If Illamasqua’s Intense lipglosses are too wild for you, check out their Sheer formula.
Like the Intense glosses, these come in a long, skinny squeeze tube with a slant tip applicator (the tube is made of a tough plastic, and it’s tricky to get the last bit of gloss out). The glosses are $20 and have an artificial-sweet scent (“jellybeans” was the first thing that popped into my head).
Unlike the Intense glosses (which look like they all come from the same family), the Sheer glosses comes in one of two types: sheer creme, and sparkly.
Brilliant is clear. Lily Rose is sheer hot pink (red). Torture is sheer orange. Divine is sheer Barbie pink. Electrify is pale bubblegum pink with lots of dense silver sparkle. Rouse is sheer milky baby pink. Soul is frosty champagne beige. Enchant is sheer, warm, peach-brown (it reminds me of Guerlain Ambre Terracotta gloss). Tantrum is purple-blackberry with sparkles.
And just like with the Intense glosses, what you see swatched here (that is, what’s carried in Sephora) is not the full line.