As I mentioned in my last post I went a bit mental in Leeds with my Money. This was my only beauty/ make-up purchase and of course, it was Illamasqua. Wandering through Victoria Quarter we stumbled across an Illamasqua shop. I freaked out a little. There isn't anywhere to buy it in Newcastle, I order online and rely on internet swatches to form opinions so walking in it felt a bit like heaven.
The girl working there was so amazing, showing me the new I'mperfection collection but she wasn't pushy or anything, really helpful and I didn't feel as though a purchase was forced onto me. I find when I go to buy more 'high-end' products the workers can be a little snooty, I'm looking at you YSL counter lady. *grumble*
I honestly had no intention of buying anything, simply looking for things I might want for my birthday, everyone is asking me what I want, it's not for three months people. But anyway, how could I resist splashing out on another lippie product? On to the amazing purchase!
This is an intense lipgloss is the colour 'fierce' and it's a lilac/pink colour. I'm in love! I think it's going to be the perfect spring shade, worm over a lilac or darker purple lipstick.
This is the colour worn alone, It's really really gorgeous and despite the fact it's a light purple colour it doesn't come across as a strange shade to wear. I think it goes well with my super pale skin, then again I'm not so bothered about wearing 'out there' colours. Saying that, the green lipstick isn't really striking me as something I want to own.
This is the gloss worn over a light pink lipstick, it's become a combination I've been wearing for the last few days because it's so gorgeous. I do love the gloss on it's own but this tones down the lilacyness, yes that's a word, but makes other colours just seem more fantasmic. Again, that's totally a word!
I now have other things on my wishlist and I need to resist temptation and not buy them. I haven't been using this long enough to give a full review although I wore it for work today and it managed to last a good 4 hours, although it did get really drying after about 3 hours. By the time I got home it was very flaky, but is I had a lip balm or time to reapply during the day I don't think it would have been an issue!