye Shadow – £17 each

Long-wearing and highly pigmented, our eye shadows are a party season staple. Worn alone, or alongside other Illamasqua colours, a multitude of looks can easily be created. Great for adding drama and depth to eyes to achieve the ultimate party look. Our favourite colours for the festive season are:


Hoard – gorgeous and golden, can be used as an everyday colour or makes the perfect base for a more dramatic look.

Enchantment – with a deep bronze shimmer, this colour is great for creating the classic smoky eye.

Superstitious – a dark silvery shimmer, ideal for adding a touch of festive sparkle.




@maddie_mua shows us how to create a show-stopping smoky eye using shade ‘Enchantment’, paired with our Broken Gel in Gold:



Pure Pigment – Beguile – £17.50

Christmas is a great excuse to glitter-up (not that we need one!) and there is no product better than our pure pigment in Beguile to put some sparkle into the festive period. This buildable powder can be worn subtly or can be layered to create a glistening masterpiece. Try using as an eyeshadow, a dramatic highlight or over the top of other products to turn everyday looks into something spectacular.


Broken Gel – Silver & Gold – £19 each

These versatile liquid gels are a perfect way to get creative this festive season. The smooth, gel-based formula glides effortlessly on the skin, making it an easy way to put some sparkle into your makeup regime. Can be used as an eyeliner, a highlighter, or why not use in the corners of eyes to add an edge to your favourite eye shadow, as demonstrated by @gemstafford:


Antimatter Lipstick – Spectra – £20

Because Christmas isn’t Christmas without big red, kissable lips. This deep red, creamy, non-drying formula is extremely longwearing, leaving your pout in-tact as you party long into the night. @nyane shows us how to wear this shade perfectly:


If you aren’t sure this is the right shade of red, read our blog post to find your perfect red lipstick.


 Gifts Under £40

Beyond Powder – OMG – £34

This is our best-selling highlighter for a reason. Works on both face and body, the lightweight texture is easy to use and helps achieve, a natural, healthy glow. The warm, shimmery colour is suitable for all skin tones, making it a perfect Christmas gift. @jessicagrantmakeup shows us just how beautiful this highlighter can look below:


Beyond Veil Primer – £34

We’ve combined our two iconic products to create the ultimate primer that not only helps to keep your makeup in-tact for hours, but feeds your skin with essential vitamin C and moisture to keep skin looking youthful. Wear alone for a natural look, or underneath foundation to create a radiant complexion that will have you glowing from within, as demonstrated by the lovely @theninavee:


Powder Eye Shadow set – Delirious – £36

This gorgeous limited edition eye shadow set is perfect for creating the most festive looks this season. Be as daring or as subtle as you wish with colours that no makeup bag should be without. Highly pigmented, long-wearing and buildable – need we say more?
@grgctts shows us how to use this pallet to create a beautiful golden eye:


Illamusthaves Gift Set – £35 (worth £51.50)

If undecided on what gift to purchase, our Illamusthaves is a perfect Christmas gift set. Containing four of our best-selling products all housed in our art-deco inspired makeup bag, this is a great introduction into the wondrous world of Illamasqua. The kit contains:


Art Deco Makeup bag

Mini Gel Sculpt (4g)

Mini Gel Liner (3ml)

Mini Masquara (4ml)

Mini Hydra Veil (6ml)


Liquid Metal Palette – £35

Get creative this festive season. Our Liquid Metal Palette contains four luxurious, highly pigmented metallic creams that melt onto the skin, guaranteed to give any festive look a head-turning edge. The pallet can be used to create a beautiful metallic smoky eye, as demonstrated by @grabilina_muah:

Feeling more daring? @wiwien_jad shows us how to get creative using the metal pallet:


Gifts over £50


Beyond Skin Gift Set – £55

Give the gift of glow this Christmas with our Beyond Skin Gift Set. Containing two of our staple products, responsible for achieving a natural, healthy party glow that will last long into the night. The kit contains our Beyond Powder Highlighter in ‘OMG’ (7g) and our brand new Beyond Veil Primer (20ml), housed inside a gorgeous metallic gift box, this really is the ultimate Christmas gift.




Freak Eau De Parfum – £65 (75ml)

Our first delve into the world of fragrance. A combination of the most exotic of flowers, alongside the base notes of Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh make for a scent that will tantalise your senses.



Freak Scarab Extrait De Parfum – £80 – (75ml)

Enchanting, indulgent and captivating. Our unisex Extraint De Parfum is a unique scent with top notes of uplifting blood orange, alongside base notes of Geranium, Anise, Moss and Leather – making this scent both exciting and enticing.



Essential Brush Set – £80 (worth £109)

Make someone’s Christmas this year (or your own), with our Essential Brush Set. Containing five brushes, essential to any makeup connoisseur’s collection. The kit contains:


Angled Brush – used for creating precision lines, great for both brow and eye definition.

Lip Brush – ideal for applying any lipstick or gloss, with a cover for practicality.

Highlighter Brush – despite the name, this brush is great for applying highlight but can also be doubled up as a foundation brush.

Eye Shadow Brush – can be used for applying both powder and cream eye shadows with precision.

Blending Brush – great for fusing together textures and colours, our blending brush is ideal for perfecting your final look.



All of our brushes are hypoallergenic, cruelty free and are suitable for all skin types.


If you haven’t been able to find the perfect gift from our guide, or maybe you are too spoilt for choice – we also have Gift Cards available which can be used on anything from



Give your loved one a Christmas gift they aren’t going to forget this year, give your loved one the gift of Illamasqua.



For more festive inspiration, read our blog on how to achieve A Classic Christmas Party Look For The Festive Season. Merry Christmas from the Illamafia x


Georgia Noon

Georgia Noon

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