Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

Makeup That’s Just Pure FUN!

Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss (£12.50 for 0.2 fl. oz.) is not a wearable shade by any stretch of the imagination.  This is a shade that completely embodies the word fun.  It’s different; it’s unusual.  It’s something to be used for that just-right-occasion, which might be Halloween for some, an avant garde photo-session with your best pals, or lightly patted on over your favorite lipstick to give it a bluish cast.

Gender is a medium blue that leans a little teal–it’s described as a sky blue, but it definitely had this teal edge to it that made me think less sky blue.  I could not smile in swatch photos – it just did not look right!  I felt like it made a mockery of the shade, so “straight faced” it was.

It’s almost opaque, but it didn’t apply as evenly or as solidly as other Intense shades have in the past.  I would probably lay down a concealer/foundation base (or even a blue eyeliner) and then use a lip brush to apply this–I think that would help it look more even.   This is a shade that’s only available through Illamasqua; you won’t find it at your local Sephora!

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Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
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Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

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163 thoughts on “Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Marina

    LOL at your expression 😀
    this is a very weird gloss!

  2. Ginnia

    I’m glad you didn’t grin. Would’ve seemed silly. With the serious face it’s cool!

  3. Sonia

    As much as I don’t like blue gloss, I think you look FIERCE in the full face pic!

  4. K

    Oh wow. I can’t think of how to pull that off!

  5. Oh, man, I’d love to see Shaun wearing this with that seriou business-face. I bet he’d make it even funnier. :p
    I like Gender, but I have OCC Rx (which I <3! Goes really well with a ridiculous, cheap, blue wig I have xD) so I definitely don't need this.

  6. Leah

    Haha this is the only time Ive seen a full face picture of you not smiling!

  7. Evanna

    Christine, your expression cracked me up!! 😀 It seemed like you thought “I just can’t force a smile with this crap on my lips!”
    But seriously Illamasqua, what was the point of this lip gloss?

    • Well, that’s definitely not how I felt at all – didn’t think it was bad at all, very avant garde – perfect for something editorial, a particular look, etc. It’s by no means meant to wear everyday or to the office, lol!

  8. Grace

    AHAHAHAHA I love your face in the picture! This is crazy!

  9. Selenite

    I love it. It looks like a dupe for Lime Crime’s No She Didn’t except with better overall quality.

  10. Vanessa

    No me gusta :( no way.

  11. Sydney

    I love how you’re not smiling! 😛

  12. Sam

    Can you still get this color? I cannot find it on the Ilamasqua website!!!!

  13. Sam

    I take that back! I just found it on the website! :)