On Wednesday I went to Illamasqua at the Trafford Centre in Manchester to attend the Summer Beauty Event with Leena, Illamasqua's Head Trainer for the North. Plus it was the day after the new Paranormal Collection had just launched! Ill go through all the products I can remember being used, This is probably going to be a picture heavy post by the way...
Firstly Leena started with the eyebrows, Filling in with the eyebrow cake from the middle to the end, Then back to the inner part to create the signature Illamasqua Brow, Then with concealer, Outlined the brow to make it more sharp and defined, This was then blended out later.
Next Leena used the powder eye shadow on the brow bone and inner corners of the eye, as its matte its great as a highlight. Then using the Coppery shade from the Paranormal Palette in Aura all over the lid and then blended into the crease up to below the brow bone. Next using Paranormal, The pink shade on the outer corner and crease, Then using Trance (Purple) in the inner corner and outer corners. Then finally Leena ran Possession the green shade under the eye.
Then to Finnish the eyes Leena used Illamasqua's first ever gel liner to line the eyes then smudge out for a smokier look, then also lining the upper and lower water line. Also using a few coats of the Masquara to the lashes.
Skin and Face: Hydra-Veil, Skin Base Foundation (Not sure of the shade), Gleam in Supernatural and Aurora
Leena did the skin after the eyes so not to disturb the foundation if there was any fallout, Starting with the Hydra-Veil (The one thing I desperately wanted from the new collection and it sold out in 2 hours *sobs*). Over that was the Skin Base Foundation, Leena didn't use a concealer as Skin Base is like a foundation and concealer in one. Then finally using the new Gleam in Supernatural as a glowing contour and Aurora as a amazing cheek bone highlight.
Lastly for Lips, Leena did a two tone lip using the two new lipsticks from the new collection. Using ESP the bright dark purple to line the lips and fill the outer corners, then Posture the lighter mauve to fill in the middle of the lip, Both are matte shades.
This was the finished look, Including some false eyelashes too in number 13 I think.
I'm going to name this week Illamasqua Week as I have so many little Illamasqua posts and reviews to upload, so I hope you don't mind. This event was amazing and I've learnt so many tips and tricks from it. I recommend going to any of the Illamsqua events, especially if Leena is there too!
It was £10 redeemable on any products, Its part of the Selfridge's Summer Beauty Events, I also highly recommend checking out the new Paranormal Collection too!
Have you been to any Illamasqua Events? How do you like the new collection?