Saturday, 28 January 2012

Lou's Reviews :: Illasmasqua Beguile Pure Pigment

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's not often that I will review something both on my YouTube Channel and on my Blog, but once in a while, a product so fantasmic comes along and I feel compelled to share it from ever available platform.

If you watched this video (embedded below) then you will know how beautiful Illamasqua's pure pigment in 'Beguile' is.

At first glance, this little wonder looks like a nice whitey highlighter. However, after swatching or holding it up to different lights, you will see flecks of finely milled mint green and babydoll pink lightly dotted around. Seeing as my favourite colours are mint and pink, this is a HUGE thumbs up on my behalf.

At £15.50 for 1.3g of product Beguile is certainly a luxury item for your makeup bag, but definitely worth it. I've worn it a lot over the last fortnight and can say hand on heart that it's perfect. It blends marvellously, is incredibly versatile and has a long durability time.

Here's how I have been wearing it:

♥ Applied over the black of a smokey eye using a damp small eyeshadow brush.

♥ Over my bare eyelid, patted on with my ring finger and then smudging black kohl eyeliner up into it a little. This is by far my favourite look because it looks a little bit like sparkly water and a little bit smokey/mysterious. Oooohh. Also, you can really go wild on the eyeliner smudgery and make your eyes the feature, or you can just do a little liner and a little Beguile and then make your lips the feature.

♥ Applied with a wet eyeliner brush as, you guessed it, an eyeliner. I like this but I prefer it as a shadow because you can see the sparkles more easily.

♥ Dotted onto clear lipgloss with my finger. I like this look but am wary that I may look a little '12-year-old-at-the-disco' with it. I'll get back to you on that one.

Basically, it has become my go-to special product. You know how you have your regular go-to items (foundation, mascara etc) and also your special go-to items (that you know will give you that bit of edge)? Well this is my special one. I loves it.

As you can image with glitter, it was a tricky little so and so to photograph but here are some snaps, taken in different lights, that will hopefully give you a glimpse of it's loveliness (if not, I apologise, my photography skills are fairly rudimentary):

I must say, I'm not massively proud of these pictures. I think I need to invest in a desk/little table by a window and a tripod, because I really want to be able to give you excellent quality. I think that'll be my next big splurge...after the IMATS....and a Baby Glitter's Birthday Party....and having my hall decorated...the list goes on.

In summary, I heart beguile a crazy lot. I suggest you pop yourself on the waiting list and get some in your life. Also, whilst you're perusing, check out Static pure pigment too. Milly from Pearls and Poodles did a fantastic review of it with far superior photos than mine and if her descriptions ("If you could capture fairy dust...") don't make you dash out to your nearest store, I don't know what will.

Are you as in love as I am? Would you part with £15.50 for glitter?




  1. love the post louise <3 It looks absolutley gorgeous on you xoxo

  2. It looks so nice and a bit christmassy! xxx

  3. This looks magical! Truly like fairy dust.

    I will check it out maybe as a b'day present for me.

    Love the post chickaroo.

    Lots of love to you and baby glitter.

    Claire xx

  4. I have wanted Beguile (and Static) for so long! I love irridescent glittery shadows, will have to go check them out in Selfridges next time I'm in Birmingham! xx

  5. Looks like we've gone glitter-tastic this weekend! Beguile is definitely on my lust list at the moment. Thank you for the mention Lou xx

  6. It looks really good.

    btw. you are looking lovely dear!!!


  7. so pretty xx

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  8. I love the look of this, must add it to my collection soon xxx

  9. It's such a gorgeous colour!!

    I love how you describe it as looking like water! Your reviews certainly are persuading me to buy it! xx

  10. That looks amazing! I'm such a sucker for sparkley stuff but then i never end up wearing any of it! x

  11. Sooo glittery *__*

    Amy x

  12. I love glitter, I never feel like i can get away with wearing it any time other than Christmas! This look so pretty though, I use the barry M ... dazzle dust?? might give this a go though!!! xxx

  13. I love the look at this, I watched the video and it looks lovely on you. Normally i would not part with £15.50 for glitter but this is an exception as it looks gorgeous and it looks as though tinkerbell herself had made it. Great review hun x

  14. Ohh my! This looks amazing, I need this in my life, like noooww! xx

  15. I am just a little curious about the consistency of the Beguile product.. is it a loose powder or creme? I couldn't really tell from the picture. But either way I'll be checking for this brand over here in the states ( I really do hope we've got it in the stores or at least at sephora ) because, I am interested in finding new highlighters... It might be a little too bright for my skin tone but, I wouldn't mind a shimmery look. Good review and thanks for sharing :)


    1. Hi Stella,

      It is a loose powder. Worth checking out :)

      Lou x

  16. Defo would part with the money for this! I love it!!! Wish i could go to IMATS!!!!

  17. Ooh it looks like fairy dust!! I think I'll be buying this soon, it looks absolutley AMAZING on you! No lie!! I just love your blog so much!

  18. When I saw the photo of the white sparkles I was like no. Then watched the youtube video and saw Ore and I'm in love. I might actually have to part with some money for this.

  19. Ive been eyeing up some of their pigments on ASOS but im always weary of buying pigments. This has completely changed my mind. I reckon im going to go for a colour similar to this as its more versatile. Lovee it :) Cant beat a bit of sparkle in your life xx

  20. This pigment looks amazing but my studenty budget will not allow me to pay that much for a pigment ! Loved to hear your thoughts on it though ! xx

  21. Ohhh it's just perfect! I really want to buy it but I know I wouldn't be able to talk myself to use it :) xxx

  22. :O I love love love glitter! Its the one thing that attracted me to your blog! I'm constantly on the look out for it! I love it on my eyes especially in the winter.

    Jazz xo

  23. Really want this, amazing!! :) I got Static for Christmas after it was used in an Illamasqua mini makeover I had done at Selfridges :) Just amazing!

  24. Hey I've just found your page from Zoe's beautiful post about you :) I'm going to be a regular now but I was just wondering, what foundation do you use? I'm currently using MAC studio fix, and even though I get them to match me when I'm in there, they never ever ever get it right. I've had about 4 different shades now and it's getting very tedious. Your skin looks so good in this video so I thought I'd ask! xx

  25. Just to let you know, this is only a fiver in Illamasqua's sale at the mo! :) xxx

  26. These pigments are so beautiful, I currently own three shades: Static, Ore and Feverent, by far the best pigments I have tried!


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