Last Saturday, Annica and I decided it was about time we check out the Illamasqua counter at Myer in the Brisbane Queen Street Mall and treat ourselves to a day of makeovers and retail therapy (and some scrumptious sushi thrown in for good measure). Illamasqua is relatively new to Australian shores and the response from bloggers nationwide is a resounding YIPEEE! We booked ourselves in to see Suzanne for a tour and a bit of a play.
After ‘ooooh’ing and ‘ahhh’ing over all the amazing make up, we both decided to pick out a few eye shadows that we normally wouldn’t go for and see what look Suzanne the MUA could create for us. Naturally I gravatate towards the more natural browns/taupes (typical smokey eye colours), so I decided to go for pastel pinks and purples.
Here is what was used for the eyes:
Powder eye shadow in Toxic
Powder eye shadow in Cancan
Powder eye shadow in Synth
Used as a highlighter on my brow bone and above the crease was Halcyon, an awesome liquid Illuminator
Finished off with liquid eyeliner and mascara, taadaaaa!… the finished result on the eyes!
The face was touched up with the Rich Liquid Foundation in #200 and Powder Foundation in #210. Cheeks were contoured with Powder Foundation #325, gorgeous pale pink Powder blush in Nymph high on the cheekbones and bronzer to finish in Writhe.
Used on the lips was Lipstick in Over, a bright coral pink with a matt finish; and Intense Lipgloss in Mistress over the top. I loved Mistress (the intense lip gloss) and I bought it for myself.
Here is the overall finished result, I felt like I should have been attending a Miami beach party afterwards. The look was very bright but still suitable for the day time. Loved all the products used, and loved the finished result!
Annica and I all done up thanks to Suzanne at Illamasqua counter Brisbane.
I picked up a few products (reviews to come) and I really want to go back and get some more, especially that pale pink blush Nymph which was all sold out at the time :(
Everything is such high quality and highly pigmented. It would make a great addition to any make up lovers stash!
If you want to check out Illamasqua for yourself, here are the details:
At Myer stores nationwide.
Myer Brisbane City, 91 Queen Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Myer Robina, 167-191 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina QLD
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