Holy crap! Illamasqua’s Intense Lipgloss in Frenzy ($20) does NOT mess around. This stuff is pigmented like nobody’s bidness!
Just the tiniest bit of this creamy hot pink provides almost opaque coverage. I’d wager to say it packs something like twice as much color as usual for a gloss — it’s *that* pigmented.
I love the rich, blinged-out look of this shade, but truth be told it’s hella high maintenance.
How high maintenance is it?
Frenzy’s like the Kimora Lee Simmons of the lipgloss world!
The first time I tried it on I made the mistake of smothering my lips with a thick layer. Color ended up bleeding outside of my natural lip line, and I looked pretty scary — like one of those nightmarish clowns that haunts childhood dreams.
Frenzy is definitely a lipgloss that has to be applied slowly, and with great care.
It’s also a good idea to apply it to healthy lips that aren’t dry or cracked. I’ve noticed that if my lips are peeling at all, it will definitely settle into those parts, eww.
Despite Frenzy’s high maintenance factor, she has some wicked great things going for her. The color lasts forever — I can go half a day without having to reapply — and even after the shiny gloss factor has faded, my lips still carry a pretty, bright pink stain.
Other things I like about it…
- That it doesn’t feel sticky on my lips
- The faint watermelon fragrance (which dissipates quickly)
- That it’s unflavored
Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Frenzy
Price: $20 for a 7-ml tube
Use: A creamy hot pink gloss for rich, lasting lip color
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A-
My lips aren’t naturally super pigmented, but I’m guessing that if yours are, and you frequently have trubs getting lipgloss colors to pop, then this line could be the answer to your lipgloss prayers.
Let’s hope the hype is true and that we’ll be able to see Frenzy and other Illamasqua products sold here on US shores in Sephora stores soon.
How’s your Friday coming along? Wasn’t this a tough week?
I’m heading to the movies in a few (Public Enemies). Whatever you’re doing, I hope you have a great night.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,