If you’ve been following me on my Instagram @ena_teo, you’ll know that early last weekend, I had a makeover at Illamasqua’s counter at Robinsons Orchard.
I was excited to be invited down for the makeover by Illamasqua because I’ve long heard of this cult British brand since it came upon Singapore’s shores late last year and I’ve also had the pleasure of checking them out at their first counter at Selfridges while I was in London UK.
For the uninitiated, Illamasqua debuted in the UK in 2008 and aims to empower people to express their individuality. As their website so eloquently puts it. “Champions of creativity and fighting against injustice wherever we go, our highly-pigmented, long lasting products provide consumers and make-up artists alike with the products and inspiration to ensure they can express themselves, whoever they are and whatever look they want to achieve.”
They now have 3 standalone stores in the UK, along with many department stores stocking them as well as in Australia, Middle East, Thailand and now in Singapore as well. They are also found in the US market through Sephora stores.
Let’s just go straight to how it was, shall we?
I went down with skincare, sunblock, brows drawn and a light coat of lipstick on my face. 🙂
The last 2-3 weeks I’ve been plagued with all the summer viruses you can think of; sore throat, fever, flu… and I was just recovering (and still am recovering, lol). 😛 So after being quite sick for the week, I was glad to be recovering and heading out with my friends that night! The makeover came in very timely. 🙂
And these are the make up that worked magic under the skilful hands of make up artist Eryn!
Powder base & Power Eyeshadows in Wolf, Tango & Machine
Here’s the first set of photos after the makeover!
I LOVE the smokey eye effect and how sophisticated it looks on my tiny asian eyes! 🙂 I also love the mix of lipsticks that look like a mixture of plum and red wine. 😉
And here’s the second set of photos with more definition on the eyes, cheeks, a coat of lipstick in Underworld on the lips for that added drama and oomph!
If the photos above made me feel like I was ready for a red carpet event, then the ones below made me feel like I was ready to step onto the scene of a Twilight movie scene! #asianvampire #hollywoodambition 😛
With my eye-lids closed to showcase the full effect of the beautiful ombre done! <3
Full list of Illamasqua products used for the makeover:
Hydraveil – $58 Skin Base 08 – $59.50 Powder Foundation PF210 – $65 Cream Pigment Emerge – $40 Powder Eyeshadow Wolf / Tango / Machine – $33 Each Powder Blusher Nymph / Thrust / Disobey – $44 Each Lipsticks Shard / ESP – $34 Each Colouring Lips Lust – $31 Raven Mascara – $32
I personally recommend Hydraveil, which is a cosmetic base similar to a primer for normal to oily skin, This stuff is good. It hydrates the skin while prepping it for the foundation. Overall I really enjoyed the foundations – skin base liquid and powder foundations – they provided moderate coverage (what I needed and how I like it) without being too heavy or cakey. I’m also glad to attest that they stayed on 12 hours after a longgg night with my friends with a lottt of dancing and walking. And they came off easily with my usual water based makeup remover routine! And my skin did not break out whatsoever. 😉 I would also really recommend the lipsticks in the colours I’ve worn for the makeover – Shard, ESP & Underworld, just cause they’re sooo prettyyy and they were also not particularly drying either, as pigmented lip colours usually do. 🙂
These ones are more for stage/theatre wear with thicker coverage. And the ones on the right are the pressed powders.
The many pretty blushers to pick from, from pastels to darker pinks, orange and purples.
Lipsticks, one of my beauty weakness! Unlike skincare, foundations & eye makeup, this is one beauty item that I can change on a daily basis to match my mood. So it’s hard to say no to lipsticks! Look at that beautiful array!
Many thanks to the skilful and beautiful Eryn for this wonderful makeover! Special thanks to Illamasqua Singapore for inviting me down for this makeover. 🙂
Visit Illamasqua Singapore at Orchard Robinsons 260 Orchard Rd, 238855, Level 1
As of August 2014, you can enjoy a makeover with any purchase of product, even if it’s just a lipstick.
Booking of makeover is subject to availability.
Call 6735 7663 to pre-book your makeover with them!
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