The lipstick I am currently obsessing over – ILLAMASQUA
If you girls follow me on Instagram you know what lipstick I am talking about – yes its rouge e levers from Illamasqua.
I always wanted to try Illamasqua lipsticks and was too lazy to order online since, we do not have it here in Jeddah so, my not such a big wish was fulfilled while on my recent trip to Dubai I spotted Illamasqua store at dubai mall and I was like yeah let’s try it!
Firstly I was really impressed by the interiors of the store, It had broken mirrors and dim lighting and reminded me that Halloween is approaching.
I quickly strolled through the strore to see what can pick , I wasn’t looking for anything specific other then lip colours but thought of picking up some eyeshadows as well but, the little one decided to wake up and I was left with just 2 mins to pick up whatever I could. I had already swtached a few lipsticks and finally picked up a deep shade of purple -I absolutely loved it!
the packaging got me thinking is it really the same lipstick I chose because the packaging does not speak a lot about the lipstick as its very normal, completely black bullet .
The lip colour is so highly pigmented and gives a matte finish without drying up the lips a lot. I have to say this lipstick is surely long wearing as I had it on the next day for about six hours or more, had my lunch and coffee in between but the lip colour was intact and I removed it while taking off my makeup. it suits asian skin tones so well, probably if you line it up with a light pinkish lip liner the colour will add a bit of soft edge. the key to wear bold lips is of course to keep rest of the look minimal.
okay girlies, now for some good news – Illamasqua store will soon open in our J- town yay!!