If you weren't already convinced that there's a conspiracy against Canadians then the Illamasqua makeup line should make it very clear to you. Weren't we all thrilled last fall when we learnt that Illamasqua was going to be making its way to Sephora? - I figured that even if it didn't appear in our stores we would at least be able to order it online. Nope, for some unfathomable reason, it is one of those brands that Sephora won't let Canadians order. There are other brands that we also get screwed on but they are usually skincare lines and I can only assume that there is some ingredient in those products that are on the Health Canada no-no list. I can't imagine what could be in makeup that Health Canada would take issue with, but there you go! Take heart, Illamasqua is still available on their website and they will ship to Canada!
If you haven't already checked out the Summer collection you really need to hop to it, lots of the products are limited edition!
4-Colour Liquid Metal Palette - $42.50 - contains 4 metallic shades that are rich and highly pigmented. Can be used on eyes, face and body. Solstice - gold, Enrapture - bronze, Surge - platinum and Phenomena - silver. Can be applied with your fingers or a brush.
Gleam Cream - $36 - Flex - soft pink iridescent - a lightweight cream that is suitable for face and body. Can be used on its own or mixed with foundation for a brightening effect.
Liquid Metal - $26 - Surge - metallic steel or Phenomenon - metallic silver - highly pigmented cream for use on eyes, face and body.
Powdered Metal - $36 - Thalia - golden tan shimmer - loose metallic powder for face and body.
Powder Eye Shadow - $20 - Imagine - electric blue or Can Can - violet - a vibrant matte colour which makes a fabulous liner for a pop of colour. The texture is very silky and glides on easily.
Pure Pigment - $24 - Static - white with iridescent pink and violet flecks or Furore - beige shimmer - a metallic, high-shine, pure-colour powder that highlights eyes, cheeks and brows. Can be mixed with eye shadow, blusher on use on its own.
Sheer Lipgloss - $20 - Divine - hot pink
Bronzer Duo - $30 - Glint/Burnish - soft luminous peach/golden bronze - for a sun kissed shimmer
Lisamarie - the happiest day of my life was the day Sephora opened it's first store in Canada (thankfully in Toronto), second happiest day was before this when Sephora finally started shipping to Canada, third I guess would be my wedding day (but don't tell my husband where he ranks please!)
*** Christelle - I enjoy shoe shopping and drinking martinis...preferably at the same time!