Friday, 9 November 2012

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Hermetic

If you read this blog frequently, then you'll know that Illamasqua are one of my favourite brands. I had tried one of the sheer lipglosses in Mina quite some time ago, and I've found myself looking at the intense ones on the website quite frequently, but I could never quite justify it as I'm more of a lipstick kind of girl and it's very rare that I reach for a gloss. I was very excited a few weeks ago when I was browsing the Debenhams website and discovered that a few of them were on offer for £5.99, including this one in Hermetic, which was the colour I'd always look at on the website.



The packaging for this is the same as Mina. I'm not a huge fan of these tubes; I much prefer a wand because I think it gives you a little more control. I have heard that the packaging for these has been changed and that they now have a brush, I can't comment on this as this has the old style tube.



Hermetic is a beautiful deep burgundy brown with a lot of shimmer. It's actually not the sort of colour I normally go for as I'm more into reds and purples than browns, but I really love this. It's a very unique colour and I don't own anything even close to this.



This is one of the intense lipglosses so it is super pigmented. It becomes opaque very quickly and it isn't sticky (although it is a little bit tacky). It has a very shiny finish and it doesn't feel uncomfortable on the lips, it's rather creamy. However, it does apply on the thick side. A small amount of product goes a long way!

I get around three hours of wear out of this, which is really very impressive for a gloss! I was also pleased to see that it doesn't lose its shine. This is probably the longest lasting lipgloss that I've tried.

This lipgloss is on the more expensive side at £14.00 and can be purchased from the Illamasqua website. However, it is still available on the Debenhams website for £5.99.

Have you tried any of the intense lipglosses? What did you think?

Disclosure: I bought this product myself.

10 comments:

  1. That is such a gorgeous colour! Such a rich deep, almost burnt red. I bet it looks gorgeous layered over darker lipsticks! I'm always put off by those types of applicator, I find them to be so messy so for £14 I wouldn't touch it but for £5.99 that's a great bargain! ~♥~

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    1. I'm so excited to experiment with it and layer it over some lipsticks, I think Diva will be the first on my list! They are really messy, it's difficult to the shape of your lips right without making a mess! I think they've changed some of them to a brush, but this one is the old applicator. I wouldn't have bought it for £14 either, but at £5.99 I decided it was worth a shot! x

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  2. Damn. This looks amazing! Brown lipstick is such a 90s' thing for me lol but still, it does give a very kicky look!

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    1. Haha, for me too! Fortunately this one has a little more red in it so it doesn't frighten me as much as brown lipstick does! x

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  3. i dont like this lipglosses :/ I have a black one (repulse) but.. aaah i dont know the word!! *try to describe* you can not do a clear line around your lips. It ..*use dictionary* frazzle? fray? Oh you already described it in your comments so you know what i mean ^^ And i also always have it on my teeth :(

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    1. I agree, it's hard to reach the corners with it because the applicator is quite big. It would be much better if it had a wand because it would be easier to get the shape right. I always take a mirror out with me to check my teeth!

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  4. This is a lovely shade and it really suits you :)

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    1. Thank you, it's a gorgeous colour!

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    1. It's gorgeous, and super shiny! :)

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