Some Ore

This look features Illamasqua’s Pure Pigment in Ore.  I’ve my eye on this shadow since last fall but always put off buying it because of the cost and the amount.  I got a bit of a discount at Sephora recently so I decided to take advantage.  I also wanted to try the Illamasqua makeup line too.

The shadow itself is quite pretty, but the uniqueness doesn’t get picked up on camera.  I used this shadow wet in this look.  When used dry it is much softer and more sheer, but in a good way; like a light brown wash of color with lots of multicolored shimmer.  I knew the product wouldn’t show up accurately on camera when used dry so I didn’t even make an attempt.  Swatches will soon be added to The Swatch Bin.

The downside – you only get 0.04oz of product and it is $24, ouch.  The container itself is difficult to work with so I took some of the product out and put it in a makeup sample jar.  There is fallout with this product so be forewarned.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Wiz – Brunette
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel – Espresso
Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Mac Groundwork Paint Pot
Highlighter: Mac Ricepaper
Crease: Mac Brown Down and Corduroy
Lid: Illamasqua Ore Pure Pigment
Mac Texture
Inner Corner: Mac Ricepaper
Outer Corner: Mac Saffron
Upper Lash Line: Makeup Forever Aqua Liner #12
Lower Lash Line: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Bourbon
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Bourbon
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – Very Black
Mac Prep and Prime – Lash
Foundation: Everyday Minerals Powder – Toffee
Get This Look:

I started out by putting a small amount of Primer Potion on with my finger and a thin layer of Groundwork Paint Pot with a Sigma 239 brush.  I used Groundwork paint pot so this neutral look would show up better on pictures.  It also gives neutral looks more depth.  I mixed two matte brown shades for a crease color using a Mac 217 brush.  I also blended a small amount of Saffron (red clay) above the crease color just as a bit of a highlight.

To help Ore show up better, I put a light wash of Mac’s Texture (peach-brown) on my lid.  I sprayed a Mac 239 brush with Fix+ and patted Ore onto my lid.  Using the shade wet makes the gold/bronze base of the color show up more intensely.  The multicolored shimmer takes a big back seat, which is unfortunate.  If you’re not a shimmer fan, Ore is not the shade for you.  It creeps awfully close to glitter.