Category: Illamasqua

Illamasqua Skin Base: AU

I wanted to love this. After falling all over myself over the original Skin Base formula, I was only too eager to try the new ‘illuminating’ version of the fantastic makeup  base. So I plunked down a few $$ and asked Illamasqua to ship it to me right away. Like

Professional Grade: Extreme EOTN

A client wanted to know if I could smoke her eyes ALL THE WAY OUT… make ’em dark and glittery and use some kind of funky lash to bring it all together? Of course. My stupid camera would NOT focus on the closed eye shots… I think it was the

FOTD: Smokin’ Burgundy

I dug back into the Chanel Ecolsion Palette (Spring 2012) for this look. I LOVE the Burgundy color in this palette. I think it’s fair to say that it’s my favorite… FACE Illamasqua Skin Base #14 Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder Chanel Horizon Blush EYES Chanel Eclosion Quad: Burgundy Eyeshadow

Illamasqua: Sophie I Technique

Stunning…   Illamasqua just released a how-to video for this look, in honor of the late Sophie Lancaster. From the website: “The Illamasqua Sophie-I smoky eye technique allows you to not only express your individuality, but discover new depth and definition in your eyes. Created using the black Sophie Medium

FOTD: Vintage Coin

I used the other MAC Metal X cream, and this one creased much worse than the first. This time I even used a base. I think I’m going to treat it like the Chanel Creams and put them over powders. FACE Tom For Traceless Foundation (Praline) Armani Loose Powder (#3)

FOTD: Shimmer & Shine

I pulled out some of my favorite Chanel products for this FOTD. I used the quint from last year, and remembered why I fell in love with it in the first place… FACE Illamasqua Skin Base (#14 & #15) Chanel Loose Powder (Dore) IMAN Sunlit Copper Blush Chanel Holiday (2011)

Illamasqua Skin Base: Why it didn’t make my list of Favorites

Okay, I’ve gotten some emails.After losing my mind over Illamasqua Skin Base… at the end of the year, it did not make my top list of favorite foundations. You can find the original review here: http://shahadakarim.blogspot.com/2011/07/covet-worthy-illamasqua-skin-base.html There’s only one reason the foundation didn’t make the list: accessibility. It’s nearly impossible

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