Out of my comfort zone : Braving a bright lip, Illamasqua 'Scandal'

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Illamasqua-scandal-lipstick-review-bloggers-blog
Illamasqua-scandal-lipstick-review-bloggers-blog-swatch

Some of you may remember this post I wrote. Yes I still have more lipsticks than the average Non Blogger 25 year old, and yes the majority of them are varying shades of peachy pink. However hidden among those peachy pinks is a brighter coral shade. A bolder lip colour which I wouldn't usually go for. That my friends is Illamasqua's lipstick in 'Scandal'  I actually picked this up a while ago on a visit to Cardiff. I had a little mini make over a the Illamasqua counter and this was the lip colour the MUA decided to use on me. At first I wasn't too keen on the brighter lip, I'm not one to experiment with lipstick shades, however once applied, I kinda liked it, so much so that I bought it there and then, no questions asked. 

Illamasqua Scandal is a matte lipstick, however unlike a few mattes I've tried in the past, this one isnt really drying at all. Obviously if your lips arent prepped and primed (see a how to post here) then you may suffer with a bit of an uneven finish, but that's the same for any lipstick really. The pigmentation is absolutely amazing, you really do not have to layer up when applying this lipstick. One swipe and your'e good to go. Like I said before I'm not someone who often makes such a statement with my lip colour, however I do think this could well be my 'go to lip' for future nights out. Make a statement with my makeup and go for a simple Little Black Dress, heels and oversized clutch and I would be good to go!   I have been trying to use it as a day time lipstick aswell by lightly dabbing it onto my lips lightly on top of a lipbalm. It just gives a nice wash of colour and isn't too in your face for the day in the office!

You may be thinking 'Leanne this lipstick isn't that bright' but for me it is and in reality on me this particular shade shows up a lot brighter than it's portrayed in the above photo. Unfortunately lighting issues meant I couldn't get a dead on perfect photo of the shade. Sorry! You'll just have to meet up with me in person! ;-)

Do you ever step out of your comfort zone and try something different?

*Collaborative Post*

Much love,

19 comments:

  1. The colour really suits you, it looks lovely! You should definitely brave it more often :-) x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Such a lovely shade. I have never tried Illamasqua lipsticks but heard loads of positive reviews! It looks fab on you.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous lipstick and it looks lovely on you! I like to wear bright shades but then I always wipe them off before I leave the house, I'm so silly!


    Sophierosehearts x

    ReplyDelete
  4. This shade looks lovely on you! I love Illamasqua lipsticks so much, they're so long lasting and love the matte finish x


    http://alavish.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thank you! They really are nice! Regretting taking so long to use this shade to be honest! x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you! Yes, Ive put on a bright lip before, just messing around at home and then changed to a safer option before heading out! It's just getting used to it I guess! x

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thank you. You should try them. I'm really impressed! x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thank you! I'm trying to! :-) x

    ReplyDelete
  9. This looks like such a lovely shade :) xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm loving Illamasqua at the moment and the packaging is so beautiful

    www.modestglamamor.blogspot.co.uk

    www.modestglamamor.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  11. That color looks so nice on you! I know what you mean about going out of your comfort zone though! I've tried a few illamasqua blushes but never any of the lip products- but definitely will look into a few after reading your review of how non-drying it is!

    sundays grace

    ReplyDelete
  12. I know what you mean about bright lipsticks... a couple of years ago I thought anything that made my lips a slightly different color was shockingly bright! I think you get accustomed to them the more you wear them... this really does look beautiful on you!

    Ellie | Ellalogy

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh this is a lovely shade - not too bright at all, and perfectly wearable! I really want to try an Illamasqua lipstick or two xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

    ReplyDelete
  14. It is! The swatches online just dont do it justice! x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Their packaging is so nice, I have a couple of other products from them. I should add some more to my collection really! x

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have one blush that I love which is 'Ambition'. I cant say much for the other shades, as I know sometimes the formula differs but I was really impressed how non drying this one was! x

    ReplyDelete
  17. Yes, I do think getting used to seeing yourself with a different shade lip is part of it. I need to train my brain in thinking that its okay to try new shades! x

    ReplyDelete
  18. I was really impressed, I'd definitely check out a few other shades by them! x

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is a gorgeous shade!

    www.jordan-alice.com

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.