The NEW Hydrating & Illuminating Skin-Come-Makeup Product From Illamasaqua I'm Loving

If there's one brand I'm turning towards more and more for basics that do the job incredibly well, it's Illamasqua. More well known for their colour cosmetics and innovative advertising campaigns than their contouring and blushers, you may be surprised to know they offer a whole heap of understated products that will leave you looking and feeling fab. I'm still using their delicious contouring palette on pretty much a daily basis, while their Hydra Veil was a fundamental part of my routine for the best part of a year; but now it's the turn of their brand new Radiance Veil to capture my attention - thanks to it's multi-functional benefit and subtle finish. This is much more than just another highlighter.

Part primer, part illuminator, the Radiance Veil (which launches today) enhances the wear of your make-up through its unique velvet crème formula; the inclusion of Vitamin C provides an instant smoothing effect, while Vitamin E infuses the skin with moisture and hydration to ensure makeup looks fresher for longer. (There's nothing like a parched complexion to cause makeup to move and look cakey at the end of the day.) However, the inclusion of opal pearl pigments also illuminate the skin and provide an instant radiant glow. It can be used direct on bare skin before you apply your base to provide an all-over glow, mixed with your foundation for a more subtle radiant finish, or even used sparingly as a last step on the top of cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose. (Although make sure you use the tiniest amount, or you'll look a bit like a golden fairy!)

The rich creamy formula is so easy to use, mixing well with other products and laying over the top of your finished look seamlessly. If you prefer to leave your skin 'naked' during the day, you can even just use this to ensure your complexion glows by dabbing it onto the areas that naturally catch the light. I love that Illamasqua are capitalising on the success of their original unsual product and moving it forward to meet the demands of a modern woman. We're all demanding radiance, but don't want to apply twelve different products to get it; this allows us the flexibility to create the looks we want while looking after our skin simultaneously, all in one single pot. I for one am sold... Are you?

The Illamasqua Radiance Veil launches today, priced £32.00.

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  1. sounds like a versatile product, quite pricey though.

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. This sounds and looks really interesting, don't know if i would love it or hate it x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube

  3. I really want to try this! I just got an email about the product today and it sounds SO lovely <3


  4. Anonymous11.9.15

    I use the boots botanics radiance balm that looks just like this and its only £3 when its on offer, which is really often.

  5. Adding this to my 'to buy' list when I am back in the UK at Xmas!

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict

  6. I saw it and I was like Yessssssssssss and I saw the price I was like Noooooooooooo :( Perhaps a pay day purchase! xxxxxxxx
    Jesska - Opal Soul

  7. I like to go "naked" as often as possible so I'm always looking out for lightweight products that keep me looking radiant. I'm going to keep a look out for this.

  8. This does look lovely! This is and the laura mercier radiance primer have really caught my eye - all depends on which I can get my hands on first! xxx

    Karan| studentbeautyhack

  9. Hi Hayley, was eyeing up another one of their products but you've made me want this one. Could def do with some it c too!
    Heidi x

  10. I absolutely love a bit of radiance, and even better when it is combined with a primer. Certainly something to add to my wishlist when my student loan comes through!

    Laura x | Life and Lipstick


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