Thursday, 27 March 2014

Illamasqua Pure Pigments: Feverent, Static and Ore (Glitter lovers prepare...)


Every makeup lover is sure to have that one product that draws attention every time you wear it. Illamasqua's pure pigments are my new holy grail eyeshadow for going out, I even wear these in the day because I am so addicted to the finish! 
The packaging of the products is a little messy, however I have yet to come across a container that can hold a loose pigment without dispersing too much product, at least these pigments have a sifter, unlike the MAC ones.
The first shade I purchased was Feverent, a duo-chrome shade that can be compared to MAC blue brown pigment although Feverent is much more of a reddish tone. The product applies with full opacity giving a smooth red brown base with reflects of blue and green glitter. Every time I wear this with a smokey eye I am plagued with endless questions about the glittery wonder that is the pure pigment.

Completely and utterly in love with Feverent, I went out and purchased two more shades. Static is a white pigment that reflects lilac and pink in the light. I love using this pigment to hi-light my inner corner for an ethereal feel, and also this shade is amazing when layered over a black base to create a purple glitter smokey eye. With regards to application, I would stick to using these pigments dry as they tend to go a bit clumpy when wet.

The third and final shade in my collection is Ore, a stunning bronze gold with both gold and silver glitter particles. This has been my go-to lid colour since I bought it and reflects the light beautifully. All the pigments, as you can see from the swatches are very opaque and intense, much more than the MAC pigments I have tried previously. I find the lasting power to be faultless also with minimal fallout for such a glittery product.

At £16.50 these pigments are not cheap, but trust me when I say they are worth every penny!

Friday, 21 March 2014

Rainy day outfit

Rainy days

The weather here in Manchester has been very sporadic lately with sunshine one minute and torrential rain the next. On top of this exams are drawing nearer as we speak which is a little daunting as I really need to get on with revising!

However there's a couple of things on the horizon to look forward to, the first being my birthday on Tuesday which has come around really fast this year. I also cannot wait to visit London with my best friend Charlotte in April and I plan on doing a huge jewellery haul at Camden market.

This outfit was inspired by the rainy days we have been having lately, the rain tends to make me retreat even furthur into a wardrobe of black and grey. I have been loving ripped jeans lately and I am hoping to pick up a pair in the next few weeks, even though I always seem to have bruised knees which isn't cute - calling Sally Hansen airbrush legs spray...

This shark tooth necklace is from the jewellery brand Luv AJ, I have been dreaming about their short shark tooth charm necklace in particular but why is it when the time comes for me to put together a birthday list, it is sold out everywhere?

If anyone finds this necklace online anywhere please let me know!