June 24, 2014

Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid

llamasqua Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick is a newly launched matte liquid lipstick that launched with the Illamasqua Matte Effect for Summer 2014.

This new innovative formula has a liquid formula but has the color pay off of a lipstick with a velvety matte finish.

Let’s take a look!

Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid have a thick liquid texture with an intense color pay off. The formula applies with a brush applicator attached to the wand. The formula has a creamy, buttery feel as it glides onto lips but sets to a fully matte finish within seconds of application. I find the formula applies messy so a transparent lipliner will help you to “stay in the lines” as you apply and also keep the product from migrating or feathering particularly if you have drier lips like I do. The formula does tend to accentuate every single natural lip line I have so a little balm prior will help to fill these areas and ensure a smoother finish. Vitamin E is in the formula but these aren’t terribly moist and they do feel quite dry after they set on my lips but it isn’t an uncomfortable dryness. The wear is incredible at around five hours without fading although as I said above they tend to migrate so you’ll want to avoid that by lining prior. The single shade I tried, Surrender, was opaque on a single application and just got brighter and bolder with each layer.  For those sensitive to fragrance and flavor they do have a faint buttery taste and smell but it’s really subtle!

Illamasqua Surrender Matte Lip Liquid

Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid (Surrender)

Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid Swatches

Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid Swatches

Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid fotd

Wearing Surrender

I think Illamasqua Matte Lip Liquid will find a special place in the heart of those who love matte lipsticks. The pigmentation and incredibly long wear is testimony to Illamasqua great formulas.

These are available now in three shades at Bloomingdales and Bloomingdales.com.

Are you a matte liquid lipstick fan?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Jairul

    It doesn’t look too matte on your lips though, looks quite shiny actually. Maybe if you include a lip swatch in natural light instead of a flash, it would show a more accurate product?

  • Rebecca

    I love matte lipsticks! So glad they are back in fashion, they were so hard to find a few years back

  • Bonnie

    I love Illamasqua! Thanks Muse, I’m going to get a couple of these over the weekend, the idea of a liquid lipstick really appeals to me, and of course you know I love Illamasqua because they are cruelty-free.

    BTW Paula’s Choice sent out liquid lipsticks as a gift a few months ago and I really liked them, which shocked me because I’ve been a lipstick-from-a-bullet girl since I was, say, 5. Not kidding.

    • Isabella Muse

      my pleasure! 🙂 I didn’t even know she did lipstick! gotta check that out!