Hi loves, the Illamasqua Multi Facet Palette in Semblance recently landed in to my hands due to a lovely friend of mine who you all may know as Frootibeauty. From the moment I got it (Sunday) I have been itching to try it out, create a look and share my thoughts with you all. It looked like a really well put together palette so I wanted to test it to see if my first impressions were correct. I was hoping that first looks weren’t deceiving in this case!
The palette consists of 8 shades that Illamasqua deem ‘must have’ which help create a variety of eye and cheek looks. The palette contains a new Gleam called Mirage, best sellers Cream Pigment in Hollow, Eyebrow Cake in Thunder, Powder Blusher in Hussy and four Powder Eyeshadows. I’ve been meaning to try out Hollow as I heard it is really popular but had a feeling it would be too light for me, and Hussy has been on my wish list for a very long time. Illamasqua eye shadows are always pigmented so I was happy to try these four as I haven’t previously tried them before.
I was really impressed by the Gleam in Mirage as it blended out very smoothly over my cheeks to create a glowy look and also it really matched my skin tone. I already have another Gleam in Aurora and found this one to match my skin tone better. However I am a little disappointed as I can’t find the full size version on Illamasqua otherwise I would have bought it today! I really hope it isn’t a palette exclusive and they bring out a full size version soon. Next the blusher in Hussy, I adore the pigmentation of Illamasqua blushes and this one is no different. It’s a gorgeous Candy Pink that will be getting a lot of wear from me.
As you can probably tell from the picture above, the contour shade was unfortunately too light for me. However, not to fret, I can see this being a great matte base for taupe eye shadow and neutral looks I might want to create. You don’t have to always use a product for its original purpose. The rest of the eye shadows had great power pay off and perfect for both neutral looks I would want to create and a killer smokey eye. I’m also looking forward to using that pink lilac shade with a smokey edge to it, I think it could be interesting. Below I used the palette to create a quick makeup look:
For the eyes I used the Frosty Champagne like shade as a base all over the lid and also in the inner corner. In my crease and outer V I used the eyebrow shade, Thunder, to create a slight smokey edge. I used the Cranberry/Rust shade all over the crease line to warm the look up slightly and blended away. The only additional shadow I used was MAC Brule which is a matte off white which helps me blend most makeup looks. I ran the Black Liner shade across the lash line for a smokey liner and then add liquid liner, false lashes etc. I also ran the liner shade, Thunder and the Cranberry/Rust colour under the bottom lash line.
On my cheeks I am wearing the Gleam in Mirage and blusher in Hussy. I think it may have shown up a little better in daylight as the flash seems to have washed out the colour a bit. You may notice that my skin tone is not even and my skin isn’t flawless however I actually wore this look out during the day (bar the contacts and false lashes) and I, as usual, only opted for only concealer under my eyes and went bare everywhere else. Here I am wearing Kevyn Aucoin in SX08. Daylight is much for forgiving than the lighting I have used here, I promise! But I thought I would show the look regardless of whether it is completely polished or not as it represents how I truly wore it. On my lips I am wearing MAC Fast Play lipstick with Chanel 51 Insociance lip gloss on top. It’s my first high end lip gloss and I am really excited about it.
Overall I really love this palette, it’s perfect for travelling with as it has cheek shades I would actually wear and shadows that will create a few looks for me. And also, it usually retails for £45.00 but you can find it here for £22.50.
I hope you liked today’s post, I thought it would be good to have a look to go with the swatches. A huge thank you to Safiyah (Frootibeauty) for the palette and the other goodies she gave me, my friends do know me well. Do let me know what posts you all would like to see next. Love, Tanzina x