Hi everyone! So ksuan insisted I do a haul post and I will oblige.
This is my little collection of Illamasqua lipsticks and I didn’t haul them all in one go, they’re the result of 3 or 4 different trips (yes I am quite embarrassed) but onward we go!
Warning: this is going to be a really photo-heavy post!
This is a metallic silver gold, a very obvious frosty finish.
It goes on sheer but can built up to opaque and I would prefer to layer this on another colour to turn it into something interesting for the night!
A matte peach. This is a dry formula that is somewhat sheer and difficult to apply and build up.
On my lips it looks darker and pinker due to my natural colour but on fairer skin it would be a true peach.
One of Illamasqua’s most popular shades and I can see why! Eurydice is a stunning creamy fuchsia that dries to a matte finish. It’s opaque and really stunning in person and photographs.
I tested this through a night out and the lipstick lasted through several hours AND a slurpy ramen! I was so surprised! A big tick to Illamasqua’s staying power.
This is a pink based red which is really easy to apply.
Like most of Illamasqua’s lipstick formulas it is a matte and quite pigmented, but since it’s not a true red I find it is much more accessible and a good option for those who are venturing into bold bright lipsticks!
And finally, Encounter is a warm red.
Instantly pigmented and bright, it is my second favourite after Eurydice. Illamasqua does have a fair share of red lippies and you can’t really go wrong.
Aside from Over, I’m quite impressed with Illamasqua’s lipsticks. I tend to have flaky dry lips (with a habit of overpicking them) which makes it difficult for me to wear mattes without looking like I have diseased lips but with some balm and exfoliation, these go on like a dream and stays on. I didn’t find them particularly hydrating but neither were they drying. Pigmentation was incredible and I could wear the lipstick comfortably through the night 🙂
Which is your favourite out of these? Let us know!