Eeek, I made my first illamasqua order! When they had their crazy sale I thought I would take my first dive into the world of Illamasqua, and I returned with a lipgloss (never thought I would be buying one of them!) and a lipstick, named Belladonna and Magnetism respectively.
First up is the lipstick, Magnetism. Housed in sleek, black packaging with a satisfying 'click' when closed this lipstick does feel pretty classy. In terms of the formula it seems a bit harder than other lipsticks that I have used, but still really soft, this allows me to get a very precise finish without a lip-liner. It also feels quite 'waxy' on the lips, which makes it seem like it is going to be quite long lasting. Plus, it glided over my dry patches like a dream! The colour is quite a deep berry-fuchsia, perfect for this time of year.
Then we come to Belladonna, and lets get one thing straight, this is not a lipgoss, it is a seriously pigmented liquid lipstick type deal. However, sheered out it could be lipgloss-like. I have applied it straight from the tube in all its glory in these photos which gives a very opaque but glossy finish. It feels moisurising, non-sticky and once again glides over dry patches, it reminds me a bit of the Apocolips lip lacquers or my topshop lip paint! I do have one gripe though, the brush was hard and had some random sticky-out bits, which made application very difficult. Though I reckon I just got a dud.
Probably the best thing about these products though is the price. Magnetism came my way for £7.50 whilst Belladonna was a mere £5, that's what I spend on a bottle of wine (which lasts a night or two at best, oops!) Did you pick up any bargains in the Illamasqua sale?