Illamasqua Sacred Hour Collection review

A new launch from makeup brand Illamasqua is always something to get excited over. The brand are highly creative, coming up with high quality, products loved by makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts alike.

The new Sacred Hour collection is a world away from the bright colours of their previous Paranormal collection. It focuses on reflection and empowerment, based on the sacred hours of daybreak and sunset.

The collection consists of a four eye shadow palette, two new velvet blushers, a lipstick and two nail polish shades, as well as some lush false lashes and the new skin base lift concealers.

All of the shades are super wearable and there was an audible ooooooh when the palette was revealed to bloggers earlier this week!

Illamasqua sacred hour collection

Illamasqua sacred hour Reflection palette
Reflection palette
Illamasqua sacred hour Reflection palette swatches
Reflection palette - Precipice, Acute, Dart, Graphite
Illamasqua sacred hour nail polishes
Hemlock and Facet nail polishes
Illamasqua sacred hour velvet blushers
Velvet blushers - Sleek and Peaked
Illamasqua sacred hour shard lipstick
Shard lipstick
Illamasqua sacred hour shard lipstick and velvet blusher swatch
Shard lipstick and Peaked velvet blush swatches
Illamasqua sacred hour skin base lift
Skin Base Lift

Reflection palette:

Featuring 4 long wearing, creamy eye shadows Reflection is the stand out piece to me. The tones are very earthy, and can be worn quite sheer or built up for a more dramatic look. It features Precipice - soft lemon, Acute - Ash Taupe, Graphica - graphite grey and Dart - toasted bronze. £34

Velvet Blushers:
This is a new type of blusher from Illamasqua. Velvet blushers are cream to powder and are designed to last longer on oilier skin than their standard cream blush range. There are currently two shades to choose from: Sleek - dusky coral and Peaked - dusky rose. The formula is highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. They blend out superbly, and can be applied with fingers or a brush. £18 each.

Shard lipstick:
Shard looks a little scary in the tube - it's berry hue is bold, and has a creamy matte finish. Somehow this shade seems to suit everyone that I've seen it on, no matter what your colouring, and I think this is the perfect autumnal lipstick. £16.50

Nail polishes:
Illamasqua have created two new shades for the Sacred Hour collection: Hemlock - a pale opal green and Facet - grey crystal. Hemlock is very sheer and can be built up to opaque with lots of layers, or worn as a topcoat over other polishes. Facet looks stunning - a grey shade shot through with tiny gold pigements and is my favourite of the two. £14.50

Lush Lash:
These new false eye lashes are super full, but have been slightly feathered at the ends to help them look more natural. Wear with a slick of black liner for a 60's inspired look. £14.50

Skin Base Lift:
A new addition to the Skin Base line, Skin Base Lift is a creamy concealer designed to brighten, illuminate and conceal. Currently available in 7 shades, they start at white and go through to 'deep 2'. I'm shade light 1 - the lightest shade up from pure white. £16

The collection is currently available exclusively to Selfridges until 19th August when it will roll out to Illamasqua counters across the country. I predict the Reflection palette to be a sell out! Will you be buying anything from this collection?


  1. I don't even have words. The Blushes are flipping majestic - glorious! The perfect shades and exactly what I was looking for in their current collection and couldn't find. And the lipstick is going to be perfect throughout the winter. xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

  2. Oh wow oh wow oh wow. My bank balance is screwed. I LOVE the look of Hemlock, which is weird as I usually don't like polishes that need to be built up!
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  3. Hemlock looks like something out of a fairytale!

    Ellis xxx

  4. Ooo how I love that palette and the Hemlock nail polish! They are sooo pretty. I want these so much x

  5. SO pretty, oh my gosh I love everything about this collection! It just screams a/w to me! I love the colour of the lipstick too.

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

  6. *Cries* I need them all, they're just so wearable!

  7. Im just in love with everything, ah Illamasqua collections always look amazing x

    1. They seem to get it right every time!

  8. Ooohh you lucky girl! That quad does look incredible.i love the taupey shade the most! xx


    1. I nearly died of happiness when I saw that palette x

  9. ooohhhh indeed, love the eye palette! gorgeous shades! x

  10. Shard lipstick is so beautiful! The nail polishes look amazing too :)

    Isabela | fusels.com

  11. The blushes look gorgeous!



  12. You are so lucky you got to try these! ive been seeing so many posts and im like ....noo i want it hahah :P


    1. you definitely need to get your hands on this! x

  13. Shard looks amazing, I need it in my life!


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