Illamasqua – first counter visit!

My internet is still off at home! Thus blogging is sporadic and everything takes twice at long. Have you ever tried ordering a takeaway over the mobile internet? Well don’t. It took me an HOUR. What do you mean I should have just cooked? I have sore fingers!

Very annoying, bear with me. I can’t wait to get back online at home and get back to ignoring everyone around me.

Illamasqua, my big make up crush at the moment opened its first preview counter in Manchester, UK. The official launch is in April but for not, tucked away in the corner of Selfridges, my favourite shop in the world, is a preview counter!

I was so excited I took piccies!

Check the sign:

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This is Leena, my Make Up Artist! Have known her for nearly 4 years. She was the head girl at Nars, now at Illamasqua which is a combination made in heaven:

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Yep yep, an exciting counter I think you’ll agree! More on my make over later and my SICK haul. I blame Leena as I was truly hoping to walk away with one eyeshadow and a lipstick. Fat chance.

(There was a really dumb girl on the counter trying make up out with her mother. She was looking at some powders, the contouring type, and proceeded to interrupt ask Leena whilst she as doing my make up why they would make these oddly shaded powders. To contour, explained Leena, to shade areas, to highlight others, to bring out cheekbones etc. Wow, really! said the girl. Did you like, invent contouring?

Er – no says Leena politely, other brands do it too, we just do it very nicely.


Correct Answer: Yes I invented contouring. I also invented the wheel, the colour blue and potato wedges).

Additionally, Leena tells me that when the official counter is up, they will be making DVD’s – yes DVD’s for every make over they do, you can take your make over experience home!

More on my make over and haul shortly!!

P.S. Apparently my stash pictures aren’t working, but don’t worry I will take some new ones and repost as the old ones have been lost in cyber space.

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  1. louise says

    Hi Row, its Lou from Nars in Manchester ,few…i finally found your site i have been meaning to come here for ages,i must say i love this web site its great to chack out all these fab products. Im just dying to see Illamasqua but i no ill need a load of money so im holding off for a while. I am missing my buddy Leena a lot, she looks so at home with all them fab colours and i know she is loving it!(miss her alot) anyway keep the updates coming i love it. Hope you wont forget nars?new products out at end of april you know where i am if you fancy a look.Take care huni
    luv Lou x

    • Row says

      Hey Lou!

      How are you?! I have been to see Leena at the new counter, its all very exciting but weird at the time seeing her on another counter! I need to go back and try out more stuff soon I think!

      I’ve seen a blue shadow coming out with the Nars summer range that is a definate purchase for me so I will definately pop round :)