Sunday, 29 December 2013

Illamasqua Lipstick in Howl

Photo on lips taken in natural light
Illamasqua Lipstick in Howl £16.50

I'd been eyeing this lipstick up for a while and a couple of weeks back they were offering this for free with the purchase of any of the Christmas gift range which included a nail varnish I was also desperate for. The offer was too good to miss.

What I loved about the look of this lipstick was rather than it being a dark, night time shade this would work perfectly in the daytime. It's still a striking terracotta red just a more subdued shade.

I always prefer darker shades to be matte and this is really matte so it works best with a layer of balm underneath. I wore this to go out shopping on Christmas eve, after a couple of hours of shopping, a few quick drinks, four hours of wrapping, a ton of stress and it was still in place, truly a Christmas miracle! 

15 comments:

  1. Great blog! I am now following you on Google+, Bloglovin and GFC if you would like to visit my blog and follow me back :)
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  2. Great review. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thx bunches honey. Following back on GFC #38. Thx for your lovely comment. Let's keep in touch shall we.
      xox
      Lenya

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  3. nice review, love the color XD

    I am now following you on GFC, Google+, you would like to visit my blog and follow me back :) kamsiaa
    http://sarassaishaa.blogspot.com/

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    1. I'm determined to wear it out as much as possible, it's so perfect. xx

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  4. I love the lip shade! I personally love wearing lipstick thats matte :) It makes it seem more natural for me I guess :)
    I agree with you 100% on how it works as a daytime shade--so chic!
    Would you like to follow each other on GFC and Bloglovin? xx
    Just let me know if you do, and I will follow right back!

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

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    1. Yeah, you just can't beat matte, it feels a bit more secure, long lasting, I swear the stuff that is super glossy ends up half way across my face after a while! xx

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  5. Such a nice colour! Simply perfect! I'm your newest follower on GFC :)

    XO Imke

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  6. Love the color! Xx


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  7. Love your blog!!
    Started following your blog via GFC and Bloglovin, would you like to follow me?

    xx
    http://magicalsergiofashion.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hey Sharon! Your comment was so much fun to read! you are so sweet :) I actually got a haircut recently and it is absolutely heaven--taking showers is so much easier !!
    It definitely brightened my day xx
    Hope we stay in touch!

    ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡ Creme de la Chic ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡

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  9. That color is so nice and looks great on your lips :)


    FASHIONARTED
    http://www.fashionarted.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks like a gorgeous colour! I've never tried anythng from Illamasqua but I'd definitely give them a go
    xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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