Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Illamasqua Fall/Winter 2011: Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner ($27.50 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “aubergine” by Illamasqua and “burgundy brown” by Sephora. I reviewed the formula here, and I wore and tested Havoc and had the same results. It’s long-wearing and waterproof once it dries down (takes twenty seconds or so).

I found Havoc to deliver excellent color payoff, too–really rich, bold color in a single stroke. It’s an intense burgundy wine with a semi-matte finish–no shimmer at all–that is so in tune with the autumnal hues.  The brown in the color makes it easier to wear, because if the red tones were more dominating, it could give the illusion of I-just-cried-my-eyes-out when worn–which is not usually the look one wants.  The closest comparable shade is Make Up For Ever #11, which is redder, lighter, and shimmery.

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I'm a big fan of these new liquid eyeliner formulas--they all work well--but the shade availability can vary, and Illamasqua has managed to put out a shade that I haven't seen in some of the other line-ups.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner
Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $27.50.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

The closest comparable shade is Make Up For Ever #11, which is redder, lighter, and shimmery.

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17 thoughts on “Illamasqua Havoc Precision Ink Liquid Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Vicky Vicky

    Does this look like red wine?

  2. is it just me or does this remind you of dried blood? You could have some fun with this colour =)

  3. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Not my kind of color but the applicator looks really easy to use. It gets a thumbs up from me!

  4. I’m still waiting for one of these brand to FINALLY put out a Blackened Green shade like MAC’s Inkspill. *___*

    Love the colour. Hate the LiquidLast formula/brush. I really don’t care as to who just someone do it!

  5. Sarah R

    Wow, the color reminds me of blood :)

  6. Natasha

    I love this colour with all my heart, I bought it to replace the MUFE one you listed as a dupe, which I thought was ‘the one’.

  7. Avatar of Joanna JoJo

    Don’t think I’m liking it that much

  8. Z

    I need this pretty hard. Probably will pick it up during Sephora’s F&F sale this year. Thanks for the swatches! I love seeing so close and clear. The color will be a great match for my skin, I think.

  9. Wow, the color payoff is superb!

  10. Eva

    This was in a Pixiwoo video and I really wanted to see a swatch–this site always delivers! :) Thanks for the swatch–this is such a neat color.

  11. Devi

    I love it, and it’s totally a color that I would wear… but WHY so expensive? :_;

  12. Marie

    Such an amazing color!

  13. cherryglass

    Must. Have. This. It reminds me of the discontinued Lancome’s Artliner in Cranberry only a bit deeper and without the gold shimmer. I’ve got Dark Diversion to satisfy reddish eyeliner craving but this seems so much better.

  14. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    What a great color. It would be amazing with a gold-themed eye, I think.

    Also, it’s kind of nice to see a non-shimmery red. Much as I like my shine, sometimes I just want a strong, bold slash of color.

  15. Avatar of artemis artemis

    wow! makes me hungry :D

  16. Zozolina

    Great colour! I dont like the brush, though.