Hope you all have had a good weekend. I'm kicking off the week with a review of the Illamasqua Complement Palette. This palette has indeed been around for a while but it's new to me, and as such a fan of the Illamasqua shadow range, I totally love this palette and thought I would share the love with you all!
The palette consists of three powder shadows and one liquid metal which is basically a cream shadow. On the top left is Slink - a shimmery champagne colour which is perfect for popping in the tear duct and for using as a highlight. Below Slink is Forgiveness, a beautiful purple colour which makes for a gorgeous smokey eye alternative - I absolutely love this shadow as it's so warming and pretty. Next to is Queen of the Night, a much deeper purple colour with a lot more shimmer which again you could use for a smokey eye but as it's quite dark, I personally prefer it just blended into the outer corners or used as a liner. Last but not least is the Liquid Metal in the top right called Focus, I think this is such a gorgeous cream shadow, on first look it appears as a warm brown colour but it is shot through with grey and green to make it really stand out and it just looks so beautiful. You can use this as a base for a smokey eye but it also looks fantastic just on it's own for a quick smokey shadow fix.
Although the palette is quite Autumnal in colour and shades, I think it makes a great quad for all year round with each shadow really wearable and useful, especially for an alternative smokey eye look. I personally will be taking this palette right into the Summer as I think the cream shadow would look amazing on tanned skin paired with a red lip for a fast but beautiful Summer look!
Talking of Summer... I can't wait! It's been such a long Winter here and some sun is much needed!
Such pretty colours, I really want to try them! xxx http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 02:18
Lauren Matthews said:
Hi Tanya, Did you find out what colour blusher the Illamasqua one was that you featured in your beauty video? X
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 03:33
I love this palette it's so pretty, the colours are lovely and summery! I understand what you mean, it's snowing right now where I live- I just want some sunshine and a tan haha Thanks for the review :) Charlotte xxx
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 03:50
This is so pretty, I love eyeshadow palettes, I've been going crazy for them recently! Eleanor x
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 04:58
Never tried Illamasqua, they don't sell it in my country:(, I would love to try their makeup products. http://www.beautybellenotes.com/
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 05:42
These colours are gorgeous! I'm definitely going to have to check this out! :) ♥
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 07:35
Those shades are gorgeous! I can't wait until summer either, it's been snowing here! I thought spring was on it's way but obviously not.. :( Amy | http://blossomingbeautymakeup.blogspot.co.uk/
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 08:47
Love the purple colour :) so so pretty Vikkielora.blogspot.co.uk
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 09:07
I love the purple-y colour from the palette, it's so pretty! Thanks for the post Tanya!
This is stunning! Have to check it out the next time I'm in debenhams :)
Comment added on 11-Mar-2013 11:43
Helena Whitehead said:
I really want to try this! Looks so good
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Comment added on 12-Mar-2013 12:08
They are so gorgeous! they look really pigmented too! I've never managed to work with purple eyeshadows, I find they wash me out a bit but I think that's just the one's I've got. These on the other hand look a lot better and easier to use. The brown is lovely! xxx
Comment added on 12-Mar-2013 12:21
hi tanya, i've been a long-time viewer and reader of your blog and i thought it was finally time to poke my head out and say hi :) your videos and posts are treats that i look forward to seeing/reading as soon as they pop up - i get cosy, grab a cup of tea, and enjoy. you've taught me so much about makeup and beauty, and, most importantly, you have a wonderful, positive energy that is so infectious! looking forward to your next update! xx sophie (sophieinclogs.wordpress.com)
Comment added on 12-Mar-2013 04:40
This looks gorgeous. It is probably a bit warm for me but the pink is to die for.
Comment added on 12-Mar-2013 11:32
That isn't a liquid metal - it is a cream eyeshadow.
Comment added on 14-Mar-2013 10:41
too bad illamsqua are so expensive here. :(
Comment added on 21-Mar-2013 03:04
This palette is so pretty and I am definitely going to look into it! xx