07 February 2012

The Sophie-I transformed...

Since the launch of the Sophie-I collection the blogosphere has been awash with your interpretations of the look, taking the technique and transforming it with different colourways and textures.

The Sophie-I technique has set a new mark for the traditional smoky eye, a classic look with an Illamasqua twist! 

We wanted to share a selection of the stunning Sophie-I looks that have had us inspired...

Nihrida developed the Sophie-I by adding teals, warm lemon yellows and deep aquas. This defining look is fierce, yet feminine! 

For a similar colour popping effect try pressing a little Powder Eye Shadows in Yes! onto the inner corners of the eye and applying Stalk and Anja to the outer corners before blending and fusing the colours together.

Samantha of Makeup Advice Forum shared another beautiful variation of the Sophie-I look. We love this interpretation, the shimmer of the pigments adds new depth and texture to the original Sophie-I look. 

A favourite in Illamasqua HQ, Pure Pigment in Ore is a must for this look. Layer over Liquid Metal in Electrum for this intense and rich golden bronze. To finish, apply Powder Eye Shadow in Jules to the socket line.

Corallista's interpretation of the Sophie-I look is steely and luxe and illustrates how versatile the smoky eye can be. Powder Eye Shadows in Moonflower, Incubus & Soul will offer this metallic quality. Don't forget to use our Eye Brow Cakes wet or dry to finish off the look with a statement brow.

Thank you to everyone that has supported S.O.P.H.I.E with their own striking versions of the Sophie-I look. To read more about the Sophie Lancaster foundation click here.

You can also support the charity buy purchasing a Sophie wristband or the Medium Pencil in Sophie.

To share your interpretation of the Sophie-I, upload your look to the Illamasqua Facebook page here


  1. Oh, I have my own version! It is not a very fancy way to wear it...but I have found this technique very easy to perform while traveling in public transport... :D... I've been wearing it almost everyday and, I arrive to work looking like I've spent an hour at home doing my makeup :3 I'll try to get a picture...but it's difficult because of the motion... LOL

  2. Great looks everyone! I did a whole post & tutorial on it and people loved it!! So many comments about people wanting to try it out for themselves.


  3. Hi!
    I was just wondering, if you pick the most creative or inspiring loooks, or will it be random?

    Thanks :)

  4. Thank you for providing such a fantastic tutorial and featuring my look here!

  5. The winners will be drawn at random as the competition is all about encouraging you to get creative, experiment and explore different make-up techniques. We can't wait to see the looks you create...

  6. Does it have to be Illamasqua products? Silly question,I just had to know. I'm in the US i don't own any Illamasqua products(YET!).*)


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