Originally Posted by Tanjola
Have you received your kit yet? I just ordered this kit today. It's gotten mixed reviews online. Please let me know what you think. TIA
Yes, I received the kit, and I actually enjoyed it. I think those who are aware of Illamasqua's ethos and unorthodox range of colors would enjoy it the most.
From a Sephora.com review I did:
I hesitated ordering it due to mixed reviews (mold? odd colors no one uses?) but figured that I might have some use of the colors. I was happy to say that I got a good bag.
Besides Jo'Mina and Fable, I got:
Brazen cream blusher (very red!)
Superior Liquid Metal (royal blue)
Intrude eyeshadow (dark taupe)
Tantrum sheer lipgloss (purple/magenta!!! :D)
Succubus Intense lipgloss (rich red)
Drench lipstick (pink berry red)
Cane medium pencil (yellow)
Severe medium pencil (warm brown)
Here is the deal: If you currently enjoy Illamasqua cosmetics, if you love bold unconventional colors, I recommend the mystery selection. I do not recommend this for those with more conventional tastes.
Since then, I tried most of the products. I found Fable to be dry and unforgiving, so I recommend conditioning your lips overnight before using Fable. Drench worked better. The Liquid Metal creased on my eyes, but I had good luck with Intrude. I got good compliments for my Succubus gloss from one of the Chanel ladies at my local Von Maur. Tantrum is beautiful with its shimmer. I ordered a Crown Brush set and I planned to use the Brazen blush with it. (This would be the first time I would wear blush.) Cane brighten my eyes, Severe worked well.
Visited the Sephora shop in my area to show off and one of its staff told me that they had one customer returned it due to dissatisfaction. Hopefully, you got a great kit and if it does not work out, you can try returning it to the store. I thought I had pics of my kit. Let me see if I find them.