Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Illamasqua Welt Lipstick
Illamasqua Welt Lipstick

Illamasqua Welt Lipstick

Illamasqua Welt Lipstick ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright fuchsia pink with a blue base. There is a subtle iridescent shimmer-sheen to the matte finish, too–it’s not a frost, but it’s not quite a sheen. It’s a rich, opaque color that really clings to lips, but the formula does not pull moisture out. Illamasqua’s Lipstick formula feels a little dry when applied, but let it warm up on your lips, because it really isn’t the drying kind. It does hug the lips, though, which makes it a much longer wearing lipstick (six hours or more).

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If you're looking for long-wearing, matte finishes, you may like Illamasqua's lipsticks.  I do not recommend them for those with chapped, cracked, or peeling lips, though.
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Illamasqua Welt Lipstick
Illamasqua Welt Lipstick

Illamasqua Welt Lipstick
Illamasqua Welt Lipstick

Illamasqua Welt Lipstick
Illamasqua Welt Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Welt? How much is it?

Sephora, $22.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

I feel like I have seen similar shades, but I couldn't seem to find anything exactly like it. MAC's Girl About Town is a good deal darker and has no shimmer (and also not a matte finish), while MAC Show Orchid has a lot more violet/purple in it.

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30 thoughts on “Illamasqua Welt Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Em

    This looks gorgeous!! love the sort of semi matte finish.

  2. Deb

    This is gorgeous on you, and I see what you mean about hugging the lips! It almost looks like your lips are naturally this color!

  3. Svetlana

    Wow so pretty !!

  4. Vanessa

    Thats such a pretty pink!

  5. Lili

    … Do you think this color works for warmer color skin!??… Thanks!…:0)

  6. Kelly

    Very nice! It’s not my favorite color on you. But it really compliments your skin tone!

  7. Lucie

    So pretty! I just got an Illamasqua lipstick yesterday and am lovin’ it, this one is next on my list!

  8. Catherine

    Such a shame that Illamasqua is not available in Canada yet! Hope it will be soon cause that lipstick is GORGEOUS!

  9. Arantzazu

    Wow! I love that semi-matte finish =)
    The colour is not for me, though =(

  10. Frances

    Just my two cents worth:

    I’m South Indian, neutral to cool undertones, between NC43 and NC50 depending on the season. This is a GORGEOUS colour on darker skin. It gives a kinda of rockabilly, Vargas look without turning costume-y. I did kinda feel like it was a slightly drying formula, but it provides the right kind of sensibility for the look. Loved it!

    • ak

      I’m in London and I went to the freestanding Illamasqua shop which is just a stone’s throw away from the MAC Pro shop, and I tried on Welt, Resist, Utopia, Flicker, Salacious, and Drench.

      I bought Resist and Salacious. I was in love with Drench and Salacious and I looked at them only because I’ve been DYING to find a lipstick that would go with my much beloved MAC Beet lip pencil, which is gorgeous.

      But after this post I wanted to try Welt and compare it to Resist and I’m NC45. The one girl working in the Illamasqua said that Welt looked too light on me, but that I’d love Resist so I said ‘OK’. I may go back and buy Utopia once I properly see it in daylight, and I’d love to buy the cream blush in Libido.

      Resist is very pretty but as I’m typing this, I still haven’t seen it in daylight yet LOL to see if it’s any different from MAC Girl About Town, which I also have from recently (They say that recessions in general cause a ‘Lipstick Effect’). But Resist is like Girl About Town then it’s a matte version of it, but still manages to look slightly….quieter than it, but my eyes could be deceiving me.

      But this is my first Illamasqua lipstick and it hasn’t dried out my lips, it looks matte and dry on me WITHOUT looking ‘dry’ on me if that makes any sense (I dunno).

  11. Marcela

    beautiful color! looks like a more opaque version of MAC’s Big Bow lipstick(Hello Kitty collection).

  12. Bernice

    This looks fantastic on you!

  13. CeeBee

    That looks way more amazing on that it does in the tube!

    Not loving the name Welt, to be honest. What’s next, Bruise? Hematoma?

    • Pamela

      Yeah, those dirty, grimy names are UD’s territory. This color doesn’t look like a ‘welt’ to me. But Christine wears it well (as usual).

    • Michele

      I’m with you there – Welt! Come on – and I thought they were high end. That name is really a poor choice.

  14. Andrea

    I’ve had this lipstick for about a year and it’s one of my favourites. I certainly find it to be unique in my collection.

  15. Desiree

    Oooh I like! I know for a fact that I couldn’t pull this one off tho lol, no bueno :-(

  16. Svetlana

    It looks a bit similar to The Body Shop’s lipstick no 59

  17. Roxanne

    I have a wet n’ wild lipstick that’s this exact colour, only not a matte finish! Love love LOVE wearing fuschia lipstick. It can be so flattering!

    Also, it’s totally like… pink popsicle coloured.

  18. Lego

    This color is beautiful! I may just try out one of their shades with my VIB gift card 😀

  19. Tina

    Love that color on you. Gorgeous!

  20. Love this color!!! Must get!

  21. I like the finish of this lipstick. It’s very unique.

  22. Sarah

    Ohhh, i think i may need to pick this one up :)

  23. Love the colour. Very sexy.
    With all the colours there is on the market, I guess it might get difficult to name the products these days.

  24. Kiara

    What do you recommend wearing on the rest of the face with this lipstick? This ooks stunning on you by the way!

  25. sarah

    It’s MAC’s Isabella Blow!