Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Kontrol Lipstick & Violate Lipgloss

What are they?

Kontrol is blue violet matte lipstick, and Violate is dark green shimmer lipgloss, both from Illamasqua’s new Theatre of the Nameless collection.

They Describe them as:

Kontrol: Let your lips speak volumes. Indulge in colour-intense lipstick with a highly pigmented formula, available in a choice of flawless finishes, from matt to glossy. Illamasqua Lipstick glides on smoothly and never feels dry, for the perfect all-night pout. A must have for professional make-up artists, and those who want to make a statement.

Violate: Super glossy, with a sensual, sheer colour designed to enhance your lips. Use Illamasqua Sheer Lipgloss on its own or with Illamasqua Lipstick for added pout. Add a little more sexiness to your smile.



  • Product: 4 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Quality: 5 out of 5
  • Overall: 5 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Maybe
  • Price: £ 15,50


  • Product: 3 out of 5
  • Packaging: 5 out of 5
  • Quality: 3 out of 5
  • Overall: 3 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? I don’t thinks so.
  • Price: £ 13

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Overall Opinion:

Kontrol: I love Illamasqua’s lipsticks. I own five or six of them, and so far only one (Disciple) has been a small disappointment being a bit dry when applying. Others have been awesome.
They are dry, but creamy and easy to apply. Colors are awesome too.
Kontrol is deep, a little grayish matte purple.
I know I’ll be using a lot in my wilder looks!

Violate: I own two intense lipglosses and one sheer lipgloss from Illamasqua, and I’ve always though that the sheer would mean it’s sheer :D Well I guess it really means it, but I really put this to the intense category rather than sheer. It’s dark poison green, not the color you choose for your daytime look.

It’s also pretty hard to apply, I guess since it’s ‘sheer’, it isn’t opaque, but when it’s such a bold color, the result should be quite transparent.
I haven’t really figured what should this be worn with, that it would look good, but I guess I’ll think of something ;D


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I think both colors would be in amazing in some Halloween looks.
I think the purple lipstick could be a base on a darker hued sister with a bright pink lip gloss.

I think that Violate by Illamasqua would be awesome! You should try it with a sultry smokey eye for a night out look. Wear leather- I bet it rocks with leather!

I am so bummed that Violate is not available in the United States. I really wanted it (and the cream pigments, which also aren’t sold here).

you can purchase illamusqua from the website ti comes from canada. i have ordered from there. the arrival is quick