August 28, 2011

Favourite Lip Combo with Illamasqua Corrupt and SLA Orchid Pink #117

If you're anything like me you probably like mixing your lip colours. Not only do you get a wider variety of colours to play with, but layering your lippies also makes them last longer.

This combination I'll be showing is one of my favourites, and it lasts through the whole day no joke. In fact I wore this combo last Friday at work (8hr day), followed by dinner and dessert at Coco Cubano (I'm talking tapas and caramel waffles) got home around 10pm and I still had it on! Granted, it was definitely more faded but considering it lasted a 15hr day I say not bad.

So what is this magic lipstick concoction? Serge Louis Alvarez matte lipstick in 117 with Illamasqua Corrupt layered over it.

Illamasqua Corrupt 
I've had this lipstick for ages, in fact it was probably my first Illamasqua lipstick purchase ever. It's a bright warm toned candy pink that lasts for ages. It is a matte formula, so if you don't like the feeling of matte lipsticks you will need to put some balm on beforehand. I wear it straight from the tube, but I've heard a lot of people say they prefer using a lipbrush as otherwise the matte-ness makes it difficult to work with.  To see what Corrupt looks like on its own, see this previous posts HERE and HERE.

Serge Louis Alvarez Lipstick in Orchid Pink #117
This lipstick is just fabulous. Even though it's matte it's actually quite moisturising and doesn't dry out the lips. I bought it at the Balmain SLA store when I went there for an event, posted about HERE. It cost around $39AUD, same as for the Illamasqua Lipstick and MUA get a 30% discount there. Visit their website to find out more.

The reason I like to layer them is, not just the longevity, but also because the warmer Corrupt tones down the coolness of SLA and makes it more wearable. The fact that this combo lasts forever is an added bonus.

Do you layer your lipsticks? What are some of your favourite combinations?


  1. Lovely combo! I layer glosses over my lipstick, but I haven't tried layering lippies yet.

  2. I love mixing lippies too!
    These two are so pretty. I don't own any Illamasqua lipstick (not sure why) but it's good to know that they last long.

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  4. i love that colour, it looks fab on you! i like layering a bright colour over a dark colour, it seems to balance them out and make it look really wearable (like bright red and dark purple).
    Grace xx

  5. Ohhh~ ♥ You look fabulous with this lip color!

  6. So pretty! I don't layer, but should...I have a few that I find are hard to wear alone. However, lipgloss has been resolving my problem pretty well so far - I'll keep in mind that I should try it!

  7. I love that you paired it with Turquoise jewelry--it is so unexpected and cool!!! Thanks so much for your well wishes during our hurricane, means a lot oxoxox

  8. Hey, I know lots of Armenians, and I love them all to bits :)
    I don't layer lipsticks but this looks reaaaally good!

  9. I layer lippies quite often. It helps so much when certain colors don't suit me anymore because I lost my tan or bought a product thinking it would be a slightly different shade. It's all about customization!!

    Awesome combo!

  10. You look so pretty, Lilit!

    I want to try Illamasqua lipsticks, but I am scared that they might enhance the dryness on my lips, since the formula is matte. Hmm, I guess I need to try one and see how it works out :)

  11. Oh my, Corrupt is just perfection! It reminds me of Pink Nouveau by MAC! What is the staying power like?

  12. I sometimes mix lippies too, you're right it's great in terms of making the colour last longer.

    Love this combo on you!

  13. Amazing! I love how you paired the blue earrings with the pink lipstick- they really pop off each other!
    Gorgeous as always *.*

  14. Thanks for all your comments ladies, glad you liked the lipsticks and def trying layering them if you don't already... makes them last for ages!


  15. I've been trying experimenting with layering lipsticks but I've yet to find a combination that is truly magical. I can't wait for the moment when I do!



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