Illamasqua Indulge Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Indulge Intense Lipgloss ($20) is a bright hot pink, highly pigmented and non-sticky full coverage lipgloss with a super glossy finish.
In the tube this shade looks a little deeper - almost like a slightly reddened neon pink. But once applied to the lips, the shade is a lighter, milky neon pink. Think Betsey Johnson or Barbie pink.
I've been wanting to try Illamasqua's Intense Lipglosses for what seems like forever. I always imagined they would be like a toned down & more moisturizing version of OCC Lip Tars. What sealed the deal was seeing Temptalia's reviews for them over and over in bright, gorgeous hues, which of course built up my "need" for them even more.
How could you resist?! (Image Credit: Temptalia)
I'm still deciding if I like the packaging or not. It's basically a (hard plastic) squeeze tube with a small opening and slanted tip to smooth the product on your lips - much like a tube of Carmex. It's probably more sanitary than standard wand applicator, but it makes applying the gloss evenly a little more of a challenge, especially if you don't have a very defined lip shape. The packaging itself is very small, slim and incredibly lightweight, so it's very ideal for traveling or keeping in your bag.
Aside from the awesome pigmentation, I love the shiny finish. It can be worn on top of any pink lipstick for an extra kick and added shine, or simply solo.
Price: $20, Sephora.