Illamasqua Liv lipstick

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Illamasqua Liv lipstick £16.50
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After a long season playing with dark plums and rich reds for the lips, I decided to rummage through my lipstick collection and unearth some fresh shades to take me into 2014. Liv lipstick from Illamasqua is a matte, icy-cool pink-toned shade with an element of soft lavender making it quite a unique and daring shade to wear. It is soft and feminine yet the stark lilac tone makes it a strong statement and is best applied by lightly dabbing it onto your lips. The matte texture can make this lipstick a bit of a tricky customer to work with so ensure you throughly exfoliate and prep your lips before application and follow up with a layer of clear lip balm or gloss over the top to keep the colour looking smooth and flawless!

Have you tried this lavender-pink lipstick from Illamasqua?

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20 Comments

  1. 30th December 2013 / 8:41 pm

    this is a really nice colour! never tried any of their stuff before because of the price but i'm hearing good things about them.. might give this one a try! great post as per usual x

  2. 30th December 2013 / 8:52 pm

    I have it for quite some time it is such a nice shade, but never used it and was preparing a blog post about my Illamasqua lipsticks and noticed that Liv lipstick was seriously smaller! Like 1/4 of the normal/usual lipstick was missing! I compared with three other unused shades and it's so small! I went to Illamasqua but they cannot replace it because it's not in stock and I need to come back at the end of January. Seriously unimpressed and from now on I will always check the size!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

  3. 30th December 2013 / 9:33 pm

    Ooh wow this is soooo unique! I'm not sure I'd be able to pull it off though, I'm way too pasty pale! It looks gorgeous against your skintone Milly! I really want to get my hands on Over – it looks like such a pretty shade! xxx

  4. 30th December 2013 / 10:29 pm

    This is such a nice colour! berrie-blogs.blogspot.com xxx

  5. 30th December 2013 / 10:30 pm

    I really don't think I could pull this off, but it's a lovely shade and I do love a matte finish.
    x

  6. 30th December 2013 / 10:31 pm

    I love the color.
    I doubt I could pull this off though.

    E | Beauty/Skincare | Cocoamourr

  7. 31st December 2013 / 1:45 am

    such a pretty color! Love it, and it matches you great

  8. 31st December 2013 / 1:50 am

    Gorgeous colour! x

  9. 31st December 2013 / 2:07 am

    Uhh this is soo gorgeous. It's calling my name for spring!

    Alicia | prettypearlsx.blogspot.com

  10. 31st December 2013 / 2:56 pm

    This is sucha gorgeous lipstick shade! I have only tried a few Illamasqua products and i would love to try more in the new year! This shade kind of reminds me of MAC Viva Glam Gaga 1 and it is one of my all time favourite lipstick shades 😀

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

  11. 31st December 2013 / 4:00 pm

    This reminds me of Barry M 'Lavender' lipstick! Gorgeous colour. 🙂

  12. 1st January 2014 / 11:42 pm

    I wish I could get on with Illamasqua lipsticks but the really dry formula just doesn't work with my lips at all 🙁 I don't think I could pull of this colour though as it's just too pale and pink and would completely wash me out x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  13. 3rd January 2014 / 10:48 am

    Sadly this sort of shade doesn't suit me but I love to have one in my stash to use in the centre of the lip over a deeper purple or pink shade. Looks really sweet and fresh on you!