Growl by Illamasqua.

9.5.14


Surprise surprise.. another Illamasqua post. This time it’s on my latest lipstick from them, Growl. I’d seen this shade featured on lots of my favourite MUAs instagrams’ and I was intrigued by it, but wasn’t sure if I liked it. It seemed a bit too brown toned for me. But I went to the shop and swatched it and fell in love. I bought it there and then with a lip liner in ‘Severity’ to pair with it.




It came in the usual sleek black packaging that makes up most of my make-up collection, and the colour is beautiful! It’s described as a rich mahogany brown with a matte finish. The colour is definitely more brown toned than any colour I’ve owned but I personally would describe it as more of a burgundy shade as oppose to mahogany.




As with all Illamasqua products this lipstick is really well pigmented, one coat gives a solid opaque finish. It is very matte so I’d suggest using a lip brush to apply it. Also make sure your lips are well exfoliated and moisturized prior as I find the lipstick, like all mattes, can highlight any dry patches.


I really love this colour! I know I always wear dark lips but I still feel this is quite different for me due to the browner elements. What do you think of this shade? Have you ever tried brown-ish lips before? xo

4 comments:

  1. That shade is so gorgeous ! Still haven't found the perfect one for me !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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    1. It's so pretty you should go swatch it! I didn't think it would suit me :) xx

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  2. THis is such a gorgeous shade! It's perfect for Autumn here in Australia! We might have to check this one out

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Defo! It's summer here and I'm still wearing it whoops haha xx

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