Kontrol is listed on the Illamasqua website as being a “Blue Violet”. Personally I would describe it as more of a slightly blackened true purple.
Like most Illamasqua products, the pigmentation is to die for — the above hand swatch shows the intensity of colour a single swipe can achieve.
Ease of application:
Kontrol is a creamy lipstick with a satin finish, making it easier to apply than the signature matte lipsticks Illamasqua is known for. I find the formula to be very forgiving, and I don’t need to do too much to prep my lips before applying this.
The creamy formulation means that Kontrol is not quite as long wearing as the signature matte lipsticks made by Illamasqua. Having said that, I can still get a good 5-6 hours wear out of this lipstick, without too much fading, as long as I am not eating greasy food.
What they say:
Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from creamy matt to iridescent finishes. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and doesn’t give up without a fight for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.
Please excuse the duckface above — it’s a special shout-out to my girl Adeline.
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