Thursday, 12 April 2012

REVIEW - Illamasqua 'Apocalips' Lipstick

As soon as I saw the preview images of Illamasqua's latest collection, 'Human Fundamentalism', I KNEW 'Apocalips' had to be mine. If ever there was a lipstick that seems like it was made especially for me, it's this gorgeous, deep teal. My boyfriend offered to venture to town on a miserable, rainy day to go to Selfridges beauty hall to collect this for me since I was ill, I went with him but still, aint that cute?

  'Apocalips' come housed in the usual sleek, black, square tube cases that all Illamasqua lipsticks are packaged in. The Illamasqua logo is embossed on the top of the lid, the name of the lipstick on the bottom. these tubes close with a satisfying 'click' that I know fellow lipstick junkies will adore.

Unlike the last 'strange' colour Illamasqua released ('Kontrol'), 'Apocalips isn't really at all creamy. I'd definitely recommend a good dose of lip balm before attempting to apply this! Pigmentation and staying power are, however, utterly fabulous.

In theory, since teal is the opposite to orange-red on the colour wheel, our eyes should accept it as an equally normal shade on the lips - according to Alex Box, anyway. An intriguing theory and I love where it's coming from but I'm afraid I don't accept it! Teal is going to stand out as something unique a mile away - which is why 'Apocalips' is special in the first place! Who decided red was a 'normal' shade for lips, anyway? Why should teal be any different? Stars on black and white films actually used to wear teal lipstick for shooting - apparently it showed up the best lip colour on screen!

You lot already know I'm head over heels for 'Apocalips' (look, it even matches my hair!) but do you need it? No, of course not! If you like collecting llamasqua's less socially accepted lipstick shades, have the balls to wear teal lips in public or just fancy a fun addition to your lippy collection - you can't go wrong.

Available online and from Selfridges stores at £15.50 for 4g of product.

(P.S) A little birdy told me that Illamasqua will also be releasing a NEON BRIGHT pink lipstick and another red soon - keep your eyes peeled!

44 comments:

RubesScoobs said...

ahh looks amazing! Think I'm gunna have to get it! :) X

Abbi Fay said...

That actually looks amazing with your hair! Now I've started thinking about why we wear red and pink but not a lot else?! xx

Karolina said...

Ahhh! This looks amazing on you! I don't think I could pull it of though.

Alex said...

You know, at least with respect to my eyes, Alex was totally right. I'm looking at these pictures of you and thinking "yep, totally need that! look, it's so wearable!" It might just be that your teal hair is helping, or my brain is completely fried and doesn't care about social norms anymore, haha.

Anatomica said...

I love Apocalips and wear it very often. It was my instant love from Human Fundamentalism collection.

I cant wait for that neon pink <3 Eurydice, isnt it?

SarahB @ FridayisForever said...

Oh wow, this really suits you! I love how it matches your hair <3

I'm not sure I'd be brave enough for a shade like this, but I wish I had the guts!

xx

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Sil :) said...

Wow, that looks amazing, complements your hair perfectly! :) xxxxxx

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markedbeautyblog said...

Ahh! I just bought this & cannot wait to get it in the mail!

I definitely can't wait for Eurydice either! xx

EyeGraffiti said...

I think this lipstick is just so cool and I like how you've combine it with your hair! Gorgeous!
Phlox

Sarah E. @Samarium's Swatches said...

I love your hair accessory! Where can I get one!!

Emi at Project Swatch said...

This is gorgeous on you. My comfort zone extends to black and purple lipstick, but not to teal - at least not yet! So I will admire this from afar :)

Sarirah said...

This suits you so well. I doubt I'd ever pull it off well but it doesn't stop me from wanting it. May order it soon as an early 21st present just in case they sell out. :)

WaxWhiteRose said...

It does not look completely normal but if I'm honest: I like it. A lot!
I liked it on other bloggers too. It's not a common colour but it looks extremely good and surprisingly wearable

Adriana said...

It looks so natural on you!! I think I need it now... :S

Beauty in the Sky said...

You pull this off so well, I'd love to be able to strut around in this colour but I don't thick I would be game enough!

Sarah said...

This looks amazing! I would never have the guts to wear it myself but I almost want it just to look at!

Sarah xx

betwixt beauty said...

What Alex said! I looks awesome on you but I think your hair really helps it! I love this and would def wear it in my house - not sure I'd feel comfortable wearing it down the pub though :( xx

Glitterish Allsorts said...

Wow, just wow!

L. Figment said...

Omg! I need it so bad! I love that it matches your hair. I think it would match mine too...though that might be a bit of a teal overload in my case.

L.
Good Morning Angel.

Jade Carver said...

Wish I had an Illamasqua counter in my state (Western Australia) so I could play with this in person! I already own 2 blue lipsticks and I just don't know if I can justify another one... looks amazing on you, though!

Sue said...

I love this shade

Niki said...

i have no idea when i would use this but i love it! i saw this swatch somewhere else and thought it was so cool!

Beauty Fiend said...

Looks amazing can't imagine ever wearing it though!
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x

MyLushBoxBarbi said...

wow! I wish I could rock blue lipstick like that!

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B

xx

Sara said...

I love how this liptick looks on you, and I love your star hair accessory!

Jonna said...

Looks amazing! Love your hair too!
nukleopatra

Jamie-Leigh Webster said...

I Love this, It goes so well with your hair :)

~ Jamie-Leigh

Kassie said...

Looks gorgeous with you hair! I have seen a bunch of swatches of this lipstick and I wasn't that impressed with it until I saw it on you :D

Pearl Squirrel said...

It looks amazing on you. I think it's because you have such a warm toned skintone that is makes a great contrast. You can really pull it off!

Caroline said...

when i first saw this lipstick for some reason i immediately thought of you! all of the new illamasqua collection is stunning but this is certainly the jewel in the crown xx

Aisling said...

Wow that looks stunning! I love your hair too :) x

Misato-san said...

it's amazing on you!

Mai Ker Xiong said...

love the lipstick. :) following you. follow back.

xox,
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Fiona Sykes said...

Apocalips looks incredible, especially on you! Not sure I could pull it of but it really is stunning. xx

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Karlene S. said...

looks amazing!

Powdered Almond said...

I love, love, love these pictures, I keep coming back and going MAYBE I could look like that... Then I think "But where would I go looking like that?" and answer myself "Tesco or something, and people would fall at my feet because of the awesomeness of the teal lips/hair/stars thing." But I'm just not brave enough. But these pictures are amazing chick, they really are amazing! x

socialitedreams said...

this color was made for you

Vulcan_Butterfly said...

WANT WANT WANT!! It DOES go perfectly with your hair!

Jen said...

*hi-5* looks AMAZING on you.
just got mine today, cannot wait to wear it out.

J x

liloo said...

this lipstick was made for you.
it almost feels as if, that before you did your hair colour you had a sign about this colour haha xx

RedHead said...

I tried it out too! See here...http://www.redhead-fashionista.com/2012/04/apocalips.html

Didn't find it too dry though.

Carly Jade said...

I've just found your swatches today - this colour looks gorgeous on you!

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Ileana L said...

What hair color do you use? :)

Beauty's Bad Habit said...

@ Ileana, I think this was a mix of Directions 'Turquoise' and Directions 'After Midnight Blue' :)

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