Lips: Illamasqua Box

11 August 2012


When I saw that ASOS were doing a special offer on their premier service - £9.95 for a whole years worth of next day delivery - I decided to purchase it. Since then, I've been regularly ordering little treats off of their website, because free next day delivery + student discount = a dream. I've been looking for a true, deep red for a while now, and I think I've cracked it with Illamasqua's Box.

Box has a very purpley undertone, but that doesn't detract from the fact that this is a true scarlet shade. I have (bleached) blonde hair and tend to wear fake tan so I struggle to wear reds, but I think this shade would probably work for anyone. The finish is matte, but not in a nasty, cracked lip way - my lips look smooth and moisturised. This lipstick is incredibly pigmented, so I'd definitely recommend using a lip liner with it, because its not the type of product you can just smudge back if it goes wrong! On my hand in the picture above is just two swipes of the bullet, and on my lips I'll only apply one or two coats for it to be perfect.

This is the first colour product I've bought from Illamasqua (other than nail polishes) and I'm really pleased with it. Its full on though, so will be reserved for nights out with simple eye makeup! What's your favourite red lipstick? Have you tried any Illamasqua products?

9 comments

  1. this looks like the perfect red lipstick! You should try Illamasqua's cream blushes they are amazing!:D x

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  2. That looks beautiful! I haven't tried any Illamasqua products (because of the pricetag, mostly), but they look incredibly high quality. If there's something missing from my makeup collection, next time I might opt for Illamasqua!

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  3. I love Illamasqua products, I'm still on the edge as to whether to buy their lipstick in 'Trash'... But this red is very pretty, looks quite cherry red but less pinky :D

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  4. i actually just swatched this yesterday and fell in love. Might have to splash out. For some reason I always forget that ASOS stock great brands! Thanks for the post x

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  5. Looks like a gorgeous deep red! I've yet to try any Illamasqua but I am very tempted by their cream blushes!

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  6. That colour is absolutely beautiful! I think I might be in love, haha.

    xx

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  7. I love this colour! I still don't own anything Illamasqua, need to sort that fast!

    I'm currently holding a St Tropez Dark/Original giveaway if you'd like to take a look
    http://xhannahsaidso.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/giveaway-st-tropez-dark-bronzing-mousse.html
    xx

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  8. that colour is amazing! i love it! i've been using MACs Viva Glam III (which is quite similar but a little more purpley) for ages now and i need a change. i'm definitely going to head over to ASOS to find it! :) x

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