Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss (£14.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent sheer metallic copper.” It’s a warm-toned, orange-copper with flecks of pink and white shimmer and sparkle. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (P, $28.00) is pinker, more opaque. Revlon Pango Peach (P, $7.99) is pinker. MAC Rising Sun (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Imperial Light (LE, $20.00) is also similar. Bobbi Brown Citrus (P, $24.00) is slightly pinker. Dior Etincelante (432) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery. Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is similar. Chanel Attirance (LE, $32.00) is also similar. See comparison swatches.

Applied, it looks more rose gold due to the semi-sheer color coverage of the gloss and the natural lip color coming through. As you might expect, the Sheer Lipgloss formula is supposed to yield sheer color with a glossy shine. If you like sheerer glosses but still want some color, shine, and sparkle, this is a nice option as it definitely enhances and changes-up the natural lip color but not as drastically as an opaque gloss would. It wears four hours on me, which is about average.

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss (£14.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep gold.” It’s a blackened brown with chartreuse, gold, bronze, and emerald green shimmer–it tints the whole thing into a mix of black, brown, green, and gold. I’m sure it’s not too surprising, but I don’t know of a dupe for this shade. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it was difficult to apply evenly. This particular shade wore for four and a half hours.  It was neither drying nor hydrating.

The Glossover

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Culminate

B+

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Wanderlust

B-

Product

7/10

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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8.5/10

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Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

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40 thoughts on “Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss & Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wanderlust is incredible. I’ve had this in my cart for ages and I think I will commit now! Also, the title says “Wandlust”.

  2. Alicia

    I actually won Wanderlust through an Illamasqua contest. Not sure how to wear it yet! :-)

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Catriona Aubri

    I might do a sort of ombre lip with it, but I don’t think I could rock it alone.

  4. In the tube, Culminate looks very similar to my NARS Orgasm lipgloss. However, on the lips, it’s totally different. I’m adding Culminate to my wishlist. :)

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jana Jana

    I have to say that Wanderlust compliments your eyes. It really suits you, in my opinion.

  6. Wow, Wanderlust looks crazy! And I don’t mean that in a bad way, oddly enough :-)

  7. Wanderlust is beautiful! Not sure if I can pull it off though. :D

    By the way, I just want to share this to my fellow make-up lovers: I was able to snag one of Laura Mercier’s Artist’s Palette for Eyes earlier. I live in the Philippines, and if anyone here does too, the palette is available at Rustan’s Makati for 2,950php. The counter only has 7 in stock, so hurry if you want one. :)

  8. Wanderlust is incredibly beautiful!
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  9. Wow…Wanderlust is quite striking.

  10. Al

    Wandlust is gorgeous! I think I NEED this…

  11. Culminate is pretty but Wanderlust looks beautiful!! It’s so unique and perfect for the holidays!
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  12. I really like the color of the first one!

  13. zainab

    I’ve got to get these, I loved Opulent, which is similar to the first one.

  14. Esme

    I wish Wanderlust were an eyeshadow!

  15. I bet Wanderlust would look amazing over a red lip.

  16. Ohhh my Wanderlust is AMAZING!!!! Def on my list for next purchase.

  17. Zoe

    Hmmm, wanderlust intrigues but can’t imagine wearing it!

  18. The second one is so gorgeous and I want it RIGHT FREAKIN’ NOW!!
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    Not really my kind of colors..but i LOVE your earrings!

  20. he he Wanderlust just makes me smile. How did it feel roaming around with it Christine? :)
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  21. I admire the ladies that have the confidence to wear such a bold crazy shade, but I will past on that one.

  22. I love wonderlust…I don’t know that I could ever wear it, but I love it.

  23. melissa

    wow wanderlust is very unique !! i have antique gold eyeshadow that would go awesome with that gloss !! but i honestly don’t think it would look good on me

  24. Mmmm, Wanderlust is gorgeous. Definitely reminds me of a much darker version of Stranger. I may pick this up IDK
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  25. Wanderlust is awesome! I think this is the most unique lip gloss I have seen!

  26. I almost always stray away from metallic lip colors (in fact I don’t think I own a single one) but Wanderlust is beautiful. It’s a shame it isn’t rated better, but it is probably still wonderful over lipstick.

    Also, I love when you get the chance to review Illamasqua lip products :) it’s often difficult to find good pictures for them.
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  27. Alison

    Ooh, Wanderlust is quite special! I would definitely wear that. I love Illamasqua lipglosses.

  28. Jenn

    Hey Christine, not sure if you noticed, but you typed Wandlust in the description but Wanderlust throughout the rest, so I am assuming it’s Wanderlust? ;-)

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    Wanderlust does look a bit goopy on its wand. I think it’s really cool that it applies true to tube, though if Illamasqua describes something as going to be full coverage, you can usually believe them.

  30. Z

    “Holy shitballs! I might need this lipgloss.” Can I say that here? Because that is what fell out of my mouth instantly on the swatch of Wanderlust. Damn that’s pretty. Probably hard to wear (just because you can’t swipe n’ go, intensely colored glosses always need care and/or babysitting *sigh*), but pretty nonetheless.

  31. Katie

    Wow. Wanderlust is amazing! I probably wouldn’t wear the shade on my lips, but could you imagine it in pigment form for eyes? Oh my.

  32. if only wanderlust was a cream eyeshadow….then it would have been one of my favorites…but as a lipgloss i must say no…