Why We Like Illamasqua
"We love nothing more than getting all glammed up and one of our favourite brands to do that with is Illamasqua. They offer a plethora of luxury makeup products from gorgeous eyeshadow palettes to radiance boosting highlighters. Not to mention, they have a wide collection of foundations which are suitable for a range of skin types and skin tones. "
Written by Rebecca Jenkinson, Beauty Editor
If there's one British beauty brand that stands out from the crowd – if not for their hard-to-pronounce name then for their bold creative direction – it's Illamasqua.
The term Illamasqua is a fusion of illusion and masquerade and Founder Julian Kynaston wanted people to explore and experiment with makeup like never before. Inspired by the flamboyance and eccentricity of theatre, Illamasqua encourages self-expression and hopes that with their makeup they can inspire people to take pride in being themselves, whoever that may be.
Since its launch in 2008, Illamasqua has become one of the UK's leading makeup lines, boasting playful eyeshadows, dramatic lipsticks and vivid palettes. If you're looking for an iridescent, otherworldly lippy or a glittery punk eyeshadow that sparkles when it catches the light, this is where you need to be.
Frequently Asked Questions about Illamasqua
Are they an animal-friendly/cruelty free cosmetic brand?
Illamasqua do not test their formulas or end products on animals and are a proudly cruelty-free brand.
Where relevant, are these products Ophthalmologist Tested?
If you experience sensitivity around the eye area you should test the product first however these have been Ophthalmologist tested.
Are Illamasqua vegan-friendly or do their products contain ingredients derived from animals or animal by-products?
Most of the Illamasqua products featured on our site are not vegan-friendly, but you can view those that are by simply looking for the vegan icon on the relevant product page.