Whilst the UK is preparing for a VERY white Christmas, here in Australia the sun is blazing and Aussies are flocking to Illamasqua counters around Australia to glam themselves up for a hot, hot holiday season.
Sydney City Counter Manager Mikele Simone says the Christmas gift Nail Varnish duos are flying off the shelves in bright and rich colours like Collide, Muse and Viridian. The Temptress set which includes False Eye Lashes, Eye Liner Cake and Volume Mascara is also proving very popular, so there might be more than a few sexy glances on Christmas Day …
Bondi Junction Manager, Gavin Rennick says “Party looks come in all shapes and sizes, just like our facial features! But everyone loves a smokey eye for holiday parties. Trends that are breaking through at the moment are a lot of natural shadows with a strong heavy brow, and I love Illamasqua’s Brow cake and Sealing Gel to create the perfect brow.”
We have also opened another new counter, this time in Myer Chadstone in Melbourne. Gillian Staal, Australian Retail Operations Manager, says that they have a fabulous team in Chadstone, all successful make-up artists in their own right and drawing from fields as diverse as theatre, fashion and film. The new counter has also created a great stir within the beauty hall due to its strong imagery – not something often seen in Australian retail stores!
We have also been finding that the foundations and powders are brilliant in the hot climate for giving all-day performance, as they were created by industry professionals for the rigorous conditions demanded on film-sets and under harsh studio lights. With the right application methods they are able to handle the heat and humidity Down Under with ease. So the mistletoe might be wilting, but your make-up won’t be!