Friday, April 03, 2015

Beauty ¦ Illamasqua Multi facet palette - Aura


If you read my birthday haul //Here//  you will see that I got this then, my mum picked it up for me in the sale and it cost the bargain price of £13.50 against the £45.00 RRP I was pretty chuffed with the find. This is the most amazing palette for travel as bar foundation, concealer, mascara and any primers you need you have everything you need. 

I expected the packaging to be the typical rounded cornered squarish shape however it's in just your average square palette which does make it a little easier to store. It has a nice and sturdy clasp and it feels like it could withstand a bit of a battering (It lived to tell the tale when I dropped it on my floor)



 Onto the thing you guys are actually bothered about. The palette contains 4 eyeshadow shades, a highlight, blush, brow cake and a cream contour. I was super excited to try the Gleam in Aurora however it left me wanting more. It is really beautiful but I personally prefer an intense highlight whereas I find this is very very subtle and it practically blends away when I put it on the skin. I feel like this would be really lovely for a very minimal glowy look but for me it's just not quite enough. 

The Thunder brow cake has become my go to brow product for when I want really neat and intense brows. It's pretty much the perfect colour for me and it has the most amazing longevity. I highly recommend it if you're really into your brows however I think it's definitely for the more experienced brow filler-inners. I honestly haven't reached for the powder blush in tremble as I tend to leave shades like this for the summer however the couple of times I have used it I found that the texture was very smooth, it blended well and lasting nicely throughout the day. 


The Hollow contour cream is actually a little dark for my skin at the moment but I feel like I will get so much use out of it in the summer. It's a lot drier than I expected it to be but I find it works as it really sticks around all day and blends well enough. I've used it for both a subtle contour and for a more intense contour. I find I can use it on my skin now for the subtle contour however I find it's just a little too dark at the moment for an intense one. 

The powder eyeshadows are really beautiful, they are well pigmented and the texture of them is super creamy however I find that Machine is a little more chalky. The shades work well together and I can make an entire look out of the palette however personally I prefer to add in a darker base shade. These last well on the eyes and on top of the eye primer I can get a full days wear with very limited fading and practically no creasing. 

From Left to Right - Aurora gleam, Tremble powder blush, Hollow cream contour, Thunder brow cake, Vision powder shadow, Servant powder shadow, Feint powder shadow, Machine powder shadow

Overall I'm really am impressed with the palette and I feel like it's something I will reach for regularly. I don't think it's still available however all the products can be bought separately (aside from Feint and Vision) from Illamasqua 

16 comments:

  1. this is really beautiful. i dind't know about this brand.
    x,Abril

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    1. I hadn't tried anything until I got this but I definitely want to try more! x

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  2. I do really love the look of this, but I have this weird thing about not liking palettes that contain eye and face palettes. Weird? Probably. I don't know what it is! I do love Illamasqua...
    Ivory Avenue

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    1. I don't usually but it was such a bargain although I have found I reach for the eye side of things more often x

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  3. I kept looking at this in the sale but when I decided to buy it was gone! It was such a bargain price, even if all the shades are not for you...x

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    1. Oh no typical things like that usually happen to me! x

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  4. A gorgeous collection of shades in one palette!
    xoMadiha

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  5. This palette looks gorgeous, definitely great for travelling xo

    http://lifebeautyandem.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It so handy for travelling! Especially if you're only away for a few nights x

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  6. I think Illamasqua is such an underrated brand, they make incredible cheek, lip and base products in my opinion! This palette looks so pretty too, very versatile and wearable :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. I've only tried this and one of the velvet blushes and I'm so impressed I really want to try the foundation x

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  7. This looks like a really lovely palette! I love Illamasqua, my favourite product of theirs is the liquid eyeliner, it's amazing! x

    Temporary:Secretary // Fashion and Beauty Blog

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    1. I'll add it to my wishlist it's getting pretty long! xx

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  8. I love illamasqua, well done on getting such a bargain
    Rosy | sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I couldn't actually believe it!

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