Sunday, 4 December 2011

Party Eyes with Illamasqua

Just wanted to post a couple of pics to show the eye make-up that I did on my friend for a lovely afternoon tea that we went to at a posh hotel today.  I used Illamasqua pure pigment in Berber (a wonderfully multi-dimensional sparkly red) over a creamy base and Illamasqua lashes in Decadence.

The pigment currently costs £15.50 which is expensive but the colour is amazing and will not only last for several hours as an eyeshadow over a creamy base, you can basically use it wherever your imagination takes you – I also used it as a highlighter on the cheekbones but it could easily also be used as a highlight on the collarbone, patted over lipstick to create a glossy finish, or dusted through hair – to name just a few alternate uses.

At the time of posting these lashes are available in a Christmas gift set that comes with a free liquid eyeliner in Glister – you get both for £25 which is the normal price for just the lashes.  The liquid eyeliners currently cost around £17.50.  It’s pricey, but it is an expensive brand and the lashes can be used over and over again if you treat them nicely. They have a nice thick band which meant that they were really not too difficult to apply.  These lashes have diamante crystals on both the top and the bottom so you see the sparkle from whichever angle you look at them from, and they reminded me of tiny dew drops sparkling on the lashes – which was actually very pretty in a not-too-imposing way.  They also sometimes reminded me of bird feathers to me because of the way the white crystals create a pattern on the black lashes.  I really like the whole look and think it’s perfect for Christmas parties – bit of red, bit of sparkle, what more do you need to exude the aura of Christmas glam??



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