This review covers the 2 Illamasqua Cream Pigments from the Theatre of the Nameless collection: Depravity and Adrogen. Depravity is a magenta color and Adrogen is a coral-pink color.
These pigments come in regular Illamasqua packaging. The jars are shaped like pinched squares and have tops that slide off. The tops are fairly secure, but I would still not throw them loose into a train case because they don’t snap on and so might slide off.
Like with the Toxic Nature cream pigments, I have little negative to say about these. Both colors have intense, opaque pigmentation and apply smoothly because of their creamy consistency.
I regularly use Adrogen as a cream blush. It lasts all day without fading and blends out beautifully.
These cream pigments are excellent quality and versatile. You can use them on the lids, as liners, on the cheeks, and on the lips.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
Their formulation makes these pigments smooth, strong in pigmentation, and easy to blend. Their staying power is also strong, though I would still use a base when applying them to the lid, since the folds in your eyelid make even the best cream products susceptible to creasing.
You get 8 g of product for £17.00 ($24.00 in the US). This price seems steep, but it’s actually competitively priced, given the amount of product you get. As a rough comparison, MAC Paint Pots are 5 g and $16.50 each. So, the Illamasqua cream pigments are $3.00/g and MAC Paint Pots are $3.30/g.
Plus, these pigments are more multi-functional than most other cream products on the market.