Wearing Androgen on my cheeks and lips. A coral cream pigment from Illamasqua
currently in the sale!
Illamasqua’s cream pigments are a rare breed of product that can be worn and used practically any way your heart desires. This intense colour pigment is a completely matte, crease and water resistant option for eyes, cheeks, lips and the body and can be worn opaque or sheered out for varying degrees of intensity. Androgen is a gorgeous bright pink coral shade that is equally wonderful when worn as a cream blush or a lip stain. In the pan, the consistency of the cream pigment is quite solid and ungiving and it takes a while and the warmth of your fingers to transform it into a more silky, usable texture.
Blending the colour onto your skin with your fingers is definitely the best technique when using the cream pigment as otherwise it can be quite tough to apply and using a brush can cause it to go a little patchy. As the texture would suggest, the finish is pretty matte, so if you like a more dewy glow you could always layer a cream highlighter over the top – I used Illamasqua’s Gleam in Aurora above.
As a lip colour, Androgen is a little trickier to use but gives a lovely result providing your lips are well prepped and you apply the pigment with some balm before or gloss on top. The illamasqua pigments are the epitome of versatility when it comes to a multi-purpose product and are great, dinky little pots to carry around with you if you are on the quest to minimise your makeup bag!
Have you tried any of the Illamasqua pigments?