Street Style: Covent Garden! 15th October 2014

Hello everyone,

This week we paid a visited to popular tourist and shopping destination, Covent Garden. Located in the West End of London, Covent Garden is steeped in history and home to entertainment for all.


Various street acts take to the main square throughout the day while London’s theatre district is just within a minutes walk. If it’s a laugh that you’re after then a trip to the various comedy clubs in the area are sure to do the trick.


 Covent Garden markets date back to the 1600’s and are still extremely popular today. The various market’s, including the apple market, are small enough to not get lost, but large enough for you to find the perfect souvenir.


Now that the weather gets chillier here in London, we’re expecting to see a whole lot of Winter coats and chunky knit scarves. Our first style spot, Carmen, certainly lived up to our expectations! Her tartan scarf looked cosy and comfy, positioned stylishly around her neck. If you have read previous Street Style posts then you will know all about our love for red brightening up a black outfit. Our red of choice would be a lipstick and not just any lipstick, we’d recommend the shade Maneater for a real pop of colour.


Speaking of makeup, Carmen couldn’t live without concealer and is on the hunt for a non-clumpy mascara that looks like false lashes. We’d suggest Masquara in Raven for a buildable look.


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We also met Luna, she too is loving huge blanket scarves this season. She’d describe her style as chic but edgy and couldn’t live without her leather jacket – a staple in her wardrobe.


When we met Luna, she’d kept her makeup neutral but she revealed that she loves a deep red lipstick. Luna feels a red lippy can complete a look and is great for both the day and night. If you agree then you might be interested in deep berry shade Vampette.


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Helen’s funky hair caught our eye and we also loved the contrast of her chunky white boots to her all-black outfit. Helen works in retail so draws inspiration from her job; she loves wearing anything oversized but simple and often favours black.


We were thrilled to hear that Helen is already a fan of Illamasqua after being recommended our products by her make-up artist friend. She currently owns our Lipstick Brush and Satin Primer. Which Illamasqua products do you own? Which would you recommend to a friend?


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Next we met Gemma who had opted for a stylish coat and comfy trainers for a casual but trendy look that is perfect for a day in London. “Minimal and all black” is how Gemma would describe her style.


Makeup wise, Gemma had gone for a coral lip that you could recreate with Lipstick in Over or if you’re more of a lipgloss fan then you could try Sheer Lipgloss in Torture.


Dominika was also rocking a chunky tartan scarf that was particularly interesting as the reverse side reveals a dogtooth print. We love versatility here at Illamasqua – posessing one item that can transform your look saves time and space in your handbag! As well as a key piece like Dominika’s reversible scarf, we’d recommend our Cream Pigment‘s that can be used on the eyes and lips as well as the cheeks. That way you can get a range of different looks just from one product.


Dominika gets ideas for her style “on the streets of London as it is so colourful and there is such a mix of different cultures”. She is a fan of colours and the small details that really complete an outfit.


That’s all for this week so let us know what your favourite look was in the comments below and keep an eye out for us this Thursday as we’ll be taking a trip to Dalston for even more style spotting.

Lots of Illamasqua love,



Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert