Thursday, September 8, 2011

Review: Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Depravity (Theatre of the Nameless Collection)

Yesterday I showed you swatches of the Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless products I got. Now it's time to say a little something about each product. I'll start with the Cream Pigment in Depravity.

''Cream Pigment is an intensely colour-rich, crease resistant, matt formula, available in a variety of shades.

It creates the ultimate in textures on the face, eyes, lips or body. Apply with an Illamasqua brush or simply use your fingers for a buildable, water resistant, highly pigmented finish. 
Layer under Powder Eye Shadow and Pure Pigment for added intensity.'' (Illamasqua)

Ingredients: Paraffinum Liquidum, Paraffin, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Candelilla Cera, Nylon-12, Cetyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Myristate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cera Alba, Petrolatum, Cera Carnauba, Oleth-10, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Glyceryl Stearate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid [+/- May contain: Cl 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Cl 75470 (Carmine), Cl 77007 (Ultramarines), Cl 77499 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77492 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Cl 77742 (Manganese Violet), Cl 16035 (Red 40 Lake)

Swatched on the back of my hand, over bare skin.

Price: £17.00 for 8g/0.28 oz.

Where to buy? Illamasqua online shop and drugstores that carry Illamasqua products.


This Cream Pigment truly is a multi-purpose product. You can use it on your eyes, lips, cheeks and other body parts. Anywhere you want to, basically. And that's exactly what I did. First, I used it on my lips. I used my Kim 311 lip brush to apply it and voila:

I love the way it looks on my lips, but the color doesn't cooperate with the rest of my face. I could totally pull it off if I was Viola though. This cream pigment isn't too glossy or soft, so you're gonna need some sort of brush to apply it or just dab the color on with your fingertips. Conditioning your lips with a lip balm prior to pigment application is a must. This pigment can dry out your lips just a little and the color will glide on better over small amount of lip balm.

After I finished playing with Depravity on my lips, I used it as an eyeshadow base. And it makes a wonderful one! I used a flat brush (small concealer type of brush) to apply it to my eyelid, smeared it with my fingertips and that was it. I used Pure Luxe Pigment in Charisma over it and it looked great. What do you think?

I also used Depravity on my cheeks, but the application was to hard for me to try it again. Since this is a solid product and you can't use it as a regular blusher you can have a lot of problems applying it to your skin. Well, the application itself isn't the biggest problem - it's the blending part.

+ Very good color payoff.
+ Makes a great eyeshadow base.
+ Multi-purpose product (can use it on eyes, lips, cheeks...).
+ Buildable coverage.
+ Long-lasting color.

- The packaging (I have troubles with opening it).
- Hard to blend (if you want to use it on your cheeks).
- Price.

Do I recommend it? It's a good, quality product and if you can find a way to use it in your everyday make up routine, than I have to say yes. The most important things for me are the color payoff and lasting power. The application can be a bit tricky at first, but it's very easy if you use a flat brush. I have to emphasise that it makes a great eyeshadow base and that doesn't mean it's a great eyeshadow primer - it can start to crease, especially if your eyelids are oily. It's a creamy pigment after all.

Illamasqua products aren't tested on animals!

*Product was sent to me by the company.

Thanks for looking and commenting!


  1. What a beautiful color!!
    Thanks for the swatch!


  2. res full lep make up naredi... pohvalno :)

  3. super review! love love love illmasqua. i always go crazy at their webshop. Their summersale was fantastic!!!

  4. I love it! it's too cool a color for me to use on the lips (I'm warm-toned), but I LOVE it as an eyeshadow :)

  5. Pretty shade on you. Kind of patchy on the lips. Llike it as an eye shadow base.

  6. Wow, I didn't expect it to look that beautiful as on the eye. The liner you choose makes it look really chic! Which one is it?
    I like such colors on my lips, but I'm light blonde - so I can imagine it looked totally different on you, with dark hair.

    Reading all the great reviews on the Illamasqua products I think I really need to get a few things, they have GOOD marketing ;)

  7. This would not work on me beause of too much blue undertones.
    Thank you for providing such a good swatch.

  8. I so love the shape of the makeup. Just a side note :) Beautiful colours and nice photo of you, love your black hair.

  9. It looks wonderful, both on the lips and eyes!


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