Tube of Coral pink Goodness! Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss Femme : Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Come out of the shadows with high-shine, colour-rich Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in a wide range of bold colours. Create lips that look full and glossy, without feeling sticky with this “liquid lipstick”. Draw attention to your lips, and to you.

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Hey everyone! Today I’m reviewing Illamasqua Intense lip gloss in a bright coral pink shade ~ Femme.

Price :  £13.00 (approx. Rs 1100)

Can be purchased online HERE.

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Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

My take on the product

 

I picked up this shade during the Illamasqua sale in January for £7 (approx. Rs 590). Illamasqua Lip glosses come in a thin squeeze tube packaging which is transparent and has a black snugly fitted cap. The packaging is quite unique and definitely more hygienic than the regular gloss packaging with the doe foot applicator that you need to dip into the tube. The plastic body of the tube is quite sturdy but on the downside one needs to apply quite a bit of pressure to squeeze out the product. The slanted tip of the mouth of the tube allows for easy application on the lips though I feel the application may be a little patchier this way. I find using a brush to apply the product the best way to get an even layer of gloss.

The lip gloss is slightly thick and mildly sticky in texture but not in an obvious or uncomfortable way. It hugs the lips in a shiny, long lasting finish which stays for 5+ hours. It has medium-full coverage depending on how much you apply. It definitely gives a fuller appearance to the lips and the color does not settle into lip lines or get tacky/sticky as it fades. As described by Illamasqua, it feels like a liquid lipstick more than a gloss! Overall, the formula is very comfortable and moisturizing on the lips, gives full color with a creamy glossy finish which is my favorite finish when it comes to lip colors!

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

The shade Femme is a gorgeous creamy coral pink which brightens up the face in a soft, feminine way without looking garish. My Mum has the same shade and she finds it quite wearable as well. She likes to apply it in a sheer layer and in her own words it seems a bit bright at first (for her age) but it settles to a softer, more wearable look in a few minutes.  It is a very flattering shade for all skin tones and all age groups. The shade has enough of warmth to suit warmer skins and I would recommend it to everyone!

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

For those who requested a left view FOTD 🙂

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme  Review, Swatch and Photos
Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss - Femme Review, Swatch and Photos

 

The GOOD about Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss Femme :

  1. Sleek and hygienic packaging
  2. Creamy rich texture
  3. Hugs the lips to give a fuller, shinier, long lasting finish
  4. Medium/full color coverage
  5. Stays for 5+ hours
  6. Moisturizing and comfortable on the lips
  7. Very flattering warm coral pink shade

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss Femme :

  1. Need to apply pressure to squeeze the product out, the slanted tip may not always give the most even application
  2. High shipping cost to India (approx. Rs 800) but shipping is free over orders of value £75.

 

Overall Verdict

 

Illamasqua Intense Lip gloss is a rich creamy gloss that gives the coverage and feel of a liquid lipstick. It is well pigmented, gives medium-full coverage, feels comfortable and moisturizing with its almost non-sticky texture and stays on a long time (5+ hours) without getting tacky on the lips. The formula is the best and its a MUST-HAVE for those who like their lip colors full, glossy and pigmented! The shade Femme is coral pink that is bright yet wearable and would flatter many skin tones and age groups. Highly recommended!

Rating : 4.5/5

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]How was your weekend? I’m bogged down with my final term exams but on the bright side will soon be free and would have a lot of exciting posts for you! Have you tried Illamasqua lip glosses? How was your experience? Share your comments below![/note]

 

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16 Comments

  1. wow ankita….this is really a very beautiful shade…..!!!from whr can i buy Illamasqua products??Could you suggest any dupes for this lovely shade..??like mayb frm revlon,loreal or maybellin1???

  2. Awesum Ankz!!! This is tooooooooooo pretty!!! But a bit high priced fr me!! 🙁 Neways,I gt a questn fr u, did u try The Bodyshop’s BB cream?? I read reviews that is is v.gud, but until unless I get a nod from u, i don’t feel like buyng it!!! Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz do tell me!!!

  3. You are a cuitie pie, ! Looking cute in left fotd! I am really loving this pigmented gloss, for us who cant afford this beauty can use revlon papaya!

  4. that colour just looks ‘wow’ on you..:) i have not tried any of their gloss but might try in future,thanks to you for reviewing.good luck for exams.

  5. the price is £13.00 … you might have logged in from your a/c thats why it is showing price after 10 % off 😀 …. having said that …. it is looking beautiful on you ankita … even i picked this in sale 😀 … totally worth it 😀

    1. Thank you so much Rashmi, I’ve corrected the price now! Your Illamasqua gloss collection is amazing! Which is your favorite shade? I’m guessing Belladonna 🙂

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