Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Illamasqua Underworld and Tantrum

I'm convinced I have the smartest readers! Illamasqua Underworld is indeed one half of the equation, with Tantrum Sheer Lipgloss making up the other half. 

Top-bottom: Underworld, Tantrum

L-R: Underworld, Tantrum

Illamasqua Underworld topped with Tantrum

Underworld is a pink-violet duochrome that goes on sheer and is almost impossible to build-up without drying out the lips. I wouldn't recommend wearing this alone unless all you want is a vague pink-violet sheen. Tantrum, on the other hand, is a pretty straightforward grape (even smells like grape!) gloss.

I didn't like Underworld till I layered Tantrum over it. What was patchy and uneven became the amazing shown above. 

I'm not sure if Underworld is a limited edition product. It's not currently listed on Sephora's website. Thankfully, for those interested, Tantrum is still available for $20.


  1. Breathtaking, that last photo is amazing. I've taken to layering a whole heap of my lip products lately to find new loves, this one is a winner for sure well done

  2. i love purple on you! glad that the two combined makes this pretty lip. i agree with you, the lipstick seems patchy

  3. What a sexy color. I love it, especially your last photo.

  4. You make me want to have a go at a purple lip! :O Love this on you.

  5. You are so lucky that you can wear purples - I look like the undead when I wear them!

  6. Wow that's not a shade I would have originally picked but it looks awesome on you! I have a MAC lipstick... From the Dame Edna Collection I think called Gladiola and it reminds me of that, but a little darker.

  7. I think I need that Ara Red for the upcoming Holiday season. Then I will promptly make my husband take me out on many dates just so it can be my "date night" lipstick!

  8. @emmabovary a girl after my own heart! Layering shades and mixing colors are all I do now. Need at least three colors in my bag at all times

    @kellyyes love unexpected combos!

    @Rainy Days and Lattes thank you for the kind words :)

    @Paris B do it do it!

    @Jamilla Camel i refuse to believe it! maybe you haven't found the right shade yet :(

    @Kyle Just Googled Gladiola and it looks amazing! I wish I could wear MAC lipsticks (they dry my lips really badly). I feel like I'm missing out on a whole universe

    @lexi920 sounds like a great plan!


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