Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Instyle Magazine illamasqua Freebies!

In August the lovely Grace over at All That Slap posted a link on Twitter to a great magazine freebie deal - sign up to Instyle magazine for 6 months at a cost of £7.49 and get some free Illamasqua goodies! 

Such an absolute bargain that I signed up straight away, the money was taken from my bank account at the end of August and the Illamasqua goodies arrived this week.  My first magazine is the November edition which will arrive in October.
Nail Varnish, Liquid Metal and Intense Lipgloss
The Nail Varnish is in the shade Lament
I painted my nails with this on Saturday and took this picture today so you can see how well it stays on with no chips! This is No7 base coat, 2 coats of Lament and Seche Vite topcoat.
The varnish applies nicely and the colour is gorgeous!
Intense Lipgloss in Femme
Liquid Metal in Electrum
Swatches of Femme and Electrum

The gloss is a beautiful pinky red that looks like a true red on my lips, I have been wearing it around the house when I come home from work! It lasts for a couple of hours before it needs to be reapplied.  The gloss can be applied lightly for a sheer finish or built up for more intense colour.  This is the first Illamasqua lipgloss I have tried and I absolutely love it and will be buying more!

Electrum is a beautiful antique gold shade when I swatch it on my hand but when I apply it to my eyes it seems to have a green tone to it which is really not flattering.  I think I need to play around with this a bit more to find a more flattering way to wear it, maybe a smoky eye and a touch of Electrum in the inner corners of my eye? Suggestions welcome!

The nail varnish retails for £14.50
The lipgloss retails for £14.50
The liquid metal retails for £17.50

What a bargain!! Thank you Grace :)

On a separate note, now that the dark nights are drawing in can anyone recommend a cheap but effective lightbox as my pics are looking a bit dark!


  1. Wow Jo, what a fab freebie! Wish I had signed up!



  2. Great freebie! Maybe use the gold in the corner like you say or a little along the lash line? xx

    1. Thats a fab idea! Thanks Sian, I'm going to try it as a liner x

  3. That nail varnish is gorgeous, looks really creamy! and WOW, the pigmentation in the lipgloss and eyeshadow is amazing! x

    1. I'm definitely going to be buying more makeup from Illamasqua x

  4. amazing freebie, grace is lovely isn't she?

    They look like amazing quality items, fab post hun x

  5. Woah, really love the lipgloss!

  6. loveeeee