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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

illamasqua obey lipstick

review swatch photo
review swatch photo
Illamasqua Obey: £16.50 *

Illamasqua Obey is a bright matte p[eachy pink lipstick. AKA. the best lipstick colour ever. I recently went for breakfast with Illamasqua and they introduced me to some of their colour cosmetics which I wasnt familiar with. I've got plenty of new Illamasqua bits to show off so I'm sure they'll be getting a bit of coverage over the next few weeks. I was instantly drawn to Illamasqua Obey because of the colour and the matte finish. My love affair with peachy-pinks will be going on forever I think!

Illamasqua Obey is similar in colour my favourite lip product from them their Androgen pigment. It's slightly more peachy. The texture is very dry and what i'd call a "old fashioned matte". Slightly chalky and a bit drying. I persopnally love that kind of finish but i will say it wont be to everyones taste. Maybe topped with a gloss might make it more wearable. But i have to stress that in general lighter opaque matte shades tend to be on the chalky side.

Formula issues aside, the colour is beautiful. A perfect brightening peach with a white base which makes the lipstick really pop on the lips. It has that really retro 60's look to it which I simply adore. I will say go and swatch this before buying, it might not be for you because of the formula. I can see this being a huge dissapointment for some people so I really will stress that you should test it before investing. It does tug, it is drying and it is very matte. I have been taking good care of my lips recently (post coming soon!) so this doesn't wear too badly on me. But like I said, it's a toughie. Do I recommend it? Hmm, yes and no. I personally like it, but I can see some people saying the exact opposite. Dupes and similar shades include: Illamasqua Androgen Pigment which is similar and the formula is smoother, Barry M 147 is incredibly similar but not quite as drying and Nars Bolero is similar but a little more satin-y in it's finish.

39 comments

  1. This is lovely, shame about the formula x

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  2. This looks so pretty, definitely don't need another pinky peachy shade in my collection but I think I'll have to make an exception hehe... xx

    Abby | Beauty and a Blogger

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  3. It looks so pretty, I love it! Peach lipsticks are so nice.
    I wish I could afford it though, waah.

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    xox

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  4. That is the perfect peachy shade! xx

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  5. awh, very pretty!xxx

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  6. This colour is gorgeous! Reminds me of the topshop 'whimsical', just a little more muted!

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  7. I'm not sure if I'm 100% won over by matte lipsticks, although I do love their staying power!

    Danielle xx
    Danielleyc | UK Beauty, fashion & lifestyle blog

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  8. I absolutely love this shade but sadly I won't be able to wear it since it's drying! I have super dry lips as... Great post hun! (:

    XO,
    RosyChicc

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  9. This colour is so pretty! Iv never tried an illamasqa lippy! This is a great contender!

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  10. This colour looks so lovey, perfect day time shade xx

    LongHairDontCare

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  11. This colour is gorgeous! It suits you very well. It'll be perfect to wear during this time of year!

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    Jamie ♥

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  12. Such a lovely shade but I have such dry lips I just can't do mattes :( it looks so nice on you!

    Beautycallsx.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Such a pretty lip colour, I need some illamasqua in my life

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    xx

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  14. The colour is gorgeous, also because it's matte, I really need a matte lipstick in that colour! :)
    xx

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  15. I have this lipstick and I hardly wear it, it's such a shame as in the container and on the hand it look beautiful but on my lips it shows every imperfection and really drys my lips. Such a shame as I love all my other Illamasqua lipsticks x

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  16. aww this is beautiful!

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  17. That colour looks really nice on you! I love kind of 60s-style lipsticks.

    Louisa's Notebook

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  18. This color is just perfect! awwwww...*.*

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  19. Such a pretty colour! really suits you

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  20. So pretty, I love peachy pink lipsticks! xxx
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  21. I really love it! I think the colour is amazing but it'd be a little to light for me :) Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  22. I love this colour! I currently own two Illamasqua lipsticks, Eurydice & ESP and they are both very very bright so the dry formula does mean it takes a little more effort to apply but once it's on it doesn't budge :)
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Gorgeous colour! I don't own any Illamasqua lipsticks but I am tempted! x

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  24. This is a gorgeous colour, you're right it is very similar to Bolero but I have found Bolero extremely drying :/ I might have to try the Barry M dupe though because I have been eyeing it for a while and it looks lovely on you!

    Alex of Alex Rose Writes

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  25. this is lovely but I agree peachy pink is a much cheaper dupe!

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    B xxx

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  26. Such a gorgeous spring colour
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    S xx

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  27. I love the look of this colour, but I can understand why people wouldn't like it. My lips are terribly dry at the moment, so I know this would tug and be a nuisance! x

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  28. Love this colour on you!

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  29. Been looking for this colour for ages, usually I would say £16.50 is waaay too much for a lipstick but seeing how much I have spent trying to find this shade it's probably an investment

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  30. Such a lovely colour, I wish peaches suited me! Looks lovely on you! : )

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. This color looks amazing on you!! It's perfect!
    x

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  32. Such as a perfect beauty and gorgeous lipstick! It is very charming and lovely. Wow how nice a lipstick!

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