Illamasqua has such a devoted following for its non-conformist textures and colours – this lip palette is all things matte, with a very high pigment content and shades that look innocent enough in the palette but transform into dramatic, statement shades once on the lip. Don’t expect any forgiving sheerness here!
Here’s how it looks under my lens.. not the same at all really, and very heavily weighted to pink!
And here’s how they swatch up.
Illamasqua’s site have some swatches of it on the lip (I’ll spare you mine!) and you can see that they’re actually quite hard to wear unless you have the smoothest of lips, in which case they will look beyond amazing. I’d advise the night before a wear, buffing your lips with a dry flannel and slathering on the balm before bedtime so that your lips are absolutely smooth and crack-free to get the best from these shades.
See Lip swatches here: http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/products/christmas-gifts/lipstick-palette
The palette is £34.
*Regular readers will know that Charlie is taking some time out to recover from an operation, so this post is brought to you by Jane at Britishbeautyblogger.