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Illamasqua Flare Lipstick Review and Swatches

Illamasqua Flare Swatches and Review

Quite a while ago I picked up Illamasqua Flare Lipstick when I was on an adventure at Sephora with Dave. It’s described as a bright orange matte, which fits it pretty perfectly. I named it one of my top choices for Spring in my 9 Spring Favorites post.

Illamasqua Flare Lipstick Swatch

Ingredients (Made in Germany)
OCTYLDODECANOL, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL),  OLEYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CANDELILLA CERA (EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX), CERA ALBA (BEESWAX), OXIDIZED POLYETHYLENE,CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX), CETYL ALCOHOL, POLYETHYLENE, TOCOPHEROL PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) AND MAY CONTAIN:  [+/-  TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI  77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, RED 7 CI 15850, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035, BLUE 1 LAKE CI 42090, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, CARMINE CI 75470, RED 36 CI 12085, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, COPPER/ BRONZE POWDER CI 77400, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, RED 27 LAKE CI 45410,CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, SILICA, TIN OXIDE, MICA] (EU EXCLUSIVE SHADES MAY CONTAIN: CI 77007, CI 77000) MAY CONTAIN CARMINE AS A COLOR ADDITIVE.

The Website Says
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. This formulation provides immediate intense pay off from the initial stroke and it can also be applied lightly as a lip stain that wears all day. Apply with an Angled Eye Liner Brush for a super sharp cupid’s bow.

Price
$24 for .14 oz

Would I purchase again?
Yes! I love this particular shade of orange. It’s bright. It’s loud. I like the formula and finish. I find that because it’s on the matte  and dry side, it doesn’t slide around and wears longer than a creamier lipstick. However, because of this, I really have to exfoliate my lips well and moisturize them, then blot it off, before I apply.

You can purchase Illamasqua Flare Lipstick from Sephora.com, Sephora and Illamasqua.com.

What do you think of Flare? Will you wear it?

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