Sunday, March 6, 2011

Illamasqua Lipstick in Flare

''Toxic tone has evolved Illamasqua's intense, highly pigmented Lipstick into the ultimate urban survival tool for the neo-generation. Glides on smoothly, creating lips that entrance.'' (Illamasqua)

Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Paraffinum Liquidum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera Wax), Oleyl Alcohol, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Oxidized Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Tocopherol, Talc, Parfum. May contain: Cl 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Cl 77491 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77492 (Iron Oxides), Cl 77499 (Iron Oxides), Cl 15850 (Red 7), Cl 16035 (Red 40 Lake), Cl 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Cl 45380 (Red 22 Lake), Cl 75470 (Carmine), Cl 12085 (Red 36), Cl 77742 (Manganese Violet), Cl 77400 (Copper Powder), Cl 77400 (Bronze Powder), Cl 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Cl 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Calcium Aluminium Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Mica.

Price: £15.50 for 4g/0.14 OZ. (~ €18)

Where to buy? Illamasqua's online store. Available from March 10th 2011.


I've been admiring the photos from Illamasqua's new collection just a few days ago. And on Friday, I got a package full of awesomeness. One of the products I got was this lipstick in bright orange color called Flare.
Oh, man! This color is almost neon-ish. So bright, vibrant and bold. Just what I expected it to be, knowing it's an Illamasqua product.

I have to mention, that I don't wear lipsticks a lot. I actually wear it very, very rarely. But that didn't stop me from trying Flare almost immediately. It really does glide on lips smoothly, like the description says. The pigmentation is superb as well. The only problem is, that I can't (or don't know how) to wear this kind of color. Well, to be honest - lipsticks usually look bad on me, no matter what color they are.

+ Texture of this lipstick allows you to apply it smoothly and effortless.
+ Superb pigmentation.
+ Great staying power.
+ It doesn't dry the lips like most of the lipsticks with good staying power. It actually nurtures them.
+ Edgy packaging.

- Price.
- Fingerprints on the packaging. Yeah, one of the problems I have with Illamasqua's edgy black plastic.

Do I recommend it? Yes! The color is wild and the price is kind of high, but if you're into lipsticks and you dig the color - go get it. It's very much worth the money quality wise.

I take a half of kiss away, because the color is not really for everyday use. But you can always prove me wrong. =)

*Product was sent to me by Illamasqua. Read my disclosure policy for more information.

Thanks for looking!


  1. I feel so stupid.
    I read the description like ten times, trying to figure out what lips that entrance means.
    I read entrance like "the entrance is in the front", and not like enchant or mesmerize.

    ANYWHO, thanks for the review.
    It sure is bright, huh?

  2. It took me a couple of seconds as well. XD
    As bright as it gets. =)

  3. Uau, ravno tako iščem! Bom pa iskala kako cenejšo verzijo :)
    Čist seka :D

  4. nevem če je sploh lahko še bolj perfektna barva?! mogoče za moj okus malo premalo shiny drugače mi je pa prekrasna in lepe ustnice imaš! =)

  5. This is such a hot color! My skin coloring would never allow it though :/

  6. I love orange lips for summer and Flare looks amazing!! Thanks for the review.

  7. I very rarely wear orange lipstick. Maybe once or twice a year! When I do I get many compliments. Looks wonderful on you. I always wore reds and deep shades. When all of the neutral lipsticks and makeup came in style it took me a while to get used to it. Now I feel weird when I wear a screaming shade like this. Yet I love them. You just have to take a deep breath and go out the door and celebrate!


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