Sunday Swatches: Illamasqua Dusk Collection

Sunday 26 July 2015

Following my last post featuring my Eid Makeup Look which used the new Illamasqua collection, it's only right I follow up with a review and swatches post to show you just how awesome this collection is!
Dusk Collection (minus the Illustrator Pen)
Dusk is inspired by the middle east and the art of skin sculpting and contouring; I love how the shades in this collection compliment medium/warmer skintones perfectly, (but can equally be worn by fairer and deeper tones too). 

My first impressions were of course surprise and adoration; firstly at the wearability of this collection for my own skintone and secondly the new products I'd never seen before by Illamasqua - the Slick Sticks and the Sculpting Palette. I'm used to their colouring pencils and the quad palettes so this was new territory for me and I couldn't wait to dig in.

FFF: Teal Eid Makeup Look

Friday 24 July 2015

Hi guys!

So sorry about the lack of posts, I've been uber busy with baby and the month of Ramadan but now that it is over, I thought I would get back on track with my backlog of posts and start with the Eid makeup look I wore last week to compliment my teal kaftan (from StyleMeLondon) as posted on my Instagram:
I didn't get to get a close up of the eyes as usual but I got pretty clear face pictures so you can see that I went for a soft glam with a hint of colour on my lower lashline to tie in with the kaftan as I felt teal on the lids would be too much!

I also got to use my newest makeup products from the Illamasqua Dusk collection (review here!)

Here's a breakdown of products used:
Illamasqua Brow Gel - Strike & ABH DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate
Smashbox Full Exposure palette: shimmery golds on lids and matte nudes and black to blend in crease and above
Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner in Infinity
UD 24/7 Pencils in Covet and Flipside
Huda Beauty Lashes: Giselle
Maybelline Fit Me foundations in shade 210 and 220
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger (slightly darker for me so added HOGD (next) on top
House Of GlamDolls GlamBase Wheel for contouring and concealing under foundation 
Illamasqua Sculpting Palette
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Cherish
Illamasqua Slick Stick for Lips in True
 Illamasqua lipstick in Born
Lansinoh (for moisturising lips on top)

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