Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from matt to glossy. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and never feels dry, for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.I have always associated Illamasqua with the more daring and bold colours in their makeup, shades with attitude that might not always work for everyone. The new colour-intense lipstick Kontrol that came out the Theater of the Nameless Collection for Autumn/Winter 2011 is a case in point. A blue-purple (Sephora describes it as a matte deep lavender) matte lipstick that gives it's best colour with just one swipe, this is one colour that is definitely not for the "ordinary" makeup user (errr..me).
|The swatch is what you get with one swipe. The slightly stained colour above|
is what you would get if you used this as a stain with light dabs.
Verdict: A matte lipstick that is packed with colour, I would definitely recommend Illamasqua as a go-to brand for full coverage lipsticks. This colour is so obviously not for me, but if you are the kinds who likes to play around with unconventional colours, this would be right up your alley. As with most matte lipsticks I have tried, these can be drying and/or can enhance even the smallest dry flake on your lip, so make sure your lips are exfoliated and supersmooth before swiping this on. You could add a layer of clear lip balm over the lipstick, but that would sort of defeat the whole purpose of a matte lipstick, won't it? :D :D
Cost: $22.00. Available at Sephora in-store and online.
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