Valentine's Day Release | Illamasqua

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day then having a hint of red in your outfit or makeup. For me I love a good red, red lipstick and or red nails. For obvious reasons you shouldn’t make everything red but that little splash of red will make all the difference, and as you may know red is the colour of love and is often associated with Valentine’s Day. The lips that Matt will be kissing this Valentine's Day will be sure to leave their mark thanks to Illamasqua :-) 

I am all for collection those limited releases on special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter etc. So I was super excited to hear that Illamasqua is launching a range in time for Valentine’s Day, that is actually inspired by the day you would imagine.

Sensual, wearable scarlet’s – Throb, Touch, Maneater and Feisty in an amorous new collection that reflects and celebrates the colour of love.  Indulge in a little self-love.

This Valentine’s Day, we invite you cherish the person with whom you have the most intimate relationship; yourself. Allow our scarlet quartet to enhance your unique features. Seek comfort in the familiarity of three classic Illamasqua shades, and open your heart to a brand new addition to our Intense Lipgloss range.
Below are some of the range I was lucky enough to get my hands on for review purposes, of course I was also given them to have a play with and wear on Valentine’s Day and every other day.

NEW! Intense Lipgloss in Touch - $22.00
Infused with fine shimmer particles, this
plush gloss will add depth and fullness to
your lips.
I’m not usually a lipgloss girl as you all may know, I have been converted to lippies. The only reason I do not like a gloss is now I have long hair my hair often gets stuck to it and becomes sticky. The only time I am caught wearing a gloss is when my hair is in an updo and away from my lips.

I do however love the formula of Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss and the colour certainly fits right in with the product name. I have also never used a lipgloss that has such a great colour pigment and is not really opaque. It honestly goes on like a super shiny. Once it settles into your lips it also doesn’t remain really wet and sticky, but to be completely honest this formula never even starts sticky.

Nail Varnish in Throb- $22.00
Apply 2 coats of this glossy blood red shade for an elegant, classic manicure.
I did not actually receive this product for review. But knowing how good Illamasqua’s nail lacquers are you will not be disappointed and the colour is a beautiful red. 
NEW! Colouring Pencil in Feisty - $21.00
A creamy addition to your lip collection, use our Feisty pencil to create a precise and alluring red lip.
Going to be hand on the bible honest here.. I have never actually used a lip pencil or colouring pencil before in my life. To me they seems a little old school and I would always picture that whole look of when your lippy starts to wear off your left with just a colour line around your lips.
You can use this product to line your lips so that when you put lipstick on it is perfectly lined around the outside. I did try that and it turned out great, but the way I love to use this is actually as a lipstick with the gloss over top. I found this locked in the colour and even once the lipgloss had faded and gone I was still left with perfectly red lips. I will be on the lookout for more great lip liner and colouring products now thanks to this one.

Lipstick in Maneater- $25.00
An intense, full coverage formula, apply this lipstick to bare lips for a long-lasting pop of colour.
I literally died and went to a heavenly hell. This red is what you would picture Satin’s skin to be and is one I LOVE and will use down to the very last bit. This red right here will be replacing all my other red lipsticks and be my main red!
The formula also is great, it isn’t oily but it isn’t dry. For me it is just the right formula but you can find at times it is a little hard to apply. My favourite way to apply, which I find is more accurate is with a brush. I take a bit of the lipstick off and work it into a soft blob and then paint away like Picasso on my lips- Love it!