My Illamasqua Makeover Experience

In January, I got the chance to visit the Illamasqua counter in Melbourne Central to enjoy a make over by one of the lovely make up artists. On a side note, I went in the opposite direction after getting off the train and had to rush, on a 30-something degree day! I essentially turned up looking like a tomato. Flustered as I was, I was greeted by the lovely Rebecca, who sat me down and after having a little chat all things awesome about Illamasqua, got started.

She matched me to their Skin Base Foundation, which I have already and love. However with their recently expanded range of shades, I now have an even closer match. It along with some concealer and powder, I was beginning to look a lot less like the hot (literally) mess I walked in looking like!

Next she used the Complement Palette on my eyes. The cream in this works as a great base and the light shade can not only be a highlight, but used over the other colours do create a whole new look! I then asked her to give me some tips on applying liquid eyeliner. I’m apparently blessed with big eyes, so going for a thicker line wouldn’t look bad. And after seeing the difference between her application and mine, I know what I was doing wrong!

Finally, was some blush, highlighter and a purple lip, which I was a little scared of, but the final look was great!. I loved how the look came together and was really perfect for a night out (too bad I had no where to go *sob*). Check out the photos below for how my look went! And big props to this look holding up another trip home in the heat before I took pictures 😉



And as if I couldn’t help myself, I bought a few goodies as well. After seeing Rebecca’s magic with the liquid eyeliner, I got one myself, and also picked up the red lipstick and gloss duo on sale (cue happy dance).



You can also have a session with the one of the make up artists at Illamasqua. You can find the locations around Australia here. While there is a booking fee, that amount is redeemable for products  so you can take home some of the things you fall in love with!
What has your experience been like with make overs at make up counters?

Disclaimer: This session was provided to me for consideration, all products taken home were purchased by me.