Are you daring? Stylish? Fierce?

I'm definitely not. But, I try to be....sometimes. As a woman, making a bold statement with a piece of clothing or accessory is fun and eye catching. Even for the normally reserved, one bold piece is enough to unleash the hidden vixen in us all.

Aside from clothing and accessories, making a bold statement with your makeup is always a fun escape from the ordinary. I love bold makeup but, am not usually one to wear it and that's what makes it so much fun. Even if it's only one night of the year, putting on that heavy eyeliner and eyeshadow that pops is like turning into someone else.

I recently tried some makeup from Illamasqua and it's my new go-to when it comes to bold makeup that is gorgeous and luxurious.

The makeup from Illamasqua is dramatic enough for the big screen and couture magazines while being versatile enough for a mom to wear on date night with the husband.

I was sent the Pure Pigment in Marvel. This is not your Momma's eye shadow! More than eye shadow, Pure Pigment is a metallic, high-shine, pure-color powder that highlights eyes, cheeks and brows. You can mix it with eye shadow, blusher or use it on its own for an intense effect. The first time I used it, I did so sparingly. I was going to an outdoor birthday party and wasn't looking for anything too dramatic. I lightly applied the Pure Pigment to the line of my upper lids, just above my eye liner. The color is so rich, it takes very little to make a wonderful look. I love the sparkle sheen and how versatile this powder is. It also has the feel of luxurious cashmere. There are quite a few colors to choose from and I'd really love to have several of them. The Marvel color is a beautiful gold that goes quite nicely with most things when worn on it's own and I'm loving it when I mix some with my "normal" eye shadows.

Illamasqua has so many items that I'd love to add to my cosmetic collection. Just browsing their site inspires me to add more bold into my life and my makeup. I love that they have so many tutorials because, let's face it, I'm no makeup artist and am often quite lost. For the quality of the makeup, the prices are beyond reasonable. Super popular in the U.K., Illamasqua is now available at and in select Sephora stores.

Whether you are bold everyday, make a statement on special occasions or looking to tempt your wild side, I highly recommend the makeup from Illamasqua.