Illamasqua lipstick in 'Magnetism' – Review & swatches

Illamasqua lipstick in 'Magnetism' – Review & swatches

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Sara Hassan , 14 Comments

Do you have an eye for raspberry lips? Illamasqua Generation Q Magnestism is a color you can't take your eye off - it's that mesmerizing. Keep reading for review and swatches.

Illamasqua Lipstick 
Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from creamy matt to iridescent finishes. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and doesn't give up without a fight for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.

Illamasqua lipstick in 'Magnetism'
Illamasqua lipstick in 'Magnetism'
Illamasqua lipstick in 'Magnetism' (swatch)
Illamasqua lipstick in 'Magnetism' (applied)
My thoughts
According to Illamasqua, Magnetism is a deep raspberry pink. Obviously, it's a bold color but less bold than a fiery red. It should be worn with soft nude eyes in my opinion. I am very pleased with the formula and pigmentation. It glides on super smooth and doesn’t dry out my lips. I am happy that I don’t have to keep layering it on multiple times; it gets opaque in a single swipe. What do I think about the color? Well, I think it’s amazing! I have tried this shade for the first time and I am very happy to have it. Most of all, it really complements my skin tone. I see that it doesn’t emphasize my lip lines, gives slight sheen to my lips and feels moisturizing. The lasting power of the product isn’t the most amazing but good enough for me. On my lips, it lasts for about two hours and starts to fade thereafter. A good lip liner underneath will help stretch the wear time till three to four hours.

Overall, Magnetism along with Eurydice has made it to my favorites list. If you want to paint your pucker with something different and bold, Magnetism is worth checking out.

You might like it if…
  • You think the color complements your skin tone
  • It glides smoothly on your lips and doesn’t dry it out
  • You don’t fancy multiple layering of the product
  • You are happy with its decent wear time
  • You expect the lipstick to fade evenly
You might not it if…
  • You think it’s too pricey for your liking
My rating

Illamasqua Lipstick costs £16.00 and can be purchased online. Illamasqua ships worldwide. Join Illamasqua on Facebook to stay updated about discounts.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it?

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  1. I love how pigmented this is! Lovely swatch on you Sara :)

  2. Oooh very very bold and beautiful xx

  3. looks lovely on u sara...but i thought it was a much deeper shade :-(...ordered this n a cream blush during illamasqua's free shipping promotion but i'll have to wait to c how it turns out on me coz the paackage is way back in India....jus hoping it turns a wee bit darker on me since im around the same skintone as u are b/w NC25 and 30...n u should try MAC REBEL if u haven't coe across it till now...its such a gorgeous fall colour-very scary dark purple in the tube that turns a reddish berry/purple on the lips...amazing na!!!!

    1. Hey Soph, the shade is much deeper in person. Somehow, my camera failed to capture the depth of it. I am sure you will love it. And thanks for the suggestion, I will sure look for it :) x

  4. Very pretty colour! I'm not a lipstick person but I really like this one. Too bad is so pricey!!! Thanks for the review Sara xx

  5. Beautiful, though I would not be able to wear something like this yet I invested in the same shade (Oriflame). I hope I like mine.


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