Here are swatches of all my Illamasqua lipsticks. I can't actually do a review of them as a whole because oddly basically every lippie I have applies or feels different on me. I'm not sure if they're different due to the different pigments, or maybe I got a few dodgy ones. Either way I can't either recommend or reject these because each colour is different! I've done a small mini review of the product under each colour. They retail for £15.50 which is a little steep even for the good ones but incredibly disappointing for the bad.
Blaze is a lovely brightish red based orange, it's a little dry to apply but not drying. It applies nicely, smoothly and creamily despite it's dryness.
This came out with the Art of Darkness collection, it's a gorgeous colour, a true navy blue. HOWEVER I've only used this once to do this swatch and can't see myself using it again because when I went to apply for the first time I noticed that the bullet was broken. So it had snapped while it was just in the tube :( Anyway applying it was very tricky because of the broken bullet lying at a slight angle, also the formula is very dry, it doesn't feel drying but because the formula is so dry it can drag slightly and look a bit patchy.
This could possibly be the ultimate purple lipstick, the colour is amazing, a true matte violet purple. However the formula is HORRIBLE. You can see how patchy it looks on me, and isn't opaque even though this was after putting on layer upon layer. Also it sort of 'balled' up and rolled off my lips. And it was dry.
A nice matte pale coral colour. This one is dry
not drying, it does apply a little patchy. Not terribly though.
One of the nicer lipsticks, slightly dry but applies smoothly and evenly and doesn't feel drying in the slightest.
Another one that could be amazing but isn't. It's a purple with blue shot through it. However it's horrible on me. Very very sheer, this is many many many layers and still isn't opaque and is very patchy. It's dry and incredibly drying, sucks the moisture right out of my lips, it wears off quickly by 'balling' off like Fetish.
Lovely opaque silver. Nice and smooth and creamy once on, though still a tiny bit dry to apply (not drying though). But again this was the first time I applied it and the bullet was already broken!
This is a new one from the Toxic Nature collection, and the formula is far superior to the old ones. It's a cerise-ish pink with shimmer and a tiny shot of blue through it. It's still a tiny bit dry to apply but doesn't drag at all and feels creamy once it's on. Opaque in one layer and not at all patchy. Also I don't know why but it's really smooth to apply, look how even my lip line is (i applied straight from the bullet, no lip brush or liner). A full review of this will be coming up :)
I really don't know what to do with the ones where the bullet was broken. I can't really apply them from the tube but as they're expensive lipsticks it seems really annoying to have to depot them and only be able to apply with a brush. I would ask or a refund but Vengeance was bought AGES ago (half a year or more) and Disciple was a present :(