Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Kryolan's NEW ILLUSION range!

Kryolan are at the forefront of professional makeup, supplying top quality products to industry professionals and makeup lovers alike.

I have always been a big fan of the brand, and I love using highlighters in my work to add that gorgeous ethereal glow to skin, so I was super happy to hear Kryolan had added more amazing shades to their Illusion range. 

The first Illusion shade Velvet was launched in 2013, with rave reviews and becoming a staple in many a pros kit, the range has now been extended. The complete ILLUSION range boasts highlighters in icier shades, like ‘Satin’ and ‘Silk’, warmer & luxurious hues, like  ‘Cashmere’ and ‘Nappa’, and subtle pinks & purples, including ‘Organza’, ‘Chiffon’ and ‘Velours’.

Illusion combines raw minerals Mica and Tin Oxide to create an exquisite pearlescent effect on the skin. Kryolanchemists also added Hydrogenated Polyisobutene to the product formula, to enable MUAs to achieve that smooth, non-greasy effect.

The Illusion highlighters are a lightweight cream with a gorgeous gloss finish. They are perfect for adding that fresh, dewy glow to skin, so perfect for spring/summer. 

Use the shade of your choice on cheekbones, under brow, down the centre of the nose and the Cupid's bow to create that fresh illuminated look. I use a small duo fibre brush or a mac 217 to buff the cream into skin, using a small amount at a time, fingers also work well with the product.

They retail at £15.75 and are available at Kryolan's UK shop Charles Fox in Covent Garden soon. View the full list of stockists 
 and shades of Illusion here; http://www.kryolan.com/

The Illusion highlighters are so heavily pigmented a little goes a long way! 

I was lucky enough to try a few of the new shades, and they do not disappoint! There is a shade for every skin tone and occasion. 

I received 4 shades from the new range, as swatched below (from top to bottom)
Cashmere (a soft pinky hue)
Nappa (a warm golden tone)
Silk (a pure snowy white)
Organza (a beautiful white/purple iridescent)

As you can see from a quick swatch, these are so creamy and gorgeously pigmented! 

Get creative with them and add to the center of your eye lid, for a wide eyed look, or take one a shade lighter than your lipstick shade and press in the center of lips for a subtle ombré lip!

Here I am wearing silk, my personal fave as it's works so well with my very pale skin tone!