Illamasqua Christmas Party
Last year we gave you weekly Street Style posts where we visited areas of London and snapped your fab make-up looks! This year we have decided to do things a little differently and to start things off we thought we’d talk you through looks by Illamasqua staff who attended our belated Christmas party last week. If you are unfamiliar with the brand this post will show you the diversity of products and the looks you can create, whether you prefer a muted natural look or gothic glam!
Here are some of the lovely Illamasqua staff looking flawless as ever!
Are you as enviable as we are of Sarah‘s and Sasha‘s (Manchester Trafford) skin here?! For a base this fresh use our Skin Base Foundation over a primer to make it last all night long! Both girls eyebrows look on point, whether you’re planning to bolden up your natural brow like Sarah or create ombre brows like Sasha our versatile Brow Cake can produce both! For a beautifully blushed cheeks like Sarah try our Cream Blusher in Laid, a bright rose pink with Gleam in Aurora to highlight the cheekbones.
Cheekbones galore, check out Becca and Abi’s contour! For a look this defined we suggest using foundation or concealer lighter and darker over the top of your base, try our Skin Base Lift in Deep 2 to sculpt the face and shade White Light to highlight on the cheekbones. For the dark winged shadow use our Neutral Palette for a gorgeous smokey eye. Wonder how they get the straight lines from the eye to brow? A top trick is to use selotape whilst applying your eye shadow and peel off for a ruler straight line. For a smudged look like Becca, use a Smoulder Brush to smoke out the edge.
We snapped Rona (Events Assistant) and Zoe (Brand Ambassador) rocking very different looks. Rona opted for a fresh skinned look and subtle eye with a bright pink lip, try Eurydice for a similar finish along with Sculpting Powder Duo for perfectly sculpted cheek bones and a glowy highlight. Zoe chose to stick with her signature look: tanned skin and a dark smokey eye. Our Bronzing Duo‘s are great for adding some warmth to your skin and giving you a sun-kissed look. Use Eye Colouring Pencil in S.O.P.H.I.E. with Powder Eye Shadow in Obsidian with our Blending Brush for a sultry smokey eye. Finish Zoe’s look with Glamore Lipstick in Naked, a satin finish nude.
Don’t Emma and Samantha from our Liverpool store look glam? Use our Pressed Powder over Skin Base Foundation for a flawless base that lasts with a light dusting of blusher on the apples of your cheeks, Naked Rose would be a good match for Samantha’s look here. For a ‘your lips but better’ glossy finish, try Sheer Lipgloss in Intimacy against a dark eye.
Sarah, Jessica and Francesca from Selfridges London all opted for a soft lip and dark eyes. Sarah’s monochrome Black Swan-esque cut crease (close up here) looks fab, recreate with Powder Eye Shadows in Obsidian and Sex and finish with Lush Lashes. For a contour as strong as Francesca’s try our Cream Pigment in Hollow or Powder Eye Shadow in Heroine if you prefer using powder with our Contour Brush.
Poppy and Patrick look so illa-glam in drag make-up! For a higher coverage base use our Rich Liquid Foundation. Of course lashes are essential for this look, try No. 13. We have a course designed specifically to teach you the basics of drag make-up at our School of Make Up Art so check it out here if you’re interested in learning more.
The lovely Sarah our PR Executive wore Lipstick in ESP along with Eye Brow Cake in Thunder for bold brows. Of course this post wouldn’t be complete without our Creative Director, Alex Box, who wore her statement red lip! Recreate this look with Lipstick in Box.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this sneek-peek into the lives and looks of our Illamasqua staff. Thanks for reading and we’ll be back soon with Street Style snapping up your looks! Below are myself and PR Intern, Chloe, she matched her lips to her dress with a metallic lip. You can recreate this look with Lipstick in Disciple and Pure Pigment in Alluvium pressed over the top!