Sunday, 6 September 2009

Illamasqua's New Collection Preview Event

So i'm sure you've already come across a few posts about the above subject!
Yes...! Last Thursday an event was held by Illamasqua to unveil their new collection Dystopia! Now when i tell you that I absolutely Love this collection...I'm being serious!

Just waiting for Pay day...then i'm off to treat myself to a few things!

I need in my Life:-
~ Shadow Palette in Purple
~ Android Pigment

That evening I met up with a few beauty bloggers at Leicester Square, where we began our journey to the Restaurant/Hotel/Bar in Soho, where the event was held!

We were kindly welcomed by Alex Cummins (Who I have to thank a great deal for putting the event together) and were served some drinks and appetisers at the reception.

Sophie, Me, Zoe and Louise
This Photo: Courtesy of Vex In The City

Nic & Sam (Pixiwoo) and I

Tali and I.

The wonderful Artistic Director Alex Box showed us some magic as she did a demo on Lydia.
It was brilliant!
She is extremely talented!

During the Demo she explained the concept behind the collection...

Where the dark meets the light. Monochrome shades build and blend, brought alive by flashes of intense pink and lurid purple, while dazzling pigments, metallic textures and iridescent finishes all add to the drama of this strikingly uncompromising look. As the nights grow longer, bring your alter ego out of the shadows and illuminate your individuality.

We were able to swatch a few of the products in the new collection and they kindly gave us Two items of our own (...although, some people deemed it neccessary to nick stuff...! Didn't your mama teach you better?? The Drama on Twitter was oh so hilarious!) and an envelope with £20 to cover all travel costs. How generous!

Anyway, I got the Static Pigment and a black eyeshadow that Nic (Pixiwoo) kindly agreed to swap for a Pink Lippy (..that I had tried on earlier and was wishing would be in my goody bag! lol)

Afterwards Richie, Pixiwoo, Gale, Pandalovesmakeup and I headed for drinks! That was fun...Richie has some footage in his vid!

We then made a last minute stop at Westfield and did a little bit of shopping...haul soonly!

All in all, the event was fab and i totally enjoyed myself. I was able to put voices to tweets and also meet the fabulous bloggers i've been following for ages!

Met new ones too! :)

Here's My Vlog...

Hope everyone had a great time regardless, and a great Big Thank you to team at Illamasqua for holding this event and to Mizz Worthy for letting us all know about it on Twitter!

Feel free to take the pictures...but i'm sure you already know to credit the owner...right? good!



Sara (The Makeup Snob) said...

thats so exciting! so glad you got to go!! The pictures are gorgeous!

Shirley! said...

Thanks Sara! :D It was really fun! xx

Grace London said...

That lipstick looked gorgeous on you - glad you got one (and nice of Nic to swap.) I loved that pink/lilac pigment (Static?) too - it looks so pretty under the lights. x

pixiwoo said...

Lovely to meet you Shirley.
I want that pink lippy!

Onyx said...

Arr wow, that looks like so much fun! Glad you enjoyed yourself. I'll look forward to seeing this collection for myself. xXx

Tali said...

Really really like this post hon.. and how on earty do you edit videos? Your vids are really great! xoxx

Shirley! said...

@Grace London ~ Thank you soo much! Yes Static...Patience gave me a cool tip...to pop it over the lippy to get a nice effect...cant wait to try that!

@Pixiwoo ~ Yes Same here...Lovely to meet you too!
haha, i'm sure you do...its Gorj! Thx for a wonderful night! :D

@Onyx ~ Yes it was fun! Ta. xx

@Tali ~ Taliiii...yes I looovve it too! Oh its really easy...do you have Windows Movie Maker?? xx

LionLovingTiger said...

You are working that pink! Loves it. x

mizzworthy said...

That pink looks amazing on you! Oooh, I can't wait til tomorrow to get some goodies! Lol - "Didn't your momma teach you better" totally agree! So rude and disrespectful of people to do that - I'm really glad you enjoyed it hun xxx

Steevie Fantastic said...

This sounded like such a good time!
I'd never even heard of this makeup range until your blog. They seem so dope, thanks for writing about them!

BTW I've given you an award on my blog!

beautifulnemo said...

the pics are gorgeous as so are you girls!
you are lucky to have these events :)

xx from madrid!

Eliza said...

Sounds like you guys had an amazing time. I'm very jealous! ;) Their products look fantastic and I personally can't wait to get my hands on Phenomena. It looks wonderful.

Imo said...

that lippie is just gawjuZZ good swap :D

Simpli-c-t said...

your so pwetty...x

Shirley! said...

Thanks ladies! xx

Emma said...

You look stunning! Are you going to Maybelline?

Shirley! said...

Thank you Emma! Yes I am! Are you?? :) xx

Emma said...

I am : ) I'll see you there. I'll wear my glasses so people know who i am lol

Elise said...

Hi, what a great post ! Thank you - it's perfect. Cool site too - cheers !

Doma-Nikki said...

Glad you had fun and i love the lipstick!!! :o)

Shortiee31 said...

You are so pretty! :)

Rosie said...

I find Illamasqua a bit of a scary brand, but that android pigment is amazing and I have to have it!

Aishaa said...

heey , whats the color of the lipstick you have on in these photos i lovee it:))

Shirley said...

Hello..its a very bright pink! By Illa, called "Avenge". :)