Illamasqua Facets Collection Reveal

Illamasqua Facets Collection will be launching 10/10/2014. The new collection consists of two palettes, Embelish eye trio, perfume, two lipsticks, make up bag and mini brush set. Mostly new items except for one lipstick that is a permanent colour and the perfume.


Illamasqua Facets Aura

Lets start with the two Facets palettes, these sleek mirrored compacts have everything you need to create multiple looks. The first Facet compact Aura has:
Gleam in the colour : Aurora
Cream Pigment : Hollow
Eyebrow Cake : Thunder
Powder Blusher : Tremble
Aswell as four beautiful eyeshadows to create your look.

Illamasqua Facets Semblance

The other compact Semblance has:
Gleam in the colour : Mirage
Cream Pigment : Hollow
Eyebrow Cake : Thunder
Powder Blusher : Hussy
Aswell as four beautiful eyeshadows to create many looks.

Illamasqua Embelish Eye Trio

Then we have the Embelish Eye Trio which is a gift set containing:
Precision Gel Liner : Infinity
Precision Brow Gel : Strike
Vintage Metalix : Bibelot
This little collection will give you that perfectly defined look with the help of all three products.

Illamasqua Freak Scarab Perfume

The next item in the collection is the Freak Scarab Extrait which is one of the newer perfumes but not not brand new. The perfume contains hints of Blood Orange, Ylang Ylang and Egyptian Jasmine.

Illamasqua Lipstick Salacious

The lipsticks come in two colours,  the first one been Salacious which is one of the permanent colours and is described at a matt raspberry red.

Illamasqua Lipstick Strarkers

The second is a Glamore colour called Starkers which is a soft flesh pink with a satin finish.

Illamasqua Makeup Bag

Last but not least a beautiful make up bag which has room for all your essentials but is still pefect for throwing in the suitcase.

Illamasqua Mini Brush Set

Lets not forget the mini brush set which will also go perfectly in your bag which contains 5 essential brushes. Powder brush, eyeshadow brush, blending brush, angled brush and lip brush.


Illamasqua : Once… Collection

The Illamasqua Autumn Collection Once… is one of the best collections I’ve seen in a while between this collection and the MAC Romance Collection I think I’m going to be very poor this month lol.

Illamasqua Once... Collection
Illamasqua Once… Collection

” Exquisite is the passing of time. Revealing fresh spendor.”

“The Dark Rose Gives Light To Innocence Divine, True Beauty Remains Untouched, Enduring All At Once…”

A beautiful collection combining old and new, timeless beauty with a modern twist. the whole collection oozes charm, charisma and undying beauty. Within the collection there is :

Nail Varnish : Melange

Illamasqua Once Collection Nail Varnish Melange
Illamasqua Once Collection Nail Varnish Melange

This beautiful Nail Varnish seems timeless and from another era, described as golden teal you will love how exquisite it looks and the matte finish is perfect for the Autumn / Winter months.

Eyeshadow : Vintage Metallix

Illamasqua Once Collection Vintage Metallix
Illamasqua Once Collection Vintage Metallix

Three beautiful eyeshadows with a cream-gel texture for long wear and comfort. Smudge resistant and a long lasting formula make this a perfect base coat or wear alone eyeshadow. The three colours it comes in are Courtier (Vintage Nude), Bibelot (Vintage Green) and Embellish (Vintage Brown).

Powder Blusher : Naked Rose

Illamasqua Once Collection Powder Blusher Naked Rose
Illamasqua Once Collection Powder Blusher Naked Rose

You probablly already know how pigmented and colourful Illamasqua Powder Blusher is and with this Neutral Beige Pink you will have that english rose look but you will definetly will not be fading into the background anytime soon.

Sheer Lipgloss: Exquisite & Opulent

Illamasqua Once Collection Sheer Lipgloss Exquisite opulent
Illamasqua Once Collection Sheer Lipgloss Exquisite opulent

Super Glossy, sheer lip colour in Exquisite (Oyster Pink) & Opulent (Rainbow Beige). Perfect on its own or over lipstick.

