The Summer Season: Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss

The Summer Season: Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss ($19.00) is a fiery orange red with a creamy, glossy finish.Β  It’s a wickedly bright–but neon–orange-red.Β  I can see this working really well with deeper skin tones and warmer complexions in particular.Β  I love the pigmentation of this lipgloss, because it makes no bones about what you’re wearing.Β  Intense Lipgloss isn’t for the fainthearted!Β  It’s long-wearing with the gloss wearing off after about an hour and a half, but the color itself clinging on for three to four hours and leaving behind a decent stain that wears on for another hour or two.Β  It’s scent- and taste-free, too, for those with more sensitive senses.

Is this the right orange lipgloss 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 Temper Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Temper Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Temper 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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looks great on you:]
not quite the right orange for me though
i like more muted and neutral oranges
i would probably wear it if all my other makeup was very neutral and i was going somewhere summery and where i wanted to get some attention:]

I always notice that u say the glossy shine wears off but not the color. I was wondering if u could maybe post a couple of pictures over a couple of hours time so i can get a full understanding of what u mean. Thanks

It means the glossy part – how shiny it is – doesn’t last as long as the color itself does. Instead of looking glossy, it looks a little flatter, more like a satiny color instead πŸ™‚

my retinas are ringing it’s so bright ! Lovely, brave shade of red though ! Illamasqua stays true to itself ! Bright as ever !!

The intensity of these glosses look amazing! Though it’s a shame the brand isn’t sold in Canadian Sephora stores or else I’d buy them in a heartbeat.

Love it!! I have morange from MAC I love to wear it in the place or red lipstick sometimes. It is so hard to find a decent orange lipgloss that actually comes out orange. Very nice colour on you : )

I would…if I lived in a metropolis city. Sadly, I live in like a hillbilly state and I’m not exactly fond of being gawked at. Out of town trips, absolutely! The color is so exacting and bold—I love it!

I have this, and absolutely adore it- unfortunately my hair is now the exact colour of Temper, and I can’t really wear both πŸ™

The only think is that this absolutely has a scent, quite a distinctive orange sorbet kind of thing. I’m not sure if yours doesn’t for some reason? Maybe this is just me?

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