Remember back when I had my ‘makeup for my alter ego’ done at the Illamasqua counter Myer Brisbane (read here) and I said that I purchased a few things? Well here is one of them… the Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Mistress! A vividly orange/coral gloss with the sticking power of a Lady Gaga song (I’m banking on the fact that you like Lady Gaga songs here).
Here is what Illamasqua say about the Intense Lipgloss range:
“Come out of the shadows with high-shine, colour-rich Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in a wide range of bold colours. Create lips that look full and glossy, without feeling sticky. Draw attention to your lips, and to you.”
The packaging is a tube with a nifty angled application top. You can apply it with the tip or a lip brush. The product itself is quite thick and opaque and you can apply it full on for a dramatic look or pat it down for a subtle wash of coral (probably good for those girls wanting to rock a coral lip but a bit shy of the coral lipsticks).
I took the below photo under a bright light to show you the intensity of the colour. But being a coral, it can throw either more pink or more orange depending on the light.
I didn’t use a flash or have very good lighting for the last photo (taken with my camera), surprisingly I got a better match in true colour representation from using the camera on my iPhone 4 (ahhh love you Apple) in the first four photos. I hope you can see how intensely pigmented it is. You can wear this by itself, or over a coral lipstick as demonstrated below, using Illamasqua ‘Over’ lipstick shade.
The intense lipgloss is a bit sticky but not in a bad way. I feel like it needs to be so that it lasts on the lips. The intense lip glosses would be good for lasting all night at a party but I wouldn’t recommend slapping this on right before a dinner date – once you start eating and drinking it will transfer off. If you shy away from bold, bright lips, then I would recommend maybe trying the other range of lipglosses from Illamasqua – the Sheer Lipgloss range.
The colours in the range are all gorgeous, and I can’t wait to go back to Illamasqua and try more.
Illamasqua is available at Myer stores. The Lipglosses retail for AU$33 (7ml). Check out www.illamasqua.com for their range of bold colours in the Intense Lipgloss range and to find your nearest store location.
[Image source: Images are of my own, please do not use without prior permission]