Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Glamore Lipstick in Corrupt

So I did a nice little 'treat yo'self' at the Illamasqua sale and treated myself to the Glamore lipstick in Corrupt. As you all know by now I love the Illamasqua lipstick in Buff (see my review and swatch post here!) so I decided to try out the matte formula. I opted for Corrupt as what I could see from the swatches is that it would be a nice muted, almost dusty pink shade.

This shade is not what I was expecting at all! I'm not disappointed, but the shade looks so different on me compared to swatches on their website and others I had found.

Below is Corrupt on my lips - as you can see it's a very neon barbie pink shade on me! I feel like it's a bit too stark on my skin tone and washed me out a little bit.

I layered Maybelline's Honey Beige Colour Sensational lipstick over the top of it to mute it down a little and this did the trick! It looks more suited for my skin tone and doesn't wash me out now!

This is a matte formula and I'm a huge fan of matte lipsticks due to the fact that they're generally longer wearing and the colour payoff is usually pretty good. I wouldn't say I'm a huge fan of this matte formula - it's quite drying and dragged across my lips a bit. Plus it did that thing where it almost emphasised the chapped areas on my lips? I didn't feel comfortable wearing this alone, not only due to the stark colour but the formula made my lips feel quite chalky. I would highly recommend exfoliating your lips beforehand and maybe layering it with a more moisturising lipstick or lip balm.

Have you tried any Illamasqua lipsticks? What are your favourites?

If you have any questions or suggestions, then feel free to drop me a comment!

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