Gone are shiny, glistening and juicy lips. This summer it’s all about matte textures and bold colours. Not one to let a trend pass them by, Illamasqua‘s newest innovation provides a rich liquid texture that dries to leave a matte finish on lips; partnered with a bold and tropical colour, these Matte Lip Liquids are great at providing a long-lasting finish. Neither a lipstick or a gloss, the unusual texture is quite thick to apply and leaves a great colour result – once set, the colour stays put without drying the lips or causing an uncomfortable sensation. The precise applicator helps to ensure the colour is applied exactly where you need and want it, as well as aiding to blend the shade and create a uniformed finish. Although these won’t be for everyone, they’re fab if you love colour but hate the stickiness of gloss or the transference of lipstick… These definitely stay put!
Available in three shades (including the bold orange and bright pink pictured, as well as a lighter pink shade) and priced £18.50 each, this is a step into new territory for Illamasqua. I was pleasantly surpised at how light the formula felt on the lips, as well as the comfortable feeling after the colour dries; it definitely feels like a light cream that’s hydrating lips rather than zapping them of moisture. The orange shade is not for the fainthearted (being even too much for my tango-loving self,) but the pink provides a great universal shade that would look great accessorised with a sunkissed tan. I’m definitely going to use these as a fab daytime burst of colour, knowing that the shades will stay put without me having to re-apply every time I take a sip of coffee… What do you think of these newest lip innovations from Illamasqua?
The Illamasqua Matte Liquid Lip is available in three shades and priced £18.50. (Although I’ve found them on Very.co.uk with a saving of £2.50 each – making them £16.00!)