I would love to give this lipstick a higher rating because the colour is so amazing! But unfortunately the formula doesn’t allow for even or easy application because it’s so dry it pulls on the lips. If you can find a similar colour of eyeliner to use as a lip liner then the application will look a lot nicer, and you’ll be able to achieve a good shape. Again, the colour is really something unique to find in a lipstick, and I am so happy I bought it because of that, but it’s quite a pricey lipstick, and having seen many other matte finish lipsticks done with a smooth and easy to apply texture I am really disappointed that isn’t the case with this one. I highly recommend it for people who don’t have limits when it comes to colour, and especially for themed or costume looks. The packaging is nice, a simple black rectangular plastic bullet with the brand name down the side, which fits nicely into a standard size lipstick organiser.
Illamasqua Apocalips Lipstick (£15.50 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “teal” with a matte finish. It’s an opaque blue-teal with a matte finish. It’s certainly not the shade you think of when you hear the word “everyday.” I’m sure it doesn’t come as much of a surprise when I say I don’t have anything quite like this. The closest would be Illamasqua’s Gender, which is a bluish lipgloss. I haven’t swatched or used it yet, but perhaps OCC’s Chlorophyll will be similar (but it looks more like a green-teal).