On September 14, I wrote about my first visit to my local Illamasqua counter, and about how I was so impressed with the brand that I was going to return for another makeup session (and haul!) the following week.
Well peeps, I went back on September 20 - and yes, I hauled.
The amazing counter manager at my local Illamasqua, Janelle, took me through another makeup session. She made up my face using products that were completely new to me, the most notable being cream based blush and contour - having always been a powder blush/contour girl, this was new territory for me. I was most impressed with the result!
Janelle started with Illamasqua Matt Primer. She then built up the base by contouring with Hollow Cream Pigment, and Zygomatic Cream Blusher. This was followed with a light layer of Skin Base Foundation, and set with a light layer Powder Foundation. My eyes were made up with Resolute Liquid Metal on the lid, topped with Savage Eye Shadow - along with Wolf Eye Shadow in the crease, blended out with Furore Pure Pigment - this created a softer neutral crease with a very bright pop of purple on the lid - a look Janelle had discussed with me the week prior. The eyes were lined with Wisdom Precision Ink (with a little Glister Precision Ink in the inner corners), finished off with Masquara, and brows lightly filled with Motto Eye Brow Cake. She applied some Zygomatic Cream Blusher to my lips, which I then ended up adding to with some Artifice Sheer Lipgloss later while playing more with the Illamasqua range.
I ended up purchasing most of the products used: Hollow Cream Pigment; Zygomatic Cream Blusher; Powder Foundation in shade PF140; Resolute Liquid Metal; Wolf Eye Shadow; Furore Pure Pigment; and Glister Precision Ink. I also purchased Obsidian Eye Shadow, Artifice Sheer Lip Gloss, and the Empower Eye Shadow palette that Janelle used on me during my first visit to Illamasqua, from the Generation Q campaign. I also scored a free Repulse Intense Lipgloss!!
Again, I left the Illamasqua counter a very happy customer!!
Empower Palette - Eye Shadows in Synth, Fervent and Blink, with Liquid Metal in Slick.
Cream Blusher in Zygomatic - Naked Pink Brown
Liquid Metal in Resolute - Metallic Ruby
Pure Pigment in Furore - Champagne Peach Shimmer
Precision Ink in Glister - Opalescent Nude
Eye Shadow in Obsidian - Rich Black
Eye Shadow in Wolf - Matte Rich Chocolate Brown
Sheer Lipgloss in Artifice - Nude Pink
Cream Pigment in Hollow - Toffee
Powder Foundation in PF140
Intense Lipgloss in Repulse - Pure Black
I plan on booking a makeup session with one of the other girls at my local Illamasqua counter in the near future as Janelle tells me her staff are talented artists that can push my boundaries even further. I am also very interested in the Sophie-I technique, and one of the Sophie pencils is on my Illamasqua shopping list.
In the meantime, I plan to stop by in the next few days to pick up a few more goodies as Myer have Illamasqua on sale right now.
I am also considering an Illamasqua brush collection - the Illamasqua synthetic brushes are impressive!!
I hope to review and swatch everything as time permits. The Empower Palette is first up on my to do list!! I am also going to see if I get some pictures and swatches of the Complement Palette, also from the Generation Q release.
Thank you for looking!!