Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick
Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick

Illamasqua Toxic Nature:  Atomic Lipstick

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick (£15.50 for 0.14 oz.) is new for spring/summer and part of the brand’s Toxic Nature collection, which should show up at Sephora in April. For now, though, it is available through Illamasqua directly.  Illamasqua describes Atomic as a “fuchsia violet.”  After swatching and applying, Atomic is a deep, reddened fuchsia with violet and fuchsia sheen.  It has that satin finish but such a strong pull of iridescent sheen that it almost looks like a frost.

my thoughts on the formula: 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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Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick
Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick
Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick
Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Wow! That is undeniably gorgeous. Speechless. And that’s coming from someone who hates frosty/shimmery/glittery lipsticks.

I may just have to add this to my collection of cream and matte lipsticks.

Wow, gorgeous color. I’m still hesitant on their lipsticks since my lips dry out easily, but I must check them out.

Btw, is the price listed correct? They seem to go much higher at the Sephora stores.

The finish reminds me very much of their Underworld lipstick. I have Underworld, and it is a beautiful violet with a chrome finish, but it goes on SO unevenly! The finish of this lipstick is the same as the finish of Underworld, but it is not streaky and uneven like Underworld is. If you ever get Underworld, could you review it Christine?

This seems a LOT like NYC’s blue rose. For a much cheaper option I highly recommend that… It is one of my favorite lipsticks and is only $2

Christine…gosh,Im jealous right now. How come every frickin shade of lip color, no matter how awful in the tube, looks great on you?! Im still waiting to see one lipcolor review/swatch that doesn’t look good on you! jk 😉

Oh my god. I. NEED. THAT.
Adore Illamasqua’s matte lipsticks too, some people may find them too drying but I love the texture. So many lipsticks are so slippery these days, really hate that. MAC and Illamasqua make the best vintage matte reds!

Love It!!! Will definitely add it to my pink lipstick collection.
And CHristine Pink is definitely your color. Every pink lipstick that you swatch looks EXELLENT on you!

Fuchsia usually isn’t my favorite color of lipstick, but this is gorgeous! The texture, the intensity, the finish; I love everything about it!

I went out and got NYX Chloe after you said it was a close dupe since Illumasqua isn’t in stores yet and it’s a bit pricey for my current budget and I LOVE IT. Thanks!

Fab Color! I rarely wear pigmented glosses and lipsticks but fuschia is definitely a color I love wearing when it comes to lipstick.

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