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Illamasqua Glamore lipstick in Glissade

I'm a big fan of Illamasqua as a brand but I quickly learnt that I couldn't use their existing lipstick line as the very dry formula just doesn't work with my naturally dry lips. I was pleased to hear that Illamasqua were releasing a new range of lipsticks called Glamore that were supposed to have a softer formula, but I was a little unsure about investing in one. The original formula is so dry I was concerned that a new softer formula may still be too dry for me and at £18.50 each I wasn't really willing to risk trying one, just in case.

When Debenhams were offering £5 off lipsticks to celebrate National lipstick day I took the opportunity to use the discount to pick up a Glamore lipstick at a slightly more reasonable price.

Illamasqua Glamore lipstick in Glissade
Illamasqua Glamore lipstick in Glissade
Illamasqua Glamore lipstick in Glissade
The original Glamore range included just three shades, Glissade (deep pink), Soaked (orange) and Luster (candy pink). Illamasqua later released a range of nude shades in the Glamore line, which was available at the time I bought my lipstick, but as I'm not a fan of nude shades I went with the only shade that really appealed to me, Glissade. Illamasqua have since released a red shade called Virgin, which is an exact shade match for Virgin Atlantic cabin crews red uniform, and at some point it appears they've slipped in another new shade called Rockabilly (cherry red). 

The Glamour lipsticks come in exactly the same sleek, black, mirrored packaging as the original matte lipsticks. Being square they store well next to each other but you'd need to store them upside down to see the name of the shade to be able to pick out a shade at a glance. 

I completely forgot to swatch this shade but as always you can find a very good swatch over on Temptalia. Whereas the original Illamasqua lipsticks are very matte the new Glamore lipsticks have a satin finish with a slight sheen. I was pleased to discover that the Glamore lipsticks are a lot softer than the original formula, however I do still find this reasonably hard and dry. Application does tug on my lips slightly but I can get the colour to transfer over onto my lips, something I had a problem with using the original formula, and once in place it lasts well, is very comfortable to wear and leaves a stain behind.

Although I can actually use this lipstick I find that I just don't reach for it very often, probably because I still find it quite dry to apply. Before the release of easier to apply and less drying matte lip products, like the Revlon Colorburst matte balms, I wouldn't have touched matte lip products at all, so if I have softer matte products in my stash I'll tend to reach for them more. It's a nice product but unfortunately it's just not ideal for me. You can find the complete Glamore lipstick range over on the Illamasqua website.

Have you tried any of Illamsqua's lipsticks?

 
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8 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful colour. I have a few Illamasqua lipsticks but hate how drying they feel, it's a shame as I have some lovely shades. x

    JordanAlice

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    1. They do have some gorgeous shades and I really want to be able to use them but normally I can't even get the colour from the bullet onto my lips! x

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  2. I have this one in Starkers and it's so comfortable to wear, it doesn't drag at all. I had no idea existing Illamasqua lipsticks were so dry so I might have to avoid them!

    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. They are very dry. I find it difficult to get anything to transfer from the bullet to my lips and then what I do get over usually shrinks and gathers up, not a very good look! x

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  3. I haven't even tried any Illamasqua products at all - shocking! I hardly ever wear matte lipsticks though, I'm totally rubbish at trying new makeup products. xxx

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    1. I do like their products but they are pretty pricey so I usually pick them up when they do a sale as they offer very good discounts x

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  4. I've been dying to try out this beauty brand! I don't think it's available in Ireland though :(
    Bec Boop

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    1. Oh that's a shame. I would imagine they would deliver to Ireland though if you order off the website? x

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