Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss in 'Torture' - £13
If you've been a follower of my blog for a while, you will know i'm like a magpie when it comes to coral; i love anything peach toned, and therefore this lipgloss had to be mine. A while back i treated myself to the Illamasqua 'Lover' blush (review here) and it's become my 'cant live without' item in my makeup bag ever since. In fact, i've fallen a little bit in love with the brand, and decided to continue my coral obsession with this little beauty.
Now, i'm by no means a 'lipgloss girl'. I'm very much a lipstick lover and usually hate the feel of gloss as i find it to be a bit of a fuss (and with long hair i usually find it to be a bit of an annoyance too!). I've been on the hunt for a coral lipgloss to go over my two recent Topshop orangey-lipstick purchases ('Infrared' & 'Charmed' - seen here), and i thought it would be a brilliant excuse to treat myself to this one. Firstly, i love love LOVE the design of the tube (i'm a big fan of Illamasqua's packaging - everything has it's own little box and looks nicely designed and of good quality), it really does feel like a little bit of luxury - it's sturdy; no flimsy plastic tube, and the tip looks as if it's made of glass (it's not, but it sure gives that effect).
It applies smoothly and it doesn't feel at all gloopy - it goes on quite thinly at first but it can be built up for more of an opaque shade if you wanted to wear this on it's own without any lippie underneath. The colour is wonderful and vibrant, and has tiny little shimmers in it which looks beautiful in the tube! To say it's a 'sheer' lipgloss you do get quite a decent bit of colour pay off - more than your average drugstore brand, and for a gloss it does last for a decent amount of time; i wore this all morning and by lunchtime it still looked impressively shimmery, even once the initial gloss had worn off.
If 'sheer' isn't your thing then they also have some beautiful colours in their 'intense' range which apply completely opaque. I'd probably re-purchase after this one runs out but the only thing that niggles me a little bit is the price; at £13 i feel it's pushing it slightly but lipglosses last me ages (I purchased mine at ASOS and grabbed my student discount to lessen the blow slightly!)
Have you tried any of the Illamasqua lipglosses?