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!
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!
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.