A wonderful collection I have already dug my claws into, still trying so reviews to go up soon but wow what an Autumn collection. This is my kind of understated beauty products that will have heads turning.


Look: Demonic Pink

I fancied something different today that my usual look, so today we have a gorgeous vibrant pink from Illamasqua for the main attraction. I’m also using the ModelCo More Brows in this look.



Perricone MD : No Foundation Foundation
Illamasqua Powder Blush :

Sleek make up : Primer Palette Pink Frost
Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow : Demonic
M*A*D Minerals Eye Shadow : Abby
Urban Decay Eye Shadow : Fishnet
L’Oreal Superliner : Black
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara : Black
ModelCo : More Brows Fibre Gel Medium-Dark
Kryolan for GlossyBox Highlighter : Cashmere

Duwop Venom Gloss : Tulip

Illamasqua Eye Shadow Demonic
Urban Decay Eye Shadow Fishnet


Look : Power Purple

Purple is a great colour for both night and day so I decided to go with this look tonight as I’m hoping a meal out with Mr.Retro (& Master Retro) is on the cards. If you want to wear this in the day just leave the Charcoal colour until your ready to go out.


Me Me Me : Seventh Heaven Enriched Moisturising Facebase
Vivo Under Eye Concealer : Light
Illamasqua : Skin base Foundation 4.5
Lily Lolo Blusher : Doll Face
Me Me Me : Shimmer Stack Gold
Collection 2000 : Sheer Loose Powder Translucent


Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Eye Shadow : Vanilla
MUA Trio Eyeshadow : Passion
B M Beauty Eye Shadow : Wolf Howl
Barry M Dazzle Dust : No.11
Illamasqua Pure Pigment : Static
MAD Minerals Liquid Eyeliner : Pandora
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real
E.L.F Eyebrow Pencil


Me Me Me Lipcreme : Ruby Rich / Aphordite



Getting Back to Basics

Getting Back to Basics is a simple but beautiful look for everyday, for mums with their 10 mins to get ready before shipping the kids off to school or the laid back I just rolled out of bed looking gorgeous look. This look updates the neutral everyday creams and browns with and infusion of colour.


  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation spf 15 – NC15
  • MAC Select Moisturecover – NW15
  • MAC Powder Blush – Frankly Scarlet
  • Lily Lolo Finishing Powder – Flawless Silk



  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • MAC Eye Shadow – Vanilla (All over Eyelid)
  • MAC Eye Shadow –  Soba (Crease)
  • Urban Decay Eye Shadow – Honey (mid to end of eyelid)
  • Me Me Me Eye Inspire Catwalk Quad – Goddess Eyes ( Dark Gold to end of eyelid)
  • Smashbox Limitless Eye Liner – Onyx
  • Loreal Super Liner Eye Liner – Black
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven (Curl lashes first, 2x coats)



  • Mac Lip Pencil – Redd
  • Urban Decay Lipstick – Naked

Pink Makes The Boys Wink – Vivo Colour Block Eye Palette Enchanted

As a tribute to my gorgeous 5 year old girl I have a pink look today, the old age saying Pink makes the Boys wink always makes her laugh. This was a really easy look which is bright enough for day look and would be perfect smoked out for a night time look. This Vivo palette has so many beautiful colours.A perfect look for a bride too.

Here is what I used to create this look:

  • Paul & Joe Moisturising Primer N £22
  • MUA BB Cream – Light
  • E.L.F – Eyebrow Liner and Filler
  • Vivo Colour Block Eye Palette – Enchanted
  • Vivo Gel- Line – Lady Grey
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven £15
  • Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss – Divine £14


Here was the result:

Illamasqua Generation Q – The Collection

The excitement for Illamasqua Generation Q Collection is growing by the minute, the  Autumn / Winter collection which is described as ageless has had fans of the brand at the edge of their seats for months.  The brand asks have you ever noticed that make up like clothes is targeted towards certain types and certain ages. With this collection all that changes, why shouldn’t you be glamorous when your 60 … you age changes not who you are as a person.

