Illamasqua Facet is the latest collection from the brand and includes some lovely new arrivals, such as two new lipstick shades – one of which is a Glamore shade – a make-up bag, a brush set, an addition to the Scarab perfume line, an Embellish Eye Trio and lastly two gorgeous new palettes; it’s worth noting how incredibly Christmas-worthy all the aforementioned are. The Multi Facet Palettes come in two shade variants; Semblance, which I understand to be more suited to darker skin tones and Aura which is more suited to the paleys like me and which is the one I’ve been having a play with.
The Illamasqua Multi Facet Palette is an incredibly well thought out edit of products that supplies you with pretty much everything you need after you’ve applied your base apart from mascara. You get the more traditional eye shades of which there are four – Vision, Servent, Feint and Machine – and the equally traditional blush shade inclusion of Tremble, however, then it all gets a bit more interesting…
On top of those five pans you also get a brow powder (Eyebrow Cake) in Thunder, Highlighter (Gleam) in Aurora, a contour product (Cream Pigment) in Hollow and a surprisingly not-rubbish double-ended brush that can be used for the majority of the powder products other than the blusher. A lot of the products are best-sellers for the brand, so you’re getting some true winners in one palette, plus the sizes are decent too.
The palette arrives with a plastic overlay introducing you to the products included. The suggestions that sit above the eye shadows give you a good place to start if you’re unsure how to use the palette, but these are very easy, wearable shades that can be experimented with without too much risk of anything too dramatic. For the pictures below I loosely followed the guide and used my favourite shade of the four – Feint; that muddy burgundy colour – in the crease and blended under the lower lash line.
The palette allows for a very natural and polished look with all the key ingredients included. However, the two deeper shadow shades are pigmented enough for much more dramatic looks if you fancy more of a smoky finish. I think the main selling point of this palette – and what I’ll no doubt use it for – are the highlighter and contour, however I’m surprised by how much I like the brow cake too as I was expecting that too be far too dark and harsh on me. The Illamasqua Multi Facet Palettes are £45 which Aura being found here –link.