Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Illamasqua Sealing Gel - Review


Hi Beauty Lovers!
Firstly, I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, it seems like I've been away forever and a day! Secondly, I hope your all hanging in there, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, payday is nearly here...T-minus 31 hours!
I recently saw this product on the Illamasqua website when I was browsing the New Year sales, and after watching the 'moving swatch' video on their website I was hooked!
For those of you that don't know this product, fear not, it is a water resistant liquid which turns any powder into a paste. I bought it because I instantly visualised myself turning every eye shadow I own into an eyeliner.
As I've mention before about this brand, I'm not overly keen on their packaging, this particular packaging it reminds me of a bottle of eye drops. The bottle is so rigid, making it really hard to squeeze, but as its new I luckily don't have to do much squeezing, it just jumps out of its own accord. It is also really tiny, so tiny that I have to keep it in the box so it doesn't get washed away in my sea of makeup.
Ahhh I'm in love! This product does not disappoint, it does exactly what it says on the bottle. So far I've used this product to create a more intense, pigmented eye shadow, a more noticeable brow highlight and a obviously a liquid eyeliner. One drop makes enough product to create an eyeliner for both eyes. 
Now for some swatches...
Top to bottom (all Urban Decay)
Strange | Dust | Buzz | Scratch | Honey | Graffiti | Fishnet | Ransom | Peace | Underground
How to
Here's how I mix the product with my eye shadows to make an eyeliner, I found this works best for me, it also uses only one drop so makes the product last longer.
Step One | Release a single drop onto your chosen eye shadow.
Step Two | Let it soak in slightly - if you mix it in straight away the consistency is too thin.
Step Three | Swirl your brush in a very small circular motions, covering your brush with the liquid.
Colour worn above is Mug Shot from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette
Step Four | Apply your gorgeous new eye liner. If you feel the consistency is too thin, simply mix more eye shadow in with the sealing gel. I usually create the line when the consistency is thinner, then when I'm happy I make the formula thicker to really make the colour pop.
Its safe to say I absolutely love this product, and for what it can do it was a steal. If you want super pigmented eye shadows or if you want to make your gorgeous  eye shadows into eyeliners, then this is the product for you.
Have you used this product or one similar? What were your opinions?

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