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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Quickie Review: Illamasqua Lipstick in Fetish

I took advantage of the recent Illamasqua sale as I’d never bought any of their products before and thought it was high time I did. I just picked up the one lippy, even though I really wanted Sangers I was planning on picking up some red MAC lipsticks so I was good!
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Stunning packaging. Not quite as sturdy as I was expecting, but hardly flimsy. I know packaging shouldn’t really be that appealing and it should be about the product, but come on. That’s nice!
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Absolutely stunning, beautiful matte pink-ish purple. I mean, shit son, that is gorgeous. Sadly the formula does not live up to the colour. You know when you open a tube and the bullet looks a little waxy, and you get that sinking feeling? Yeah. It’s not impossible to work with, but the lipstick does cling to itself when you apply it, so it’s hard to get even, and it’s pretty dry. If you like applying your lipsticks with a brush, there’s no way in hell I think you could transfer this onto one. I’d recommend prepping your lips thoroughly and warming this up a tad on the back of your hand.
I’m not too miffed about this because it *is* workable, I only paid £7.50 as opposed to the regular price of £15.50. I’m going to pick up another lipstick before the sale ends. Just to compare, of course.

If you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the regular price, Sleek Mystic might do the trick, although it's much brighter and a little pinker.

For more lovely, lovely swatches of Illamasqua Lipsticks and  Illamasqua Intense Lipglosses on the best lips in Eng-er-land, head over to Lillians blog Smile

18 comments:

  1. Ooooh pretty colour, but I would be mighty crammed if I had paid £15.50 and the texture was as you describe! I have yet to try ANY Illamasqua - wonder if I have missed out on the sale? Will go and check. :-) x

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  2. All matte illamasqua lipsticks I have tried start out like that but once you have used them a few times they ease up and are really nice to use :)

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  3. that colour looks gorgeous! shame that it's pretty dry. I've got a matte lipstick at the moment and it's a gorgeous colour but cos of the weather i have dry lips so i have to put it on top of my lip balm!

    xxx

    Catflicks

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  4. Beautiful color! Too bad its difficult to work with :( I'll be interested to see what other one you pick up and how they compare.

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  5. Ooooh really nice! This reminds me of a Sleek lipstick that I can't think of...

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  6. Thanks for the review. I've been eyeing this color.... might have to think on it a bit more.

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  7. This shade is gorgeous! I've had good luck with Illamasqua's lipstick formula; they feel a bit dryer on the lip, but don't dry out my lips, and tend to hug the lip very closely. They can feel a bit tight because of that, but not uncomfortable. It sounds like this one takes all of those qualities to a new extreme! What a shame, hopefully you have better luck with a different color!

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  8. What a bummer. It's a lovely colour, though.

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  9. That color is SO pretty but what a shame that the formula sucks. If I paid 15 pounds for that, I would be very displeased

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  10. The color is so beautiful but it's such a sad thing when a lovely color has a less than lovely formula!! :-(

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  11. Such a lovely purple shade! Bummer that it's not easy to work with. It looks great on you, though. :)

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  12. Vow.. those lips are very pretty with that lipstick. I like that shade very much. Thanks!

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  13. I see people using lighters to warm up their eyeliners, I wonder what would happen if someone did that to a lipstick?

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  14. Too bad the formulation sucks, the colour is awesome! I have one lipstick from Illamasqua and I really liked it. I wonder if the formulation varies between colours....

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  15. That's such a gorgeous colour, the hint of purple in it is perfect. I have a few Illamasqua lipsticks in a quad and each of their formulation seems slightly different from each other, some better than others.

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