Wednesday, 29 January 2014

My first foray into illamasqua! (picture heavy)

Eeek, I made my first illamasqua order! When they had their crazy sale I thought I would take my first dive into the world of Illamasqua, and I returned with a lipgloss (never thought I would be buying one of them!) and a lipstick, named Belladonna and Magnetism respectively.  

First up is the lipstick, Magnetism. Housed in sleek, black packaging with a satisfying 'click' when closed this lipstick does feel pretty classy. In terms of the formula it seems a bit harder than other lipsticks that I have used, but still really soft, this allows me to get a very precise finish without  a lip-liner. It also feels quite 'waxy' on the lips, which makes it seem like it is going to be quite long lasting. Plus, it glided over my dry patches like a dream! The colour is quite a deep berry-fuchsia, perfect for this time of year.
close up swatch of illamasqua magnetism on lips

Then we come to Belladonna, and lets get one thing straight, this is not a lipgoss, it is a seriously pigmented liquid lipstick type deal. However, sheered out it could be lipgloss-like. I have applied it straight from the tube in all its glory in these photos which gives a very opaque but glossy finish. It feels moisurising, non-sticky and once again glides over dry patches, it reminds me a bit of the Apocolips lip lacquers or my topshop lip paint! I do have one gripe though, the brush was hard and had some random sticky-out bits, which made application very difficult. Though I reckon I just got a dud.

close up swatch of illamasqua bright pink belladonna lipgloss on lips

illamasqua magnetism lipstick belladonna lipgloss swatch

Probably the best thing about these products though is the price. Magnetism came my way for £7.50 whilst Belladonna was a mere £5, that's what I spend on a  bottle of wine (which lasts a night or two at best, oops!) Did you pick up any bargains in the Illamasqua sale?


  1. I didn't realize they had a sale on haha, they're both beautiful shades x

    1. Aw, hopefully there will be another one soon! x

  2. I also posted an Illamasqua sale haul today!

    Lipgloss looks gorge! I'm really wishing I had got a lipstick and a lipgloss now but I popped on yesterday before the sale ended and the ones I wanted were sold out boohoo :(.

    Tracey xxx

  3. Ooh I am jealous! Love this lip colour. I do really like their Brow Cake so I'll have to pick up a few more bits I think!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  4. Oh I really wish I'd got Belladonna now but I'm really not a fan of lipgloss so I resisted as I thought I wouldn't end up using it. I love liquid type lipsticks though so I think I've missed out :(

    I bought a powder blush in Hussy and cream blush in Seduce x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty