Tuesday, 18 January 2011


Illamasqua have launched a new collection called 'THROB', it includes one lipstick, one lip gloss and three nail polishes. I am going to show you the lipstick in 'Sangers' and nail polish in 'Scorn'.

The 'Sangers' lipstick is a classic true red.

Firstly the lipstick packaging is AMAZING. The shade of red is not cool but not warm either, it's perfectly in between. When swatched it looks like it will apply with a slight sheen but it doesn't, it goes on totally matte. It doesn't glide on smoothly due to the texture, so I would recommend applying lip balm beforehand and then wiping it off just before you apply if you want to keep the matte finish. I personally like the matte finish as with a colour like red it's already full on so I don't want to draw even more attention by making it glossy.

Here are some swatches, I used Rimmel's 'Red Diva' lip pencil to outline my lips to ensure precise application, it's actually a perfect match. I then applied the lipstick direct from the tube. I haven't worn this all day, and it will probably take a lot of guts as it's out of my comfort zone, but due to the texture & finish it feel like it will last FOREVER.

The nail polish 'Scorn' is a true black. It needs two coats and you are good to go. Initially it applies glossy and then dries matte, personally I don't like matte nail polish so this is a no no for me.

See all of the products from this collection HERE.
My favourite from the collection has to be the lipstick as it's just a classic, it's one to check out if you are into your matte finish red lipsticks.

What's your favourite from this collection, will you be splurging?

Products mentioned were sent for consideration for review, I was not paid for this post and I am not affiliated with the brand. Honest opinion as always.


Holly said...

The lipstick looks gorgeous!xx

Christina Marie said...

I love the lipstick! Do you think it's quite drying? Only i'm always wearing red lipsticks but recently have been looking for one that doesn't go all dry (i find the MAC and Rimmel one's do) x

Catanya said...

Wow, the red lipstick is amazing, it makes your lips look so pin-up!!!
Is it particularly different from MAC Lady Bug??
And I personally like that matte nail polish, it has a very beautiful effect!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning! The whole new collection is gorgeous! I'm totally in love with that lipstick, and the Rimmel lip pencil is SUCH a perfect match! I'm even more tempted to pick up the Throb collection now.

Thank you for sharing! :)

Love Britt xxx

Arabian eyes said...

i am yet to find a perfect red matte lipstick this looks like the one im lookking for! gorgeous!

Tali said...

LOOKS GREAT!!!! I think you need to wear it now you have it.. i feel you dont wear enough red missy!!!xx

Kristina said...

this lipstick is gorgeous :)


Marisa said...

The red lipstick is gorgeous! I'm loving that color (:

Olga said...

This red lipstick looks amazing!!!

xoxo Olga

EllysMakeupbag said...

Damn that red is amazing, classic bright red!

nicoletta said...

The red lipstick looks amazing, so rich xx

Sher said...

that red lipstick is beautiful on u hun,i want it haha

dani@callitbeauty said...

oh goodness, can that red lippie get any more gorgeous?

sugar sugar said...

The red lipstick is so gorgeous! :) The nail polish also looks very pretty. :)

Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

Ohhhh, I love it! I can never have enough red lipsticks :) Guess I need to make a trip to Sephora soon!



hannah said...

that lipstick is STUNNING!



luckiebeauty said...

Love the red lipstick! Nice bloody red!

Michelle (LipstickRules) said...

LOVE the lipstick!

Kerrymarie said...

Red looks great on you!

Marguerite N. said...

I love the lipstick and also the lipgloss, in this moment I'm taking a look at the illamasqua's website. I'm waiting that the pigment in ore are available and then I'll purchase these products! ;)

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sweetmouse24 said...

Such a pretty red lipstick. I love red lips on other people but I myself am often scared to wear red. L'Oreal Color Riche has a great red color that's creamy and moisturizing.

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Anonymous said...

wow the lipstick is intense!!

I love it tho, Its one of those colours i wish would suit me but never does!!


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fledgling said...

LOVE the red lipstick and the black nail polish!

Love Always, Max and Vassiliki

Hannah, stilettosandcigarettes said...

love matte lips, and matte nailsX


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Style Souk said...

Oh, this must be the most *perfect* red.

I've never had the courage to wear such a statement lipstick... but would if I had lips as gorgeous as yours! :0)

Sarah x


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Steph said...

i really like the nail varnish. Even though its matt, its gorgeous!! x

Marisa said...

That's the perfect red lip for me, vibrant and matte!