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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment Review

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment


If you are looking for the perfect peachy-pink blush or lip colour look no further, not only is Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment the most beautiful light pink shade but it is multi-purpose meaning you can use it on your lips, cheeks and eyes! Talk about bang for your buck!

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment
Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment
Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment

By now most will be familiar with Illamasqua's signature shape of packaging - I'm not sure of the technical term for such shape but to me it is a square which pinched sides. Distinctive and east to hold, a good size (most brushes can fit with ease) and constructed of sturdy plastic. My only grumble is that the lid isn't as secure as I'd like and it has popped off a few times while in my make-up.

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment
Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment

Illamasqua list Androgen as a matte coral and I guess it could be deemed a coral shade but in my opinion it is a light yellow based pink that is closer to peach than it is to coral. The shade does remind me of both MAC Overtime Lipstick and YSL's Rouge Volumpte Lipstick in shade 2, however neither shade is a spot on dupe and don't truly double up as a matte, soft focus blush or an eyeshadow for that matter. Unsurprisingly being an Illamasqua creation this is intensely pigmented so a little goes a long way. Due to the yellow undertone this is a neutral shade that will suit most and truthfully I have yet to see a review of this shade on someone it does suit - from the lightest of skin tones to the deepest complexion it seems to be one of those rare universal hues.

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment
Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment

You'd be forgiven for assuming that the Illamasqua Cream Pigments are difficult to blend out as in pan form the do appear to be rather firm. However they warm and soften with contact of the skin making your fingertips the perfect tool when applying to either the eyes or the cheeks, for the lips I recommend a lip brush for precision and control. Speaking of applying to the lips as this is a matte formula (more of a soft matte, than flat in appearance) it can be a little drying on the lips so you may want to apply a quick slick of lip balm when using this on the lips. On the cheeks and eyes this applies like a cream (of course) and feels light and non-sticky but it does quickly dry down to a powdery matte finish which when used with a primer will last all day even on the oiliest skins (like mine). Despite being a matte formula it does't have a completely flat finish rather it gives a soft focus finish that is perfect for those like myself with less than perfect skin as it doesn't settle into open pores of fine lines. 

If you are a fan of pinky peach shades you need this shade...trust me!

Illamasqua Androgen Cream Pigment £17.50/8g via Illamasqua -link


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31 comments:

  1. This looks so pretty! I love the colour :) xx
    http://xtouchofbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This is one of my most favourite makeup items. I got it for Christmas after lusting over it for a good few months, and I use it for everything! The versatility paired with the intense peachy-pink colour is a sure fire hit! xo

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

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  3. yummy... this is a treat to eye.. beautiful shade

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  4. This looks like such a gorgeous colour!
    xx

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  5. This looks lush

    http://modestglamamor.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://modestglamamor.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I've heard so many good things about this product! I need it! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  7. The colour is just gorgeous! :D

    prettythings56.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. This looks lovely, will definitely check these blushers out :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  9. Ive always wanted to try this but something always stops me from buying it! such a pretty shade x

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  10. this is such a pretty colour, need!

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  11. Great post, thanks for sharing!:)

    I'm running a giveaway on my blog at the moment if you want to check it out..

    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/100-followers-giveaway.html

    Hugs, Brittany, xx

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  12. This looks like a colour that would be right up my street, I wish Illamasqua was still in Ireland! :( xx

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  13. Love that colour!

    Megan xx
    http://meganroisinn.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Aww it looks really gorgeous! I really like creamy blushers and I heard lots of good things about this product and I think would be worth trying :)

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. I got this in the Illamasqua sale but have yet to actually try it. Now I'm more excited to try it out!

    Adele-Marie xx

    Adele-Marie | One Girls Obsession With Makeup

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  16. I would love to give this a try. I wanted to get it when it was in the sale (along with many other things!) but I couldn't afford it so had to try and put it out of my mind (which I couldn't do, I still want it!) x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  17. I really dislike creamy pigment products as I find them super hard to blend which is a shame as this shade is cute
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. looks lovely! i have their pigment in Hollow. It's really creamy and blendable!


    XO Nicole @ beautykissxo

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  19. Oh wow, this looks amazing! Illamasqua's products are so top-notch, and this one seems like no exception! I'm a sucker for coral-toned blushes, so I'll definitely have to check this one out :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. my goodness! dual usage product *swoons* How do u think this product would fare for darker skin tones?

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  21. ooh, i love how it looks in the pan! it's a bit darker than expected in the swatches, but i'd love to give illamasqua a go some day (:

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  22. These always seem to be everyone's favourites :) some reason though I can never make cream blushes look any good on me :/ think I need to get practising :P

    Katie xx | Katies World

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  23. a little too peachy for my olive skin but still so pretty

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  24. I really like the love of this Adrienne, I can never get enough of peachy corals!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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  25. This is on my wishlist for sure, such a versatile product wow!
    and the colour is gorgeous ^_^

    great review as always!
    The Blushing Giraffe | A New UK Beauty Blog
    xxx

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  26. I really do like this shade but think it might be a bit harsh on my super pale skin! But I'm going to have to test it out to see if it really is universal :-)

    http://ramblingofabeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. This is such a pretty color! I love multi-purpose products and this is just amazing.

    http://berry-mix.livejournal.com

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