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Going Nude With Illamasqua's Rosepout

Friday, 12 February 2016

illamasqua rosepout review

Nothing excites me more than the prospect of trying a new nude lipstick. It is such a simple, yet versatile makeup item and finding a new one is always a joy. However, I find no product is more hit and miss. It has to the perfect shade of nude and for me, that can be a little tricky to find. Recently I decided to take another nude lipstick gamble and try Illamasqua's Glamore Lipstick in the shade Rosepout to see if it could meet my high nude lipstick standards.

There are a few reasons why I was drawn into getting this lipstick. First, is that I really wanted to try an Illamasqua lipstick. I love the brand and I'd heard their lipsticks were lovely. Second, was that I don't really have any cruelty-free nude lipsticks and I wanted to rectify that. And third is that it just looked so pretty.

As you can tell this is a pretty conventional looking lipstick. It's not liquid, it's not super matte, it's just your typical lipstick in a tube kind of thing. And that's how I like my nudes. I also like them to be satin in texture as I wanted to be easy to wear and apply and thankfully this one does just that.

I have to say what I'd heard about the formula holds true. These lipsticks are infused with vitamin E for hydration and I could really feel that. I couldn't believe how creamy it felt on my lips. It wasn't heavy or drying at all. It was definitely the kind of lipstick you could throw on in the morning and feel content wearing it all day, unlike many other lipsticks that have me reaching for my lip balm by lunch.

illamasqua rosepout review

The shade I have is Rosepout - a neutral pink brown - and it's aimed at paler skin tones. When you apply it to the lips it is so pigmented. I was actually a little taken back by how strongly the colour came out while still feeling very light in texture. Funnily enough, though I think the strong pigmentation might be this lipstick's downfall in my eyes. Personally, I prefer more of a sheer nude look and this is such a strong pale nude that I can't help but feel it leaves me looking a little washed out.

All is not lost though as I have managed to overcome this by patting it into my lips after applying it so I get more of a sheer wash of colour. While still not perfect, it does help to take down the starkness and makes it much more wearable for me. It's also worth a mention that this lipstick has quite a strong scent. To me, it smells like vanilla donuts so people who are finicky with scents may not like this one.

Not the perfect colour, but a gorgeous formula, I think this was a semi-successful buy. With it's pigmented formula, I think a darker shade would be much better. In fact, I'm already eyeing up some of the darker pink lipsticks in this range to give a try. But if you are a light nude lover or just a creamy lipstick lover, definitely give this a swatch as I'm sure you'll be impressed with the quality. 

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