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!
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
Me and Alex
The new collection
I also really like the packaging of this collection, so dark and mysterious.
My gorgeous glossy playing with the pigments
Swatches of the liquid metals, modelled beautifully on Tali's arm.
[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.
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.
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..