Here’s my next Illasmaqua Generation Q product review, the next item in my lovely parcel from the team at Illamasqua was a lipstick that caught my eye at the event. It’s a raspberry colour and a buildable colour.
As usual my only complaint with the packaging of Illasmasqua lipsticks is that the black gloss tubes and boxes show up marks and finger prints very easily, which means they might look tatty quicker than usual. However, this isn’t really a issue for most people, so I wouldn’t dwell on it.
I think the Illamasqua Magnetism Lipstick would suit lots of different skin tones, I’ve been after more dark lip colours after trying the Lipstick Queen Wine Sinner lipstick in Space NK, I think these kinds of dark shades look great for a statement lip on fair skin, but will look equally awesome on all other skin colours too.
One of the great things about this Illamasqua lipstick in Magnetism is the colour is very buildable, this photo shows what the colour looks with only a little applied with a brush, it’s subtle and balmy and adds a nice tint of colour. This would be really easy to wear everyday and the formula doesn’t dry your lips out.
Build up the colour in layers with a brush (the Illamasqua lip brush is especially amazing!) and you get a delicious berry shade. It’s similar to the Revlon Just Bitten Tint in Crush that I’ve been loving lately, although this shade is softer. The wear isn’t super long lasting, because it’s a creamy formula you will need to top up during the day, but I think this is normal for most lipsticks. The big plus with the formula is that it’s comfortable to wear.
What do you think of this shade?
What item from the new Illamasqua Generation Q range has caught your eye the most?
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