Thursday, June 25, 2009

Blue Flame Illamasqua Look Du Jour 6.25.09

So as you probably are well aware, I have a serious obsession going on, I am cheating on my boyfriend...with Illamasqua.

I just love this brand. Although, to be honest, I was not so psyched to use the blue eyeshadow. I am very tame when it comes to eyeshadow colors. I don't like bright shadows, they read as cheesy to me and in general lacking in sophistication. I know I know, I am sorry it is just my personal opinion. So clearly I was not jumping out of my skin to try the bright cobalt blue eyeshadow. My goal was to go for a sophisticated, understated smokey eye using a color outside of my normal comfort zone.

Boy, was I wrong, number 1, this was a pleasure to work with. It is Matte...which is my favorite texture ever. Number 2, this is a very sophisticated blue. It was not garish at all, and very buildable, which I like. This shadow actually made me change my mind a BIT, I will not go as far as to say I will be wearing yellow,oranges and reds etc on my eyes. No, I will not, but I definitely will venture out a bit to the colored shadows as now I know certain colors can be worked to look sophisticated and fashionable (I will never change my mind regarding "citrus" or neons on my eyes...sorry!).

All products used shown here. Very simple look actually, only using 2 e/s colors plus a pigment.




MAC e/s in Tilt.



Don't mind the wild brows, I am going to tame them tonight...
What do you think?

14 comments:

  1. i looove the lashes!
    x
    www.tittees.blogspot.com

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  2. SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ojos bonitassss

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  3. I love that look on you. So sultry. I used to not wear color either but now that is all I wear. Just a tad in the corner of eyes or to line bottom of lash line with is all you need for a pop of color. I do love the brights on the lid but then I try and use a matte in the crease to tone it down and it seems to come out nice without looking cheesy. Mostly pretty but not clownish...Give it a try at least on the lower lash line and maybe you will like it a little more who knows...

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  4. Where did you get the makeup...did u have to order it from their website? Or is there a store in NY that carries their stuff?...any colours you recommend to use to imitate that dark blue and shimmer?

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  5. Hot eye makeup you've got on there!
    Love.It!!!

    xxx

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  6. j_alaina- No where in NY carries it yet. try the website, the shipping isnt too bad!

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  7. Krista- Thanks!! that is how I started also, with color along my bottom lashline!

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  8. Wow!! I can't believe you say that you're not into blues, you wear them beautifully!

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  9. Thanks Stefanie, I never was before, although I am warming to them now!!

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  10. Holy crap.. you have stunning eyes!!! Look how the blue pops and has all those flecks of color in it! xx

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