Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick: Review and Photos

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick.

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick.

Ilamasqua is one of my favourite new brands—everything is so bold, bright and pigmented. I picked up this shade, Atomic, awhile ago on an impulsive hunt for a fun pink lip colour. Let me tell you, this fits the bill! 

Illamasqua Atomic is a bright, cool-toned blue-fuscia pink. The formula is matte, but there's an ever-so-subtle bit of shimmer in it. (Temptalia says it's almost a frost, but I don't agree—perhaps the formula has changed?) For a matte formula, I don't find it especially drying, which is a nice change. It doesn't drag when it applies. If you're concerned about dryness, however, I would recommend applying it over a balm or a primer. 

I had a difficult time capturing this colour in a photo. It's PINK, and it's BAM. I'd wear it with a very subtle eye and cheek for balance. Have a look:

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick. Sorry the light looks a bit cool in this shot—it was the only way I could get the colour to look true!

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick. Sorry the light looks a bit cool in this shot—it was the only way I could get the colour to look true!

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick. This is one pass—the stuff is PIGMENTED.

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick. This is one pass—the stuff is PIGMENTED.

Illamasqua Atomic Lipstick. BAM!

The verdict? Such a fun, longwearing colour. I'll definitely be back to the Illamasqua counter.

Rating: Five stars out of five.

Available: Illamasqua's website, AND (as of this year) at Hudson's Bay—both online and in Vancouver's Pacific Centre location! Pay them a visit if you're local. They're enthusiastic and always willing to take the time to apply some colour for you. I even went to see them after a disastrous makeover at a location I won't name. They were happy to help.

Have you tried Atomic? Are you planning to visit their new counter in Vancouver?

Disclosure: This product was purchased by Eyeshadow Addict. This post contains affiliate links.

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