About 6 weeks ago now, I had the opportunity to go to an event at Illamasqua's Flagship store in London. We had a demo by one of their top makeup artists and then had the chance to spend spend spend with a complimentary discount.
The look created was beautiful. It was really good to be able to take photos throughout and ask any questions. The palette used on the models eyes was one of the new Facets palettes. On the lips a mix of lipsticks were used with the main one being Growl (see below). The makeup artist then went in with a pigment to lighten the centre of the lips.
The store itself was also stunning. I can't believe I had never been before, it's definitely going to be somewhere I frequent more often! I loved the whole design of the store and everything was so neat and perfect. My favourite part of the store was the center piece (pictured middle), it's so quaint and pretty.
It was then time to decide what to spend my money on ...
I did get a little carried away but who can resist a bit of discount? I ended up buying:
Hydra Veil Primer
Gleam Highlighter in Aurora
Pure Pigment in Static
Lipstick in Growl
Multi Facet Palette in Semblance
Hydra Veil and Gleam Highlighter in Aurora have both been on my wishlist for some time now. However the other 3 items were purely impulse buys as they were all used on the model and looked lovely. This lipstick is the perfect winter shade and looks beautiful with a touch of the pigment pressed over. I chose to get one of the palettes because this is the perfect essential for a trip away. It has everything, a blusher, a highlighter, a contour colour, eyeshadows, a brow shade and a black powder liner.
All in all it was a great evening and far too much money was spent by all. I'm hoping to give you the low down on this palette at some point too.
Do you love Illamasqua? Have you used any of these products? Or do you have any recommendations for me?