The day started as a gathering with the beautiful MBBE girls for a serious session of Yum Cha at Shark Fin House. That 2 hours long session then eventually saw us meandering down to the shops to look at makeup (as we tend to do) and before we knew it, it was time to head over to Illamasqua at Myer Bourke St Mall for their launch event.
Exclusively partnered with Myer, Illamasqua has already set up counters in Sydney, Bondi and Brisbane, Robina stores and this weekend, Melbourne joins the coveted list that enables us to experience the artistic flairs the Illamasqua team brings. To celebrate the occasion, a few lucky Melbourne beauty bloggers were invited to join in the fun and play with the beautiful vibrant makeup in the latest Art of Darkness collection. I was lucky enough to participate thanks to Christabel from TheMakeupMole.
|Illamasqua wall display - absolute stunning show of their products|
|Nail and lash bar - I want all the shades!|
|Illamasqua look books - Art of Darkness collections|
|Being a brush addict, I want all these beautiful brushes|
|expressive mannequins - Illamasqua Style as inspired by Alex Box (creative director)|
|playing around (Violet, Hannah, Tine)|
|Jess & Daniella showcasing a fine piece of art|
|Our little refreshing treats|
|Daniella with her MUA|
|Valerie's alter ego was created by Illamasqua international creative trainer Daniel - I think there's an avatar inspiration in there somewhere|
|my rather conservative alter ego - the colours were 5x bolder in real life I swear. I <3 the look|
In all, I had the most amazing time. If not for my expired parking meter, I would have stayed to play around until the the guys at Illamasqua kicked me out. But of course I could not leave empty handed after finding so many new pleasures to play with. Here's my purchase and products from the goodie bag we each received.
I've put about another dozen items on my wishlist and will slowly work my way through them :)
Brow cake powder in Motto
Lipstick in Box* - review soon for swatch see below
medium pencil in Sophie *
*items were received from the event.
For more photos of the day, click here
|Close-up showcasing the intricate artwork of the mannequin|
|Which lash is your alter ego?|
|With my talent MUA Giselle - she is wonder woman|
|With Valerie (her dress blued up here to enhance her looks)|
I'll sign off by leaving you with the tantalising colour that is Illamasqua Box. I'll be posting a review of it later this week.
More photos below from James
|Group shot of bloggers attending|
|Violet & Valerie|
|With Violet again|