Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Illamasqua Brink Lipstick
Illamasqua Brink Lipstick

The Summer Season: Illamasqua Brink Lipstick

Illamasqua Brink Lipstick ($20.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brightened, peachy-coral with nearly matte finish–it does have a very subtle glossy sheen (but no shimmer). Because it has a more matte finish, it’s not an overly creamy lipstick–it doesn’t have a lot of slip–but it has enough creaminess to apply evenly, opaquely, and not dry out lips. This is a totally opaque lipstick, which is particularly good for those of you with more pigmented lips and never can find a coral that doesn’t look red on you.

Is this the right coral lipstick for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Illamasqua Brink Lipstick

Illamasqua Brink Lipstick

Illamasqua Brink Lipstick

Illamasqua Brink Lipstick

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38 thoughts on “The Summer Season: Illamasqua Brink Lipstick

  1. I’m not really into coral shades. I could see this color on other girls but not on me, I’m more pink orientated. :)

  2. In my opinion that has to be the most pretty coral lipstick, im a NC15 with dark hair and dark eyes, both ravishing and freckletone can look ‘dark’ on me.
    sadly i cant get Illamasqua that easily ever since i moved to germany.

  3. Sizbelle

    This is the shade I’ve been searching for!!!

  4. Hilana

    It would awful on me, but it does look very good on you! :)

  5. I LOVE that your new Lipswatches are with a part of your face. I missed that on the old ones.

    (oh and of course this color is pretty ^^)

  6. Mercedes

    this is such a pretty color on you! wish it wasnt so expensive…any dupes?

  7. Diana B

    This is such a pretty pink/coral lipstick. I don’t usually like coral lipsticks but this is one I would try.

  8. Caitlin

    What a gorgeous colour! It looks great on you, Christine, just as everything does! :)

  9. i am so loving this series, Christine! I have been wanting some great corally/peach lipies for so long, now I will have so many to choose from!

  10. peanut

    this is an excellent example of why the full face photos are necessary! in the up close shot the lipstick looks amazing but i definitely dont love it in the full-face shot. thanks christine!!!

    • Lorna

      i agree the lipswatch looks beautiful but with the full face shot it just doesn’t look right with your skin tone. (no offense!)
      it would probably be awesome with darker tan.

  11. Sexy Sadie

    I liked this one.

  12. Looks like the perfect coral lipstick!
    I’m pretty sure I need that lipstick in my life, haha :)

  13. On my pigmented (red) lips, corals turn orange on me such as Viva Glam Cyndi – which I have the feeling so will this lipstick….so skip (not like we have Illasmaqua here in Canada anyway)!

  14. Nicky

    Christine, is this a good dupe for the LE Lancome “Chris & Tell” shade?

  15. Lisa

    That shade is gorgeous on you! I never thought I would like coral shades on me, but you’ve motivated me to try some and I’ve been liking them a lot :)

  16. Saalinge

    I just want to say thanks so much for adding the picture of your face with the lipstick swatches. It’s the little things like this (which probably take you loads of time) that make Temptalia an awesome site. :D Plus, you and I have almost the exact same coloring, so it’s great to see how a lipstick would look with someone of my same hair and skin tone.

    Keep up the good work!

  17. Kimberly

    It reminds me of MAC Costa Chic!

  18. Esther

    I quite like this one. I got the Rouge Coco in Teheran hoping for a good coral colour but it was a little too pink on me for some reason. maybe I’ll try this one out! Thanks!

  19. ellie

    Hopefully all your lipstick swatches in the future will show your face because it gives us a better view of the color in general. By the way, this lipstick shade really looks good on you. I have ysl peach passion it looks like that for a few minutes on me upon application but after an hour or so it becomes light pink on me. I guess this illamasqua lipstick wouldn’t turn like that.

  20. Kathryn

    This looks like a more opaque version of Ever Hip. I like the sheerness of Ever Hip, even though its a cremesheen, and I don’t think that this saturated colour would suit my fair skin.

  21. DUlceee

    Ireally love this preciouuuus lipsticK! omgg im in love with it

  22. Lyndsay

    this is beautiful, but I can also see it being one of those colors that really bring out any dry patches on the lips, even after exfoliating. Perhaps it would be perfect with a gloss over the top. I think I’m going to add this to my list of items I want to get for the spring/summer.

  23. Love this…reminds me of a prettier shade of ever hip!

  24. kat

    Corals go so well with my skintone but I just hate the color! Such a shame that I love colors that tend to clash with my undertones. Still rock it though!

  25. jaspreet

    like myth

  26. ged

    hi! is this close to chanel genial?

  27. Olesya

    please tell me the number of lipstick))

  28. kay007

    where can i buy this in singapore?