FACE: Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Fiji
Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light to Medium Bisque (under eyes)
Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Powder
Dior Matte Sunshine Bronzer in Honey Matte
Sleek Contour Kit (to define cheekbones)
Mac Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl (used as a blusher/highlighter)
EYES: Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ocre (as a base)
Illamasqua Precision Ink in Alchemy
Mac Liquidlast Eyeliner in Point Black (along top lashline)
Benefit High Brow (on waterline)
Benefit Powderflage (to seal under-eye concealer)
YSL Singulier Mascara
Clinique Superfine Liner for Brows in Soft Blonde
Estee Lauder Brow Setting Gel
LIPS: Illamasqua Lipstick in Obey
By Terry Baume De Rose
The glitter particles in this liner as so fine that they just translate to a liquid metal on contact with your skin...truly beautiful! The opulent gold colour catches the light in such a pretty way and I think this is really what makeup is about, products that really deliver what you would expect. This liner is waterproof and really long lasting, I had to scrub my arm for a while to get it off when I swatched it!
That shows just how great this liner is because the last thing you want is to have it wearing off during the night. I applied a base on my lid of Mac Paint Pot in Soft Ocre which has a yellow tone that creates a good foundation to apply the Illamasqua Precision Ink over the top.
This is a really easy and effective way to wear a glittery product whilst keeping a sophistication and subtely to your overall look. It looks amazing on lids and the contrast of the intense black liner brings a really nice simplicity to the overall look...makeup doesn't always have to be complicated or fussy. The combination of black and gold is glamourous and timeless. To be honest, the pics do not do the liner justice because it's really hard to pick up just how lovely it looks.
My favourite lip colours have alway been nudes, pinks and peaches because they compliment my skin tone and are always easy to wear. I have only tried one Illamasqua Lipstick in the past, Agony (a concealer-like nude), but it turned out to be too pale for me and I wasn't used to the matte finish. However, this Illamasqua Lipstick in Obey is a bright peachy, milky pink and although it's also a matte finish, I have finally worked out the best way to wear it and make it work for me.
Have you tried any of the Illamasqua Lipsticks?