Mairyn's Reviews

lip-swatch

Move

Illamasqua

Review posted 2 years ago

I have the old packaging for this lipgloss (i.e. has a plastic angled applicator tip instead of brush) and I find this applicator drags a bit and can cause the product to apply unevenly, hence I tagged it 'uneven' in my review. I doubt this problem would exist for those who use a brush or have the new packaging though! I love the actual lipgloss though - a pretty universally flattering pink shade which is darker than my natural lip colour but not super attention-grabbing. This is a great lipgloss for the days you can't be bothered wearing an intense lip colour and touching up or reapplying often - 'Move' is long-lasting and fades evenly. If I see Move in its new lipgloss packaging on sale, I will definitely purchase as I imagine the brush applicator would make it more convenient and travel-friendly.

product

Force

Illamasqua

Review posted 2 years ago

Based on temptalia and others' swatches, I reckon I got a dud bottle of Force (however, a dud bottle of Illamasqua is still decent by other brands' standards). Whenever I put top coat on mine, it darkens the colour in patches and leaves drag marks. I know, I know, it sounds like "you're just putting top coat on too early, fool" but one time I tested this by putting top coat on several hours after painting my nails and I still had this issue. Oh well. I might repurchase if I see it on sale, coz even with this issue, it's still very long-wearing and pigmented.