Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss & Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss (£14.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as an “iridescent sheer metallic copper.” It’s a warm-toned, orange-copper with flecks of pink and white shimmer and sparkle. Marc Jacobs Beauty Heart Shaped (308) (P, $28.00) is pinker, more opaque. Revlon Pango Peach (P, $7.99) is pinker. MAC Rising Sun (LE, $20.00) is similar. MAC Imperial Light (LE, $20.00) is also similar. Bobbi Brown Citrus (P, $24.00) is slightly pinker. Dior Etincelante (432) (P, $29.50) is more shimmery. Dior Ambre Lumiere (227) (P, $29.50) is similar. Chanel Attirance (LE, $32.00) is also similar. See comparison swatches.

Applied, it looks more rose gold due to the semi-sheer color coverage of the gloss and the natural lip color coming through. As you might expect, the Sheer Lipgloss formula is supposed to yield sheer color with a glossy shine. If you like sheerer glosses but still want some color, shine, and sparkle, this is a nice option as it definitely enhances and changes-up the natural lip color but not as drastically as an opaque gloss would. It wears four hours on me, which is about average.

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss (£14.50 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep gold.” It’s a blackened brown with chartreuse, gold, bronze, and emerald green shimmer–it tints the whole thing into a mix of black, brown, green, and gold. I’m sure it’s not too surprising, but I don’t know of a dupe for this shade. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but it was difficult to apply evenly. This particular shade wore for four and a half hours.  It was neither drying nor hydrating.

Culminate

LELimited Edition. $24.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

Wanderlust

LELimited Edition. $22.00.
B-
B-
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
80%
Total
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Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss
Illamasqua Culminate Sheer Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Wanderlust Intense Lipgloss

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Wanderlust is beautiful! Not sure if I can pull it off though. 😀

By the way, I just want to share this to my fellow make-up lovers: I was able to snag one of Laura Mercier’s Artist’s Palette for Eyes earlier. I live in the Philippines, and if anyone here does too, the palette is available at Rustan’s Makati for 2,950php. The counter only has 7 in stock, so hurry if you want one. 🙂

I have Stranger, which is like Wanderlust’s lighter toned cousin and it works really well (very) lightly used over a lipstick for a bit of glitter goodness. I’d think Wanderlust could do the same for a vampier lipstick.

wow wanderlust is very unique !! i have antique gold eyeshadow that would go awesome with that gloss !! but i honestly don’t think it would look good on me

I almost always stray away from metallic lip colors (in fact I don’t think I own a single one) but Wanderlust is beautiful. It’s a shame it isn’t rated better, but it is probably still wonderful over lipstick.

Also, I love when you get the chance to review Illamasqua lip products 🙂 it’s often difficult to find good pictures for them.

Hey Christine, not sure if you noticed, but you typed Wandlust in the description but Wanderlust throughout the rest, so I am assuming it’s Wanderlust? 😉

Wanderlust does look a bit goopy on its wand. I think it’s really cool that it applies true to tube, though if Illamasqua describes something as going to be full coverage, you can usually believe them.

“Holy shitballs! I might need this lipgloss.” Can I say that here? Because that is what fell out of my mouth instantly on the swatch of Wanderlust. Damn that’s pretty. Probably hard to wear (just because you can’t swipe n’ go, intensely colored glosses always need care and/or babysitting *sigh*), but pretty nonetheless.

if only wanderlust was a cream eyeshadow….then it would have been one of my favorites…but as a lipgloss i must say no…

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