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Illamasqua Powdered Metal in Erzule and Kabuki Body Brush Review, Photos and Swatches

Today I want to tell you about the products that would work perfectly for summer. And these are actually from the Illamasqua SS 2010 collection called Body Electrics.

I’ve already mentioned these products but never wrote a detailed review so here we go…

The first products is the Powdered Metal in Erzule, deep bronze shimmer. There are four Powdered Metals available and I’ve got the darkest shade but you can also get: Bebhionn (soft pink shimmer), Thalia (golden tan shimmer) and Ether (pale gold shimmer).

You can actually use these in so many ways: as a face powder, body powder, eye shadows; you can also mix it with other products you have.

I personally love using it on my body and as an eye shadows.

It is a very dark colour compared to my body so I have to blend it  very well, but once I do, it looks gorgeous! I personally like using some body oil , wait until it absorbs into the skin and then use a very thin layer of this powder very well blended. I find that it stays on the moisturized skin much better. You can probably try mixing some powder with body lotion but I haven’t tried it myself.

The great thing is that it doesn’t  wipe off your clothes when you are wearing something with the long sleeves, it stays on very well and gives a beautiful sheen.

I would recommend Erzule after some fake tan or if your skin is not so pale as it would look more natural but if you do use it on the fair skin, again, make sure that you blend it very well.

The great news is that now you can get your Powdered Metal with a great discount! Now it retails for £15.75 and the original price is £22.50 at Illamasqua.

To make sure that

Illamasqua Cream Pigments in Dab, Emerge and Mould. Review and Swatches

As you may remember, Illamasqua has launched the brand new product which is called Cream Pigment and you can read about it here.

There are 6 shades in general and I was given 3 of them to try out. I have Emerge, Mould and Dab. So here is what Illamasqua says about them and my opinion.

First of all I have to say that I like the idea that you can use these on eyes/lips/cheeks/face/body- whatever you can think of and whatever suits you.

I  also like what Alex Box said about these: “I don’t think we have ever created a product that is as hard working as Cream Pigment. They can correct or enhance, disguise or reveal. I am obsessed with their versatility; blush, lips, eyes, contouring … they are absolutely my favourite product right now. Super-blendable, they can be pressed and blended into skin or slicked on for graphic shapes. Education is key with the pigments. Once you have learnt how to master them, you can control their impact.”

So here we go:

Emerge (peach) – “This peach brightens under eye shadows and is beautiful as a highlighter on olive – darker skintones. It’s also a very flattering blusher on paler skin tones.”

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for me as an under  eye concealer as I find the texture  heavy for my taste and it looks too obvious on myself. As for the lipstick – I wouldn’t wear it on it’s own as it looks like concealer on me but it’s great to mix with other shades to make them lighter! I like to use this as a blusher as it looks very pretty on my skin tone,  really suitable for Spring – fresh and peachy.

I was interested in how it is compared with Rude ( I L-O-V-E Rude, definitely, a must have from the brand) so here you go. If I had to choose between both – I’d go for Rude as I love the shade, texture, blend-ability, well, everything about it.

Dab (lilac) – “This

The New Beauty Book and Green Lips of Alex Box from Illamasqua

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If you are a fan of Illamasqua you should definitely get a copy of Alex Box’s beauty book. It looks amazing! This is the photo from yesterday (5.11.09) from the event where Alex was signing her book. The event took place at  Selfridges London.

And what do you think about the green lipstick? Like it or not? Tell me what  do you think. The photo of the look that Alex created for the model