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Monday, 28 October 2013

wildcard: illamasqua pristine lipstick

wildcard: illamasqua pristine lipstick review swatch photo
wildcard: illamasqua pristine lipstick review swatch photo


illamasqua pristine lipstick*

Wildcard was a feature I started a few months ago… But for no reason didn't actually follow up with more posts! It's a shame because I do love the idea of doing things outside of my usual neutral and peachy pink box. I've decided to bring it back to pay homage to another Illamasqua lipstick, This time: Illamasqua Pristine. Pristine is a pure, matte black. It was opaque in one swipe, I didn't find it hard to apply plus I wasn't disappointed with colour pay off. The finish is matte, but still creamy with a slight glossy sheen. It's not dry, chalky or retro matte style (like Illamasqua Obey) which was my worry when I first applied it.

Now black lipstick is an odd one. Would I be brave enough to wear it out... Hmm, Probably not. It's just a little too wild for me. Even in my teenage days I never was brave enough to go full goth and do black lips. However, Halloween is in a few days it's the perfect time to give it a go. It's a shame it'll sit in my makeup collection until Halloween next year because the lipstick quality is out of this world, Exactly as I've come to expect from Illamasqua. As they are such innovative, unusual and out of the box type brand and they excel at all things a little weird and different.

Illamasqua Pristine is a fun one, while black lipstick definitely isn't for everyone, I cant find a fault in the actual product. A+
Black Lips: Y/N?

36 comments

  1. You wear it so well ! I couldn't imagine myself wearing it x
    http://remainreverie.blogspot.fr/

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  2. I think it really suits you! Maybe wear it for nights out too as well as Halloween :) x
    Freya's Fashion Chapter

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  3. Brave to wear that!
    I would NOT suit that :O
    alicekatex ♥

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  4. Oh my god, I was trying to find a good black lipstick! You shouldn't be afraid to wear it, be brave! It looks really good on you! :)

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  5. wow, thats a brave one!
    Would look amazing on halloween though as you said!
    Looks fantastic on you!!
    xxx
    heatherlouisethomas.blogspot.com :) xx

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  6. You could mix a little bit in some lipsticks that you might want to be slightly darker to help use it more! X

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  7. Anything looks good on you!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  8. I've worn both turquoise and black lipstick out. People worry about it so much, but the general public is not going to care or come up to you and point, and I live in a country Republican-up-the-butt southern state. We all know how bad and irritatingly conservative those states are, haha. A good drugstore dupe for this is the Wet n Wild Fergie lipstick in Pagan Angel. This colour looks great on you.

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  9. Wish I could pull off a lipstick like that, but I instantly look gothic because of my dark brown hair haha!
    Love how it looks on you though :)

    ♡ Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  10. I probably wouldn't be brave enough to wear this either, but it would be great for Halloween indeed! :) xx

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  11. Its gorgeous! I've worn dark lips out during the day, I couldn't care less if people stare.

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  12. You seem to pull everything off!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  13. It looks so good on you! I'm not sure I could pull it off though! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  14. I've been into darker lipsticks lately because of the season,
    but I'm not sure if I could carry a black one haha.
    Looks cool on you tho!

    www.bloomingflame.com

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  15. Woah! I love dark lips but don't think I could pull this off either. Aha, it looks lovely on you though! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. wow, such a dark colour, perfect for halloween though! :p

    thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. I can only pull black lippy off on Halloween - It really suits you however!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  18. Love it. Maybe just for Halloween though.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

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  19. Hmm, maybe you could combine it with a dark colour to create an ombre lip?

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  20. Love this for halloween, but like others have mentioned, would look amazing on the outside of a deep red lip!

    www.tinytwisst.com

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  21. This looks divine, you look like a beautiful mime ! xx


    http://eleriroberts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Maybe you can mix it with cherry or plum lipsticks so you can wear it more :).

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  23. You can actually pull this off very well! I think you should reconsider not wearing this out because it really flatters your skintone!

    xoxo
    Kelly
    www.dreaminlace.com

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  24. The only Illamasqua Lipstick I've tried was navy, and unbearably dry! Maybe it was just a dud, I love their creme pigments.
    I'm not brave enough to try a true black though! Mostly stick to vampy reds

    merredee.blogspot.com

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  25. I absolutely love Pristine, definitely the best black lippy I've tried, it's a shame I don't get to wear it as often as I would like to

    Jess x
    http://aroseandapeony.blogspot.com.au/

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  26. Not my cup of tea but it looks amazing on others. The darkest I would go is a dark purple.

    sylvialoveslipstick

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  27. I have already tweeted you about this, but the more I look at it, the more I like it, you know?! And like everyone else has said, get use out of it by wearing a matte red. Will look super gorgeous and maybe more wearable! BIG LOVE
    Jay
    www.jaychapmanmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. This looks so good on you, I could never look this could in black lipstick, oh my goodness!

    jessssicahart.blogspot.co.uk

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  29. Great colour for Halloween!

    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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  30. This really suits you! Lovely colour, wish I would dare wear a lip colour this dark!
    www.fayesk.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. this really suits you!x
    http://itsclaireslife.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. It looks really awesome on you though, you should definitely wear it out :) x

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  33. Wow. I've been looking for a black lipstick for ages. Thanks for letting me know about this lipstick ^^

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