Reader, Nina, sent me this question weeks ago and I have only just had time to answer it. Sorry Nina!
Nina was looking for a red lipstick from Illamasqua –
“…a clean true red that won’t make me look sallow.”
I think its pretty hard to recommend something as specific like this – you never know how the red may turn on your skintone.
Firstly I don’t own all the Illamasqua reds, I think, but I own a fair few. They are very similar. VERY similar.
I promise you I took this picture so many times because the colours look SO similar. But this is it. The colours look slightly different in the pan but swatched they are very close.
Here are the lipsticks and swatches individually:
Well Nina, all these colours are SO similar I think you could go for any of them. For me, BOX is a bold, strong red without which doesn’t make my yellow based skin look sallow so I think this would be a safe choice – but as you can see – they are all much of a muchness!
Here are 2 other red lipsticks which I adore very much too, Nina, if you are interested.
Etude House. Both gorgeous!
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