Saturday, 22 August 2009

London Purchases - Illamasqua & Nars

Before the Body Shop Event, we "popped" into Selfridges...
I only bought a few things, I was being a good girl :)

Of course i had to check out the Illamasqua counter, I really wanted to try one of their eyeshadows as i've heard great things about them & obviously i couldn't help purchasing another lipstick as i love the one i bought previously & wanted another for my collection. (This one was actually on my wishlist!)

The Lipstick is called "Liar" & It's a gorgeous pastel pink, very opaque but is one of a few with tiny shimmery particles in it rather than being matte.
Holly tried this one on & we both fell in love with it.
I cannot wait to wear this, I really love Illamasqua lipsticks, the lasting power is seriously good.
The other one i purchased (Obey) i wore in my latest FOTN, and i had to scrub it off my lips before bed..AND in the morning. I was thouroughly impressed.
Im not too sure if the shimmery ones will have the same effect but we shall soon see.

The eyeshadow is called Tango..and again, among all the hundreds of mattes they have, is a shimmer.
I love my shimmers clearly.
It's a gorgeous reddy brown, and i actually dont think i own anything like it. I have browns, but none with a red/orange undertone.
The pigmentation i would say is similar to Mac's, although i actually think that Illamasqua shadows last longer on the eye. :)

Next was the Nars counter.
I don't know if you've had a chance to look at the new collection but there are a few gems in there.
One being this shadow...

It's called Mekong, and it a deep brown, with tiny gold specks.
It looks a little purpley in the photos, i don't know why but it's not showing it in all it's beauty.
I was trying so hard to get it to show up the right colour...dang!
One thing i love about Nars shadows, is the pigmentation
They are by far the most pigmented shadows i have ever used.
one swipe and it's there in all it's glory.
They also last AGES.
I swiped this on my hand the other day (before urchasing) and even after i'd scrubbed at my hand, there was still a little mark there at the end of the day.
I havent used many of the lighter Nars shadow shades, so i cant say whether they are as pigmented as the darker ones, but from swatching at the counter many times before, i have never been dissapointed.

Look out for these products in some FOTD's in upcoming posts.
These are all far too pretty to let them go un-demonstrated.

Anything else in this Nars Collection you think is worth the buck?
I loved the look of the duo..but one shadow was very glittery (of the chunky nature).
& theres a palette i have my beady little eye on.


18 comments:

  1. YESSSSSSSS

    firstt co-ommennttttt ;)

    now i need to actually read the post :)
    xx

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  2. I have that lippy! But I don't wear it because i find it really drying and it makes my lips look flaky. if you find a way to wear it without the flaky look let me know! i have mekong too...beautiful and you're right, it's so hard to photograph! x

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  3. Great Haul girl! Mekong looks gorgeous, I need to add it on my list of things to pick up! Be sure to do a look with it! :)

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  4. ;O That Illamasqua shadow is beautiful! I never really had a proper look at the shadows when I went but wow!! I definately want :)
    x

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  5. That eyeshadow from Illamasqua looks lovely! Can't wait untill I go to London, becaue there's no NARS counters around me :( xox

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  6. Cute stuff! I really should check out Illamasqua! Everyone is raving about it! xoxo

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  7. hey girly,
    i love eye shadows that are brown with reddy undertones. They makes eyes looks so beautiful. that Liar lippy is stunning too.
    luv ya
    xoxox

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  8. that lipstick is lovely! i need to get to a Illamasqua counter asap!

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  9. That lipstick looks so nice, I'm definitely gonna have to try it.
    I don't have any browns with red undertones, it sounds lovely.

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  10. Great purchases! Loving the Illamasqua l/s & eyeshadow!! Can't wait to see them in a FOTD :)

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  11. Great haul :) I can't wait to move back to London next months - I miss the make-up counters!

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  12. OOOOH - Tango is one of my faves - I love that in the crease with virtually any bright shade to make it wearable! Bronx is another good one! xxx

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  13. Great purchases! I love the look of the lippies - very you! ♥

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  14. I bet the lipstick looks amaze on you! Alas, it would be too pale for my skintone.

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  15. Lovely goodies, I am excited to try Illamasqua but I am trying to hold out buying any Nars and Illamasqua until I go to the Selfridges event on the 19th September so I can take a list of everyone's recommendations to look at!

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  16. You made me lem for illamasqua even more!!

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  17. How are you finding the pigmentation of the Illamasqua hun? A lot of people have said the darker colours aren't that good! Its such a 'Me' colour haha looks gorgeous!

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