Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment
Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless: Beguile Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “shimmering white pearl.” It’s a bright, silvery white with multi-colored reflects with a sandy texture. It’s grittier than their other Pure Pigments–the texture is more like a micro-glitter but slightly more refined. It’s reminiscent of OCC Mirrorball, but Mirrorball has a grayish-blue base, so it has a darker appearance.

I love, love, loved the idea of Beguile. Like NYX Ice Glitter Nail Polish, this twinkles and looks phenomenal in person, because it needs movement to really come alive. Unfortunately, the texture makes it harder to apply. It’s definitely not something you could apply dry without some sort of adhesive base; it winds up all over your face and just doesn’t stick without something more.  Even when I used a mixing medium, I still had some fall out during the day. I’d also recommend using it over another color (even if it’s neutral, like a beige), because it doesn’t create a solid base color easily.

With this product, Illamasqua says it can be used dry or wet, but I’d argue you can’t use it dry, which pulled down the product’s score a fair amount.  I tend not to provide ratings for glitters, because they’re less of a standalone product–they do need another product in order to perform well typically.  However, this is touted as part of the brand’s Pure Pigment formula and line, and if that’s the case, this particular shade falls short of those.

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It's absolutely gorgeous, and it can definitely add more oomph to any look, but it is frustrating to use on the eye, because of the amount of fall out that occurs. It would be easier to mix in nail polish, lip gloss, and the like.

Product

7/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

6/10

Application

3/5

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Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment
Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment
Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment
Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment
Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment
Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment

Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment
Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment on lid & lower lash line

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $24.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

OCC Mirrorball is similar but a bit darker.

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14 thoughts on “Illamasqua Beguile Pure Pigment Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Gorgeous color, too bad about the formula! This would look fabulous layered.

  2. I think I have a product that would make this work without fallout.

  3. I think this needs some Pixi Epoxy!

  4. It is gorgeous! I love sparkly pigments…didn’t know I could mix them with nail polish : ) I’ll have to check out this Illamasqua one.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    It is a really pretty shade. Shame about the formula. Though for those among us who dabble in makeup design, though, I think it could make for an interesting shade if mixed with a clear base.

  6. Madeline

    That’s a gorgeous eye look, Christine! Very pretty and ethereal, I love it! What’s that soft grey-green you’re wearing in the crease?

  7. OMG Shocked at the low score! I agree this isn’t great for eyes, but on cheeks it is the best highlighter EVER. It’s like glimmering water, I love it! Great photos as always xx

  8. Violet

    GloMinerals has a product very similar to this, 24K Dust in Silver. It’s really nice. Using a little bit of Illamasqua’s Sealing gel helps.