Saturday, 25 January 2014

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Maiden *

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I'm a tad behind with my reviews thanks to a nasty toothache, but now I'm trying my best to catch up. Whilst the Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Maiden was released as part of their 2013 Christmas collection, it's definitely a colour than can be worn any time of the year!

Expect a few more reviews from the Illamasqua Christmas Collection as I was lucky enough to get my hands on the entire collection (thank you, Illamasqua!) and have been super impressed!

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Maiden is described as a warm peach shade, which is fairly accurate. Being that it's part of the intense range, the colour is super pigmented, so what you see in the tube goes on your lips. I feel that because of this, it might be a tad difficult for some skin tones to pull off as "normal" makeup. Personally, I think if you love it, wear it - confidence is what looks good! 

I think this is a really cute colour, and while beauty rules dictate this isn't for everyone, I think this is a colour everyone would like; as while it is intense, it's more neutral than the other colours in the range.


 

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I have no idea what these kinds of applicators are called, so yeah. I don't mind these applicators and in terms of lipgloss application, definitely prefer them to a doe footer. I feel that with the thin tip, you can be really careful and keep within the lines, so to speak. This particularly comes in handy with such a pigmented product!


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Swatchy swatchy!

I've thinned this out as much as possible so that it doesn't look too gluggy on the lips. I liked the colour, even in comparison to my pale skin, and thought it gave me a "my lips but better" look but in gloss form, if that makes sense. I did find that the colour, because of how light it was, clung to dry patches on my lips (as you can probably see, gulp) so lip exfoliation is a must. When it comes to the usual lipgloss complaints, I would narrow it down to three. Stickiness, wetness and longevity.

Was it sticky? I did find mild stickiness with Maiden, but nothing too intense. I wouldn't say it was uncomfortable on the lips, as after a little while you forget you're wearing it unless a bit of hair gets caught.

Was it wet? I would say this was definitely not wet. I hate wet lipglosses that feel like their practically slipping off your lips, and this is not one of them.

How long did it last? This is where Maiden really impressed me! I swatched this, forgot about it, then went to have dinner and a drink and when I looked in the mirror again, I realised the lipgloss was still going strong! It may have needed a touch up, but nothing drastic!

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Overall I would say I liked this lipgloss, but if I was heading to an Illamasqua counter, this probably wouldn't have been my first choice. I liked it, and I would definitely wear it again. If you like lipglosses, I think you'd like this one!

The Illamasqua Intense Lipglosses cost $22 for us Aussies. 

Have you tried the Illamasqua Intense Lipglosses before? Do you like the colour Maiden? 

This product was kindly provided for my consideration.
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24 comments

  1. I have yet to try an Illamasqua product (can you believe it??) but I have heard so many good things. Love a pretty peach shade. It looks great on you! x

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    1. Gasp, Mandy! Get on it, girl! And thank you :) xx

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  2. Nice colour :))

    http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

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    1. It is really lovely and neutral, isn't it! xx

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  3. shade is lovely but its most suitable when used during summers......loved reading your post....xoxoxo....:)

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    1. Yeah that's very true, it is more of a summer look! Lucky it's summer here in Australia! Thanks lovely xx

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  4. Such a cute shade! I wouldn't have gone for an Illamasqua lip gloss but will check them out now xx

    Jasmine Cara

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    1. I actually had no idea they had the lipglosses before I got this one! I'll definitely be checking out the other colours too! xx

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  5. What a pretty gloss! It has a funny kind of applicator that I'm not sure I would like very much though. Nevertheless it is a lovely shade x

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    1. I thought the same thing about the applicator at first, but it ended up being really good! Helped get a way more even application! xx

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  6. Its a brush applicator that comes with the intense lipglosses. I have the colour succubus which is a blood red that I bought for Christmas 2012 but just recently noticed it lying in my collection. I really like the colour payoff of these lipglosses.

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    1. Ahh that's what it's called! I'll have to get my hands on that one! xx

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  7. Looks like a shade I would like! And wow, the lasting power does sound impressive.

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    1. This would definitely suit you! It was pretty impressive! xx

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  8. This looks gorgeous on you! I've never been able to pull off peachy colours - so I'm infinitely jealous!

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm absolutely sure you could, you just don't think you could ;) xx

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  9. A bit light for me I think. I'm yet to try anything of theirs *blushing* x

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    1. Loz!!! You need to try their nail polishes, they are amazing! But this is definitely not a colour for everyone, although I'm sure it would look awesome on you! xx

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  10. Not a colour I'd usually pick, but certainly very pretty!

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  11. i've never had the chance to try Illamasque, but after seeing your review i think I may have to hunt it down :)
    canvas-of-a-face.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww you really should, they have some really gorgeous products! Let me know what you think if you do end up trying them! xx

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  12. We haven't heard as much about Illamasqua's lip glosses as we've heard about their blushes and eye shadows, but this colour is gorgeous. It really looks like the perfect everyday shade. We can relate to your tooth ache woes...we've just had our wisdom teeth out and our cheeks are swollen and sore :(

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Agreed, these are a little underrated! And oh no, that's no good! Hope you're feeling better soon! xx

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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Maiden *

ILL1

I'm a tad behind with my reviews thanks to a nasty toothache, but now I'm trying my best to catch up. Whilst the Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Maiden was released as part of their 2013 Christmas collection, it's definitely a colour than can be worn any time of the year!

