Monday, September 1, 2014

Illamasqua

I woke up one morning, and my twitter was full of notifications. It turned out that I had won a contest! I had been retweeting different makeup contest tweets, and I finally won one! I won an Illamasqua palette, and an Illamasqua lipstick. Of course, I was so excited! I had never heard of Illamasqua before, so I started researching it. Illamasqua began in London, it is actually a newer company founded in 2008. It was inspired by 1920's Berlin Club Scene, and the make-up for the folks of film, and those in the alternative scene. At first, I figured I would be getting a palette with very dramatic colors, a very dark lipstick, and I was unsure if I would be brave enough to wear these dreamt up colors out in public. When I received my make-up palette and lipstick, it was dramatic, but they were also pretty neutral colors. That is, after all, the palette's name: neutral. 

I received the lipstick in the shade of Sangers. The first time I tried it, it was really, very bright against my pale skin tone. The next time I tried it, I dabbed it lightly on my lips to make it not so pigmented. I made the color a little darker for this look. I used the palette to it's full advantage today just to show off the shades. I began with the black shade as the base on my eyelid, I used the gold for my crease, I used a light swipe of the brown just under my eyebrows, and the white for the inner lid. This look is really quite dramatic, and far from my everyday make-up, but I wanted to access my "alter ego". That is their slogan, "Make-up for the alter ego". I am in love with this beautiful palette. The gold color is dark, very pigmented, and shiny. It is very good quality make-up, you can tell during application. I was excited about the black shade, it will be fun to sport that color on Halloween, making my eyes way more dramatic than I am used to. I am very excited! This palette is perfect. 
I hope you all are having a fabulous, fun, and safe Labor Day. Remember to check out those amazing Labor Day sales! 

10 comments:

  1. I've never tried any of their products but now I want to! The pigmentation of those shadows is on point!! & that red lip color looks perfect on you!
    xo ClassToCloset

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    1. Aww thank you! Yes, I have never heard of them before either, but their makeup is super fun, and very fancy. Is it silly to say that makeup is intimidating? Well this is on first approach, but once you get playing around with the makeup, it becomes less intimidating and very fun!

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  2. What a lovely prize to win. Illamasqua is definitely a brand I always lust after! The shades in the palette are gorgeous! x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you! Yes! It is a new favorite makeup :)

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  3. That's so exciting! I never win things like this haha. Congratulations!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Thank you! I just retween or repost things on twitter or instagram, and sometimes I win :) it's fun. Just keep trying, you are bound to have some luck come your way :)

      xoxo

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  4. That palette looks PERFECT. Every colour you need in there! Colours really suit you :)

    Love Zoe x
    Face Value Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! I know! Aren't the colors perfect? Thanks for stopping by :)

      xoxo

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