Thursday, 28 March 2013

Illamasqua Mystery Box!

Hey guys!
Last week I was looking through the Illamasqua section of the debenhams website when I stumbled arcoss the Eyes and Nails mystery box which cost £35. The box itself included a presicion ink in Glister, liquid metal in Electrum, two mystery nail varnishes and two mystery eyeshadows, the original worth of these procuts should be over £90, so a bargain price really.
This is what the packaging looks like when it arrives, it shows you the two products you get and then the mystery products are still concealed. It looks so sleek and shiny!
The two eye shadows I recieved  are called 'Taboo' and 'Synth', The green is a gorgeous Matt colour, I do lean towards matts more than shimmer and this colour is perfect. It's a little out there but I think I'll get use out of it in the summer. The pink 'Synth' also it's a much lighter pink shade I really don't think i'll use it. It's an amazing pale pink shimmer but pink and shimmer really just aren't very me. I'll either put it up on ebay to get a little money or give it away to my sister or mam.
The gold liquid metal is gorgeous in person and gives a strong colour, I did try it though and i'm dissapointed in the quality of the product. Because I have oily eyes cream products can sometimes be a problem, this was one of those problematic products. I found it creased within five minutes after applying it, I was going out for drinks and thought this would look lovely but I ended up changing it for another colour. I don't think it would look good after a few hours of lounging in bars somehow. I may try it again under the eye or something to see how it fairs, but for the money I think the maybelline colour tattoos are much better!
These are the two polishes I received. 'Rampage' is an amazing dark glossy green, right up my street. I am in love with the colour! It doesn't have shimmer or glitter, bonus! I can see myself wearing this a lot! The second I recieved is 'Radium'.You may think this looks familiar on my blog, because I bought it myself a few weeks ago! Now I have two bottles. I'm not complaining, I love the colour and I'm sure I'll go through the bottles quickly. It's a bright lime green with a turquoise shimmer, also it's opaque in two coats!
This was the look I was going to wear using some of the products. I forgot to photograph the presicion ink though. 'Glisten' is a nudey pink liquid eyeliner with purple shimmer. I'm not sure how I'm going to pull it off, maybe smudge it all over the crease.
For the look I used the liquid metal on the inside of the lid and then the maybelline colour tattoo in 'On and On bronze' on the outside. I ran a little on 'naked 2' from the Urban decay basics palette over the bronze colour to soften it a little. I used 'Glisten' in the inner corner of the eye to give a little shimmer. I  used the Illamasqua intense gloss in 'Temper' on the lips but only a little so the pigment wasn't too strong.
If you're interested in this prduct it's exclusive to Debenhams online here, they do ship internationally for a price and for the UK any shipping is free over £35.
Overall I give this box 4/5 stars. I think it's great value if you don't mind a few surprise products. I really liked 4 of the 6 products and I'm sure I'll find uses for the other two so it's no big deal. The downside is of course you don't know what you're going to get and like me, you could easily get a dupe.
What do you guys think of this idea?
Amy x


  1. Oh that is a bargain, love the eyes xx

  2. I think is a great idea. The products look quite nice.

  3. A really lovely look you created with the shadows! This box sounds really impressive for the cost. XX

  4. oooh that dark green polish looks lovely! what an amazing find! :)