Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless: Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant magenta.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia pink with a creamy finish and glossy shine. It has full color coverage and goes on evenly with little fuss. MAC Full Speed Ahead is similar in color, slightly brighter and bluer-based.

Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss formula is one of my favorites, especially when you’re hunting for an opaque gloss. It delivers shine but full color coverage without feathering or bleeding. I typically get really good wear, too; when I sported Belladonna on its own, it wore for a full six hours and lasted until eight hours where I felt I needed to reapply. The glossiness fades quicker (mostly gone by the third hour), but the color lingers for much longer. It’s non-sticky, too, and I couldn’t detect any scent or taste.

The Glossover



Loving the addition of a deeper pink that's still vibrant but not totally in-your-face to Illamasqua's Intense Lipgloss line-up! Full color coverage, six hour wear, and not drying for even a moment makes this formula a favorite.











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Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $20.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

MAC Full Speed Ahead is similar in color, slightly brighter and bluer-based.

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36 thoughts on “Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. It reminds me of my Lip Tars. ^_^ But the gloss finish fades after 1 hour as well.

  2. Jill

    What a beautiful color!

  3. This gloss sounds amazing! I’ll definitely look into getting it if I ever get the chance to buy Illamasqua products.

  4. This color is so pretty! And it suits you so well.

  5. joyce

    wow. i love how it complements your entire look. the highlighter is to die for!

  6. Oh wow is that pretty. I need to get my hands on some Illamasqua. Right now my biggest lemming is their Hemlock nail polish.

  7. Courtney

    Very pretty! I might have to try that one out.

  8. Maddy

    It’s so pretty!! :3

  9. Violet

    Ugh, Illamasqua, you do things to my insides.

  10. DawnC

    I just ordered this yesterday from Sephora. I actually tried this on in the store and got compliments as I was walking around shopping. This is the first time I tried the Intense lipgloss and now I’m wondering which one I should try next!

  11. Constanze

    Wow, absolutely stunning!

  12. Gorgeous color, I love the coverage!!!

  13. Pawsha

    Will have to try this. Love that there isnt any smell or taste. Looks good on you Christine!

  14. Sass

    Beautiful. I’m getting this one.

  15. Pappetee

    Hi Christine! Normally, I would never wear lipgloss bec I can’t stand how sticky they are, LOL… but I guess, you can never say never. I love the color of this one and with you rating this with an A, how will I be able to say No? 😉

  16. Elysia D.

    This is so pretty and intense! twenty bucks is alot of cash but I am so going to buy this.

  17. This looks gorgeous on you, Christine! :)

  18. Rachael

    aaarrggghhhh! i love this color. its so amazing. Is this permanent?

  19. Holy, that is one pigmented lipgloss!

  20. Mairyn

    Hey Christine – when you apply illamasqua’s intense glosses, do you use the slant tip applicator or a lip brush? Which works best in your experience?
    Thanks :)

  21. Ashley Sarah

    I love this color and it looks great on you btw!

  22. Polly

    Ultimate pretty! I LOVE it! <3

    Btw, what did you wear on your cheeks? So excellent glowing!

    Ty for sharing <3

  23. Miss_silk

    Ohhh very pretty, but this looks exactly like the Kat Von D painted love lipgloss in Lolita. So I might steer away from this one, but I like the packaging of these though so maybe i’ll be picking it up in the end haha

  24. it is absolutely Stunning on you honey 😀 ….
    and your smile makes it even more loveable 😀 😀

  25. Karen

    This color really suits u ! So pretty !

  26. Jessica Leigh


  27. This is so beautiful. I really have to do an order from their web site, because I so want to try their products!

  28. waleska Ortiz


    This looks great on you, what are you wearing on your eyes? They look really pretty

  29. Iris

    Ooh woah, it looks exactly like Guerlain’s lip laque Romantic Rose!

  30. Gina

    Christine! I just wanted to say thank you for doing this review! I just bought this recently after reading this review, and this lipgloss turned out to be everything I wanted OCC’s liptars to me. The color coverage is amazing and doesn’t make my lips look dry at all! I can’t wait to try more of these.