When I went to Illamasqua the other day, the assistant popped a card in with my stuff. Usually I don’t even look at them, because most of the time it’s something I don’t need/want. But she told me this was a tutorial for an eye look so I thought I’d give it a try.
Now there’s a bit of a story behind the SOPHIE-I. Illamasqua support The Sophie Lancaster Foundation – a charity that was founded to stamp out intolerance and discrimination, and change preconceptions that surround subcultures. Illamasqua is all about expressing yourself and daring to be different, so I think supporting this charity fits right into this.
Don’t be put off by how perfect it looks on the photos Illamasqua have on their site, even in the official Illamasqua tutorial for the look, it doesn’t look like the photos which is expected! I found the instructions really easy to follow, adding your own bits comes easy because you know what looks right and what doesn’t. To do this tutorial it took me three attempts to get it just right – practice makes perfect! You could also add other colours into the mix to make this look even bolder! It would looks great with dazzling gold instead of the neutral shadow.
Face: Illamasqua Skin Base 07, MAC Powder Blush in Peachykeen, The Body Shop Bronzer 01
Eyes: Illamasqua Medium Pencil in SOPHIE, MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon, Too Faced Eyeshadow in Sweet Cream, Illamaqua Sealing Gel with Illamasqua Eyeliner Cake in Mislead, Illamasqua Masquara in Raven
Lips: Boots Natural Collection Jelly Lipgloss
Find out more about The Sophie Lancaster Foundation here - http://www.sophielancasterfoundation.com/
And here’s the Illamasqua tutorial including a video! – http://www.illamasqua.com/collections/sophiei-technique/
Hope you enjoyed this look, thanks for reading!