Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches


Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless: Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss ($20.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “vibrant magenta.” It’s a vibrant, medium-dark fuchsia pink with a creamy finish and glossy shine. It has full color coverage and goes on evenly with little fuss. MAC Full Speed Ahead is similar in color, slightly brighter and bluer-based.

Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss formula is one of my favorites, especially when you’re hunting for an opaque gloss. It delivers shine but full color coverage without feathering or bleeding. I typically get really good wear, too; when I sported Belladonna on its own, it wore for a full six hours and lasted until eight hours where I felt I needed to reapply. The glossiness fades quicker (mostly gone by the third hour), but the color lingers for much longer. It’s non-sticky, too, and I couldn’t detect any scent or taste.

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Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss


Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss


Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss


Illamasqua Belladonna Intense Lipgloss

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Reviewer

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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I just ordered this yesterday from Sephora. I actually tried this on in the store and got compliments as I was walking around shopping. This is the first time I tried the Intense lipgloss and now I’m wondering which one I should try next!

Hi Christine! Normally, I would never wear lipgloss bec I can’t stand how sticky they are, LOL… but I guess, you can never say never. I love the color of this one and with you rating this with an A, how will I be able to say No? 😉

Hey Christine – when you apply illamasqua’s intense glosses, do you use the slant tip applicator or a lip brush? Which works best in your experience?
Thanks 🙂

Ohhh very pretty, but this looks exactly like the Kat Von D painted love lipgloss in Lolita. So I might steer away from this one, but I like the packaging of these though so maybe i’ll be picking it up in the end haha

Christine! I just wanted to say thank you for doing this review! I just bought this recently after reading this review, and this lipgloss turned out to be everything I wanted OCC’s liptars to me. The color coverage is amazing and doesn’t make my lips look dry at all! I can’t wait to try more of these.

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