Review – Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Fierce

Illamasqua is an amazing artistry line from the UK.  Its roots stem from the 1920′s club scene combined with theatre and film makeup focusing on dramatic makeup and releasing your alter ego… Their goal is to empower us to unleash our sexier, bolder side through makeup.  Rarrrrrrrrrrrr… lol

A limited selection of Illamasqua products are available at select Sephoras.  I happened to pick up one their lipglosses in a blue, purple color called Fierce.  They make two formulas of gloss, intense and sheer.  Fierce is an intense gloss of course.  This color is definitely one of the boldest colors in the bunch.  I wasn’t terribly impressed with the packaging.  It was plain, definitely not sexy in my opinion.  I’ll survive…  The applicator is a slant tip, plastic applicator.    It is very sanitary which I love but not the best for application.  The texture of the gloss itself is phenomenal.  Its not sticky like lipglass but does have a slight tackiness to it.  I am ok with that because it’ll last longer than a gloss with too much slip.  My favorite part of this gloss is how opaque it applies.  It is almost like a hybrid of a gloss and a liquid lipstick.

Illamasqua Fierce Swatch Lipgloss

Fierce has a cream finish with no shimmer or frost.  I applied it very lightly at first for a more wearable look.  Even though I applied it very thinly, it wasn’t splotchy and still gave my lips some pigment.

Illamasqua Fierce Swatch Lipgloss

Then I applied it like I normally would.  You can see that it looks like I have a full finish lipstick on with maybe a gloss over it.

Overall, this formula is awesome and I am definitely going to try more colors.  This color isn’t for the faint of heart but it is definitely unique and very pretty.  It IS Fiiiiiiiiiiierce!  lol…  These glosses can also be mixed to create new colors.  They are $19 each but are well worth it.  Unfortunately, Sephora only carries 9 out of the 24 Intense Lipglosses.  They did select some of the more wearable shades.

If you guys end up purchasing some, please swatch them for me.  xoxo



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