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Sunday, 12 September 2010

// Illamasqua - 'Art of Darkness'

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Yesterday I was fortunate to be invited to Illamasqua's blogger event. It was a great afternoon, the new flagship store is amazing and the Autumn/Winter 'Art of Darkness' collection is absolutely mesmerising, it is described as..


"A place in which the lines between the real and mythical, the past and the future, the living and the dead are never clear. A twisted world where anything can happen."


The visuals for this collection are stunning. Here's a few of my favourite!


Androgyny


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I got to meet lots of fabulous people including the gorgeous and mega talented Alex Box herself. She is such an inspiration and so passionate about her art it honestly excites you. The products in the collection are gorgeous the colours, the textures, the payoff.. I was seriously blown away. One thing that Alex mentioned in the presentation is that all the products in this collection can be layered and and they work beautifully together.


Alex working her magic


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Alex's creation


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Me and Alex


The new collection


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I also really like the packaging of this collection, so dark and mysterious.


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My gorgeous glossy playing with the pigments


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Swatches of the liquid metals, modelled beautifully on Tali's arm.


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[L-R.. Resolute, Superior, Stoic]


At the end of the day we were given a goody bag which was very kind of Illamasqua with two of the products from the new collection. I was given 'Viridian' the deep metallic green nail polish. It is so intense and has a gorgeous blue shimmer shot through it. I can't wait to try it as metallic nails have me very curious this fall.


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I was also given the liquid metal in 'Resolute' a rich rust/burgundy colour. I saw Alex using this on the models lips and it looked amazing, I never thought of using the liquid metal on the lips, it looked as if it glided on so well.. so I will be trying that for sure.


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The other product that I loved which I can't wait to get my hands on is the Pure pigment in 'Ore' it is almost like fairy dust, its so sparkly yet such a rich golden bronze.


I had such a fantastic day and after the event ended up at the pub with lots of fellow bloggers/vloggers. It was such a nice end to the day, getting to meet people in real life, especially the lovely Pixiwoo girls Sam and Nic who had us all in stitches with their stories.. still laughing thinking about it! Just wanted to say thank you to Illamasqua for a real treat. I came home and was so amazed by it all, I made myself a cuppa and looked through my Alex Box Rankin book.. I really want to be more creative in make up and I really will be taking a closer look at some of the classes Illamasqua will be holding at their make up academy.


What do you think of the new collection? What products do you enjoy from Illamsqua? Do you own any of the line?


Lots of Love..


zara

10 comments :

  1. I love the look of Resolute, it looks like a perfect Autumn colour. Can't wait to get my hands on it. X

    Ps: I think you look lovely!

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  2. Wow, the promotional images & packaging looks absolutely stunning! This looks like such an amazing collection :) xo

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  3. such a pretty collection this is!

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  4. The collection looks absolutely amazing, and you were so lucky to get invited!

    www.mollyvogue.blogspot.com

    xx

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  5. Love the pics! Great color payoff in them.. so accurate!

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  6. omigosh what a gorgeous collection! I love the things you got they look so pretty and you look gorgeous as always...i own nothing from them but im curious to try.

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  7. Looks gorgeous, the promotional pics are amazing and I really like the packaging too.

    You my dear are way to harsh on yourself, I think you look lovely.

    I have quite a few Illamasqua products, including Enrapture, it's the most beautiful bronze colour, I did one of my more creative looks on a night out with it on my crease, paired it with deep dark metallic purple on the lids for a smoky eye, a little on the cheeks over a burgundy blush applied lightly and then on it's own on the lips with a bronze sheer gloss as it's quite a dry powdery finish, you could say I was covered in Enrapture! :-)

    I got the idea of the blush mixing from a tutorial by pixiwoo mixing colours together.

    It must have been a lovely event to attend, lucky you. I did meet Nic once when she was working with Illamasqua at Selfridges, we had a lovely chat, so easy to talk with.

    Thanks for the post, really lovely to see the pics.

    Diane

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  8. wow the collection looks stunning

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  9. beautiful colours!! I want all the liquid metals!! he he! x

    http://sher821.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm in love with this collection. The colours are just gorgeous and the packaging is awesome!

    http://becksmakeupcorner.blogspot.com

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