Day 25 – Look Fantastic The Beauty Secret Advent Calendar. Illamasqua Eyeshadow Palette.

Merry Christmas, you lovely lot! I hope you’ve had a fabulous day. 😀

Behind the door today was an Illamasqua Eyeshadow Palette worth a whopping £34, and which follows on nicely from yesterday’s eyeshadow brush. I feel like the order of treats in this calendar has been much better thought out than last year.


There’s also a £10 Look Fantastic voucher which is another lovely touch and I’ll definitely be using that to treat myself to an extra little prezzy. 🙂

I’ve never used Illamasqua eyeshadow before, although knowing a little about the brand (their Sealing Gel is a game changer) I had high hopes when I applied it this morning, and I’ve been proven right. It’s lasted extremely well despite the fact that I know I’ve rubbed my eyes at least a couple of times, forgetting I was wearing makeup. Anyway, it hung on in there. The colours are also beautiful. They’re neutral so are ideal for daytime although could also be used to build up to a brown based smoky eye. I particularly love the terracotta type shade in the bottom right. The orange tone makes my eyes look blue (they’re not really). I know I should tell you the name of the individual shades, but I’m exhausted, I’m upstairs and the palette isn’t! If you particularly want to know, come back to this blog post in a couple of days when I will have updated it to include a note of the shade names.

Anyway, this is something I’m delighted with. My favourite from the calendar and a really fitting end.


I’ll do a brief summary blog in the next day or two and I’ll be back again properly on January 1st for the next one. 😀

Lou xx

P.S. Darn it… I missed out on posting this on the actual 25th December by 19 minutes. Poop!

[UPDATE 29.12.16 – the shade names are (clockwise from top left) Servant, Tango, Terra, Vernau, so it’s Terra that I particularly like.]

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