Beauty | Hollow by Illamasqua.


It's not too often that I buy products based purely on YouTuber reviews, but when the Pixiwoo girls mentioned a cream pigment by Illamasqua called Hollow, it went straight on my 'must by immediately' list.

Having used Illamasqua's pure pigments before I expected only the best from this. And I was not disappointed. It's described as an 'intensely colour-rich, matte and crease resistant formula designed for use on the face' - and this hits the nail on the head. It is a brilliant contour colour for us pale girls, and because it's a cream it's really build-able without looking 'cakey', something I stuggle with after endless, moisturisers and primers galore!

This subtle toffee shade is gorgeous in the hollow (ahem) of the cheekbones and down the sides of my nose. It's a lot less obvious than a powder contour and makes a welcome change. At £17.50 it is quite pricey but I don't regret buying it as when it's on I know it ain't budging all day! I haven't tried this on my eyes yet, I'm not a huge fan of creams on my eye-lids as I'm paranoid about creasing. But maybe some day I'll put it to the test!

What are your favourite cream-based products? Do you dare use them on your lids? xo

(Apologies - As I went to take these photos I nicked the lid onto the product, distraught!)


  1. Oh, that looks good! I think it's hard to find just the right contour shade as a pale girl as some colours tend to look quite orange! Thanks for the review!
    Elina, Miss Blue Eyes

  2. I'm loving all these cream contour products, they feel much easier to control than powders x

    Cream Tea And Rose Jam // Pretty Honest Giveaway

  3. This looks so beautiful, and now I'm instantly in love because you said it's a good contour for pale skin! Eeep! <3 I've actually only used powders for contouring before, so I'd love to have a go at this. I wouldnt mind paying more for it if it's a good product, so I might have to give this a whirl! :)

    Fab post lovely!
    Jemma xx

  4. You said you use this as a contour, but this looks like a good enough dupe for my foundation! Haha. Very cool. Will definitely check this out next time I'm out shopping for base!

    Tiff | AMtoPM

  5. Hollow is one of my all time favourite contour products, I love it on the eyes too! Their duo in Helopolis and Lumos is fantastic as well.

    Eloise x