I remember when Ilamasqua just launched in November 2008 (Makeup4all actually launched 3 months later, so I covered all their collections) – it was something different and unique, something edgy, alternative, and opposite the mainstream, so to speak. Their collections like Dystopia and Theatre Of Nameless were so unlike anything else with the gorgeous looks from Alex Box and unreal shades of the products.
To be honest, I wasn’t a big of the latest releases such as Glamore and similar ones, as for me it wasn’t the Illamasqua I loved. This is why it is very nice to see how they are back to their roots with this new To Be Alive Collection.
Striking visuals with fierce makeup and stunning model. The products in the collections are well-edited and unique:
Spirit Palette, £34
- Powder Eye Shadows in Cascade (ultraviolet light), Inspire (rich true blue) and Refine (intense midnight blue)
- Shimmer Cream Eye Shadow in Awaken (delicate ice blue).
Glamore Lipstick, £18.50Read More
It’s been a while since I’ve posted the “Beauty Inspiration” post last time, so it’s time for an update 😉
I really love these beautiful images from Bloomingdales that I’ve discovered this month. How cool and inspiring are thay, right?
My favourites have to be the one with red lips and the one with the eye liner, I am definitely going to attempt to re-crete it [that liner] myself.
For those of you who don’t know – YSL are launching the new version of their quints, and you can take a look here.
But today I want to tell you about one of their duos – YSL Ombres Duolumieres Jaune Ardent/Bleu Torride, and this lill’ palette is just perfect for summer, as you get a blue, and a yellow!
Let’s take a look…
The colours are very beautiful, and are true to what you see in the packaging. You can get a sheer wash of colour, or build up the intensity by layering, using over primer or with a damp brush or sponge. The sponges that come on the palette are actually great for packing on shadows.
I personally love using the blue on top of any blue eye shadow with a lot of mascara, it looks great on brown eyes. Or with a damp thin brush an eye liner. Yellow could be used for aRead More
This summer Tyen was inspired by the legendary bird of paradise that supposedly flies in the sky, without never coming to earth.
The promo images are a real eye candy and the shades of this collection are a true summer feast, bright vibrant and juicy: pinks, corals, tans and all variations of green and blue.
The model on the promo is Daria Strokous and I think she pulls of blue pretty well!
The products are:
Jelly Lip Pen £19
- 476 Ilhabela
- 516 Copacabana
- 636 Carioca
- 656 Gaïa
Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo £40
- 001 Pink Glow
- 002 Coral Glow
5 Couleurs Eyeshadow, £40
- 374 Blue Lagoon
- 434 Peacock
Dior Addict Lipstick, £24
- 431 On The Beach
- 471 Flamingo
- 751 Exotique
The shades that I have are: Encounter, Caribbean and Burnt Sand.
Encounter is a sheer purple with a blue micro shimmer. This shade would look pretty on green eyes.
Caribbean is my personal favourite and it is a sheer aqua blue with very delicate shimmer. I just love the wash of this shade all over the lid with some black eye liner and a lot of mascara.
Burnt Sand is a metallic gold, the most opaque out of three. It is a very festive shade and would look nice paired withRead More