Monday, 29 June 2009

Illamasqua eyeshadow haul

I bought some more shadows, not quite my usual colours but they are surprisingly wearable. Vanian is a very useful shade to have, its a sheer shimmery white, but unlike your usual shimmery whites it does not apply chalky or obviously white and instead I find it works great to give a bit of lift to other shades with its gentle shimmer and also if using brights it just tones down and blends it all in, really loving this one and I'm quite surprised :)
Creep (beautiful violet)looks great in the inner part of the lid blended with wonder (deeper more blue toned violet) on the outer lid, and a bit of Furore pigment (peach champagne shimmer) in the middle just add a taupe in the crease and it gives a really fresh, eye catching look.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Sisley again !

Well I somehow ended up at the Sisley counter again, this time I bought the other eye shadows that caught my eye last time, shade Quartz, I'd describe this as medium grey verging on taupe, really pretty colour, great for those cool toned. I also bought two lipsticks which I am not that pleased with Phyto-Lip Shine in sheer Burgundy and one of the Rouge à Lèvres Hydratant Longue Tenue lipsticks. I'll post pictures of the lipsticks soon but will say that the Phyto-Lip Shine fades incredibly quickly ( I have several sheer lipsticks my favourite being Armani sheers and they last much longer). What put me off was the SA, once she realised I was only buying makeup ( I imagine Sisley make most of their money on skincare as they makeup isn't too ridiculous priced) became less helpful, less interested and started talking to another SA over me, rude, so won't be going back there !
Here's a picture of the eyeshadow in Quartz

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Illamasqua Lipsticks

I currently have four Illamasqua lipsticks. They are the most pigmented lipsticks I have ever tried and last well. Nubile is the only one with shimmer and its almost a frosty sheer silvered pink on me. The other colours I have are very opaque.

Here are some swatches, I usually go for more subtle lipcolours so am wearing these with a gloss at the moment. Fable is a pure pink, wanton purple pink and climax dusty rose.Swatches l-r Nubile, Fable,Wanton, Climax

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Fresh Sugar Lip gloss

These retail for £16.50 in the UK. I really like the formula of these, moisturising almost balm like. If you don't like the usual sticky glosses (Stila, Chanel, Mac etc) you will love these and I think they will be great for winter months. Surprising long lasting as well with the added bonus of the lemon sugar scent. Currently you can only get Fresh in the UK via their London Marylebone High Street, you can mail order their stuff, postage is quite high but they are really friendly and will usually put some samples in which is always a good thing !

Sisley eye shadows

This is the first time I have bought Sisley cosmetics. Their eye shadows cost £23 so price wise they are a long the lines of Chantecaille. Having looked at their make up range the first thing that struck me is that's its quite small and offers very basic shades, this is not a line for people who like to experiment with colors. I picked out two shades of shadow, Sorbet a sheer shimmery peach champagne and Dune a sheer shimmery beige with a slight gold tone to it. These shadows are easy to apply and real no brainer shades, great when you don't want to have to spend to much time on your makeup. They are very smooth, last and the colour stays true. Would I buy anymore, well to be honest there is probably only one other shade I'd get ( a taupe, who can resist taupe's !) but this is more to do with the lack of interesting shades rather than the performance of the product.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Illamasqua lip swatches

I usually go for pinky brown lip colours, and tend to avoid anything too out there, bright. I had to try some Illamasqua lipsticks and figured that Climax and Wanton looked like the easiest to wear shades, climax is a cool/neutral dusty rose and wanton is more of a purple pink, both are matte. I have to say I'm not too sure about these shades on me (I'm a cool toned and very pale) as they are rather bright compared to what I'm used too, so for now I'm paring them with a bit of gloss just to tone them down a bit but I have to say pigmentation is amazing and they really last if I could just find a shade that suits me.... :)

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Illamasqua haul pictures

I'm really loving Illamasqua and for those like me who order from the site without seeing the products first, I thought it would be helpful to post pictures of my hauls.


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