When I first discovered Illamasqua, it was like I was a kid in a candy store. I couldn’t believe there was this great makeup line out there similar in style to MAC but edgier. The quality is great and they have some awesome products. The line is based in the UK but can be found at Sephora or www.sephora.com in the US. Online they can also be found at www.illamasqua.com.
For this look I wanted to show off some of their fun products and also just make a nice “neutral” look. The line is known for some way out there looks, as you will see if you visit their website (which I encourage you to do). I used three Pure Pigments on my eye. The darkest, Fervent, is in the crease. It is a reddish brown that flashes green. This set the tone for the whole look. Then I used another Pure Pigment in Lust, a shimmery green on the lid. Finally, under the brow, I used Beguile Pure Pigment. It is from the new collection called Theatre of the Nameless. It is a gorgeous white that flashes iridescent. I lined my upper lid with Havoc Precision Ink, a dark burgundy. This really made my eyes look green. Finally I used the new Lots of Lashes mascara in Black from Maybelline.
On my cheeks I used Hussy Powder Blush, which is beautiful bright matte pink. Even though it looks really bright in the pan it goes on much softer. It made my cheeks look very rosy. I lined my lips with a soft brown lip pencil and then used the Sheer Lipgloss in Soul. Even though it says sheer, this lipgloss has much more payoff than expected. Soul is a neutral nude peach with shimmer. It really made my lips look large and full.
Top to bottom: Pure Pigments in Beguile, Lust and Fervent. Blush in Hussy. Sheer Lipgloss in Soul. Precision Ink in Havoc.
I hope you like this look. I find that it gave my eyes a slightly more youthful look and hey, that is always a good thing!