The Awesomeness that is Illamasqua Ignite: Review and Swatches

Illamasqua lipstick Ignite packaging

While I was tire kicking with a few bloggers at Mecca Sydney, I saw one of the MUAs walk past with a gorgeous vivid orange red lip and cornered her (with a crazed look in my eyes I’m sure) to ask what she had on her lips.

It was Illamasqua lipstick in Ignite. So off I went to the Sephora website and MADE IT MINE.

Illamasqua lipstick Ignite

Isn’t it just gorgeous? If you want to see a full face photo I did a FOTD with this lippy in the previous post.

Bright orange red, tangerine colour.

Illamasqua describes it as a matte, but I feel that it is more of a satin finish with a very slight sheen when applied. I expected this to feel dry, like some of the Illamasqua matte lippies I’ve tried in the past but it actually wears very comfortably on the lips- I would even go so far as to say that it’s moisturising *gasp*!

It is quite pigmented, but not completely opaque (like NARS Heat Wave), about 75% coverage on first swipe but buildable with a few layers to an opaque finish.

Illamasqua lipstick Ignite swatched on hand
I’ll leave you with some orange lippy goodness. I don’t know about you, but orange lippies just make me happy.
J. Mendel runway
Kasia Struss backstage at Prada
Arianne AKA Glitter Geek has some amazing bold lip looks, not to mention the cutest dimples in the blogosphere. Here she is rocking MAC Neon Orange.


pic taken from lovely Arianne from Glitter Geek’s orange lippy post


Posted by on Apr 14th, 2011 in Illamasqua, Lipstick, Reviews, Runway, Swatches | 6comments

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