MAC and Illamasqua goodies from The Beauty Power List event.

Yesterday I attended the Beauty Power List event at Selfridges in association with Glamour magazine.Me and my friends shopped for beauty products, enjoyed having free pampering sessions and managed to get a one to one meeting with the legendary Jo Elvin, the editor of Glamour magazine. Unfortunately my camera had died and I managed to get no photographs, but the advice she gave me will stick by me throughout my career. Like all good editors, she didn't walk straight into her job. She worked hard as a waitress, then a publicist and finally landed in the world of Glamour. She told me to work hard, get as much experience as possible and remember that the fashion industry isn't as glamorous as people may think. There's so much admin to do and never enough time.

During the event, I decided to buy a MAC eyebrow pencil and an Illamasqua lipstick. Our ticket price of £10 was redeemable against any product. The eyebrow pencil was a much needed purchase, as I never feel truly comfortable with my eyebrows. They tend to be unruly and somewhat of a nightmare, even when they get waxed regularly. The Illamasqua lipstick was a much deserved treat and who can resist something so pink?

When I saw this colour out of the corner of my eye resting on the Illamasqua stand, I knew I had to try it. Bright pinks and reds have always been my weakness and this lipstick is so highly pigmented, it looks like nothing I've seen before.

The lipstick colour is Eurydice and having worn it most of last night, I'm happy to report that it lasts for several hours. In fact, I woke up with a pink tint on my lips this morning. The colour very much reminds me of Barbie.

Secondly here's the eye pencil I bought. It's by MAC, incredibly thin and rather easy to use. If you struggle with drawing your eyebrows on, this pencil is definitely the one for you. 

The pencil blends really easy and creates a natural looking effect. My eyebrows look to have more shape when they are filled in and it takes the attention away from straggly hairs in-between waxes or plucking.

So here's the finished look. I'm not naked, just wearing a maxidress and forgot about camera angling.

I'm going to London Fashion Week tomorrow and i'm really excited. It will be my first fashion week and I'm looking forward to seeing Maria Grachvogel's latest line and seeing what the London Graduates have had to offer. I'm only going down for the day, but i'll definitely be making the most of it. Below are some of my current outfit choices. I'm thinking the dress on the right hand side will probably be the one I pick. 

It will be an early start for me tomorrow, up at 3.30am to catch the megabus!

What are your plans throughout fashion week? Have you tried any of these products?




  1. Have fun at LFW! That lipstick looks gorgeous on you :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  2. good choice jessica , enjoy the day , be also nice to see a make up session and fashion one with your family if there not too camera shy , will give me ideas for my mum and auntie of the older end , keep the good work up

  3. I'd have loved to go to that event. Sounds amazing, meeting Jo Elvin too. Sounds like you had a great day
    Daniella x

  4. Sounds like it was a good event! Funnily enough I was just looking at MAC pencils yesterday online trying to figure out which would be best for my brows and I think it may be Lingering. Will definitely check it out in person.

  5. I love the colour of the lipstick! Enjoy LFW, I wish I was going now! x

  6. I LOVE that lipstick shade!! xx


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