Illamasqua Makeover!

Happy Thursday all! A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I got a makeover at Illamasqua. I’m one of those girls who loves getting makeovers (not that I get it very often). It feels great when someone else is doing my makeup. When I was invited for complimentary transformation at Illamasqua, I was so excited!! On the day of the makeover, it was a stinky 41 degrees. I was scared that my makeup would slide off my face from the heat lol. When I got to Myer, I went straight up to the Illamasqua counter and met Rebecca my makeup artist. She asked what I wanted from this transformation and I said I wanted to learn how to do the smokey eye look. I told her when I attempted it at home, it always ended up looking like I got punched in the eyes.

Rebecca used a few products from the Generation Q range and explained the purpose of the range. Here’s an extract I took from the Illamasqua site about Generation Q “a celebration of individual self-expression. Ageless, and without limits or restrictions. It’s our declaration to the world that beauty is inclusive, not exclusive. In fact, Generation Q is a clear message to everybody, everywhere that beauty is not young, old, black, white, male or female, but anything, everything and everyone.

Illamasqua make over

Products used for my Generation Q makeover:

  • Matt Primer for the face
  • Skin Base Foundation
  • Gleam in Aurora (Generation Q)
  • Loose Powder 010
  • Blush – Sophie  (Generation Q)
  • Contour with Heroine eye shadow
  • Motto eye brow cake for the brows
  • Slink eye shadow to highlight 
  • Base used for the eyes was Cream pigment – Hollow
  • Empower palette (Generation Q)
  • Eye shadow – Obsidian
  • Pencil – Sophie
  • Precision Ink – Abyss
  • Lipstick – Test
  • Sheet Lip Gloss – Opulent (Generation Q)

You might have noticed two of the products used in my makeover were called Sophie. Rebecca was telling me that Illamasqua actively helps support the S.O.P.H.I.E foundation to raise awareness for differences that exist within society. The foundation was set up in memory of Sophie Lancaster who was killed for looking different.
Illamasqua make over I learned from Rebecca that to do a good smokey eye, you need to work with a small area and gradually increase. She pointed out that if you start off with a larger area, it’s easier to mess up and that’s where the bruised eye look comes from.
Illamasqua make over A lovely photo of Rebecca and I. My face is looking really round and fat in this photo. The lighting makes me look quite yellow in this photo, I still haven’t quite figured out how to use my camera yet.
illamasqua makeoverThis is a close up of the finish look. I love it, the smokey eye look makes my eyes look bigger than they really are. I took this photo on my phone so the quality isn’t all that great. I had such a great experience at Illamasqua. If I ever need to go somewhere fancy, I would definitely book a transformation with them. Illamasqua offers really affordable makeovers for $50 and is redeemable on products.

Have you any Illamasqua products?

I was invited for a complimentary makeover, all opinions expressed are my own.


26 comments on Illamasqua Makeover!

  1. Sheri
    January 16, 2013 at 11:05 am (5 years ago)

    Wow she did a great job!
    The smokey eyes really make your eyes stand out and look bigger 🙂

    • kerker
      January 16, 2013 at 11:24 am (5 years ago)

      Rebecca is amazing! You know what is annoying? Because I wear glasses so much, when I contacts it feels like my face is naked. So I need to put on a lot of eye make up to look normal lol If only I could replicate it.

  2. Joanna
    January 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm (5 years ago)

    You look amazing!

  3. M&L
    January 16, 2013 at 10:53 am (5 years ago)

    you look great 😀 i think yellow lighting is better than that really bad white artificial lighting.. 😛
    btw where did illamasqua go? its not in the same place at myer anymore? Georgio Armani is there now..?
    p.s your skin is so clear!
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    • kerker
      January 16, 2013 at 10:57 am (5 years ago)

      Linny!! I went to the Melbourne Myer Illamasqua. They moved further down, behind Benefit (I think). It’s like right next to the escalators coming up from the basement. My skin is clear?? I’ve got a ton of pigmentation/freckles/moles whatever you call them lol

  4. Chris El
    January 17, 2013 at 2:14 am (5 years ago)

    Your makeup looks beautiful!
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    • kerker
      January 17, 2013 at 11:16 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Chris!

  5. popblush
    January 17, 2013 at 10:26 am (5 years ago)

    So pretty~ Love the makeover! When I first got into makeup, my smokey eye attempts also looked like I had a bruised eye! And that’s a pretty good tip from the makeup artist – working small and building the colour up.
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    • kerker
      January 17, 2013 at 11:57 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks popblush! I’m still having trouble replicating lol I needa keep practicing.
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  6. Rebecca Romanin
    January 17, 2013 at 10:52 am (5 years ago)

    I love the blog Kerri! Glad you enjoyed the Illlamasqua experience!

    • kerker
      January 17, 2013 at 11:17 am (5 years ago)

      Rebecca!! Thank you for making it so enjoyable! Love your work!

  7. Raisa @ Endless Wardrobe
    January 18, 2013 at 2:00 am (5 years ago)

    Wow look at all those pretty shades! Would also like to learn more about better application!

  8. caroline
    January 18, 2013 at 6:55 am (5 years ago)

    You look beautiful! I love getting makeovers they are just so much fun!
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    • kerker
      January 18, 2013 at 9:34 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Caroline, they are! Wish I could get my makeup done every week.

  9. Saera
    January 18, 2013 at 7:57 am (5 years ago)

    haha kerri you look absolutely adorable!! i wish i knew how to do smokey eye day in the future
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    • kerker
      January 18, 2013 at 9:34 am (5 years ago)

      lol thanks Saera, I’m getting better but it still looks quite funny on me.

  10. Josephine
    January 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! That’s a really handy tip, to start from a smaller area and work it out!
    Thank you for sharing! ^^

    • kerker
      January 20, 2013 at 5:15 am (5 years ago)

      No problem Josephine!

    • kerker
      January 21, 2013 at 11:31 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks Coco, yeh Rebecca did an awesome job! I was very happy with it.

    • kerker
      January 24, 2013 at 10:38 am (5 years ago)

      Oh Sarah how long are you staying for? We should do a meet up with other bloggers!

  11. Cynthia
    January 26, 2013 at 2:45 am (5 years ago)

    Very nice make over and I’m glad they support S.O.P.H.I.E cause I read about this and it’s truly sad what happened to her. I heard this brand is really good. I haven’t specifically try out this brand yet but hopefully I’ll get to try this out in the future.
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