Illamasqua Pigment Ore : Review, Swatch, FOTD

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing a gorgeous pigment from Illamasqua ~ Ore.

Price : £16.50 (approx. Rs 1560) for 1.3 g

 

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

Illamasqua Pigment Ore 

 

Glittery Gold Smokey Eyes - Golden Princess Look

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

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Illamasqua Pigment Ore

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

 

My take on the Product

 

The Illamasqua pigment packaging is quite special looking but not the most user friendly. Its not the easiest to open and you can end up with pigment scattered all over if you pop it open with too much pressure. I wish it was a simpler, screw on top packaging with a sifter – it works best for loose powder products.

The pigment looks more chunky and glittery but it feels quite smooth to touch. I won’t say its very fine but it definitely feels finer than it looks. You can use it dry but I feel it works better and is easier to work with when used with a damp brush. A creamy/sticky base underneath further gives better surface for the pigment particles to latch on to. It wears a good 7-8 hours with no fall out or creasing on my lids when I apply it wet. Because its not too fine, it doesn’t fly around or fall out and is quite easy to use considering its a loose pigment. Its applies quite dense and even and gives a metallic look to the lids.

The color is described as a rich russet bronze by Illamasqua. I think its more antique gold especially when you apply it with a damp brush like I’ve done in this look. It has a bronzy gold base and contains multi-colored shimmer – green, dark burgundy and gold. This shade has so much dimension and looks so rich on the eyes, it is definitely one of the most unique and beautiful colors I’ve tried. I think it would make a great eye color for bridal/festive makeup! Highly recommended!

 

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

 

Applied with a damp brush on the lids. See tutorial for this look HERE

 

Glittery Gold Smokey Eyes - Golden Princess Look

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

Glittery Gold Smokey Eyes - Golden Princess Look

Illamasqua Pigment Ore

 

 

 The GOOD about Illamasqua Pigment Ore :

  1. Smooth texture
  2. Applies dense and uniform on the lids
  3. Can be used wet and dry
  4. Doesn’t fly around
  5. No creasing/fall out as it wears
  6. Wears long
  7. Rich color with loads of shimmer!

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Illamasqua Pigment Ore :

  1. Packaging is not very easy to open
  2. Low quantity
  3. Not available in India – needs to be ordered online

 

Overall Verdict

 

Illamasqua Pigment Ore  is a rich bronzy gold color with loads of gold, green and burgundy shimmer. The pigment has a smooth and even texture despite its very glittery appearance and adheres well to the lid – with better wear when applied with a damp brush. You don’t need a sticky base to get good wear out of this. The packaging is slightly cumbersome and the product quantity is quite less. But its a very unique and beautiful color and I’d recommend it to everyone!

Rating : 4.25/5

 

[note color=”#FFEECA”]Have you tried Illamasqua Pigments? What do you think of Ore? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

17 Comments

  1. August 21, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    looks like pigment version of mac genuine treasure but with more gold to it 🙂 very pretty pigment!

    • Juhi
      August 24, 2013 / 12:45 am

      Geniuine treasure is so bronze, I don’t think they look the least bit same.
      Nice Review Ankita 🙂

  2. August 21, 2013 / 2:38 pm

    This is lovely and I have been eyeing this forever. Each time I see reviews of Illamasqua products, I kick myself for not having picked them up when I was an exchange student in Germany. 🙁
    I have said it before and I say it again, I love this look. 🙂

  3. August 21, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    Very Greek goddess like 🙂

  4. August 21, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    Nice one but i guess i would not like to put in some much of effort. 🙂

  5. August 21, 2013 / 7:21 pm

    I just loved your look.. and no doubt the pigment is so gorgeous… liked it packaging too but the price.. well i think I have to save some more.. 🙂

  6. Mohini
    August 22, 2013 / 11:43 am

    WOW is the word…Please mention the source/website from where you order these products… It will be helpful.

  7. August 22, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    you look very royal with this on 🙂

  8. August 22, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    That’s one pretty pigment..where can one buy it from? I tried google an online site that may ship the product to India but without luck. Can you share the info.

  9. August 22, 2013 / 7:08 pm

    Gorgeous! Illamasqua is a brand that’s on my to-try list. I might make this my first purchase. 🙂

  10. arja
    August 23, 2013 / 12:33 am

    I have a blush n bronzer from Illamasqua – love it to bits <3

  11. KK
    August 23, 2013 / 10:15 am

    Pretty LOTD. How different is this from the MAC gold one you have Ankita?

  12. August 23, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    Niceeeee….I like the shade so much 🙂

  13. August 23, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    Looks amazing! 😀

  14. bidisha
    March 31, 2014 / 3:44 pm

    very pretty pigment !

  15. Joo
    August 2, 2014 / 9:59 am

    Now m also looking forward to try pigments.. Bought faces sparkle dust stack in frolic shade… But don't know how to apply it properly…

  16. Joo
    September 3, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    This pigment so beautiful on your eyes..

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