Saturday, 13 August 2016

Illamasqua Glamore Lipsticks - Neutrals for Everyone!

Illamasqua Glamore Lipsticks

I know, I know. Another Illamasqua related rave. There is a good reason for all of the Illamasqua love - their products are excellent. I'm certainly not sponsored in any way - I am a lowly when-I-can blogger - but they are by far my most repurchased brand.

I've already banged on this week about Illamasqua Cream Pigment in Hollow - the ultimate natural cream contour - and now it's the turn of their nude lipstick collection - the Illamasqua Glamore Lipsticks. I own three of these delights - Tease, Rosepout, and Starkers.

Illamasqua describes these lipsticks as "colour-intense nude lipsticks with a long lasting satin finish" and I would pretty much agree with that. They are on the matte side of satin, if you see what I mean (You can see this in the swatches below) so they're a more comfortable option than a super-crazy drying liquid lipstick, if that's not your jam. The Illamasqua website has a handy shade selector too, if you're not sure which one to go for and can't get to a counter to try these out.


Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick Swatches: Tease, Rosepout, Starkers
Left-Right: Rosepout, Starkers, Tease, on approximately NC40 skin
The formula is much smoother and less drying than Illamasqua's previous matte lipsticks, so the comfort factor is pretty up there. I tend to use a moisturising lip liner with these lipsticks (The usual culprit is Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk) and they will last for a decent length of time - not as long as a liquid lipstick, but they will fade evenly and not do that weird cracky lip thing that so many matte formulas are guilty of.

Tease is a super-nude, 60's, pale pink beige. it's unbelieveably pigmented (see the one-swipe swatch above) and can look a little crazy on a medium skintone - I tend to use this dotted and blended in the centre of my lips over a more muted nude, and for this purpose it's beautiful. It's very creamy and comfortable to wear, and if you're in to a very pale nude lip, then this needs to be on your shopping list.

Rosepout is a beautiful pink-nude (though much more on the sweet pink side), and on a fairer skin tone (and for me in wintertime) is a really lovely everyday colour. I used this recently on a friend for her wedding and it was beautiful - and surprisingly long lasting. For cooler skins, or those a little afraid of a really nude lip - this one's for you.

Starkers I have mentioned before in my nude lips for sunkissed skin post. It is a beautiful, rosy brown nude colour - 90's but wearable, and is seriously flattering with a tan. I won't rave too much more about it here, you can see my full review on the previous post, but safe to say this will definitely be a repurchase.


Have you tried any of the Glamore Lipsticks?


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