Featured Product Friday : Illamasqua Lipstick (Glamore)


Having heard some great things about Illamsaqua recently, I decided I would bite the bullet and purchase one of their lipsticks. 
They are around the same price as Mac, and have a varied amount of shades. I paid £20 for mine from Verythis particular one is in the shade Starkers.  

Do I love it? 

Well, I love the shade, it’s very hydrating and it smells lovely. In fairness I love pretty much any type of nude lipstick, I do prefer Matte though and this is satin. 

The website states that it’s long lasting. I suppose that’s half true. If I compare it to the likes of Mac, I would say that yes it lasts a couple of hours if you are not eating or drinking. However I have worn this on some nights out and I did find myself reapplying quite often. 

Would I buy it again?

I really do love the shade, and it makes my lips look lovely and plump! My only problem is how long it lasts for. 

For around £20 I could buy 3/4 Revlon lipsticks or 3 Sleek liquid matte me lipsticks which I know last ages and I know I would be happy all round. 

So no, I don’t think I will be buying them again. Totally prepared to try out other bits from their range though, I’m not totally writing them off. Just this particular make of lippy!  

Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have tried this brand before and if you have any favourite products by them. 



Mac lipstick dupes (Revlon Edition) 


I love Mac, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes I just can’t afford to fork out that kind of money on a lipstick! So I started trying to find Dupes in other brands that were much cheaper, where I could still get the colour and look I was going for! 

So here’s a list of a few different shades that I’ve tried and tested. 

Mac – Dark Side = Revlon – Berry Cherry


Mac – Ruby Woo = Revlon – Really Red 


Mac – Snob = Revlon – Pink Pout 


Mac – Nouveau = Revlon – Stormy Pink 


Mac – Vegas Volt = Revlon – Coral Berry 


Mac – Ravishing = Revlon – Smoked Peach 


Mac – Speed Dial = Revlon – Carnation 


Mac – Cyber = Revlon – Va Va Violet 


Mac – Angel = Revlon – Primrose 

Hope this helps some of you out! And save some pennies while you’re at it. Revlon is one of my favourite Lipstick brands but I really do love Mac as a treat.

Thanks for reading. Let me know down below if you know any good Mac dupes.