EOTD with Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism
Yesterday I grabbed what I had for a rock chick themed hen weekend in honour of one of my oldest and dearest friends. She had travelled to from Aberdeen to London and she had no idea what we had planned for her.
After giving her a location to meet at, she was blind-folded and led down the streets of London for a showing of musical Rock of Ages. It’s a brilliant show and I am itching to see it again.
It’s not often I get the excuse to wear flamboyant colours with my make-up so this was also an opportunity to experiment and I did with some of the new products from Illamasqua’s Human Fundamentalism collection and a couple of other Illamasqua eyeshadows I already own thrown in for good measure.
I used Pivot (bright lime green), *Burst (teal) and Hype (canary yellow from the Fundamental palette). I found the matte eyeshadows were fantastic to apply by patting them on first before building up to an intense, vibrant colour and then blending (of course).
I also used NYX’s jumbo eye pencil in Milk as a white canvas base so the colours popped more and there was no creasing. I highly recommend the pencil which was first brought to my attention by Frootibeauty (it’s a staple product in her kit).
For the lips I hastily grabbed Lady Danger by Mac. In the day time, the colours look garish and I’ve no idea what some of the cast we later met thought of the whole shebang but seeing as they were ambushed by drunken, uncouth hen parties at the stage door, I think my eye make-up was pretty inoffensive to them.
And if you’re wondering, my friend had a fantastic time. I’m relieved everything went to plan and I am impressed with myself for not saying anything on Twitter about it or she’d have definitely found out!
The close-up of the eyes was taken at the end of the night so you can see how the colours held up after 12 hours of wear.
(I apologise in advance for the state of my messy fringe – I’m due for a hair cut next weekend!)
*Burst – PR sample
**Remaining products used all bought by me