Sunday, 5 July 2009

Illamasqua Powdered Metals - Erzule

Illamasqua launches it's new powdered metals on July the 13th. Powdered metals are a range of 3 soft metallic loose powders for face and body. They create a veil of subtly golden tones or can be layered on for an intense gilded look.

The 3 choices are:

ERZULE - Voodoo Goddess of beauty - Golden bronze with a brown base (great for olive and black skin tones)

THALIA - Greek Goddess of poetry - Warm bronze with a gold undertone (great for medium skin tones)

BEBHIONN - Irish Goddess of pleasure - Light bronze with a pink undertone (great for pale skin)


I was sent the Erzule as I have Olive skin and a tanned complexion. The packaging has a screw top black lid on a flat round container, very sleek looking and appropriate for the product itself.
The product itself has 15g / 5oz.



The powder itself is covered with a sieve that requires a little shake whilst the lid is on to get the product out.



It also comes with a little round puff, which is nice to have on hand if you want to quickly apply colour to your body...


Erzule is a lovely brown bronze with hints of gold in it, the powder is very versatile and can be applied on eyelids, cheeks, all over the face and body... It has no glitter but also doesn't have an obvious matt finish, it just creates lovely sheen. It can also be mixed with a little moisturiser to create a dewy glow...
Below is a swatch...


The swatch below this text is where I have applied it on my hands using a SE Mac 129 brush, it's very pigmented so you don't need too much product, which is great news as it means it will last longer!

I wore this yesterday as a contour bronzer, I have to say Erzule reminds me a little of Nars Laguna but a more intense version of it. I really liked it and will be using it for that purpose more often, I also dusted a little on my collar bone which looked lovely too. This would look lovely as a highlight on someone with chocolate brown skin, I can't wait to see how this looks on me when I get a tan and get even darker :)
I will be posting pictures of me wearing this in my next make up look post...
There's a powdered metal for every complexion!

18 comments:

whitebutterfly01 said...

That truly is a pretty colour! I look forward to seeing you wearing it! Have you already prepared the next look or is it one you are trying out next time?

bubblegarm said...

@whitebutterfly it's gorgeous, no i never prepare my looks, i always make them up as i go along :) xx

Yinka (aka VexInTheCity) said...

Oh ..it's not how I thought it'd be. I need to swatch it for myself as I'm darker than you.

Does it give a metallic sheen on application"?

Yinka (aka VexInTheCity) said...

Do you know how much they're gonna be? I asked on the Illamasqua blog but have heard nada back yet.

bubblegarm said...

@yinka, yes a metallic sheen, swatch it in store, it will look beautiful on you!

not sure how much it is...

x

legseleven7 said...

This reminds me of MAC's irridescent bronzing powder from Style Warrior. U think?

Lily-Lou said...

ooo its so pretty! damn Space NK for opening opposite my work! my pay check may as well be given straight to them! This is a definate for monday lunch! xx

bubblegarm said...

@legseleven i never got anything from style warrior :( booo hoo!

@lilylou ooo space nk is dangerous :)

Yinka (aka VexInTheCity) said...

Cheers me dears! Will check it out after I batter Colour Craft at the Pro store LOL

fantastic said...

ooh I was wondering if this shade would be too dark, but I think it just may be perfect for me :) I love that it's not ultra shimmery!

Imo said...

Hey girly, I've tagged you - see my latest blog post x

Sher said...

that reminds me of MAC's loose beauty powder they released a few years ago!

Tali said...

You take the best photos! Great pics of the seive bit.. looks so clear! Great post hun!! xx

bubblegarm said...

@fantastic this would look gorgeous on u! it's dark enough, i love it, which means i will still be able to use it when im tanned, my other bronzers dont even show up!

@Tali thanks, my camera has a great closeup function which allows me to take great photos!

bubblegarm said...

@Imo thank u sweetie x

Patience said...

Interesting! Thanks for the swatch, I've been looking forward to seeing how this looks!

Jessica Louise said...

These look tempting but my last experience has put me off buying from the website again!

*SweetestSinSheroon* said...

OOHH.. that looks interesting.. can't afford right now :P
I thought it would be dark on you, but after seeing the swatch it actually looks quite good, I always forget ur olive skinned

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