Come out of the shadows with high-shine, colour-rich Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in a wide range of bold colours. Create lips that look full and glossy, without feeling sticky with this “liquid lipstick”. Draw attention to your lips, and to you.
Illamasqua lip glosses comes in two formulas: Sheer & Intense. I haven’t tried sheer ones & Succubus is my first ever gloss from Illamasqua also first from Intense gloss range. Like the name , Intense range has power packed pigmentation giving complete coverage to the lips along with glossy moisturizing formula. The shade range is equally astounding. Check out the entire range HERE. I absolutely love the packaging in a sturdy sleek plastic tube & a slanted nozzle to dispense out the right amount of gloss rectifying the product wastage. Nozzle being slanted helps in easy & smooth application on lips. The cap fits in tightly giving no way for spillage or contamination. The formula is extremely creamy & moisturizing. I can easily survive with this on my lips alone. When swatching I felt the texture slightly sticky but it doesn’t turns out bad on lips. There is slight stickiness which is barely felt but gets slightly noticed when you hair keeps sticking to the lips. There is no distinctive fragrance or flavour unless you really get your nose into that nozzle getting a mild fruity kind of smell.
These are intensely pigmented & a single swipe adds a high punch of colour to lips. Also they wear for good 6-8 hours on my lips proceeding towards the strong tint. They never feel heavy on your lips & keeps them very comfortable. Given that they are slightly steeper on price tag there’s no compromise in the quality & the high level performance.
Shade : Succubus
I googled to find out the meaning of Succubus which actually is errrrr… ‘Seductive Demon coming in the dreams of men during ancient times’.. & this particular shade has every ingredient of seductiveness & boldness which any guy will find hard to resist! Illamasqua is bang on describing Succubus as Blood Red. It’s an irresistible true blood Red & nothing else. I personally like to wear it blotted or in a thin layer because of the insane pigmentation which adds enough colour & gives true coverage with a gentle swipe. The shade is not overly bright but adds an oomph factor to the entire look making heads turn over. This is a bold shade & not everyone’s material. A must have shade (Red lovers, I am looking at you) & will suit Indian skin tones beautifully.
- Sleek & convenient packaging.
- Stunningly pigmented.
- Great wear time.
- Rich creamy & glossy texture.
- Highly moisturizing on lips.
- Versatile range of colours to choose from.
- Availability issues. Need to order from outside India which makes it pricey along with the shipping charges.
Illamasqua Intense lipglosses performs at par excellence in every aspect. Right from incredibly soft & creamy texture to high level pigmentation & great wear time, these are a delight to use. These glosses are a pure luxury with stylish packaging & fantastic quality. Succubus is a true Blood Red colour without being overly bright but adds that punch on lips to turn over heads. Highly Recommended. They have some amazing collection of lip glosses.
* I will be posting FOTDS with these shades on Sunday!