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.
Why We Like Illamasqua
"We love nothing more than getting all glammed up and one of our favorite 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 Writer
Where is the best place to buy Illamasqua products online?
Illamasqua can be bought from a number of leading stores in the US, such as Look Fantastic, Beauty Bay and Skinstore.
Frequently Asked Questions about Illamasqua
Are they an animal-friendly/cruelty free cosmetic brand?
As a cruelty-free brand, Illamasqua does not incorporate animal testing into its development or production regime, nor does it authorize any third parties to perform animal testing on its behalf.
Are Illamasqua products allergy tested?
Not all of the Illamasqua range is marked as hypoallergenic or allergy tested in our database, however if this is your preference please select ‘hypoallergenic’ from our site filters to narrow your search.
Are these products Paraben-free?
Are these products free from Sulfates?
Are Illamasqua vegan-friendly or do their products contain ingredients derived from animals or animal by-products?
Of the Illamasqua products you can view on our site, more than half contain animal-derived ingredients. You can see their vegan selection by choosing the relevant filter.