Review: Illamasqua - I’m the One Collection


Like most women, we are all searching for that perfect entity to enrich our lives. To make ourselves complete. To make us feel like we’re the only girl in the world that matters. I am, of course, talking about the sensuality of being the woman in red. 

I recently posted a video tutorial on achieving that pinup, exquisite red lip, and since then, I have been donning the crimson pout on more days (well, mainly nights!) than I normally would.

P1100579Illamasqua released the I’m The One collection for Valentine’s Day, but this classic look can be carried over to every season! While I haven’t got the full pack, I do have three out of the four products included. I don’t have the lip liner, but I do have the lipstick, nail colour and lipgloss. Hot Diggity!

What Illamasqua says:

Sensual, wearable scarlets – Throb, Touch, Maneater and Feisty – in an amorous new Valentine’s collection that reflects and celebrates the colour of love. Four products come together in an Illamasqua I’m the One gift box- go on, treat yourself!


Left - Intense Lipgloss in Touch
Right - Lipstick in Maneater

Lipstick in Maneater* - RRP $23.53 USD

This is probably the all round star of the collection. A ‘classic cherry red matte finish’ lipstick is one of my favourite shades to wear. I also much prefer a matte finish lipstick because I feel they last longer on the lips over time. And when you have red lips, it can become a hassle touching it up all the time. It applies beautifully and doesn’t dry out the lips over time.

Intense Lipgloss in Touch* - RRP $23.53 USD

While I am not normally a fan of lipglosses, this to me is more of a lip lacquer. It’s very pigmented, non-sticky and has a bit of red sparkle in it for a different look - not something that I have anything similar to! It has a scent similar to artificial cherry, which I quite enjoy, and wears easily throughout the day, with some touch ups required after eating/drinking.


Nail Varnish in Throb* - RRP $23.53 USD

If you are looking for an opaque, vibrant nail colour that doesn’t require a top coat (though when you do, it’s magic!) then Throb is for you. It’s a blood red glossy finish nail polish that tops of the romantic, dramatic look of a red lip. Above is one coat with no top coat.

If you order this pack now, you will also get the lip liner, and it’s currently discounted!

I hope you enjoyed this quick review!

Stay Minty!

Kate Xx

4 comments on “Review: Illamasqua - I’m the One Collection
  1. Those reds are so gorgeous! I think I will see if I can find them, you can never have too many red lip products :)


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