Illamasqua Eurydice Lipstick

Illamasqua 'Eurydice' Lipstick 

Hey Ladies! So I am finally back in England after a humongous journey back from Australia. If you read my last post about leaving the land of Oz you will know I was dreading it and I must say, it was terrible. It was so awful to say bye to my family and not know when I am going to see them again but I guess it just gives me a very good excuse to plan another trip down under. The journey was long, tiring and I am feeling very worse for wear. Jet lag has well and truly kicked in and my sleeping pattern has gone to pot. Bad times. On a plus note though, it has been amazing to see all of my family in the UK again. My little sister physically screamed when she saw me, haha how cute?

I wanted to get straight back into the blogging swing of things as to be quite honest, when I don't blog for a few days, I start to miss it. I thought I would ease my way back in with a product review of this beautiful Illamasqua lipstick in the shade 'Eurydice'. If you read my August Favourites post you will know that this product was featured and as I received lots of comments saying how nice it looked I thought I would do a post showing it in more detail.

I got this lipstick as a birthday present from my mum after eyeing it up on the ASOS website. It is part of the S/S Human Fundamentalism collection and the bright fuchsia shade immediately appealed to me. I also saw it featured on the gorgeous Milly's blog from Pearls and Poodles which of course just made me want it even more. If you want to read her review, you can do so here. (Her swatches are far better than mine if you want a clearer look!) 

This is actually the first Illamasqua lipstick I have ever tried so I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of pigmentation, staying power and formula. So when this arrived in the post for me, I  swatched it on the back of my hand and was amazed by how pigmented and bright the colour is. As I'm a bright lip girl, I instantly fell in love with it. It is a vibrant fuschia with blue undertones which works well for me as I find it suits my skin tone and brightens up my teeth.

I must admit, I was slightly disappointed in the formula upon first swatch as I found it was very dry and dragged across my lips. It has a matte finish and as I tend to go for a glossy lip, this was a bit of a change for me. However, after wearing it for a while I realised that the dry formula had it's benefits as this lipstick lasts for hours and hours on my lips. Once applied, I really don't need to touch this up at all throughout the day. I also figured that although it is dry, applying a lip balm before application will combat this problem. I have also worn this with a gloss over the top which looks amazing if you aren't partial to a matte lip.

Overall I would say this lipstick is amazing based on the colour alone. I have never seen such a vibrant pink lipstick and when I wear this, it instantly brightens up my whole face. I have found myself reaching for it a lot lately and the slightest dab on my lips provides amazing pigmentation. As with all Illamasqua products, this lipstick wasn't cheap and costs a hefty £15.00. However, if you are looking for a unique colour that will stand out and last all day long, this product is for you. I guess it's okay to have a splurge every now and then, isn't it? I got mine from the ASOS website here and they often have sales and offer student discount.

Have you ever tried an Illamasqua lipstick? Do you like this shade?

Lots of Love,


32 comments

  1. Love this colour, it looks so pretty in the swatches and on your lips. I love bright lipstick especially when its a pink one. Pleased you got home safe and sound lovely xx

    www.misssunshinesparkle.blogspot.com

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  2. This is such a gorgeous colour! Looks great on your lips!
    Glad you got home okay, I hope the jetlag doesn't last for too long! x

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  3. Such a pretty color! It looks so great on you! Pink lipsticks are an obsession of mine! xx

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  4. This looks beautiful on you! Really hope you get over jetlag soon, it's horrid - it makes me so, so grumpy! xx

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  5. Great post. I don't have any of the their lipsticks but just got their lipgloss in Belladonna which I love so far. I think that my dry lips wouldnt work well with this lipstick. I need something with a bit of shine or gloss to make it look good on my lips. The color is really pretty though.

    Meredith
    nycmakeuplover1.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a beautiful colour, it really suits you! I haven't tried any Illamasqua lipsticks, but the formula sounds really good!

    http://www.danielleyc.com/ xx

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  7. This color is amazing! I love bright lips and I often find that the color in the tube is a lot brighter than when it's actually applied. This one looks just as good in the tube as it does on your lips! xx

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous shade! I think your swatch on th lips takes the cake because it looks so lovely on you! Can't wait to swatch this for myself(:

    Themodmermaid.blogspot.com

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  9. In loveeee with that colour! Gorgeous! Xx

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  10. that colours amazing xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. That color looks stunning on you! I think I prefer it matte than if there was some shine!

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  12. Such a bright colour but it looks amazing on you!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.com

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  13. This is such a lovely colour, it will look amazing on nights out with a clear gloss over!! x

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  14. This is a gorgeous colour! Think it may go on my list of lipsticks (which is always ever growing).
    Looks lovely on you, really suit it.

    xx

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  15. Such a lovely colour, it is really bright but lovely too! Ixx

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  16. Love your post :) and love your blog too!!!

    www.bamblingsofnaffy.blogspot.co.uk xxxx

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  17. Omg love tha lipstik is great ;) xoxo lia ps were do u get ur layout ist so pretty ;)

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  18. hope you feel better and the lipstick is gorgeous :)

    http://scripted-dreams.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. Looks great on your lips!
    Mind to check out my blog?
    Maybe we can follow each other :)

    www.thebeautyyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  20. Hope you're settling in well back in England. This is a gorgeous colour, stunning.xx
    loveontopxo.blogspot.com

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  21. Perfect lips!Lovely blog. What about following each other?

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  22. I have now purchased this from this amazing review :) xx

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  23. That lipstick looks incred!!

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  24. Love the colour, it's a bit too bright for me, so I'd have to get a lighter colour, but love the shiney effect

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  25. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog, its really great!! I've never owned any illamasqua lipsticks, but this one looks like a really nice bright shade, I'm a huuuge fan of bright lips so I might have to check out the range! I'm following :)

    fashionbyfreddie.blogspot.com

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  26. Your lips look so incredible! I'm very jealous. xx

    thewondersofwardrobes.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. welcome back to england hun, so cute about ure sis, hope the jet lag wheres off son, its the worst isnt it?!
    i havent tried illamasqua lipsticks, but i absolutely ADORE their cream blushers, theyre so pigmented. The shade really suites you, shame about the dragging, but it looks like it's worth it :) x

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  28. Just been out to buy this!
    I love it!!!

    http://little-buy-little.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  29. Love this on you! such an amazing colour <3

    www.thejewelbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. It looks great on you!! :)

    New follower here :)

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  31. Gorgeous colour, it looks amazing on you hun, unfortunately I find Illamasqua lipsticks just a tad too drying for me :-)

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