This lipstick, which is called Climax, is one of my favorites by Illamasqua, they have a beautiful range of amazing lipcolors, i believe all of them are matte since all my lipstick i purchased from are all matte. Climax is a beautiful mauve that i like pairing with Naked Rose Blush, they go beautifully together. I am not a matching type of person between blush and lipstick but this blush is so beautiful and i love it more with this lipstick.
I love matte, it is my second favorite after the opaque creamy formulas, but Illamasqua went a bit far in defining matte since their lipsticks are too drying which annoys me, i can never wear their lipsticks alone, i always have to apply lip balm first, then the lipstick and i prefer afterwards to add a little bit of gloss. If i like to keep it matte then i have to make sure that the lipstick stays neats and not cracks on my lips!!
As for the blushes, Illamasqua make the best ones in market, they are super pigmented so becareful when you purchase a bright or dark color, make sure you use a small amount and tap any excess from the brush before applying it onto your cheeks.
I wish they change their formula a bit a make it a little more moisturizing.
Illamasqua is available in Dubai at: Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales, a recently opened Illamasqua store at The Dubai Mall. It can also be found at Areej in Abu Dhabi.
I LOVE illamasqua blushes too.. Naked rose is my fav.. will be doin a post on it and some other blushes soon..
As for their lipsticks, I love matte formuals too but you’re right.. They did go a bit too far with them.. Climax is a lovely shade.. I have Welt which I really like..