Monday, 25 November 2013

Illamasqua Liquid metal in Electrum


Illamasqua Liquid metal in Electrum £17.50

Visiting the Illamasqua counter quite a few months back in Debenhams, (this shopping trip), I was immediately drawn like a magpie to the shiny liquid metal. I didn't have a use I just knew I had to have it, of course I didn't just buy a pot, I had to go with the mystery box which would include the liquid metal in Electrum and the liquid eyeliner precision ink in glister along with a few mystery items, at £35.00 a bargain. Now although I've had this for months it's only now that I decide to try it, Christmas is around the corner and I want a quick, simple fancy look.

The colour is amazing, pure electrum. A bold, gold, I get the feeling that if I had a few thousand pots I could make myself look like a bond girl. Sadly this colour on its own has been discontinued (can be picked up from Ebay) however there are other gold colours in the Illamasqua range and you can still get electrum in the liquid metal palette (£34.00) along with three other colours.

From now on I'll concentrate on the product itself. It's really glossy and easy to work with, you can apply with your finger, brush or sponge. I definitely think you need to blot/powder beforehand if you have oily skin, this product is so slick any extra moisture is a no no. I like the fact that you can use just a little bit for a light, casual effect or go full on.


In my photos I've slicked it all over my eyelid up, up to my brow and applied to my lower lash line. I blended above the crease but added it liberally on my lid for a foil effect. I could have added black liner for a more dramatic look instead I'm just wearing mascara. I see it as a quick and simple stunning look, heavy emphasis on the quick and simple.

Now not only can you wear it on your eyes but really you can put it anywhere, in the photo below I've applied it my lips as well, just lightly but I really love the colour.


I do have problems with the longevity of liquid shadows. This product isn't bad, I did find myself having to smudge it around every couple of hours but the colour was still there and it's so easy to work with. After a few hours of talking, laughing and plenty of blinking only a few touch ups and it still looks fabulous. My partner has dry skin and I sneakily applied some on him too to further test its durability, it lasted on him until he moisturised so at least 5 hours - this is without having to smudge it around, I obviously move my eyelids too much!


15 comments:

  1. Great shade for the party season! Xx

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    1. I'm planning to make this my go-to look, if I get to go out much that is! xx

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  2. This is such a pretty shade and perfect for Christmas time :) x

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    1. I'm so glad I picked it up, it makes me feel like tinsel! x

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    1. I think it is even bolder in person! x

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  4. I have this but it goes unloved in my drawer. I love the way you've worn it on your eyes - I'm gonna pull it out tomorrow and give it another shot! xx

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

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    1. I can see it really suiting you, definitely time to dig it out! xx

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    1. It's truly beautiful, full on yet easy! Highly recommended! xx

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  7. Gorgeous shade for the holidays - I've never had luck finding a gold shimmer shadow that really pops, but I think you've done it!

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    1. This really does stand out, really like golden foil. It's a shame it is only available in a pot of four now but I'm sure the rest of the shades will be amazing! x

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  8. this is the perfect holiday eye colour, great purchase. also i am LOVING your blog, new follower here! yay! x

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    1. I'm hoping I get plenty of chances to wear it out! Thank you sweetie! xx

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