REVIEW: Illamasqua Liquid Matte Lipsticks!

Matte + lipsticks = LOVE!  My matte lippie obsession is growing which meant I was ridiculously excited to hear about the new Matte Lip Liquids by Illamasqua.  As part of the exclusive ‘matte’ summer range they’ve released 3 new beauties.  

Full swatches below!


My absolute favourite of the two is Exotic, a stunning, bright orange red which is practically MAC’s Morange but in matte liquid formula.  As you know I much prefer red shades with an orange tone which explains why this is my new fav – I even took it as the only red lippie on holiday with me last week.

The Barbie purple based pink is called Forbidden, and boy, it is bright in real life!  I’m still gearing up the courage to wear this out but I think it’s stunning and would suit a tan beautifully.

I’ve seen a lot of people talking about the formula of these so I wanted to input my thoughts also.  These apply as a liquid but dry to a matte effect on the lips after a couple of seconds.  I find the thin brush very easy for me to apply the product and it just takes practise creating the perfect, even base.  The product does feel quite drying once set, but to be honest I’ve never found a matte lipstick that isn’t (compromise, right?).  I’ve found that it lasts well whilst lightly kissing/eating/drinking but will need applying after a full meal etc.  I am actually wearing this in my previous outfit post here and only re-applied once in the night at that party.

I hope I haven’t rambled too much.  All in all, I really love these and am definitely eyeing up the third shade already – Surrender, a gorgeous peachy nude.  These are available for Β£18.50!

Do you like matte liquid lipsticks? Which is your fav?




  1. July 10, 2014 / 4:27 pm

    These look lovely on you πŸ™‚ I've never tried a matte liquid lipstick before, but I'm dying to x

  2. July 10, 2014 / 5:00 pm

    both of them looks so gorge on you, thanks for the review hun

  3. July 10, 2014 / 5:14 pm

    Ooooh lovely – especially the orange shade. xx

  4. July 10, 2014 / 5:29 pm

    I love Forbidden! I wish that I could find a matte lipstick that wasn't completely drying, but I don't think it is possible….

  5. July 10, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    These are actually stunning! You look gorgeous. I'm not normally a pink lipstick fan but I love the pink one on you!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  6. July 10, 2014 / 6:57 pm

    oh! I love the orange shade, It looks stunning with your skin tone πŸ™‚

    Jamie-Lee|Glitter Infatuation Beauty & Lifestlye Blog!

  7. July 10, 2014 / 7:17 pm

    These are gorgeous on you, I love Illamasqua

  8. July 10, 2014 / 7:24 pm

    These formulas are so lovely, i love the colours too ! Definitely look like they're worth the money
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  9. July 10, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    These are lovely, I've been using Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet and I haven't re-applied it all day. I love a long lasting lipstick. Exotic suits you so well πŸ™‚

  10. July 10, 2014 / 7:56 pm

    Wow these look absolutely beautiful! Exotic is getting added straight to my wish list!!
    Alice xo

  11. July 10, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Both of these shades look absolutely stunning on you! I've found liquid matte lippies to be a bit too drying on my lips unfortunately x

  12. July 10, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    These look gorgeous, especially the pink. I need to give my lips a little TLC before I can wear any matte lip products. They seem to be so dry this summer, not cute

  13. July 10, 2014 / 9:40 pm

    The orange one looks stunning on you!

  14. July 10, 2014 / 10:38 pm

    Those look stunning on you! Great review and its convinced me to try out some matte liquid lipsticks!

  15. July 10, 2014 / 10:59 pm

    The orange shade is soo nice! I love matte lips I just think it's easier to way on a day to day basis. Glossy lips make me feel too done up xx

  16. July 11, 2014 / 5:53 am

    The orange shade really suits you! I know the pink would be more of my sort of shade. They remind me a little of the MUA Velvet luxe matte lip colours, only (obviously) a bit more heavier on the price tag! Beautiful shades though!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x

  17. July 11, 2014 / 10:23 am

    You look fab with Exotic! Thanks for sharing xx

  18. July 11, 2014 / 11:44 am

    You are soo pretty!
    Girl's Temptations

  19. July 11, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    I love these kind of matte liquid lip products but unfortunately I don't think any of these colours would suit me πŸ™ They look great on you though! Hopefully they'll decided to bring out some more shades soon!

  20. July 11, 2014 / 6:18 pm

    They look amazing, really want to try them πŸ™‚

  21. July 11, 2014 / 8:22 pm

    you are so gorgeous! i probably couldn't pull off these colors but you do very well πŸ™‚

  22. July 11, 2014 / 10:47 pm

    Love the orange one it suits you very much! I love illamasqua they have a fabulous and very colourful range πŸ˜€
    Melissa β™₯ || TheInkedBlonde

  23. July 12, 2014 / 6:49 am

    The Bourjois ones are my favourite! These look great on you! might have to try Illamasqua soon! x

  24. July 12, 2014 / 8:39 am

    I love the pink shade but the more I look at the orange shade the more I like that too πŸ™‚
    Kookii || The Beauty Diaryβ™₯

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  26. July 14, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    Would you say these are drying at all?

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  27. July 14, 2014 / 7:11 pm

    I LOVE Forbidden! It's definitely on my wish list now. πŸ˜€

  28. July 14, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    I've never been a fan of matte lipstick formulas at all because my lips are naturally dry and I've always found them uncomfortable. But since trying Revlon's Matte balms and Bourjois' Rouge Edition velvets I've been converted, but I think only because these ones are so easy to wear x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  29. July 15, 2014 / 7:28 pm

    These look amazing! I've just ordered 'Forbidden' at your recommendation!

  30. July 19, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    You look amazing wearing exotic, I don't think I could pull it off though!

  31. July 24, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    The orange is one that probably only you have pulled off! thanks for tips thought totally going to buy these!


  32. August 7, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    I like both the lip shades on you and a very nice review. I personally like matte lip colors because I hate too much shimmer or if the color is too sheer. Am loving NYX matte lip creams at the moment !

  33. August 13, 2014 / 1:41 am

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