Review: Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Manic

Illamasqua is one of my favourites – if not my favourite – make up brands ever. Their Skin Base Foundation is one of my holy grail products and they can do no wrong in my eyes.

I was incredibly excited to open my Glossybox and find the Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Manic – what a treat! The pencil can be used for eyes, lips and face (if that’s what you fancy!).

Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Manic

I had no idea which shade the pencil was in before I opened up the packaging – ‘Manic’ doesn’t quite give it away! I had intended to use it on my eyes before I saw the colour, then realised it would be perfect for the lips.

Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Manic

Can you see the beautiful pink shade? Being super pale, I wasn’t sure that it would work quite so well for my eyes, but ideally for my lips. Here’s a closer look at the exact shade of ‘Manic’:

Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Manic

It looks quite a ‘candyfloss’ pink, and wondered whether that would transfer to the lips. My lips were in good condition (they are usually super dry, but I’d made sure they were nice and soft) before I got to work with the pencil.

Here’s the result!

Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Manic

WOW! The colour looks ten times as awesome on the lips as it does in pencil form. I was thinking that I would have to use a lipstick over the top but I don’t think it’s necessary at all. It holds its own as a gorgeous lip product.

I would love to get your recommendations for other shades of the Illamasqua Medium Pencils that you think I’d like. I’m totally won over!

The Illamasqua Medium Pencil in Manic retails for £13.

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox


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