I first came across Illamasqua Magnetism lipstick when it was released with the Generation Q collection (great review on Anatomy of Beauty). At the time I wanted to pick it up, but was on a makeup no-buy so I held off purchasing this- until ASOS had a 25% off everything sale at the end of last year.
Magnetism is a cool toned deep mauvish berry (somewhere between raspberry and grape) with full opacity. It has a creamy, slippery texture with a glossy sheen- which is quite different from the super mattes that form the vast majority of the illamasqua lipstick collection. Staying power is great for a creamy lipstick (around 3.5hrs on my lips), but not quite as long as their matte formula lipsticks (around 5hrs) keeping in mind that lipsticks generally don’t last long on me.
myfunnyvalentine on Feb 27th, 2014 in Illamasqua, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 98000 comments. Illamasqua+Magnetism+Lipstick%3A+Review+and+Swatches2014-02-26+22%3A48%3A44myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9800
Hello from Canberra!
A few months ago, when I was still living in Melbourne, I went to a charity masquerade ball. It was my first masked ball, so of course I was pretty excited about coming up with a hair and makeup look for the night. I like the idea of a dark vampy lip worn with a venetian mask- there’s a bit of drama and mystery to the vampy lip that I think works well here. I regret not taking a picture of my mask- it’s a black lacy looking cats eye thing.
This YSL Glossy Stain lasted me all night through eating and drinking, it really is phenomenal in terms of longevity.
- MAC Quite Natural Paint Pot blended all over the mobile lid to crease and applied under the lower lashline
- Wolf eyeshadow (an antique gold with olive undertone) from the Illamasqua Neutral Palette applied to the mobile lid with a dense stiff eyeshadow brush stopping just before the crease.
- Vintage eyeshadow (dark matte chocolate brown) from the Neutral Palette used to define and darken the outer V.
- MAC Gold pigment applied to the bottom part of the upper lid (closest to the lashline).
- MAC Cork eyeshadow in crease.
- Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink to line upper lashline and darken outer third of bottom lashline
- MAC Gingerly blush
- MAC Bronzing Powder in Bronze.
- Bobbi Brown Champagne eyeshadow to highlight cupid’s bow.
Have you been to a masked/masquerade ball before? I’d love to hear about what makeup you wore in the comments
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Nov 27th, 2013 in Eye shadow, FOTD, Illamasqua, Lip Gloss | 90550 comments. Masked+Ball+Makeup+featuring+YSL+Violet+Edition+Glossy+Stain+2013-11-27+06%3A16%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9055
The Sacred Hour is the time to release your inner warrior. Embrace new beginnings at daybreak and re-stoke the fire in your heart as the sun sets. Breathe in the elements, enhance your features, and express yourself. Find your courage, wisdom and power within.
Another incredibly sexy collection by Illamasqua, and one of my favourites this year. I love the medieval feel of the collection, and I’m digging the distinct looks for the ‘Dawn Spirit’ and ‘Dusk Warrior’ – representing the two ‘sacred’ hours of the day. Illamasqua has a great short film that you should check out for an in depth look at the imagery and mood for the collection.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 28th, 2013 in Blush, FOTD, Illamasqua, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 85420 comments. Illamasqua+Sacred+Hour+Collection%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2013-10-28+02%3A44%3A52myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8542
If you haven’t already guessed from my instagram pics spamming up your feeds the past few days- I’ve just been on a weekend away to the beautiful town on Warrnambool- on the end of the Great Ocean Road. I faced my fears and did the trip on the back of Phil’s motorbike. It was exhilarating.
I had to pack everything I needed for the weekend in a small backpack, and since most of the backpack space was taken up by my bulky camera in it’s bulky bag- I had to be very minimalistic with everything else. These are the makeup items and toiletries I brought with me for the weekend. No brushes required!
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 14th, 2013 in Illamasqua, Miscellaneous | 88750 comments. Minimalist+Makeup+Bag%3A+Road+Trip+Weekend+2013-10-14+07%3A44%3A58myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8875
Turquoise/ Azure blue was always a colour that I considered just out of my makeup comfort zone. Whenever I think of bright blue eyeshadow, images of Malibu Barbie and the mother from Bewitched come to mind and scares me off.
A few weekends ago, I tried using the new Face Of Australia Budgeproof eyeshadow as a bold graphic liner- and I quite like how it turned out. No hint of barbie- just a simple, updated take on the cat’s eye.
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime
- Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadow in Mermaid Blue* applied with a stiff brush in a thick line across the upper lid and flicked outwards. I used about 3 layers to get this level of intensity.
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline pushed into the upper lashline and between lashes.
- Illamasqua Naked Rose blush on apples
- NARS Tzigane lipstick applied above Bangkok.
David Babaii Boho Beach Spray* through mid lengths to ends and scrunched through for volume and texture. This stuff smells like summer in a bottle.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Aug 20th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Hair, Illamasqua, NARS | 80050 comments. Mermaid+Blue%3A+Graphic+Blue+Eyeliner+FOTD2013-08-20+03%3A45%3A25myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8005