When I spotted Illamasqua 'Furore' on a blog sale a while ago, there was no way I couldn't break my 'no buy'. I'd heard nothing but good things about Illamasqua's pure pigments and of course, had to investigate them myself...
At first, I was worried that the lid (which is held on by nothing but a good fit) would slip off every time I picked it up - however, this is not the case, though I wouldn't feel confident to leave it to bounce around my make-up bag. I really like the unique packaging, especially having seen a few designs they passed on before settling on this sleek, elegant shape.
There is some information on the underneath of the pot, no ingredients, so I assume those are printed on the cardboard box the pure pigments are supplied in. At first I wasn't a fan of the sifter style, but without it can you imagine the mess the pot would be?!
[[ Left: Illamasqua 'Furore' over fyrinnae pixie epoxy. Right: Over UDPP ]]
'Furore' is described by Illamasqua as a 'champagne peach shimmer', which I would say is bang on. In some lights it looks more bronze, in some more silver, in others more of a tan shade - very unique! I'd call 'Furore' a neutral shade, since the base in obviously quite warm, but the silvery shimmer adds a cooler twist. Lasts well over eyeshadow primer and eyeshadow bases though I'd recommend careful application to avoid fall out. I've been using 'Furore' wet as a lid colour, dry as a highlight and mixed with powder blush for a glowy finish.
Priced at £15.50 for 1.3g, maybe you'd find MAC pigments better value at £15.50 for 4.5g, but honestly - have you ever finished a full jar of pigment? I'd happily buy more Illamasqua pure pigments!
(P.S) Moving swatch pic - hit or miss?