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Illamasqua Alluvium Pure Pigment – Review, Photos, Swatches

by Tavia

Hello girls!

From the same Illamasqua The Art of Darkness Collection for Fall – Winter 2010 I’ve got the Alluvium Pure Pigment. I’ve already done a preview post where I’ve showed you the products I’ve got from this collection and I’ve also used this pigment for my version of Wanton Woman makeup look.

It’s available for sale @illamasqua.com and Sephora for the price of $24.00 for 1.3 g (0.04 oz).

Made to be played with. A metallic, high-shine, pure-colour powder that highlights eyes, cheeks and brows. Mix with eye shadow, blusher or use it on its own to intense effect. Bring out your bold side.

Alluvium Pure Pigment is absolutely gorgeous and I was surprised to see it looks even better in person, and you know me I’m not into blue shades. I’ve tried taken very good photos to show you girls that metallic shine that it has with violet and multicolored shimmer. Is not really a very pigmented and bright blue (probably that’s why I like it) and can be easily blended and paired with gold shades.

It definitely looks more pigmented and has a more metallic reflection if you use an eyeshadow base before applying it. Without the base it won’t stick on your lids that long and it will look very sheer.

Here are the swatches in both variants.

Alluvium Pure Pigment – without an eyeshadow base

Alluvium Pure Pigment – on top of Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

As you can see the different between the two is very noticeable. Without the primer the shades resembles more like a sheer violet – blue with gold flakes while applied over an eyeshadow base the blue takes over and it really pops. πŸ™‚

As a pigment it can be used in many ways. If you want to create some crazy makeups you can use it on your cheek and brows but it also looks great as a nail polish. I’m not too found of blue nail polish but this one has really a nice shimmer. πŸ™‚

Some of you might find the packaging a little bit hard to work with and you must be careful in how you handle it so you don’t loose any of the pigment inside when you open it. I honestly like this packaging more than the one MAC has, it seems really easy for me to work with it.

The price is a little too high but you have enough product inside to last you a long time. You don’t need to apply a large quantity and even if you decide to apply it as a nail polish it will last enough time.

I have another pigment from Illamasqua, Android Pure Pigment (review), from last year and I haven’t finished it yet although I’ve used it as a nail polish a couple of times.

Enjoy more photos…

I really hope this review was helpful so I can’t wait to hear your comments and questions. πŸ™‚

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Adina November 4, 2010 - 6:24 pm

I’ve seen this pigment in a tutorial on Youtube and it is a gorgeous blue! I think pigments are a little bit hard to use if you are a beginner in makeup. What is your opinion? Kiss

Tavia November 4, 2010 - 7:53 pm

Hi! Depends on every person. Honestly I find it very easy to work with and I’m no expert. They are easily blendable and give such a nice metallic vibrant shades. I love those makeup looks where there are used only pigments. πŸ™‚

Michelle November 4, 2010 - 6:51 pm

That looks amazing over primer, just not $24 amazing. I guess I`m more of a budget beauty.
Loose shadows are always a bit messy for me. I have to do my eyes first because half the powder seems to end up on my cheeks.

Tavia November 4, 2010 - 7:55 pm

Hi Michelle! Unfortunately the price is a little bit high but if you can afford it, is definitely worth it. You should try applying more loose powder on your cheeks before you start your eye makeup. If the pigment falls you can remove it from your cheeks with a kabuki brush. At least this is what I always do when I use pigments or dark eyeshadows. πŸ™‚

Beauty addict November 4, 2010 - 9:54 pm

I love how it looks with TFSI base, great!

Vonvon November 4, 2010 - 11:14 pm

That is an awesome shade! The version with Too Faced Shadow Insurance is beautiful.

MarciaF November 5, 2010 - 3:17 am

I was so close to buying one of their pigments during the Sephora sale. I just was afraid of the glitter factor.

Tavia November 5, 2010 - 10:08 am

Hi Marcia! How do you like it now? Would you buy it? πŸ™‚

Tracy November 5, 2010 - 3:38 am

I wish we could get Illamasqua in Canada! πŸ™

rhania escueta November 5, 2010 - 4:29 am

yay! this reminds me of ELF mineral e/s that Sara has given me ^_^

Michelle November 5, 2010 - 5:16 am

I love the price of elf. Which eye shadow is this like?

Tavia November 5, 2010 - 10:10 am

Hmm…I never used ELF mineral shades. Are they good? πŸ™‚

gio November 5, 2010 - 10:29 am

I hate the packaging as it’s not that practical but wow, the shade looks absolutely gorgeous over a primer! If only it weren’t so expensive..

Sherri November 5, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Primers make such a difference, it looks awesome. I agree with gio, the packaging for this is not very practical.

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Grace March 27, 2014 - 9:43 pm

These pigments are so beautiful, I currently own three shades: Static, Ore and Feverent, by far the best pigments I have tried and this review makes me want more!


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