“Generation Q empowers and complements the user with light reflective not age reflective products. The collection is a story of sultry, forbidden shimmer and creative formulations to build dimension.”

At the moment you can vote for them to release three of their products early, below are your choices, what do you want released on the 28th August?… The three with the most votes will be available 9 days ahead of the official launch which is the 6th September. So much to choose from…


  • Illamasqua Complement Palette – 3 Beautiful Eye Shadow Colours : Slink (Soft Champagne Shimmer), Forgivness (Rich Chocolate Plum), Queen Of The Night (Blackened Plum) and Liquid Metal in the colour Focus (Cool Brown Metallic).
  • Illamasqua Empower Palette – 3 Beautiful Eye Shadow Colours : Synth (Iridecent Pale Pink Glitter), Fervent (Reddish Brown with multi-tonal shimmer), Blink (Soft Beige Nude) and Liquid Metal in the colour Slick ( Charcoal Grey Metallic)
  • Illamasqua Powder Blush – Allure (Dusky Rose Pink), Sophie (Golden Coral Shimmer)
  • Illamasqua Gleam – Aurora (Champagne) – Back by popular demand, and with a new and improved formula, Gleam’s lightweight, iridescent finish sensuously highlights the natural beauty of your face and body.
  • Illamasqua Precision Ink – Wisdom (Antiqued Gold)
  • Illamasqua Lipstick – Magnetism (Deep Raspberry Pink), Underworld (Iridescent Blueberry Violet)
  • Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss – Boost (Blueberry Violet), Opulent (Rainbow Beige)
  • Illamasqua Nail Varnish – Charisma (Deep Raspberry Pink), Creator (Magical Black)

International Superstar ( GlossyBox August & Lux Box July )

I created a look mainly made up from my beauty boxes this month, I’ll review each product individually later (if I haven’t already) so check back for a look at what I thought of the product.






  • GlossyBox Lipstick – Glossy Pink
  • Lipcote






Illamasqua : Australia Fight For Fair Beauty Price – Help Your Fellow Make Up Lovers

While checking Twitter tonight I came across Illamasquas tweet about fighting for a fair beauty price, intrigued by the title I followed the link to their Facebook page and was shocked at what I was reading. I always thought that our make up prices were quite high so to read that in Australia they pay up to 61% more than we do came as quite a shock. As they state when we pay $24 dollars for a lipstick in America they pay $40, how is this fair?

Illamasqua themselves been a British brand have heard this from the Australian customers they distribute to, about how high the cost of products to them is compared to the rest of the world. I for one will think twice about complaining again now knowing how fellow beauty lovers are much worse off than myself.

They have now started an online petition in which they hope to slash prices across their entire range, all they are asking in return is for Australian customers to commit to still purchasing their products. Will you fight for a fairer price?


Click on the picture to go to their Facebook page and help them fight for a fair price for all our fellow make up lovers, make up bloggers and any one who wants to pay a normal price for some great make up.

To see their collections and what they sell take a look here.

Naturally Naked – Urban Decay Naked Palette

In this sunny weather were experiencing its always nice to have a day with a nice subtle look that doesn’t take long to do but gives you that brighter look. I decided to use Urban Decay’s Naked Palette as it has the perfect colours to create a natural look.


  • Me Me Me Cosmetics – Flawless Finish Tinted Moisturiser SPF15
  • MUA Mosaic Blusher – English Rose



  • Urban Decay Naked Palette – Virgin, Sin, Naked, Buck
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Illamasqua – Masquara



  • Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics lip frosting – Irish Cream Pavlova