Illamasqua Climax


7 reviews

85% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.6

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.6

Price: $$$$


on 9/30/2013 4:15:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm going to be the lone dissenter here and say that while I like this colour, it's not a must have as there are other dupes to be found in other lines.
Climax reminds me of MAC's Twig but it's more on the pink side without any brown.

Like the other Illamasqua lipsticks, this one is rather matte in texture and the lips need to be prepped properly to avoid emphasizing any dry flakes.
I don't apply it full on (I can't wear lipstick in full on colour anymore) but rather, I dab the colour onto my lips and then rub with my ruby finger for a more subtle look.
I like to finish with gloss.

Climax reminds me of GA's 510 but I prefer the texture and formula of GA lipsticks more.
They're creamy and I can apply more colour to my lips with those lipsticks.

If you prefer a matte finish with lipsticks, Illamasqua has some great choices.
I wouldn't repurchase Climax.

on 8/6/2012 11:28:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Perfect everyday pink, brighter in real life vs photo on the website. Dry matte texture, like MAC matte lipstick color very close to Please Me by MAC. Love this package too. Buy this!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 7/23/2012 7:47:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I was expecting a dusty rose in the same family as the eponymous Besame lipstick, which on me is warmer and more berry toned and creamier, but this is very different.
Climax is a matte, brighter shade of rose, lovely on medium skintone and I would expect, on fairer and darker ones.I agree that it brightens the face immediately - I particularly like it a with a very small amount of gloss on top, clear or shimmery beige. I like the square, sleek tube.
Glad I got this as it's an instant pick-me up shade!

on 3/5/2012 3:55:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Relaxed, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I don't think I have ever bought a lipstick twice, but this is perfect for me.

My lips are very pigmented, so to get a rich color, I usually have to pile on product or neutralize with pencil/concealer and can't get that sheer wash of color I'm looking for sometimes-especially in a pale pink or neutral. The pigment in this is so intense, a single stroke leaves a wash of neutral/cool medium pink that brightens my whole face. It manages to pale out the dark bluish undertones of my natural lipcolor and give me a pretty rose color that looks natural, but a bit bright. Almost a MLLB,but more punch. It stays on forever, and though it's a sheer and a matte, it's not at all drying and feels quite nice. This is a very different lipstick experience for me, and after having worn so many for so many...decades, this is wonderful. I am now a fan of Illamasqua and will purchase other products!

(Well, I already did. I purchased the cream color rouge in Rude, review to come soon :)

on 6/20/2011 3:38:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Climax is a perfect everyday lipstick for those with medium skin tone. The magic with this lipstick is that it instantly brightens up your whole face more than any serum or mask ever can. It's highly underrated. It has a matte finish but feels creamy against your lip. Now that's perfection.
Though my lips are very sensitive to most lipstick, Illamasqua lipsticks pass with flying colours. [Sephora - $22]

INGREDIENTS: Octyldodecanol, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Oleyl Alcohol, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Candelilla Cera (Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax), Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Oxidized Polyethylene, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Cetyl Alcohol, Polyethylene, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance) And May Contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Red 7 Ci 15850, Red 40 Lake Ci 16035, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Red 21 Lake Ci 45380, Carmine Ci 75470, Red 36 Ci 12085, Manganese Violet Ci 77742, Copper/Bronze Powder Ci 77400, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Yellow 6 Lake Ci 15985, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Mica] (Eu Exclusive Shades May Contain: Ci 77007, Ci 77000). May contain Carmine as a colour additive.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 1/18/2011 2:23:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

perfect pink for my medium skin tone! I woudnt imagine I can find one!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

on 12/24/2009 2:53:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Dark lavender color. It's perfect with a shiny clear gloss on top.

Recommended for Medium Skin

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