Fruity Flare! A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 4, 2015

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Brand Name: Illamasqua Lipstick

Colour: Flare

Price: £16

Lipcote Rating: 4.2 / 5

Illamasqua has cemented its place amongst the beauty brands as a go-to for great formulas, dramatic colours, and a quirky twist on traditional ideas of beauty…

Flare is a bright tangerine orange shade. It’s very matte, which gives it a modern, fashion-forward feel, and although the finish is velvety it does warm up to the lips so it’s not uncomfortable to wear in any way. It’s an incredibly bold, juicy colour, which takes a bit of getting used to, but we found the trick is to not wear too much bronzer or blush and just let the orange take centre stage on your face! And a precise outline with this is a must, as being such a stand-out shade it needs to look polished, so we’d recommend using a lip brush to really get a perfect edge, and then sealing with Lipcote all around the lip-line before filling in the rest of the lips too. The packaging is Illamasqua’s usual chic and sleek black squared-off tube with the logo in white, which really lets the lipstick do the talking!

With their fantastic shade range and inclusive attitude towards beauty, Illamasqua is really becoming a brand we turn to more and more to find beauty inspiration! And as always, don’t forget to look out for it in our lipstick giveaway over on our Facebook page!

Good luck!

Love, Lipcote x