Thursday, 26 November 2009

Gold Dust Woman

Gold Dust Woman..

Those of you who have been following my blog will know that I'm an ardent fan of Illamasqua cosmetics. Maybe it's the kaleidoscope of colours on offer, the densely pigmented products, the hi-tech formulations or the brand's ethos of "makeup for your alter ego" - whatever "it" is, it's addictive! Illamasqua's Creative Director, the international and highly sought-after make-up artist Alex Box, headed up the creative team for the House of Blue Eyes Spring / Summer 2010 catwalk show at London Fashion Week. Picking up on the trend for metallics (it just won't die!), she and the Illamasqua team treated the models to a liberal dash of gold dust, all be it via the art of make-up. Alex Box cited Cleopatra as her inspiration and gave the iconic Egyptian queen's signature make-up look a 21st Century spin for the show. The models were reminiscent of Jill Masterson, the girlfriend of Goldfinger in the eponymous Bond film. The actress Shirley Eaton played Jill Masterson and her body became an iconic image of the 60's when she was photographed covered in gold body make-up for the cover of Life magazine in 1964. Jill died a golden death in the movie when Goldfinger ordered her death and had her covered in gold paint.

Get the look with Illamasqua's bestselling Liquid Metal in Solstice. It's priced at £16 and is available to purchase via the Illamasqua website:

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