Sunday, 5 June 2011

MAKE-UP - Illamasqua's School of Make-up Art

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art

Last weekend I was invited along to a special Illamasqua tutorial with some girls from the Debenhams Beauty Club. We were there to give their 2 hour Portrait of Creativity class a whirl in the space at their Beak Street store in London. You can find out about other make-up courses here.

To begin we customised our lashes. I went bold with bright yellow feathers that almost looked like butterflies, and some gold crystals. Using tweezers and glue to get our lashes how we want them made it feel like a craft class rather than make-up, but once we were happy with the lashes it was make-up time.

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art

The make-up artist chose colours and products for us to complement our false lashes, then she created the look on one eye while we copied it onto the other. We also tried out a new foundation which hasn't hit the shelves yet. I loved all the eye make-up products and the choice of colours is fab. I bought one of the shimmering, pure pigments. I almost went for the concealer too, it's really effective.

We just had to go out for a few drinks after we'd got all glammed up and I then went off to meet a friend in a sleepy pub in a yummy-mummy area of London. I got a few odd looks, but not as many as I thought I would. Would you be brave enough to try this lash look? I think it's a great idea for festivals.

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art

Tips and tricks:

  • To get your colour to stick and for more impact, use a dark eyeliner across the lids and blend in before adding powder shadows.
  • To take blueness away from under-eye areas, apply orange pencil to the area and blend. Then put your foundation over the top. It works!
  • Always trim lashes to length before you start and they'll stay put for longer.
Illamasqua is available at Debenhams

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art

Illamasqua School of Make-up Art
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