Review: Illamasqua Obey Lipstick
Illamasqua Lipstick in “Obey”
I will start out by just saying how utterly disappointed I am with this lipstick. I love Illamasqua products so I thought I would love their lipsticks as well. Not the case. I researched these online before purchasing of course. The reviews said that these lipsticks were drier than most and that they tugged on the lips during application. While I agree, I think those are understatements. I expected it to be a little dry, but this is the driest lipstick I’ve ever used!
Some highlights of this product:
- Very pigmented. The color is so gorgeous! I wish the formula wasn’t so terrible. It’s the perfect milky baby pink.
- Very dry. You have to put pressure on it to apply it and it tugs a little.
- It looked terrible on! Accentuated every lip imperfection and even created new ones!
- Has a matte finish.
Like I said, I’ve never used a lipstick this dry. The fact that it is a matte finish should not be an excuse for the terrible texture. I have many mattes with great formulas. Here are some pictures (Note: I had exfoliated my lips that very same day):
This how it looks on the lips. I took it off immediately! I was going out right after and I didn’t want anyone to see me with that hot mess in public:
This is how it left my lips afterwards (poor lips!):
I gave it a second chance on a different day. I wore it over 2 or 3 layers of lip balm:
As you can see it looks better, but still not up to standards (specially for a high end lipstick). It also sheered out the color.
In summary, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. There are so many lipsticks with better formulas that cost a lot less money than this. I don’t know how other bloggers managed to get nice lip swatches. This simply doesn’t work for me and I shouldn’t have to put that much effort into a lipstick. The sad part is I bought another one (Brink) which I haven’t used. I’m afraid it will be as terrible as this one so I will try to return it. Save your money, girls, skip this!