Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Illamasqua Lipstick in Fable



  Illamasqua is hands down my favourite high end brand.  They have an amazing selection of the most unique colours with great pigmentation.  Majority of the lipsticks in my collection are light pink but Fable is way differant than any other light pink I've tried before.

  Illamasqua describes Fable as a "matte bright rose pink" and although there are roses in this shade I have to disagree with this description.  To me, fable is a warm toned light pink, I would even go as far as saying it could be described as a coral.  It has a very summery and 1960s vibe to it in my opinion.  Like all Illamasqua lipsticks that I've tried, Fable is very opaque and none of my natural lip colour shows through.  I have pigmented lips so I appreciate that this lipstick looks identical on my lips and in the tube.

  The finish of Fable is extremely matte which means it can unfortunately show any dryness you have on your lips.  Although I prefer the matte look I often pair this with some gloss to make it more comfortable to wear.  Illamasqua lipsticks are very thick on the lips so they need a lot of blotting.  All of the work is worth it though as this lipstick is very long lasting and doesn't move all around my face (I seem to have this problem a lot!).

Availability: Sephora and Illamasqua

40 comments:

  1. I swear you look gorgeous in every lipstick ! im so jealous xx

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  2. This lipstick is gorgeous! I really want a nice, baby pink lipstick for the Spring and this one looks perfect!

    -Megan
    www.armywifestylelife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Megan! It is perfect for spring :)

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  3. Never tried Illamasqua before very expensive here but that colour is amazing!
    Hannah :) x

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    1. It's very expensive here too :( I picked this up in the U.S. though.

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  4. it's so matte! such a lovely colour xxx

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  5. I agree w/ Holly's comment. Every lip color looks amazing on you, but of course you're so pretty! :)

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    1. Thank you Meesha; you're too sweet :)

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  6. this is one of the prettiest pinks! i do find the illamasqua lipstick i have very drying unfortunately :( x

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    1. It is very drying :( I always wear a lipgloss over it to combat the dryness.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! This is definitely my kind of pink ;) xx

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    1. It is totally something you'd love, I think :)

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  8. This is such a pretty colour & really looks lovely on you! x


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  9. Oh wow I'm going to have to get this or sure! It's sooooo pretty on you! And it's matte, my fave!! Xxx

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    1. Thank you Fatin. I hope you get it and love it!

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  10. It's very pretty on you Christine. I'm slowly starting to realize that every shade of lipstick suits your skintone! You're a chameleon!

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    1. Thank you Annick :) I do own some lipsticks that look awful though!

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  11. Yes, this is totally a retro pink! So flattering on you. I don't own any Illamasqua lipsticks, but have been so tempted by your reviews... *Wishlist grows* ;)

    Thanks also for your previous heads-up about the Real Techniques brushes at Wal-Mart. As you saw on my fb, I finally saw them today and went home with the Core Collection set :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks Jen! Yes, I saw your post :) I'm still missing one of the sets so hopefully I can get to Wal-Mart this weekend.

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  12. Wowww, this is SUCH a matte lipstick! I agree with you that it's not rose-coloured at all, it's such a bright yellow-pink!

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    1. Yeah the thickness makes the matte effect so much more visible!

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  13. matte but definitely not flat!

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  14. I love this color on you! and the "matte-ness" of it - but I can see how you would have to exfoliate and balm it up before applying. Sephora's VIB sale is coming up, this is on my want list :)

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    1. It's actually not as drying as say MAC lipsticks, but it's super thick.

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  15. what a nice shade. Looks perfect for spring.

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  16. I love matte lipsticks and have never tried Illamasqua, this looks so beautiful on you.

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    Megan xxx

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  17. Gorgeous pink! I ally like this shade on you x

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  18. really pretty shade;)X


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  19. Looks great on you. I had such a hard time pulling off this color. Doesn't flatter my skintone and it's too dry for me.

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    1. Thanks Pang :) I hated it at first but it just took some trial and error finding what other makeup went with it.

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  20. This is a gorgeous shade, it really suits you, xoxo.

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