This is my review of Illamasqua Lipstick in climax and Illamasqua intense lipgloss in move !! Back in Xmas, I visited back the family at the UK.. a relatively short trip really.. but anywho, I took advantage of going back – I ordered some stuff on ASOS.com as they were doing free delivery on EVERYTHING for people in the UK. Now they`ve changed the price to £1.95 for standard delivery, which is still cheap in my opinion. Anyhow, I`ve been wanting to try Illamasqua for a year at least since it`s not even released in Japan.
Package: 8/10; Squeezable tube of 7ml, clean and easy to use!Pigmentation: 10/10; probably the most pigmented gloss I`ve ever worn, I highly recommend this if you`re after a pigmented glossTexture: 7/10; not over sticky or drying, unlike MACPrice: 9/10; for £12.50 pretty reasonable for a 7ml bottle, incomparison with MAC that is £12 for just 4.8ml!Availability: 6/10; I think its only available in the UK (Selective Selfridges store, internet and Sephora in the US)Overall: 9/10;.. would be happy to purchase another bottle in another colour – given the chance 🙂
Now for the lipstick in “Climax“, a dusty rose pink, matt finish.
Again, the swatch on the ASOS.com was terrible but I had already seen some lip swatches on Spectrac.om, so that also helped me to decide the shade. The official website provides a much better swatch of the colour, and it is pretty true to it`s form to what the lipstick looks like. I had never bought a shade like this previously… and I was not disappointed when I opened it… yesterday!! SO pretty!
Package: 9/10; sleek, black case – can`t go wrong!Pigmentation: 10/10; probably the most pigmented lipstick I`ve ever worn. A little goes a long, long way! You even want blot it a little!Texture: 8/10; quite creamy, but gives a matte finish. Gives the lips a polished look and it wasn`t that drying for matte lipstick and as MAC lipsticks can be.Price: 8/10; for £14.00 is decent for the payoff it gives, in comparison to to paying like £18.50 I think for a YSL Volupte lipstick. Pretty good value… unfortunately, they put the prices up to £15, the value is still pretty good.Availability: 6/10; I think its only available in the UK (Selective Selfridges store, internet and Sephora in the US)Overall: 9/10;.. again would be happy to purchase another colour, given the chance!
Finally, the swatches… p.s the lipstick was a rather light swatch (didnt want to ruin it haha) as was the lipgloss!