16 August 2013

Illamasqua Eye Liner Cake



Illamasqua has always been a brand that has intrigued me as I think it really stands out from all the other make up brands currently on the market. The brand is daring and bold and does something that nobody else can really quite achieve; it for me certainly stands out from the crowd.

I've always wanted to try something from the brand so when they did a big sale not so long back I ordered myself a couple of things to try, it would have been rude not to. One of the items I ordered was the Illamasqua Eye Liner Cake in the shade Mislead, a nice simple black.

Mislead is a simple black liner that is used by activating the dry pigment with water or sealing gel. This for me was a completely new concept as I had never heard of using any eye liner product in this way before. The product itself is completely dry in the pan whereby if you pop your fine liner brush into some water and then proceed to place this within the product it works up into a black paste liquid allowing you to create a smooth intense black line across your eyelid.

I currently use water as my activation method as I thought I would try that before purchasing the sealing gel, I do find that this works fine for me and that it lasts pretty well throughout the day. However, I would like to try the sealing gel just to see if there is any difference in longevity or indeed in the way it looks. I've read some very good things about the sealing gel therefore my interest is growing.

I use my Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush for applying my eye liner and I have to say...why has this not been mentioned before on any blog I've ever read? It's such a good brush and cost me around £6, bargain!

I originally purchased Eye Liner Cake because I had found that my current gel liner had dried up and had gone beyond usable therefore the idea of this product really did appeal to me as I knew I would be able to use it for quite a long time seeing that it was already a dry product. I wanted to get something from a higher end brand as black liner is something I use on a daily basis therefore I wanted to get something 'nice' if that makes sense. I have to say I'm so impressed with this product as for me it applies so nicely, it wears well and does not smudge, a perfect eye liner product. My only issue that I have found is that it can bleed ever so slightly; this may however be down to me using a little too much water, perhaps I need to be making the paste thicker which is where I think the sealing gel would come into play.



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  1. This sounds lovely! I always love a good eye liner that's pigmented and long lasting.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. I completely agree with Celina!

      And sure it's a little pricey, but I think if it's long lasting then it will be much cheaper in the long run as you don't have to keep buying a new liner all the time!

      And it's animal cruelty free too, so bonus points! ;)

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    2. It is a really great liner, so glad I picked it up :) Cruelty Free of course is a huge bonus! xx

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  2. Great review! I've never heard of this brand...it's cool how it works though! And I think it looks good on you :)

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    1. Thank you Niki, it is certainly something different I think xx

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  3. you look lovely http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/diy-flower-vases.html

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  4. This sounds amazing! Even more amazing that it is called a "cake," hehe :) You look beautiful in the picture!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. haha I know! It's a great little product :) Thank you xx

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  5. This sounds really good! I found out that real techniques had that liner brush the other day and I wondered the same thing, no one has talked about it!

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    Bree :)

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    1. I know, it's really strange as I think it is a great little brush xx

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  6. Those brushes are the best for applying gel liner. I was using an angled brush & I found it was too jagedy then I changed to a precision liner brush and my liner was perfect!xx

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    1. Yes my angled one was really difficult to use which is why I chucked it away, I could of used it for something else though..doh! xx

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  7. This sounds amazing, you look lovely!

    Rachael. X | www.jegzjegzjegz.wordpress.com

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  8. This looks really lovely, I love simple eyeliners and statement lips...it's an easy way to get ready and out the house and still look ok! :)

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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    1. Indeed it is, I love my eyeliner :) xx

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  9. Looks like a great product, although a bit of a faff to have to use water everytime you want to use it. Almost like using watercolour paints on your eyes :D x

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. At first I thought it would be but I don't mind, it's such a nice product :) xx

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  10. This look so great! I never tried any eyeliner cakes but I really like the sound of it :)

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    1. You should definitely look into it Isabela :) xx

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  11. This a new concept to me too, I like the idea as you could make it more intense if you wanted to :)

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    1. Before I saw it online I would never even have thought about this type of product xx

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  12. It looks and sounds great! I really want to try it xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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    1. Treat yourself Justine, it's really nice :) xx

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  13. Looks stunning on you, and it sounds like a really interesting product to give a go!

    Emily xo ♡ ❘❘ daisylocks.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Emily, it really is worthwhile :) xx

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  14. This is an interesting product, I've never seen anything like it. It looks really pigmented once it has been applied too. Products like this are worth the extra pennies! x

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    1. I completely agree, it will last such a long time too :) xx

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  15. I haven't heard of a dry to wet eyeliner before thanks for the review!

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    1. It's such a unique product, it was unknown to me too xx

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  16. This sounds fab, the problem I always have with liquid eyeliners is when they dry out so it's great that this avoids that flaw!
    The Real Techniques brush looks great too, you have such a lovely smooth line :)

    Jess xo

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    1. Thank you Jess, I also have that trouble with liquid liners, it certainly does solve that issue xx

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  17. this looks great on! :)

    Leyla xx
    mythoughtsandboredom.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Have you tried Bobbi Brown gel eye liner? That's the one I'm currently using and I love it!!
    You look so nice in that picture by the way and you're eyeliner is SO neatly done!! I'm in awe! Haha
    Chloe x
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    1. ooo no I haven't however I have heard some very good things about that one :) Thank you so much Chloe xx

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  19. Wow. Your eyeliner turned out amazing - this is definitely one for the wishlist.

    Nicola:
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    1. Thank you very much Nicola :) it's a lovely product to work with xx

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  20. What an exciting name for an eye-liner! I love innovative products and this seems fun to try. Creating a liquid liner using dry pigments and water sounds awesome! :)

    Beauty from the Fjord x

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  21. I just love your blog!
    I followed you and added your button on my blog. x
    HerNameIsTrina

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    1. Aww thank you ever so much Trina xx

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  22. This looks great! I love how you do your eyeliner! :) How much different is this from regular black eyeshadow? :o

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    1. Quite a bit to be honest as I can't imagine you would get a crisp line using eyeshadow, although maybe give it a go with water and see what happens :P xx

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  23. A lot of people swear by cake liners. I've always wanted to try one x

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    1. Oh really, I had never even heard of them before. I can see why though as this one is really good :) xx

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  24. your eyeliner looks perfect here! this has inspired me to wear more of it! i have never heard of this brand, but it looks great!

    lindsey louise

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    1. Thank you Lindsey :) oo I love my eyeliner, probably one of my favourite things make up wise xx

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  25. I love the look of this!

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  26. This sounds great and your eyeliner is fab!! Definitely should do a tutorial! :) xx

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