Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Illamasqua Pure Pigments In Ore & Furore






Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore & Furore - £16.50

Pigments are a funny old thing. I know there's tons of people out there who can't get enough of them but for some reason I've always shied away from them. Pressed eyeshadows just seem so much more convenient, less messy and easier to apply than their loose counterparts. I own a couple of MAC pigments in Melon & Vanilla but they always get ignored and shoved to the back of my makeup storage. However Illamasqua's Pure Pigments are a completely different ball game. No, they'll never be as easy to cart around with you as an eyeshadow palette but if you make the effort, they are so worth it. These Pure Pigments are buttery soft and blend incredibly well. You only need a tiny bit for immense colour payoff. You can use them wet or dry, either way they last a long time without much fading or creasing. I've been using the Artdeco Eyeshadow Base with these and it keeps them looking perfect all day long, even in this heat! The packaging is a little bit fiddly but the stopper inside the cap does a fairly good job of keeping the pigment in it's place.

Illamasqua are generally known for their more 'out there' colours but they actually do nudes very well. I think that together Ore & Furore make such a beautiful eye combo. Ore is described as a rich russet bronze. When swatched it has quite a lot of gold in it but when blended out the bronze is a lot more evident. It contains some fine gold glitter and if you pack it on it looks stunning! As this is a fairly dark colour you do have to be careful with fallout. Just wipe it away with your foundation brush and only powder the rest of your face after you've applied the pigment. Furore is my favourite of the two as it's more of a multipurpose product than Ore. Whereas Ore only really works as an eyeshadow, Furore can also be used as a highlighter. Illamasqua describe it as a champagne peach shimmer and it really adds a gorgeous glow to your face. Here I've used it on top of my cheekbones, down my nose and on the top of my cupid's bow. The shine of both these pigments is just incredible and the highly metallic shimmer almost makes them look wet.

To do my eyes first of all I applied the Artdeco Eyeshadow Base with a MAC 239 brush. Then I used the same brush to pack Furore on all over my eyelid, right up to my eyebrows. I then used a MAC 219 brush to apply Ore to the outer corners of my eyes including underneath my lash line. I built up the colour and blended out the edges using a MAC 217 brush. Easy peasy! Pigments really aren't so scary if you use the right base product and brushes. The Illamasqua ones simply look amazing and are nowhere near as messy as other loose powders. I've been using these ones almost every day because they are just so beautiful and a lot easier to use than I thought. If you're into shimmery eyeshadows then Ore & Furore are well worth checking out next time you're near an Illamasqua counter.


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20 comments:

  1. these products look beautiful! thnks for sharing doll!

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  2. You look stunning! Not that that's any different from usual mind ;) I have the teal coloured one (name is escaping me) and I adore it!

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  3. Wow they're such gorgeous shades! You look stunning with them on. Really suit you!
    Sophie
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  4. I have been eyeing up Furore for so long now, I might have to make a sneaky order! Love a multipurpose product x

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  5. your makeup looks completely stunning here! flawless.

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  6. Wow these are so gorgeous! The colours look so lovely on you!
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

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  7. Oh gosh, they're gorgeous!

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  8. They look so beautiful!!! xx

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  9. They are both so beautiful! Illamasqua just became available in my country so I'm super excited. :) x

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  10. They both work so well together, I really want to try them now! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  11. Ore looks incredible! I'm so scepticle with pigments I imagine I'd make quite the mess trying to use them! X

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  12. These are SUPER lovely looking.
    I picked a couple of products from their online sale and I'm excited to see how they work for me.

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  13. They look so gorgeous! Still not sure whether I would work well with pigments, but they sure do look good
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  14. they look so lovely. I agree pigments kind of scare me because their loose.
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  15. I think I have the same "hmmm, aren't pressed eyeshadows more practical?" feeling about pigments, perhaps I have just not found yet a shade nice enough for me to kick-off in the world of loose eyeshadows. I didn't know that Illamasqua made pigments and I think now I'll take a look at the colours of their range :)

    Isabela
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  16. Wow they're both such gorgeous shades, I've never used pigments before but these look really lovely :D xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  17. Ahh these are stunning, I would love to try them :)
    Amy x
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  18. LOVE the Ore one may have to be a cheeky birthday purchase next week :D

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  19. These pigments are so beautiful, I currently own three shades: Static, Ore and Feverent, by far the best pigments I have tried!
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