Saturday, 28 March 2009

For anyone who wanted more information about Illamasqua

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Illamasqua is the product of a heady mix of influences. Its roots stem from the dark and illicit 1920s club scene and combines a rich heritage in the manufacture of make-up for film and theatre. It also takes inspiration from members of the ‘alternative scenes’ for whom self-expression is paramount. Alternative cultures have always dared to be dramatic. They have an emotional attachment to making up. It’s an expression of their darker side, a release for their alter ego. Illamasqua is for the bolder person hiding inside all of us. It is an act and an attitude. A symbol of tolerance. A celebration of idiosyncracies. A confident statement of self-ownership.

Illamasqua Today

Self-expression through make-up is an idea that is spreading outside alternative cultures. Illamasqua’s mission is to provide high-performance, professional make-up to anyone who wants to self-express and accentuate their look beyond the norm.Developed by leading chemists, manufacturers of stage and screen make-up and make-up artists, Illamasqua brings truly professional make-up to the high street for the first time.Designed to be colour-intense, colour-true and long lasting, Illamasqua offers an unprecedented range – giving you a huge palette with which to express yourself, whoever you are and whatever look you want to achieve.Illamasqua will bring its rich heritage to life by providing consultations rather than ‘make overs’. Illamasqua’s make-up artists spend time getting to know individuals, helping them explore their alter ego and create the look they want to achieve. This is self-expression at its most creative, allowing women and men who dare to be different to create a look that can be achieved confidently at home and flaunted at night.

The Art Team

To ensure that Illamasqua remains true to its roots and heritage, we have enlisted the help of three uniquely talented individuals, who we call our Art Team. Within the team, the worlds of alternative music, art, film and fashion collide, resulting in a melting pot of ideas and experiences. The role of this team has been fundamental to the development of Illamasqua and our mission to champion individuality and push the boundaries of creativity and self-expression.
Alex Box
A ground-breaking make-up artist with a strong alternative voice.
Anja Huwe
An iconic musician and a hugely talented, successful contemporary artist.
David Vanian
Lead singer of The Damned, inventor of UK punk, a legend in alternative culture.

Our chosen charity is the Sophie Lancaster Foundation


On 11th August 2007, Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend Robert Maltby were attacked by a gang of teenagers. They were kicked, stamped on and left unconscious - for nothing more than looking different. Sophie later died from her injuries.
Illamasqua stands for self-ownership and self-expression. It is a celebration of idiosyncracies. But, above all, it is a symbol of tolerance. Illamasqua is therefore proud to suppot The Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity founded by Sylvia Lancaster to help Stamp Out Prejudice and Intolerance Everywhere.
To find out more please visit Sophie's myspace page at
S.O.P.H.I.E. Pencil
A medium pencil in black, named in honour of Sophie.£3 from every purchase will go to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.RSP £12.00
buy now
Illamasqua's Powder Eye Shadow Palettes are about self-expression.You choose the colours that express your individuality. £5 from every purchase will go to The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.Filled to orderRSP £33.28

Selfridges Bright and Beautiful Event

On the 30th of April Selfridges Trafford will be hosting a fabulous beauty event Titled "Bright and Beautiful"

The event starts at 6:30pm in the beauty hall and is going to be an amazing event! Tickets are £10 which is fully redeemable on the night on any products you wish to purchase, Included in the ticket price you will receive a wristband which gives you unlimited access to the free bar! The chance to win amazing beauty products in the prize draw and every attendee gets the coveted complimentary Selfridges goody bag.
If that wasn't enough you will also enjoy Live entertainment and be able to try the amazing range of beauty products and services available at selfridges including the newest cult products available at Illamasqua!

If you want to attend the event please Either call in to selfridges and visit the Illamasqua counter to purchase your tickets or call 0800 123 400 and ask to be connected to Illamasqua at the Trafford centre store to place an order via phone.


Friday, 27 March 2009

Grazia Event

Today was Grazia Fashionista Friday at selfridges!

This was an amazing event, Me, Leena, Lucy and Jen did all the models makeup for the runway show and Leena, Jen and I were manning the Illamasqua Nail and lash bar upstairs at the event.
We hardly had time to think we were that busy and the atmosphere was great!

I'm really looking forward to our Beauty event on the 30th of April in the beauty hall!

Bring on the trumpets! ;)


Thursday, 26 March 2009

Makeup competition

I had a visit today at work from the lovely Jennifer Worthington who's blog address is

she is running a competition to design a makeup look and the winner will recive a fantastic prize of some Illamasqua products!

She has asked me to help out with the judging of the contest so get creative and get following her blog for more info and updates on the competiotion details.

good luck

Illamasqua needs you!!!!!!!!!

llamasqua Needs You!
Before we are even six months old, our fabulous products are being recognised by professionals and consumers alike. The Sunday Times Style magazine has nominated us in several categories in their acclaimed Beauty Awards 2009. We have been nominated in the following categories: Best BlusherBest New BrandBest Nail Varnish But if you believe we are better than our competitors in other categories, choose ‘other’ and place your vote!
Check back to the Latest news section at a later date to see if we won!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

First week over

Well I just finished my first week of working for Illamasqua and I have to say it has been awesome! I'm loving the products, the team are lovely, I have the best managers you could wish for and even though we are only on a small preview bar in the corner out of the way we have been selling really well and are actually out of stock of a few items already!

Can't wait for thursday because Alex Box is coming in to do a demo and she is such an amazing makeup artist! it's going to rock! :)

Alex Box - Makeup Artist for Illamasqua

Monday, 9 March 2009

Illamasqua and me!

Today I had my first day of training for Illamasqua and I have to say... I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!
The products are amazing, I love my new brushes and all the girls I'll be working with seem to be really nice. Thought I'd include some photos of what I got up to in training so here goes....








Sunday, 8 March 2009

sunday :)

Last night I went to see WATCHMEN, I loved it! I really liked the use of colour and the darkness of the whole film. I also came out feeling inspired so hopefully I can put that to some good use!


I have my training for Illamasqua Tomorrow and I'm really excited! I can't wait to get my hands on the products and have a good play! My plans for today involve getting my outfit, hair and makeup planned for tomorrow and generally having a bit of a clean!!!!!!

that's all for now

Love Krystle. xx

Friday, 6 March 2009

Today has been a lazy day

Well today I've not really been doing much, I was out last night doing a shoot for DV8 Magazine with Mayhem photography and didn't get home till 2am so I was pretty tired!
It was a really good night overall and the models were all really great, I bet the judges will have a hard time deciding who will win!

I'm really looking forward to starting my new job with Illamasqua! it opens in Selfridges at the Trafford centre on thursday the 12th of march, It's so exciting being picked to work for such an amazing new brand!

well that's all for now but i'll be sure to update this again soon!


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