Expect a few more reviews from the Illamasqua Christmas Collection as I was lucky enough to get my hands on the entire collection (thank you, Illamasqua!) and have been super impressed!

ILL2

Maiden is described as a warm peach shade, which is fairly accurate. Being that it's part of the intense range, the colour is super pigmented, so what you see in the tube goes on your lips. I feel that because of this, it might be a tad difficult for some skin tones to pull off as "normal" makeup. Personally, I think if you love it, wear it - confidence is what looks good! 

I think this is a really cute colour, and while beauty rules dictate this isn't for everyone, I think this is a colour everyone would like; as while it is intense, it's more neutral than the other colours in the range.


 

ILL3

I have no idea what these kinds of applicators are called, so yeah. I don't mind these applicators and in terms of lipgloss application, definitely prefer them to a doe footer. I feel that with the thin tip, you can be really careful and keep within the lines, so to speak. This particularly comes in handy with such a pigmented product!


ILL4

Swatchy swatchy!

I've thinned this out as much as possible so that it doesn't look too gluggy on the lips. I liked the colour, even in comparison to my pale skin, and thought it gave me a "my lips but better" look but in gloss form, if that makes sense. I did find that the colour, because of how light it was, clung to dry patches on my lips (as you can probably see, gulp) so lip exfoliation is a must. When it comes to the usual lipgloss complaints, I would narrow it down to three. Stickiness, wetness and longevity.

Was it sticky? I did find mild stickiness with Maiden, but nothing too intense. I wouldn't say it was uncomfortable on the lips, as after a little while you forget you're wearing it unless a bit of hair gets caught.

Was it wet? I would say this was definitely not wet. I hate wet lipglosses that feel like their practically slipping off your lips, and this is not one of them.

How long did it last? This is where Maiden really impressed me! I swatched this, forgot about it, then went to have dinner and a drink and when I looked in the mirror again, I realised the lipgloss was still going strong! It may have needed a touch up, but nothing drastic!

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Overall I would say I liked this lipgloss, but if I was heading to an Illamasqua counter, this probably wouldn't have been my first choice. I liked it, and I would definitely wear it again. If you like lipglosses, I think you'd like this one!

The Illamasqua Intense Lipglosses cost $22 for us Aussies. 

Have you tried the Illamasqua Intense Lipglosses before? Do you like the colour Maiden? 

This product was kindly provided for my consideration.

24 comments:

  1. I have yet to try an Illamasqua product (can you believe it??) but I have heard so many good things. Love a pretty peach shade. It looks great on you! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Gasp, Mandy! Get on it, girl! And thank you :) xx

      Delete
  2. Nice colour :))

    http://prettypurple92.weebly.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is really lovely and neutral, isn't it! xx

      Delete
  3. shade is lovely but its most suitable when used during summers......loved reading your post....xoxoxo....:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah that's very true, it is more of a summer look! Lucky it's summer here in Australia! Thanks lovely xx

      Delete
  4. Such a cute shade! I wouldn't have gone for an Illamasqua lip gloss but will check them out now xx

    Jasmine Cara

    ReplyDelete
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    1. I actually had no idea they had the lipglosses before I got this one! I'll definitely be checking out the other colours too! xx

      Delete
  5. What a pretty gloss! It has a funny kind of applicator that I'm not sure I would like very much though. Nevertheless it is a lovely shade x

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    Replies
    1. I thought the same thing about the applicator at first, but it ended up being really good! Helped get a way more even application! xx

      Delete
  6. Its a brush applicator that comes with the intense lipglosses. I have the colour succubus which is a blood red that I bought for Christmas 2012 but just recently noticed it lying in my collection. I really like the colour payoff of these lipglosses.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahh that's what it's called! I'll have to get my hands on that one! xx

      Delete
  7. Looks like a shade I would like! And wow, the lasting power does sound impressive.

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    1. This would definitely suit you! It was pretty impressive! xx

      Delete
  8. This looks gorgeous on you! I've never been able to pull off peachy colours - so I'm infinitely jealous!

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    1. Aw thank you! I'm absolutely sure you could, you just don't think you could ;) xx

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  9. A bit light for me I think. I'm yet to try anything of theirs *blushing* x

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    1. Loz!!! You need to try their nail polishes, they are amazing! But this is definitely not a colour for everyone, although I'm sure it would look awesome on you! xx

      Delete
  10. Not a colour I'd usually pick, but certainly very pretty!

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  11. i've never had the chance to try Illamasque, but after seeing your review i think I may have to hunt it down :)
    canvas-of-a-face.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww you really should, they have some really gorgeous products! Let me know what you think if you do end up trying them! xx

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  12. We haven't heard as much about Illamasqua's lip glosses as we've heard about their blushes and eye shadows, but this colour is gorgeous. It really looks like the perfect everyday shade. We can relate to your tooth ache woes...we've just had our wisdom teeth out and our cheeks are swollen and sore :(

    http://mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

    ReplyDelete
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    1. Agreed, these are a little underrated! And oh no, that's no good! Hope you're feeling better soon! xx

      Delete

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