Face: Make Up For Ever Lift Foundation, Guerlain Les Violettes Mineral Powder (03), shu uemura Rouge Luster Lustrous Glow Powder (shimmering pink)
Lips: shu uemura Rouge Luster Rouge Unlimited (shimmery beige-rose)
For eyes, start by laying down your eyeshadow primer all over the lid and until the brow. Apply Beguile eyeshadow on the lid with the 239 (dampened with mixing medium). In the crease, gently brush the lighter green eyeshadow with the 222 and diffuse above the crease. Apply the darker green eyeshadow in the inner crease with the 239. Use Havoc eyeliner on the lower lash line and layer Beguile on top. Finish lashes with Film Noir mascara and one coat of Glitter mascara.
For face, apply Lift all over face with the 193. Add color to the cheeks by gently dusting Rouge Luster near apples and blended out towards temples with the 116. Set with Les Violettes with the 134.
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.
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.
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