The Art of Darkness Collection...

Sunday, 12 September 2010


Yesterday, Sammi and I made our way down to Beak Street, where the new Illamasqua Flagship Store is situated, to attend a preview of the Art of Darkness collection. We were the first few to see the new store, which was a huge privilage. It was spacious and very beautifully decorated right down to the fine details, like the sparkly floors and gleaming glass reception stand.

"a world where seeing is believing, and believing can be dangerous…
...a world in which the lines between the real and the mythical, the past and the future, the living and the dead are never clear...
…a twisted world where anything can happen."


It was a wonderful banquet were we beauty bloggers gathered to see and play around with the new peices in the collection! I fell in love almost instantly with the first swatch of Scarab, a Deep Metallic Red polish (the polish I and the artist have on in the 9th and 10th picture) and I was so happy to find that I was generously sent away with it, as well as one of the Pure Pigments, in Ore (which i'll be swatching soon!).
This is by far my favourite collection from Illamasqua. The colours and tones of the polishes and pigments are right up my street!

PhotobucketThe talented Creative Director Alex Box was also there working her magic, and created amazing looks on the models.

I enjoyed myself, and I'm sure everyone else did too. A great big thank you to Alex and her team for organising the event.

Thanks for visiting! I hope you like the photos and had a good read! :)


My Outfit
Top : H&M
Leggings : Topshop
Nude Wedges : New Look
Feather Bag : River Island
Rings :  H&M

**PS You're more than welcome to use my photos, but don't forget to credit the source. Ta. :) x


Elise said...

I love your outfit so much!


Shirley said...

Thank you Elise! :) x

mw said...

woo love this post - u guys looked great !!

Get Gawjus! said...

you look lovely! :)

Lydia said...

Great pictures, you look lovely! I am so sad I couldn't make it to the event!

Wande's World said...

love ur outfit hun, miss you yesterday! xx

Ulaaa said...

You all look gorgeeeooouusss xx

Milly said...

your photos are stunning. i spy meee! :) was lovely seeing you again sweetie. Such a fab event, really excited about the new collection. xx

Steph0188 said...

Hope you had a great time hunny, can I just say that your photos are beyond amazing :) xxxx

Zoella. said...

Lassie, You are a BEAUT and i freaking NEED your camera. Which one is it? Also, i have those H&M rings, I Love them! :) Looks like you guys had fun, so sad i couldnt go. Hope you missed me ;) haha xxxxx

Sharon said...

looks like u had fun love ur outfit I like Illamasqua nail varnishes, glosses &blushes..

leggsnshoes said...

of course i love the combo of wedges and purse.

Shirley said...

Thanks so much for the lovee ladies! :D

@Milly: It was soo nice seeing you yesterday too! I just loved the way you had your hair! :D xxx

@Zoe: Thanks Zoeee! :D It's the Nikon D5000! Haha great minds! Yeeah we did indeed! xxx

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Love your rings! That color is amazingly beautiful!

*Onna's Little Blog* said...

you look gorgeous and its lovely to see beauty girls I recognise in those piccies!! :) the products look divine!!! x

Irene ♥ said...

oh the makeup is gorgeous,stop being so perfectly beautiful hehe!and can i have your hair? *wipes tear* hehe:)

Brownsugar... said...

I love love love your blog! It's so sweet, and I think i've managed to learn more about makeup than I have in my whole life!

So thanks, lol...

And P.S, this world is literally very little. Your brother Alan and I go to the same uni and church! So please say hi from me!

Love and chocolate biscuits! (Sorry, lol)

**OnYxStA** said...

You just inspired my new nailcolour for the week..burgundy red :)

Laura xo said...

This collection looks absolutely stunning! Looks like you all had a fab time :) xoxo

Shortiee31 said...

Beautiful pictures!

Lady Moriarty said...

Wow great and you're pretty lovely !

See U !

CateeBlog said...

You look amazing ! Very good post

Kearea' said...

wow the artists did such gorgeous eye looks!

Bobby said...

love this post, great piccys xxx

Charmingly Unique said...

Miss Shirley!

I love your blog !! and your youtube videos as well!!! :)

letting you know I awarded you with the Sunshine Blog Award !


GlamourSkittle said...

Love your outfit, you look gorgeous! xox