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