Illamasqua Aura Facets Palette

27 Nov 2014

A picture of the Illamasqua Aura Facets Palette

A picture of the Illamasqua Aura Facets Palette

Part of the limited edition Facets Collection, the new Illamasqua Aura Facets Palette* £45 is the one palette I can't put down right now. Presented in an ultra-sleek yet fairly big compact palette, it includes a huge mirror alongside a dual-ended angled and blending brush, housing 8 must-have shades inside. Aura is perfect, because it includes everything from cheeks to eyes and brows, all in one handy palette.

Gleam in Aurora is a light-weight cream highlighter with an iridescent finish that can be used on both your face and body. With pearlescent pigments, it has a lovely champagne look to it that whilst still looking subtle on the skin. Aurora is the first cream highlight I've tried from Illamasqua, and I'm really impressed with the formula which is creamy yet light-weight and blends to a natural finish on the skin, reflecting the light in all the right places.

Powder Blusher in Tremble is a very universal blush shade that would work with most complexions. With a lovely matte finish, Tremble is a lovely pink with soft lilac undertones that like all Illamasqua blushers, has the most amazing velvety soft powder formula and colour pay-off. 

Cream Pigment in Hollow is my very first try of the coveted Illamasqua Cream Pigment range, almost an ashy toffee in shade, the formula is actually really lovely and applies super well with both fingers or a good synthetic bristled brush. As a base, it works well whether teamed with powder shadows, or more cream shadows above. But what I prefer this shade for most, is a very light subtle contour. The ashy undertones make it the right tone for a natural looking contour and it works particularly well with my beloved Real Techniques Contour Brush.

There's 4 gorgeous Powder Eyeshadows featured in the palette, each which is even more beautiful when on, than they look in the palette. Vision is the palest shade in the palette, and by far my favourite. What looks like a pale cream/white at first glance, is a beautiful subtle golden opalescent shimmer that swept over the brow bone is an absolute dream, working well in the inner corner too. Servant is a lovely peachy pink that is lovely as a wash of colour over the lids, with Feint, a reddy brown blended through the crease. Both have the most amazing matte finish, this could very well be the start of a new obsession with Illamasqua powder eyeshadows for me! Last but not least, great for lining both the upper and lower lash line we have Machine, a matte deep black with very slight silver glitter.

Whether you like them natural and subtle, precise and stand-out or big and bold, everyone needs a good brow product and featured in the Aura palette is Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake in Thunder. A medium-dark brown in shade, it works well to give the appearance of thicker, fuller brows, whilst still being easy to define and shape.

Have you tried anything from the new Facets Collection?

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