Saturday, 20 July 2013

Illamasqua - Cream Pigment in Hollow - Review

Hi lovelies!

If Illamasqua are on your radar and you're a pale lady like me, Hollow is something that already heard a ton about (sorry!). I can't remember a day where I've done my makeup and haven't attempted to contour, its just finding that perfect product that is really a pain in the ass. Now I've purchased quite a few bronzers (i hear makeup artists weep at the thought of contouring with bronzer) and ultimately most are just too warm. I've been using my trusty Laguna and MAC Sculpt powder for a good year or more and thought it was about time to switch it up!

Illamasqua cream pigments are multitasking products that come in a variety of shades to be used on the eyes, lips or cheeks, or really wherever the hell you want them to go! Hollow is such a special shade as its been deemed by many as the perfect contour shade for paler complexions, and I totally agree with this statement.

Please excuse the messy pan pictures as i have committed the number 1 blogging sin.... I played around with it before phographing *gasp*. I've been using my Real Techniques contour to brush to apply this and I've found this SO easy to work with for contouring! It applies beautifully and you have to build it up to get a real defined look which is perfect for heavy handed me. Being cream in texture i find it wears longer on the skin, i do tend to set it with a swipe of my regular contour colour for extra definition and lasting power

Priced at £17.50 it isn't the cheapest product on earth but Illamasqua offer an extremely generous pro discount and often have sales, i picked this little gem up in their 50% off sale. If i ever get through this, i'll be repurchasing it in a heartbeat, i love it that much.

Overall i think this is a fantastic find for the paler population. If like me you struggle to find contour colours that are not too orange or muddy i really suggest checking this beauty out. You won't regret it!

You can find Hollow on the Illamasqua website here.



  1. This has been on my radar for so long! Think I might pick it up next month as I think Illamasqua still do 15% off on your birthday month! xx

  2. I'm actually quite Olive skin-toned and can go very dark so I'm not sure if this colour would suit me but I love cream pigments, I think I'll go in and have a nose xo

    Be Pulchritudinous. | UK Beauty and Life Blog

    1. I have this an it looks horrible on me as a contour. I have a medium warm toned skin tone so I think it just doesn't work for anything darker than fair-light skintones. xx

  3. I have Hollow and with my olive tone skin it doesnt look flattering at all. I think someone with cool undertones can pull this off! I just use this as an eyeshadow base.

  4. I love this sooo much! i think it can only be used on someone whos skin is really pale because it gets muddy if you use it on darker skin even mine it looks muddy
    i think its amazing but it can be used in tones of different ways not just in a contour way

  5. I have been wanting to try this for ages! I will be picking it up sooner or later... And I play around with my products before photographing all the time. Shame on me :)

    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous


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