Sep 1, 2017

Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG

Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG review swatch

It's beautiful, isn't it? I am a big fan of Becca highlighters and Prismatic Amethyst (reviewed) is my go-to choice. The cool opalescent glow of Prismatic Amethyst is perfect for my everyday highlighting needs, but I also wanted something with warmer undertones. I considered Becca Moonstone but ended up getting Illamasqua Beyond Powder in OMG instead. There was something about the baked texture and I was much drawn to that for sure.

As I mentioned in my review for Illamasqua Morale blush, I am not a big fan of the packaging. Black and sleek, but it doesn't feel luxurious in my hand and even feels a bit clunky when I open and shut. You might say I don't exactly love the name, OMG, either.

Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG review swatch

What's inside is stunning, though. The color (champaign shimmer) is exactly what I was looking for - warm yet still on the neutral side and comparable to Becca Moonstone (pale gold). 

Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG review swatch

Being a baked formulation, it is not as soft and I need a bigger and stiffer brush like Real Techniques Powder Brush (honestly, I never was a fan of this one but recently realized that it works better for pressed powder). Thanks to the texture though, it is easy to control the color intensity and I can apply Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG all over without worrying too much. I am sure I could easily go for an exaggerated look with this one, though.

The created effect is more of a brightening sheen than pearlescent glow as you see the overall look below (I am recycling this one from my Dior Attract review).

Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG review swatch

I got mine from BeautyBay ($46.12, free shipping), but you can directly order from Illamasqua ($46, free shipping to the U.S. with $55 minimum) or from Selfridge ($37 + shipping). Illamasqua Beyond Powder OMG is what was missing from my highlighter collection and services me well. I might still get Becca Moonstone (Becca is currently running a labor day sale, I believe). For the research purposes that is, of course.

Happy long weekend, everyone!

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