wearing the Reflection Palette, Skin Base Lift and Sleek blusher with Aurora cream highlighter
The Sacred Hour collection from Illamasqua
available online, in stores and Selfridges
As we sink further into The Fall season and everything begins to dim, a new Autumn Winter collection dawns on us and this time it is from the ever-expressive brand – Illamasqua. The Sacred Hour is an exciting new collection inspired by the punctuations of the day – the new beginnings of daybreak and the fiery ends of sunset. We are invited to release our inner warrior and find our courage within as we enhance our features with a moody-toned lipstick and mystical quad of eyeshadow shades.
The New Reflection Palette is a truly beautiful palette inspired by nature’s pure tones to really complement and enhance your makeup. The texture of these shadows is silky smooth and easy to blend, making them perfect to wear alone or all together for a completely enchanting look. The New Velvet Blusher in Sleek offers an unexpected consistency as the cream formula blends into a powder finish upon contact with the skin giving you a long-wearing, matte finish with a natural radiance. Sleek is a gorgeous dusky coral blusher that is a little darker and more ‘earthy’ than your generic coral blusher which makes it a perfect option for Autumn-inspired makeup looks.
One of my favourite products, (quelle surprise!) is the new lipstick in Shard, a stunning darkened red-violet stain that is smooth to apply and packs a real punch of colour. Plum lips are big news again for AW so am looking forward to wearing this shade with a simple cat eye flick and bronzer-free, natural skin. Along with this new Fall collection sees the launch of Illamasqua’s Skin Base Lift (my shade: Light 1) – an illuminating and brightening concealer infused with peach tones to flatter all skin tones and cancel out dark circles and uneven pigmentation. It is lightweight, blends in easily and really lifts the under-eye area to give you wide awake eyes in a flash – well in three dots and a light dab with your fingertip! But if you aren’t sold on the makeup from this new collection then the dramatic lashes and the iridescent nail polish in Hemlock are definitely worth checking out too.
What pieces have caught your eye from The Sacred Hour collection?