EHMEHGERD. I honestly don’t know what has taken me so long, but I finally went out on the limb and purchased my first Illamasqua product a couple of days ago at Selfridges. Illamasqua are known for their bold colours and stage background, and as I’m trying to be a little bolder and more experimental with my makeup, where else would be a better start then Illamasqua?!
I picked up Magnetism, from the Generation Q collection which is described as a ‘deep raspberry pink’. It’s a lovely raspberry pinkish-red with a lovely glossy finish. I must say that I absolutely love the finish on this lipstick as i’ve previously heard that the illamasqua lipsticks typically have a matte finish. It glides on incredibly easily without tugging and is comfortable and hydrating on the lips. The colour payout is very rich and opaque and it managed to stay on for about 5 hours before I topped up.
The colour appears a tad lighter in the photos below – I found this lipstick quite hard to photograph for some reason. I tried different settings and lights but I personally found that I couldn’t get it’s true colour. In real life, it really is a gorgeous deep pink which I think would suit all skintones.
I can’t wait to try out other products in the range!
Illamasqua Magnetism – £16