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Ooooh I like these and I think they will be just fab for summer – check out the brand new Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Colour sticks which have just launched.
So in the range comes one contouring stick – the Illamasqua Gel Sculpt – and also 2 gel shades – the Illamasqua Gel Colours. I have Silhouette which is the sculpting shade, and also Fluster which is a poppy, yet translucent pink.
I am absolutely loving the formula of these. They have a super light gel texture, so feels really cooling on the skin and the best part is that once it’s set, it becomes water resistant. As I said, perfect for summer!
The Illamasqua Gel Sculpt in Silhouette has been designed for fool-proof contouring. Not that I think anyone’s a fool out there, but let’s face it, it’s so easy to make mistakes in the quest for cheekbones!
These are really easy to use. Although Silhouette looks pretty dark in the stick, it is actual the ideal shade to contour with as it is cool-toned, totally shimmer-free and easy to blend. I pretty much drew on the figure 3 from forehead to cheekbone, to jaw and then blended it out for subtle yet effective sculpting.
You can blend with fingers or a brush, and I find fingers gives a more intense effect, whilst a brush sheers it out a little more. It is also buildable, so you can go in again if you want to sharpen things up a bit.
The Gel Colours work in exactly the same way. Press on the cheeks and blend out for a fresh flush of sheer colour.
Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Colour Swatches
There’s also another shade called Charm and it gives the skin a wash of apricot.
Once these are applied, they are entirely weightless on the skin, so they’d be perfect if you don’t enjoy the feel of makeup. I think the best thing about both the Gel Sculpt and Gel Colour is that they aren’t matte or creamy, but just very skin-like, so you get the most natural, juicy skin effect.
Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Colour are out now. Find them HERE for £22 each.
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