Saturday, 3 July 2010

ILLAMASQUA LIPSTICK SERIES (Part 1 of 6)

Hey everyone!
Ever since Illamasqua was launched in UK I have been a fan of their products, especially their lipsticks of which I have collected more than 40 shades for a reason! The first and foremost one being the brilliant product quality and second the awesome pigmentation! Being a lipstick lover, I have always liked to try various shades from different brands and hardly hesitate to experiment with colors and textures and would say I no longer fear to wear nudes, bolds, vibrants and odd colors! All thanks to Illamasqua!
Also, I've always wanted to collect lipsticks from one particular brand that I could trust on and build my own collection of lipsticks for use in various occasions such as parties or photo-shoots or playing around with them simply for the fun of it!
I love Illamasqua lipsticks for their matte texture and long staying power but since these are mattes, the texture can be a bit drying on the lips, especially the lighter colors, but never the less are not as drying as most of the drugstore matte lipsticks I've tried and wearing a lip gloss over it would certainly make them less drying on the lips.

Without further delay I will start describing in detail the individual shades I am wearing in the pictures of this post.

Illamasqua Lipsticks in :-
* Submit : A nude color, gives the effect of concealer lips, a bit streaky on lips, would work well with smokey eye look, fairly pigmented. Overall liking - 3.75/5
* Bitch: A light biscuit color, nicely pigmented, not as streaky as Submit, would work well on fair to olive skin. Overall liking - 4.50/5
* Agony: A light beige color, streaky on lips, accentuated the lines on my lips, a good base needed to prevent the lipstick from cracking on the lips. Overall liking - 3.00/5
* Poison: A rich plum color, goes smooth on lips, highly pigmented. Overall liking - 4.75/5
* Growl: A deep reddish Mahogany color, highly pigmented, goes smoothly on lips. Overall liking - 4.25/5
* Diablo: A dark wine red color, fairly pigmented, not true to the color on the bullet, goes on smoothly. Overall liking - 4.00/5

Illamasqua lipsticks are priced at £15 and available at the Illamasqua website, Saphora, ASOS and Debenhams

*THE SWATCHES*


Illamaqua Lipstick in Submit
Illamasqua Lipstick - Submit

Illamaqua Lipstick in Bitch
Illamasqua Lipstick - Bitch

Illamaqua Lipstick in Agony
Illamasqua Lipstick - Agony

Illamaqua Lipstick in Poison
Illamasqua Lipstick - Poison

Illamaqua Lipstick in Submit
Illamasqua Lipstick - Growl

Illamaqua Lipstick in Diablo
Illamasqua Lipstick - Diablo



Tip- Make sure to exfoliate your lips and use a good lip balm underneath the Illamasqua lipsticks. These lipstick are matte and would not provide enough moisture to the lips. So if you have very dry and flaky lips then Illamasqua lipsticks are probably not for you!

So what do you feel about the Illamasqua lipsticks? Love it or Leave it?

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13 comments:

  1. These look gorgeous, but i wanna get one in 'obey', it looks stunning! :) Xx

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  2. Lovely! I like poison and diablo on your lips. :3

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  3. I love Illamasqua. I only have one of their lipsticks though in Sonnet. I want to buy more. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now following yrs xx

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  4. @Hannahh: Obey is a really pretty color xoxo
    @Sugar sugar: thankQ hun, hugs xoxo
    @Ansa: Sonnet is a beautiful shade! Thanks for the follow :) xoxo

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  5. Thx for this review :)
    I never tryed theyr lipstick, but seeing the 3 last one , especially Growl, I'm folling in love!!!!
    xoxo

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  6. Wow you have 40 illamasqua lipsticks?? I am so jealous right now! haha. x

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  7. I've never tried this brand but the last 3 colours are gorgous!

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  8. They look pigmented but somehow I'm not at all attracted to matte lipsticks. Thanks for the swatches!

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  9. WoW I'm loving the names. Poison is my fav from these. But 'Bitch' is my fav shade name :D

    ♥xx♥

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  10. Gorgeous lip shades. Those shades are LOVE.

    Lots of love,

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  11. Anonymous6/7/10

    I really envy your gorgeous lips!

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  12. omg I fell inlove with diablo! ♥ such a gorgeous colour!

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