Saturday, March 23, 2013

Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore


Eeek please ignore my dry skin!
  Ever since I fell in love with Illamasqua a few years ago on a trip to New York, they have fast become my favourite high end brand.  Their colours and pigmentation are like no other brand I've ever seen and up until last November, their products weren't available in Canada.  My friend Alexandra is a super talented Glasgow, Scotland based makeup artist who used to work for Illamasqua  (please go checkout her amazing work here).  When I went to Scotland in 2011 Alexandra helped me pick out the products she would recommend the most and the Pure Pigment in "Ore" was one of them.

  Pure Pigments are loose powders that have mutiple uses.  They can be used as eyeshadow, mixed with nail polish to alter the colour or add shimmer, or they can be used as a highlighter or bronzer depending on your skin tone.  I have only used this shade as an eyeshadow as I think it is too dark to be used on my face.  "Ore" is a super shimmery and sparkley shade that has reflects of various shades of gold, bronze, and green.  I have bluish green eyes that tend to lean more towards green but when I wear this my eyes look more blue as seen above so that's my favourite thing about this colour.

  My only gripe with this product is the packaging.  The packaging is very pretty but it's not very funtional as I find that the hole that the powder comes out of is way too large.  I'm pretty clumbsy so I always make a mess when I use it as powder flies everywhere once I open the lid.  Saying that, you only need a tiny amount of product for every use so it will last forever.  I do prefer this over MAC Pigments as those tend to crease on me whereas this Illasmasqua Pure Pigment lasts all day on my eyelids with primer on underneath. 

Availability: ASOS, $27CAD or  Sephora, $29CAD

24 comments:

  1. Wow this is so pretty! A agree the packaging is a little dysfunctional but other than that the color is super prettyyyy:)

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    1. Yeah Illamasqua packaging is pretty bad in reality :( The product inside makes up for it though.

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  2. This is such a pretty shade! I do find pigments messy though so I can imagine having trouble with the packaging too.
    Came across your blog from the beauty blog hop, I'm a new follower :)

    http://andini-ria.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I guess all pigment packaging sucks? haha. Thank you, going to look at your blog now :)

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  3. I absolutely love the colour of this, it's perfect! Stop tempting me! ;) xx

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  4. Wow that is such a gorgeous colour and really suits you! I love Illmasqua products :)


    Tia
    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Tia :) Illamasqua has yet to let me down, everything they make is so pretty!

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  5. Oh your eyes are gorgeous! 0_0

    http://thehappysloths.blogspot.ca/

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  6. What a beautiful colour! Your eyebrows look amazing lovely.

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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  7. That is a lovely color, does it fade quickly? Illamasqua makes such an amazing variety of colors

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    1. No, it's very long lasting! MAC Pigments fade on me but this doesn't.

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  8. That colour is amazing, very versatile for both day & night! :)

    Luce from www.bonjourluce.com x

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    1. It's probably too bold for day time but I still wear it :)

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  9. Such a nice blog! Wanna follow each other on gfc and bloglovin? Let me know!

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    1. I don't do follows for follows but if you like my blog go ahead and follow me. I always look at the blogs of people who take the time to comment or follow me.

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  10. Wow- that color is so beautiful! I'm definitely going to put this on my wish list ASAP!

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    1. It's a very special colour; hope you can get your hands on it :)

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  11. Woahh!! I know this post isn't about them but your eyebrows are perfect! x

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