The Summer Season: Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss

The Summer Season: Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss ($19.00 of 0.20 oz.) is a fierce, ultra-pigmented hot pink lipgloss. Illamasqua is totally on the money when they named this lipgloss of theirs–INTENSE! is the word for sure. This is a completely opaque color with a high gloss finish. It feels and looks very much like a liquid lipstick. It’s non-sticky and hydrating enough that you won’t have any parched lips after you wear it. I find it lasts about average–three to four hours–before it starts to fade. It has a slightly fruity scent, but it was pretty subtle, because I didn’t even remember what it smelled like and had to revisit my notes.

Illamasqua (at least, at Sephora) also has eight other shades — Fierce (bright grape), Follow (reddish hot pink), Fume (dark rose), Indulge (neon pink), Mistress (bright coral orange), Move (muted thistle heather), Petulant (hot magenta), Temper (bright tangerine).

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Is this the right pink gloss 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.

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Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Oh this colour is amazing! I was at Sephora yesterday and I wanted to purchase Nars’ “Schiap” lipstick but they were all out and I could totally see this going right over that and being an amazing summer lip.

I love Illamasqua intense lipglosses too. Sometimes I feel like colour last longer than the lipstick I wear under.

OH MY. IT’S BEAUTIFUL. Last time I was in Sephora I couldn’t find any Illamasqua product that I absolutely wanted.. but this I may go purchase!

Oh wow… This reminds me of a more wearable version of the stila lip enamel in giggle that had horrible consistency that I refused to buy even though I loved the color. I’m going to sephora after work and if they don’t have this, I may actually cry this time. Wish me luck!

Ha, Jane Austen for MAC! An English Rose-themed collection with the tagline “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”. All pinks and rose and cream, but with a special evil green eye shadow quad called Caroline Bingley.

hi
i love this shade but can u suggest another brand with same color effect.especially in [MAC]plz do reply back because i really want to buy this shade

I like that you are showing the lipstick shade with your whole face! It’s easier to see how it goes with skin tones that way πŸ™‚

Perfect for summer! .. and the color is just amazing ..
it looks great on you !
I have always wanted a pigmented lip gloss with this kind of finish ..
not the ones with too much shimmer in it ..

Beautiful and fun! I also really appreciate that you took a photo of your face with that nice smile; it’s great to see the lip color on a pair of smackers attached to someone’s whole head! Really brings together the mental image of what may or may not look good on myself. Hope you continue to do that in the future! πŸ™‚

It’s really, really flat glitter and TINY in size. It’s interesting, because you can see it close-up, but it doesn’t seem to do much!

Loveeeeee! I thought about getting the Illamasqua Intense Lipglosses yesterday because I seen it on someone’s Favorite Lip Products Tag. Unfortunately I wasn’t completely persuaded. I didn’t see any good lip swatches…

Now you totally convinced me!

How would you compare these to the OCC Lip Tars?

The texture is way different. The Tars are really pigmented, but they’ll dry down pretty matte, whereas this is definitely glossy and has more slip. These smell and taste better to me (I don’t know if it’s just me, but I didn’t love the Lip Tars smell!).

Damn you Illamasqua!! Why cant you sell in Canada? Arrrgghhh </3 lol..Christine do you know any color close to this in maybe MAC or something Sephora sells?

MAC True Babe is the closest, but it’s a lot cooler (and LE). Otherwise, Pink Poodle, but it’s not 100% opaque.

Maybe one of MUFE’s Glossy Couleurs!

that would look awful on me, it looks great on you!!! thanks to years of cruel teasing from my mum, sister and schoolkids i can only wear chapstick on my lips, anything coloured and i start to panic!

Aww!! You should wear it around the house & be like, “I AM FIERCE!” and make funny faces. I swear, it makes it easier πŸ™‚

I want this so badly! I’m glad to hear it’s warmer than True Babe, I felt bad I didn’t buy it but now I don’t want it after seeing this from Illamasqua. πŸ™‚

I love how bright this is, but not sure about the tiny dark specks in it. I’m off to google Temper and Mistress though πŸ™‚ Can’t resist the oranges!

OMG… i think this intense lipgloss will be perfect over Schiap (Nars) or Gladiola/Petals & Peacocks (MAC).
Please, would make a swatch for us with these combination???

Lovely! totally me! I doubt that Illamasqua is found here but I’ll keep an eye on Sephora just in case. I also love that you added a picture of the whole face. It totally suits you πŸ™‚

btw, the link of ‘the summer season’ in the box (The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring …) links to the spring season πŸ˜‰

Hi Christine!

I love this swatch with all of your face in the picture. It gives a much better idea of how it works in context- the colour feels totally different with this compared with a lip swatch and does look pretty amazing.
I wonder if you can include your face in some of the other swatches in future?

Hey Christine! I just wanted to say that I love all the new changes you’ve made to Temptalia! The new lip swatches are awesome and I like your love it or leave it polls at the end of each post! Keep up the great work! thanks!

bbeeccaauussee of these wonderful swatches I got this lipgloss, and one of their red ones.. They are sssooo amazingly pigmented! Christine you are awesome!

since you’ve been lip swatching lately I’ve found myself drawn to BRIGHTER colors!

I love this shade. Anyone from Canada or anywhere that can’t purchase illamasqua should check out the website, they ship internationally. =]

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