Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow Swatches , Review

by mehak on March 21, 2012

in Eye Products, eyeshadow, Grade A, Reviews

When i was in college and in the dance team, a pivot only  meant a sharp swivel on the toes of my foot. Cut to work life a couple of years later and a pivot only means that cool excel sheet tool that helps me summarise data and appear all  smart in front of my bosses . Lately however, pivot to me means that funky, gorgeous chartreuse green eyeshadow from Illamasqua’s Human  Fundamentalism Collection (SO much better than excel sheets yah?!)

Illamasqua says Pivot is a yellow green, and they are spot on. I shall call it chartreuse because i want to use big fancy words and  make you guys google that, but really it is a bright yellow green! Im partial to greens and purples- i feel like they just look so great with brown eyes, and even Pivot- which is by no means a subtle color can be pulled of with our kind of skin tones (Medium- warm). I layered this with a darker green and blue eyeshadow to test it out, and though i didnt manage to click photos i shall do a look soon with this pivot! These are the kind of colors which say “Summer is here!!!” to me – and even though i rarely venture out of the neutral territory in public, Pivot wants me to take that challenge and wear green eyeshadow to work or something (Btw, i wore Illamasqua Nomad Nailpolish to work accidentally and it attracted a lot of unwanted attention. You see when you are giving a serious presentation about the company financials and you fling your  green nail painted hand wide to make a point, you just tend to lose credibility!!!!)

This is my first stint with Illamasqua eyeshadows and can i just say they are Illamazing !!!!Seriously, matte finishes can be hard to pull of but Illamasqua pivot is  well pigmented, not chalky and pretty smooth for a matte shadow!!!! I felt like i got best results when i kind of patted this and pressed this  into the skin rather than swiping it across so i recommend you do that too! This may not be a buttery and super soft eyeshadow but then matte eyeshadows rarely are, and given that its a matte finish it performs extremely  well on the texture front and delivers without being patchy- something other matte shadows struggle with!

Overall Verdict: A

Price: 15 pounds on Illamasqua.com (Thats roughly 1200 Rs)

Recommendation: Illamasqua Pivot Eyeshadow is a bright yellow green (chartreuse if you may) matte finish eyeshadow that is well pigmented, with a nice smooth texture for a matte shadow. Doesnt the color just scream summer’- like bright green eyes and pink lips by the poolside??

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

shalini March 21, 2012 at 10:53 am

Loved the way you introduced the shade :D … gorgeous… I am hoping to see a tutorial on it soon :P

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Peachesandblush March 21, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Soon Soon!!! Im like literally going crazy with work and the blog, its gone beyond manageable limits!

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caramellitsa March 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm

what a pretty colour! this season i love lime :)

kisses!

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Peachesandblush March 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Love Lime any season!!!

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Shruti29 March 21, 2012 at 12:54 pm

In love with this lime n lemony shade, very summer..y and beautiful :)

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Peachesandblush March 21, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Lime n lemony limcaaaaaaa -ahaaaa
Reminds me of lime ice soda

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namita March 21, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Sooo prettyyyy!!! This shade is my new found love in colors :)

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Sweet&Biter March 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

please do a look Mehek…

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Frances March 21, 2012 at 3:22 pm

To me, “pivot” brings to mind:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5DHU8SwYJ0

I drew a DIAGRAM!

I love that Excel function, handiest thing in the world for a Stats module.

I do have a colour like this from Shu Uemura, I usually wear it with bright white on the inner lid, with winged black liner. Sixties style, baby!

BTW, the bridal posts are fantastic.

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Peachesandblush March 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Hahaha love that episode

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Nisha March 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm

That’s a beautiful colour! I totally WANT! :D I love purples and greens because they make brown eyes pop too! <3

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Giggle girlie March 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Wow that is a pretty shade ..quite appropriate for summer…and I like such shades it is nice change from usual and at times boring neutrals.

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Pari March 21, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Hi Mehak
I had sent you an email yesterday… Please reply!!!

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mehak March 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Hi Pari! Yes i saw yr mail. Give me some time. I shall let you know, im so packed with writers right now, that some slot needs to open up!

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Pari March 21, 2012 at 8:32 pm

ok Mehak!!

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Pooja@IBC March 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

This is such a Va Va voom green, love it! Do an EOTD na

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Peachesandblush March 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Will do will do!

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shivangi March 21, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Lovely shade! Waiting for the EOTD….

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Tanmayee March 21, 2012 at 9:03 pm

wow lovely shade………..looks like pistachio ice cream in the pan ……….waiting for a tut ……

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Peachesandblush March 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

OOh does look like pistachio ice creAM!!

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Chris March 21, 2012 at 10:40 pm

I love this color, even though I never wear it. It’s so beautiful to look at.

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Lapanika March 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

It’s so much like Kermit the Frog – from the Muppets !!! Actually this eyeshadow looks eat-worthy …hungry me :P

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Xuvious March 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

Gorgeous shade! Can’t wait to see a look with it!
Btw, did you get it from illamasqua.com? How is the shipping?

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mehak March 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Hey, no it was sent by Illamasqua..

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christina lobo March 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm

nice first pic…looks beautiful like an eyeshadow oyster….

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tanveer March 22, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Wow, that is a pretty shade.. But somehow I’d never pick this kinda thing. I just wldn’t know how to wear it :)

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