Saturday, 9 May 2015

Product Review: Illamasqua Gel Sculpt

So, I keep reading everywhere, that strong contouring is out... I'm a little sad about this if I am perfectly honest, but it was bound to happen. Especially for me personally, with a little mini me on the way, the thought of slapping that war paint for longer then 10 minutes will become a thing of the past! *sobs* 

During my morning scroll through Instagram (my version of reading the morning paper) I stumbled across this image-

It was a jaw drop, stunned kind of moment, what's So Real? Why haven't Illamasqua explained anything in further detail?! I was losing my mind!! 

It wasn't until a couple days later Alex Box herself posted the image explaining what this magical product is, 

"....World first transparent beautiful natural sculpting product, you are going to flip #gamechanger...."

Holy Moly I need this in my life right now, I ordered it and waited by the post box for the following 3-5 working days. My first reactions were, obviously excitement, but also how small it was... £22 for something that looks as though it won't last a minute. However, once I gave it a go I realised you actually don't need that much of it at all. It has a lovely creamy consistency that isn't sticky and blends really well.

I use mine on top of foundation before setting it with loose powder. The gel sculpt really does shape and contour the face in a very natural way which leaves you looking well defined without the risk of looking cakey with a fifteen thousand layers of makeup on. 

Use it on your temples, jawline and hollows of your cheekbones to give your face a chiseled finish, you can also pop some on your lips to boost your their natural tone. 

I liked how quick and easy it is to give your face a "finished off" look without taking forever, I particularly love how it looks when I use it on my nose... I'll admit to being a victim of the tiger striped nose prior to this product.... yes I forget to blend sometimes...

The transparency is such a great feature to this product, you don't need to worry about getting the wrong shade anymore as it honestly blends with your skin tone. One added bonus is that it stays put all day too! 

This is a great product for any of you busy mums, newbies to make up and also pros (I have one my professional make up kit too!) I got the silhouette contouring shade which you can take a look at here. Take a look at the website as there is also a blush available in two different shades that both look gorgeous and summer ready! 

With their perfect little size and durability to stay all day, these are a great idea to take away on holiday for a warm nights alfresco dining or even to pull of a natural beauty look whilst you dance around with a cider in your hand at a fabulous music festival. 

The Finished Look 

Let me know if any of you have had a go of the new Gel Sculpt too, hope you enjoyed it cake lovers xo 

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