Thursday, 13 August 2009

Review: Illamasqua Intense Gloss

Over the past few months I have been hearing nothing but good things about new make up brand Illamasqua.I've seen reviews by lollipop26 and richie nickel on youtube and the word on the street is that Illamasqua's whole line of products are scorching hot.
I seriously think this may finally be the brand to give the almighty MAC a run for their money!

A few weeks back on my way to the MAC counter in Selfridges I decided to bite the bullet and give them a try. I was the most interested in their lipglosses because I'd heard they are super vibrant and long lasting. I always browse a counter first before I approach a sales rep just because I don't want to be like " errr I want that one!" *points finger*.
I did explain numerous times that I tend to stick to neutral glosses (because I'm a wimpy wimp lol) but some how I managed to leave with this:

Illamasqua Intense Gloss in Perform.

And I lovveeee it! I was reluctant at first but then one swatch on my hand and I was like HOLYMAJOLY! This gloss does not mess about and certainly lives up to it's name! It is pigmented and intensely packed with colour.
Perform is a bright coral pink orange and a tiny dab gives a gorgeous sheer wash of colour. Layering is key. I got over excited and slicked it on as I would normal gloss and was left looking clownish with big orange lips! Add you can add as little then build from there for a more dramatic look.

I was verryy daunted by the colour in the tube but it goes on so beautifully I couldn't resist. It is non-sticky and smells sort of fruity,a bit like sweets. Another added bonus is that it is long lasting. I applied this at 7am on my way to work and my lips still had a pretty pink tinge at 1pm!

Over all I think this is going to be a staple in my make-up bag for the next couple of weeks because it's sooo pretty. I also might get another one in their Sheer Lipgloss range which seem to be a neutral palette.

Anyone else tried anything from Illamasqua? I've heard their cream blushers are quite awesome too...
Well that's all for now loves! I'll be doing a Barry M nail polish review tomorrow and a skin care haul.

Take care


The Makeup said...

I love the color you chose! It looks amazing!


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