FOTD – Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick
Illamasqua Toxic Nature is the latest colour collection from the avant-garde UK brand and Atomic lipstick is one of the stand out products, in my humble opinion. What more could you ask of a brand that pushes the boundaries than a collection which manages to find the most clashing of colours, yet somehow makes them work so artistically together.
Atomic is a bold, hot pink lipstick shade with a matte-metallic finish. Illamasqua describes it as a fuchsia violet and it does seem to have bluish tones in some lights, although it looks a tad warmer in these pictures. The lipstick itself feels a little dry, but not drying…if that makes sense? It’s a hardy, long-wearing shade with plenty of pigment! In true Illamasqua form this shade is loud, proud and not for the shy.
I often get asked how to wear the rest of your make-up with such bold, bright lipstick shades. As I do believe a picture tells a 1,000 words I’ve paired this review with a FOTD featuring Atomic.
Clarins Skin Illusion Natural Radiance foundation (review coming soon)
YSL Radiant Touch
Australis Finishing Powder (review coming soon)
Mac Well Dressed Blush
Benefit High Beam highlighter
Mac Girl Friendly Paint Pot
Mac Mylar eye shadow on brow bone
Mac Shimmertime pigment on lid
Mac Mineral eye shadow in crease
Eyeko Graffiti liner in Navy
Sisley Phyto-Mascara Ultra Stretch (Review coming soon)