Us beauty addicts love a good "collection" from any make up brand so when Illamasqua announced their Glamore collection, obviously, I was ecstatic. With it's classic formulas and beautiful shades I really couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
When it came out I decided on two lipsticks, Luster and Glissade. Luster is a true Barbie-esque bright pink with a blue undertone whereas Glissade is a deep fuchsia with a pinky/red undertone. The formulas are not similar to anything I own which is why they were a great addition to my collection as I'm trying to strive for variety in my collection rather than brand snobbery, which I've found myself doing in the past *hangs head in shame.*
I didn't go for Soaked lipstick as I have quite a few orangey/coral shades and I also didn't buy any of the nail varnishes as I often get my nails professionally done so for me, as lovely as they look, it would just be a waste of money, plus I have many many colours and varieties in my nail polish arsenal...for now.
The lipsticks I did buy, pictured above as Luster on top and Glissade on bottom, are very moisturising and long wearing, they're comfortable to wear and are not sticky whatsoever. I was quite worried when first purchasing them as I'd read mixed reviews on various blogs and forums about Illamasqua lipsticks but deep down I knew they'd be great, because the brand has such a reputation. I honestly don't know what took me so long to buy from them!
The pigmentation is great, the swatches above are one light swipe of the lipstick bullet, and they don't smudge easily or bleed on the lips which is a great plus for me as I'm usually wearing make up for long periods of time under fluorescent indoor lighting, so staying power for me, is key.
Overall i love love love these lipsticks and have already purchased another from the Illamasqua site in shade Immodest which is a matte formula and I love it!
What do you think of Illamasqua? Have you bought from their new collection??
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