Monday, December 7th, 2009


Illamasqua Avenge Lipstick

Brighten Up the Winter:  Illamasqua Avenge Lipstick

Illamasqua Avenge Lipstick (£14.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new shade from their winter collection Dystopia. It’s a hot fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. It has just a touch of sheen, but it really is quite matte. Illamasqua’s matte lipsticks are some of the least drying matte lipsticks around, but they may be more drying than some are used to (if you haven’t tried out mattes before — most of them can be a smidgen drying). Avenge is easy to apply, goes on creamy and doesn’t stick in places, so it gives lips even, opaque coverage without much fuss.

The only downside? It’s only available in the UK or through the website (which will ship outside of the UK!), but it is still a bit of a bummer.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: Love yourself some hot pink? Might like Avenge…

Availability: Illamasqua

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42 thoughts on “Illamasqua Avenge Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Such a strong shade of pink. I like it…but I doubt that I would wear it, it’s to strong for me. My skin is very white. This color is very similar with Essie nail polish – Pink Park from Autumn collection :)

  2. Jenn

    I thought Illamasqua products were avaliable at your local Sephora? But Avenge is a lovely shade of bubblegum pink! Looks great on you, Christine!

    • Only about 300 SKUs are available at *select* Sephoras (the one nearest to me doesn’t have Illamasqua last I checked!), and I know their winter collection isn’t over here yet (I want to say I heard it wasn’t coming), but it’s not up on Sephora.com, either!

  3. Andrea

    Hey do you any good dupes of this color?

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kristina Kristina

    As a matte lover, I am dying to try their version. I would love to see more of their lipsticks swatched.

    Btw, Illamasqua is sold at Sephora, for us across the pond.

  5. Cathy

    This is a gorgeous color…too bad its only available in the UK and I dont like having makeup especially lipsticks shipped to me…always gets damaged some how. :(

  6. nice

    Is this lipstick similar to their other hot pink lipstick “corrupt”? or schiap from nars?

  7. Amy

    Holy LOVE that lipstick! What an incredible formula—nice and edgy. Quite possibly, the best Barbie pink of all time!

  8. Kiran

    Is there a lip color similar to this by Mac?

  9. claudia

    It’s pretty, Christine ! It does remind me a bit of Pink Nouveau though!

  10. Avenge is amazing. I have lots of colors that are similar to it and it’s hard for me to wear really light or blue based pinks but I just love them so much! it would seem so girly, pink lipstick, but it ends up being so edgy

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Crissy Crissy

    Gorgeous! So annoying this shade is U.K. only though! I was going to pick up “Fable” with my Sephora $15 coupon but now I’m wondering if it’s too close to Mac “Please Me?”

  12. natalie

    Thats like 22 or 23 bucks or so…plus shipping??? If that were the only item purchased, doesnt quite sound like the ideal situtation to say the least. Esspecailly if it was damaged.

    Ill probably just find a dupe for this. Doesnt seem worth the hassel even for an A- product.

    • I wouldn’t buy anything and ship it internationally unless I was doing a HAUL! I hate paying shipping (domestic or otherwise), so definitely gotta make it worth it :)

  13. idakz

    the colour is awesome! but definitely not suitable for my skintone. :(

  14. Susie

    would Macs St Germain be a good dupe?

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mel Mel

    Wow that is right up my alley! If it ever comes to the US I will snatch it up!

  16. Han

    Oh wow, that’s so pretty! Could you do a full face look with this lipstick Christine? TIA :)

  17. Karen

    This reminds me of MAC Saint Germain that I love! I’m going to check this out.

  18. Lisa

    I really like this colour! It kind of reminds me of MAC’s Saint Germain!

  19. amy

    This is so pretty, i will be on the hunt for something similar.

  20. Wow, what a color! It’s like MAC Saint Germain but way brighter. Sadly, no Illamasqua in my neck of the woods. :(

  21. Lauren

    I have this lipstick, it’s amazing!

  22. Sexy Sadie

    Yes, thank you.

  23. Amazing color, so intense!

  24. yvette

    i have a strong aversion to this color. i wish i’d seen your whole face though that may change my mind. way too barbie for me!

  25. Stacey

    I need Illamasqua in my life!!

  26. Luisafer

    I’ve never liked that kind of color, specially on me, me being a brunet…

  27. Paloma

    How much is that in US dollars? Any cheap dupes?

  28. ASOS sell some Illamasqua products!