I have been wanting to get my hands on an Illamasqua Alter Ego Mystery Box for the longest time now. A few months ago, a flurry of my fellow bloggers went mystery box mad and I was very eager to jump on the bandwagon, however the boxes seemed to dry up and were no longer available to buy online so I almost resigned myself to believing it just wasn't meant to be for me. I was blissfully unaware that they were back in stock in Debenhams on Henry Street and as I browsed about the store during the week, I was delighted to spy a rogue mystery box for the grand old price of €23. For anybody who may possibly not be in the know, you are guaranteed six full size Illamasqua products in the box.
I was a little nervous getting this because I am really rather unadventurous with makeup and I have seen grey lipglosses, purple lipsticks, pea green eyeshadows and tomato red blushes coming out of these boxes. Rather remarkably, my box was very subdued and suited me perfectly. In my box, I got:
Nail Polish in 'Collide'- a highlighter bright pink, might as well have had my name written all over it
Intense Lipgloss in 'Femme'- a packed with pigment red lipgloss
Lipstick in 'Tramp'- another beautiful red and lord knows I love a red lip
Powder Blush in 'Unrequited'- this was THE find in this box and I would happily have paid €23 for this alone! It's a gorgeous light dusky pink shade
Powder Eyeshadow in 'Lestat'- this will do nicely when I am vamping up an eye look and want to smoke it up without resorting to black
Liquid Metal in 'Electrum'- a gorgeous metallic gold cream eyeshadow, this will make a great eyeshadow base.
So all in all, I am delighted with my box because absolutely everything is usable to me. I was willing to write off one or two dodgy products but it was a really nice combination and I am delighted that my wait was worth it!