Good Palette, Bad Palette: Illamasqua Neutral Palette vs. Sleek Au Naturel Palette

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Maybe it’s just my old age (YOU DON’T HAVE TO AGREE WITH ME) but I have quietly shoved my beloved acid greens and luminous neon blues into the bottom drawer and rediscovered a love for all things neutral, warm, flattering.  There are so many nice neutral eyeshadow palettes out there to choose from these days, the Urban Decay Naked palettes are a good place to start but I also have a Wet ‘n’ Wild set […]

Bridal Make Up Trial No. 2 at Illamasqua

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Illamasqua…for BRIDAL!? I know.  This was the wildcard make over because let’s face it, Illamasqua is not the brand that pops to mind when you think of your glowing fresh faced bride with barely there make up (mind you – super natural isn’t for me!).  Speaking to a lot of MUAs who do bridal, they seem to always get that classic line from brides, “I want the groom to be able to recognise me”. I […]

Illamasqua Naked Strangers Release!

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I thought that this Illamasqua Naked Stranger’s release was very lovely looking so thought I’d share these images with you! Naked Strangers to me implies nude colours – which this kind of is but it’s been styled in quite a dramatic way. They say: A place where alter egos are laid bare and naked flesh is a source of unashamed inspiration. In this delicate tipping point between intimacy and pleasurable detachment, we revel in the […]

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation Review & Swatches (Shade 11)

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I popped down to the Illamasqua counter near me a few weeks ago for reasons I will explain next week for a make over with one of my favourite make up artists – Leena who is a Key Artist for the brand. One of the items I purchased and can’t wait to review because I have so many mixed thoughts about it, is Illamasqua’s Skin Base Foundation (£25): They say: Inspired by the cult Asian […]

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless Blusher, Rubber Polish and Precision Ink Review!

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To be honest I haven’t bought anything from Illamasqua for a while.  Maybe its because it’s quite dark and brooding and I’ve been in the mood for princessy and light packaging lately! However – I was sent three products from the Illamasqua ‘Theatre of the Nameless’ collection to try.  I hadn’t seen the collection so I didn’t have a clue what to expect. Nail Polish in Kink £13.50, Blusher in Ambition £16.50 and Precision Ink […]

Quick Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection Swatches! Hollow, Emerge, Gamma!

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Sorry, my brain is not working properly today and I have one of those hectic (but exciting, life stuff) weeks coming up! So I shall share a few Illamasqua swatches with you – hope this will keep you entertained for at least 4 minutes? *bows repeatedly*. These are the items I got in my Illamasqua goody bag from their Toxic Nature event. I personally really like the collection; it’s a lot softer than usual: The […]

Illamasqua Toxic Nature Collection – Cream Pigment & Lip Stick Swatches

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Illamasqua’s Spring 2011 collection is called Toxic Nature and having had a sneak peak last week at their blogger event I have to say it’s a really nice turn for the brand. For one thing, there’s a softness which appeals to me. Unpredictable, uncharted and unnatural, Illamasqua unleashes Toxic Nature for Spring/Summer 2011, a colour collection born from a visionary concept of nature fighting back against the genetically modified society that plunders it. I have […]

Illamasqua Nail Quill: Too many jokes, not enough time

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Look, let’s face it – I’m a two coats and top coat kinda girl, so it always take me a while to comprehend strange nail accessories and art. I’m talking about fake nails and big massive stick on chunky things that look like they could fall into your baguette at any moment. I’m talking- how the hell do you do ANYTHING with those nails? type inventions. (I do appreciate the painted on cute designs though). […]

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