Illamasqua lipsticks in Apocalips, Posture, Pinkie and ESP - a review

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I recently bought 4 lipsticks from the Illamasqua sale and I have swatches and a review to share. I bought 2 sensible colours and 2 wild ones. I already had a couple of Illamasqua lipsticks, one of which I reviewed here, so I was familiar with the formula. Illamasqua lipsticks are thick, go on opaque and generally have good longevity. Many of the shades they offer are off the wall, and I ❤ them for it. Read on for more photos and my opinion of them.

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The packaging is square and functional, with perhaps not quite as much heft as you'd expect a £19.50 lipstick to have, but I got these in the sale for around £5.85 each so I'm happy.Unfortunately they've gone back up to full price now *sad face* but you can grab them here where they're £15.60 at present.
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The shades themselves are lovely - Apocalips and Posture being particularly transformative on the lips - they don't necessarily look the way you *think* they're going to look on, so I've done on lip swatches of those ones.
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Below I'm wearing Apocalips. When I bought this I thought I had a similar shade to this but it's actually very different from my other green lipsticks. It's a shape-shifter - in some lights it almost looks like a slatey blue-grey, not green. It's probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I adore it.
Here I'm wearing Posture. It does make me look a little dead (especially if I have no other make up on) but again, I love it just because it's a weird colour. It's a basically indescribable chalky almost beige toned pale violet shade on the lips. So unusual!
Pinkie and ESP are mostly what you see is what you get, but ESP does have a little pink shift to it. With regards to wear time I find these last about 3-4 hours with some wear on the middle inner part of my lip, and it's no biggie for me to reapply at all. Have you got any Illamsqua products?

Thanks for reading.
Leah xoxo

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