I'm sorry for being off the radar for two whole days. I've been at Pukkelpop, a festival in Belgium. More about that soon of course. But I made some time in-between to shoot this little post about one of my favorite new lipsticks!
I recently discovered Illamasqua and I instantly fell in love with the brand. There are a lot of products I would like to try out, and I started with their lipsticks. (You know me.) There were so many gorgeous colors, I had such a hard time choosing! But eventually I went for 'ESP'. My first purple-purple lipstick. I ordered a few lipsticks recently from which I thought they were purple, but they turned out to be more red, brown or bordeaux. Now I finally found a purple one, that is actually purple!
The packaging is simple and I like it. It's black with Illamasqua written on it in white, the logo on top and the info below.
The lipstick has a matte finish, but doesn't feel dry at all. It glides on very smoothly and is also highly pigmented. Nothing bad to say about the formula.
About the color, well, I absolutely love this color.
It changes in different lighting! The swatch is in sunlight and the color looks more pink-purple with a metallic shine. The first lipswatch is inside as I normally take them, and the second one is outside in the shadow. Different, right? I also like that the lipstick leaves a pink line around the lips, like on the swatch. I have a lot of lipsticks, and not one of them does this and changes this much in different lightings.
Illamasqua - Lipstick in color ESP (€28)
I love this color, it's definitely a new favorite of mine. I also like how the color changes in every light.
Now I only want more Illamasqua lipsticks!