Illamasqua Lipstick in Eurydice is One Fierce Fuchsia – Photos, Swatches, and Review

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Illamasqua Lipstick in Eurydice is a bold, bright fuchsia pink. It is a matte finish yet has an almost translucency to it that makes it seem as if this practically neon shade glows.

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The lipstick has a very dry feel on application and takes several swipes to reach intense colour. That can also be a good thing if you don’t want to go full on fuchsia.

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I thought I would find Eurydice uncomfortable to wear as it felt rather dry yet waxy when I applied it but once it set  on my lips it became an even more intense shade and felt quite comfortable. Wear time was excellent.

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What do you think? Would you wear this in your face pink?

Illamasqua is available at Sephora online in Canada as well as at The Bay Queen Street and the Bay Yorkville. You can also order online from!

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Halloween Look Tutorial – Autumn Fairy – Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel

This week’s challenge for the Fashion Magazine Beauty Panel was to come up with a Halloween look. I don’t really do Halloween. I hate the idea of spending a whole bunch of money on costumes and props like wigs and contacts for one day. I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and try something different and fun that I could do with what I already had at home. At first I was wracking my brain trying to come up with some sort of cartoon or movie character to do but then I decided that I would just wing it and create something. I decided on the theme of Autumn Fairy and sat down to create a look with fall inspired colours.

First I created a blank canvas by using an almost white foundation. I set it with transparent powder and then illuminated my complexion with some highlighting powder for an ethereal glow. I brought shape back to my face by doing some contouring with a matte bronzer under my cheekbones, temples, sides of my nose, and jaw area. Once my complexion was done I looked at my Inglot Freedom 20 palette and decided to start with Pearl 414. A deep shimmering green. I hadn’t actually used this colour before and had no idea how pretty it was! My plan of starting with dark green to rim my eyes and building out from there in the other shades of changing leaves was abandoned when I saw how stunning Inglot Pearl 414 was. I still had my smudger brush in hand and kept building until I ended up with this very exaggerated wing shape that went up and well beyond my hooded lids. I actually totally dig it! I may have to try and recreate a more wearable version of this.


I then took a dark burnt copper matte shade, Inglot Matte 335, and a shimmering gold eyeshadow, Inglot Pearl 403, to create a graduated effect radiating out from the temple.


I then used the Gold and Copper Lancome Artliner 24H liquid liners to trace out some designs that worked with the winged out look.


I then added a heavy dose of Lit Cosmetics copper glitter to the temple area, some complex green and copper glitter on my eyelids, and completed the look with the same copper liquid liner and glitter on my lips, and some crazy fun lashes from Illamasqua that I just knew I’d find a use for eventually! Ta da! Autumn Fairy. Not the greatest Halloween look around but it was actually super quick and really easy. It was nice to just let loose and slap stuff on willy nilly, letting my imagination take over. I’m thinking it might be fun to do a snow fairy next. Maybe I’ll actually dress up for Halloween this year… nah… not likely. ;)

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Products Used: Inglot eyeshadow in “Pearl 414,” “Matte 335” and “Pearl 403,” Lancôme Artliner 24H in “Gold” and “Copper,” Lit Cosmetics Glitters in “Soul Sister Shimmer #3” and “Cowgirl Solid #3″ and Illamasqua Eyelashes

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What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Do you think I should try more fun looks like this? Would you like to see them?

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Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel Gives Kaska Beige a Boost Face of the Day

I thought I’d try punching up my usual Chanel Kaska Beige look by using the Ombres Perlees de Chanel Quint to add some finishing touches. I liked the subtle glow it gave to the look. Apologies for the lackluster hair and somewhat unsuccessful attempt at getting decent pics. I was just going heading to the cottage. ;-)
Products Used:
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Shade 1
Make Up For Ever HD Concealer 305 set with Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish Natural Light
MAC Play It Proper Beauty Powder
MAC Painterly Paint Pot
Chanel Kaska Beige Quad – cream all over to brow bone, gold taupe on lid, chocolate mauve in crease, dark purpled brown on outer v.
Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel Quint – ivory on inner corner, pink peach applied on center of mobile lid at the end.
Chanel Inimitable Noir Obscur Mascara