Monday, 22 September 2014

Illamasqua Lipstick in Fable - Review & Swatched

A few months back I bought the Illamasqua lipstick in Fable online. I decided to do this after seeing it raved about by one of my favourite bloggers with similar colouring to my own. I did a bit of research and decided it would be a good purchase!

I thought I'd do a little review with some swatches of Fable, enjoy!

When the product came I was super excited to try it out! One thing I don't like about shopping online is having to wait for things to arrive, I'm much more of an impulsive 'I want it now' kinda gal, which is why I usually opt for shopping irl. I rushed up to my bedroom and opened the package and proceeded to immediately try it on. First impressions, this lipstick is chalky as hell! I knew it was a matte lipstick but I didn't quite expect this formulae. You know how most lipsticks just kinda glide onto your lips with ease? Yeah well not this one. The formulae is very thick/dry. In short, there was no gliding. I definitely recommend a coat of lip balm before using this product, just simply so it goes on!

The second thing I realised was how unbelievably pigmented this lipstick is! I don't think I have ever tried a lipstick this pigmented before or since. This is great as the lipstick is definitely a non-budger, it will stay on your lips for several hours before needing a re-coat! The colour however is very shocking/statement bubblegum pink so the amount of pigmentation can be slightly scary. I tend to only apply to my bottom lip and transfer it to the top by rubbing my lips together for a softer finish.

Applied lightly for a softer finish

Fuller application

The colour of my skin varies a lot as I use sunless tanning lotions on and off in both medium and darker colours. This colour suits my colouring a lot more when I am pale. The contrast of this lipstick with tanned skin is just a bit too much in my opinion.

I definitely wouldn't use it as an everyday colour but it's fun for the evenings. Looks good with a subtle catwing eye and a pop of pink blush such as MAC Dollymix.

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What do you think, would you try it? Have you tried fable or another Illamasqua lipstick? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Abigail x



  1. I absolutely love Illamasqua lipsticks! I think I've reviewed about 10 on my own blog haha. But they really stay put, my go to for a long day! X

    Aisling |

  2. Love the blog! You have such great bone structure :) love the pink lipstick too :)
    The Dreamcatcher Blog
    x x x

  3. this is such a gorgeous shade! I love any lipsticks that are super girly! x

  4. Your tip about using lip balm beneath a lipstick for better application is so on point, I haven't done that for a while and I'm remembering the benefits of doing so! I love this sugar pink colour, a serious colour pop! :)
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  5. Never bought from Illamsqua before but I think you've converted me ;)

  6. This looks gorge! I love the way it can be worn lightly for day and with a heavier application you get a more full on look! I want :)



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