Friday, 20 January 2012

Illamasqua Sangers Lipstick

I've been on the look out for a good red lipstick for awhile now. As soon as I saw that Sangers was £7.50 in the sale I just had to have it.

Illamasqua describe Sangers as blood red, which I think describes it very well. It's perfectly wearable in the daytime yet at the same time can be used in the evening for a more dramatic vampy look.

The lipstick comes in sleek black packaging with the Illamasqua name printed down one side. The lipstick is square, which I absolutely loved. My kitchen is on a slight tilt so I normally have to chase my lipsticks around when trying to take photographs of them, but no such problems with this one! I prefer to the square shape to normal round lipsticks.

The lipstick itself is very pigmented. When applying it can feel quite dry, but when wearing it it wasn't drying at all. I applied it yesterday morning and after somehow surviving my hour and a half journey home in a thunderstorm and a cup of hot chocolate it was still  perfect, with no touch ups. It lasted a whole 9 hours before it started to fade.

The obvious drawback with this lipstick is the price. Normally retailing at £15.50, it's at the higher end. However, at just £7.50 in the sale it may just be the best bargain I have seen in a long, long time. Would I pay the full price for this lipstick? Absolutely. I think that a good quality, long wearing lipstick is worth the price. However, I might just have to pick up another one while they're still £7.50!

Do you go for red lips? What's your favourite red lipstick?

Disclosure: I bought this product myself.


  1. I love red lips for a night out, they can be so glamourous or fierce depending on your mood! What a bargain you got here, I'd never normally be able to justify the full price but you got a great deal! xx

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  2. I love red lips too but I never really found a colour that suited me. It is very expensive so I think I will be using sparingly, especially since there isn't an Illamasqua near me so I have to pay postage. Definitely pleased that I managed to grab one in the sale! x

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