Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Move: A Fun Alternative to Pink

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Where do girls who have a hankering for bold, full-coverage glosses go? Well, to Illasmasqua, of course! Their full-coverage Intense Lipglosses dress lips in some of the most opaque, intense colors in the beauty biz.


Last year I fell in love with bright pink Frenzy, but these days I’m all about Move, a creamy purple.

As much as I love pink glosses, there are always those days when I feel like shaking things up, and that’s why I like Move. I think it adds a fresh twist to eye looks featuring blues, purples and grays.

One of nine colors in the Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss line ($19, available at Sephora), Move is thick but not sticky, and it wears for about six hours on me if I’m careful. It can be a little drying, however, so I slather on a rich lip balm before I hit the haaay at night if I’ve worn Move during the day (to counteract the effect).

The shades in the Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss line


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Even though Move is on the expensive side, I think it’s a fun shade for day or night. If purple lipgloss sounds a little odd to you, you’re not alone; I had no idea it could be so wearable until my BFF gave me a tube. Try it sometime! It is an unusual color, but I think it’s still totally wearable. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A

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  1. Michelle says:

    This is gorgeous — I am on a purple kick lately! Love it!

  2. Glosslizard says:


    I’m kinda liking Fierce too!

  3. Catherine says:

    Ooooh, that looks amazing on you! I probably wouldn’t have touched a purple gloss by myself but I guess you just really have to find your shade in every color. =)
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… MAC To The Beach Marine Life High-Light Powder pt. 1 =-.

  4. Katrina S. says:

    I love that colour, it looks gorgeous! I may try it someday soon… πŸ™‚

  5. Solangel says:

    Beautiful! It would be interesting to see you try Fierce πŸ˜›

  6. Rica says:

    So pretty!!! I gotta check them out when I go to the US =D
    .-= Rica’s last blog post… The next Iron Man? =-.

    • Karen says:

      You’ve got to! Be sure to peep the cream blushes, too, ’cause they are faboo.

      When are you coming to the US and where are you going?

  7. Maggie says:

    That’s so pretty!
    I’ve always walked by the Illamasqua display wanting to get one of the glosses, but the tube was always kind of a turn off. I think I should set aside my packaging woes and get one of these. πŸ™‚
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… Let’s Rejoice! It’s a Mini CVS Haul =-.

    • Karen says:

      It’s long and skinny and I’d prefer a doe foot applicator, but as for as tubes go it’s not too bad. At least you don’t have to put your fingers in a pot, ya know?

  8. This looks awesome on your skintone! You absolutely need to try Fierce, I bet it’d be epic on you πŸ˜€
    .-= SilhouetteScreams’s last blog post… Apple Blossom =-.

  9. rachel says:

    so pretty! since i’m super pale i tend to look like a corpse bride when i wear purple lip colors, but i love purple on other people. jealous…:)
    .-= rachel’s last blog post… SUMMER MAKEUP SERIES: Sephora Lip Attitude-Glamour =-.

  10. Tiffany says:

    Lovely as always, Karen! I think there is not a color in this world that would look bad on you, LOL.

  11. Nina says:

    Thats absolutely lovely on you! πŸ™‚

  12. Marina says:

    I totally LOVE Illamasqua. And this shade looks noce on you!
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Win 50 shades of Make Up For Ever New Lipstick Rouge Artist =-.

  13. amy says:

    Move looks great on you and I like how it compliments your hoodie. I would love to try Move and Petulant.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… A Touch of Green and Blue = Aquamarine NOTD American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Malibu Green =-.

  14. wow love this colour and look πŸ™‚

  15. gina says:

    you look soooo pretty in this picture! πŸ™‚ hope your having a nice weekend

  16. Steph B says:

    I tend to go for purple and mauve lips instead of pink so I’ll need to check this out. I’ve been trying to get into pinks thinking it would give me a softer, more girly looks but a lot of them make me feel a little too Barbie. I was sooooo looking forward to Lazy Days and it was awful on me. All of the lipsticks were. So sad.

  17. Petra says:

    Really pretty colour, and Karen, You look soooo gorgeous in this pic! Amazing angle and your hair’s so lush! πŸ™‚

  18. Love the color, i really need to try some of the Illamasque products! πŸ™‚

  19. Mini says:


    You look absolutely gorgeous in this pic. Can you please temme what blush ur wearing???

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