Friday, 25 January 2013

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Boost

I've had my eye on this lipgloss ever since it first came out in the Generation Q collection but as it was £14 and I'm not a huge lipgloss fan I decided to leave it.  However just before Christmas Illamasqua were offering 40% off full price items to make up students (it's usually 20%) so I just decided to get it as I probably won't get that opportunity again for a while! I also got the blusher in Kiss which I will be doing a post on too (when I can get a decent picture of it on my face!) and a medium pencil in Spell which is a bright pillar box red.  This cheeky wee discount brought the price down to £8.40 which isn't too bad although still pricey for a lipgloss!

The lipgloss is stunning, according to Illamasqua it's 'blueberry violet', but to be more exact it's a light purple with a shimmery blue duochrome to it.  Alone it isn't too opaque but it is still noticeable and looks really unusual, but over a purple lipstick it looks amazing.

I like that it comes with a brush rather than those ridiculous squeezy tubes or doe foot applicators, but I think that I got a dodgy one because it seems to have a bit of plastic sticking out from the bristles which isn't great!  It's only tiny but still annoying.


Onto the swatches!  Apologies for my gross dry lips... I tried to pick the best one out of a bad bunch haha!  In the bottom two I have applied it over Topshop Inhibition which is a combination I absolutely love!

Bare lips for comparison

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10 comments:

  1. This looks gorgeous, I really love it applied over the Topshop lipstick! xo

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  2. This is my favourite lipgloss ever :) I love how it looks over that Topshop lipstick!

    xx

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    1. Have you got it? It's beautiful :D

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    2. Yeah I was scared of the colour at first but took the plunge and bought just before xmas :) I'm thinking of getting the Underworld lipstick as well as it looks a similar shade but obviously not as shiny :)
      xx

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    3. Aww so worth it :D yeah it's really pretty! I've heard a lot of people say their lipsticks are really drying though, don't think my lips could handle it, they're pretty bad :(

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  3. Ooo I love this lipgloss. I really like the pink ones which have hints of blue in them :) x

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    1. Yeah they're a bit more interesting!

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