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

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


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?

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Much love,