The Summer Season: Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss

The Summer Season: Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss Fierce ($19.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium violet purple. Yes, it’s really, truly a purple lipgloss. This isn’t a hint of violet, a smidgen of purple–it is undeniably purple. I don’t, personally, think I’d wear this shade alone, but I’d work it with a red or burgundy lipstick mixed with it for something I could wear. Though I experienced no bleeding and the gloss goes on beautifully–smooth, evenly, and mostly opaque–the natural color of the edges of my lips are visible–I recommend using a lip brush to apply and a magenta or purple lip liner underneath. I think this will yield the most impacting pout if you’re going full-force purple.

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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.

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Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Fierce Intense Lipgloss

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I personally wouldn’t wear it (unless I was really feeling it that day) but I could see putting it in my kit or atleast something similar.

Revlon came out with a Super Lustrious Lipgloss in the same color but I highly doubt it is as pigmented. Nonetheless I was drooling over it at Walgreens. πŸ™‚

I got the Revlon! It’s far lighter though, but I still really love it. I bought a backup, too. It’s called Lilac Pastelle πŸ™‚

The Revlon one is pretty! It is sheerer, but it’s also much MUCH lighter than this gloss – in fact it looks a lot like MAC’s Lavender Whip lipstick! Sheer than that too, of course, but it still packs quite a lavender punch. I got it because for $6 (at BOGO 50% off) it is fun to have around…but not something I’d wear except for play, since my skin tone doesn’t take well to cool pastel lips. I could never, ever wear Fierce, though.

Sorry Christine I giggled when I saw that pic. That’s not an easy color to wear but the coverage and shine actually look really good. I would like to see other colors of this gloss.

I could not even fathom wearing this colour! However, I enjoy looking at the pictures and all of your reviews: it would be boring if everything on the website was safe & wearable all the time!

Oh my GOD! Seriously? Looks like someone photographed your dead body when I took a gander at those blue/purple lips! GAH! What were they thinking? Horrid! And you can rock almost anything, Christine. This is seriously a NO.

It’s all about going outside the boundaries, sometimes — I doubt that anyone would expect that this would be an everyday shade for most people, but it can definitely be layered to be made more wearable or used in an avant garde look as well!

Okay, avant garde, yes. I see it. Definitely requires layering of some sort. It was just so shocking when I clicked to your home page and saw it. My coffee-stained teeth would not be able to pull off this color, and I wear purple highlights in my hair. πŸ™‚

I bought this when Illamasqua first came to Sephora. The color is GORGEOUS if you can work it. I ended up taking it back since it looked super weird on me -but still, it’s such a pretty colora and it’s definitely intense. Wish there were more toned down colors of Illamasqua’s Intense glosses offered at Sephora like pastels and nudes because I love the texture, formula, and pigmentation. =(

i need this color in my life.

i’ve been wanting a purple gloss and this is pretty much exactly what i’ve been looking for.

and yes, i WILL wear this outside on a regular day. layered over something, but it’s gorgeous so i NEED to make it work.

it’s times like this when i wish that humans were naturally born paper white; then we could all wear colors like this without a worry! haha

I NEED this lipgloss. Sadly, when I clicked on the link to sephora, it was out of stock πŸ™

Although this is definitely a hard colour to pull off, it works well with really light or really dark, cool-toned skin.

I LOVE illamasqua! this looks like such a fantastic product, again like most of the comments here I won’t be using this for my own looks and stuff but it looks like it would be fantastic in a photoshoot.

i feel like it looks pretty cool when you’re modeling it on your JUST your lips, but when i see the whole thing on a face.. it looks too costumey… πŸ™

i tried this shade out at the illamasqua counter last summer and i thought it looks very pretty on – although a bit startling because it’s so unusual. i didn’t buy it, i got meena instead – which is a much safer option…but i still think about going back for it from time to time, especially now that it’s almost summer again…

the little lip swatch looks a little washed out, but from looking at the full face one i think with the right eyes/cheeks, you could probably make this shade work – with or without a lipstick/gloss underneath.

I was looking at this at the weekend! I bought the Intense Lipgloss in Perform. I really like it. It’s so pigmented. I also got the dry oil in the kind of purpley colour which looks scary but is gorgeous and not glittery just a shimmer. Love!

God, Fierce is a suitable name for it! I don’t think I’d be able to wear that, it’s just too purple for regular wear for me. Not that it matters, because I haven’t been to a Sephora in Canada yet that carries Illamasqua, so I try to not get hyped up about their product.

Not sure I’d wear it! I noticed a dark spot on your lips, and short of sounding like a granny, did you get that checked out at the doctor’s? Lips are one of the most common sites for melanoma!
Just looking out πŸ™‚

I will be buying Fierce lip gloss eventually, preferrably soon my dear! I have a warm-toned NC45 skin tone but I tried the Fierce on by itself on my lips without any lip pencil and it looks wonderful on. It’s slightly sheer without being too sheer, so it’s not as intimidating as people may think it is.

It reminds me of a slightly colder Up The Amp, and yes it’s a very slightly darker, slightly less blue-er version of the Lavender Whip lipstick.

It’s like Up The Amp, Lavender Whip, and a clear lip gloss all got together to have a surrogate child!

I’ll never second guess Illamasqua’s glosses never ever because they seem to be long lasting on the lips even through food and drinks, both the color and a lot of it’s shine, and it’s not as sticky as MAC lipglass and I love the tube that Illamasqua made for their lip gloss.

I actually really love purple lipstick or gloss. I think it looks great. Imagine wearing something fun like a yellow or gold dress with it. This colour would POP! I’m gonna have to check this one out. Thanks, Christine!

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