Sunday, 17 March 2013

Illamasqua Powder Blusher


Today, I want to show you my newest obsession! I mentioned in my last Spending Ban Update (which you can read here) that I had been gifted some lovely goodies to review which made me really excited - and the Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy is one of them!

I much prefer powder blushers over cream blushes, so I was extremely delighted by this choice!


The first thing you notice when you buy anything from Illamasqua is the amazing packaging! This chic and sleek black squared case is perfect to throw in the handbag or keep on your vanity, with a lovely viewing window to make finding your preferred colour a lot easier! 



As you can see, Hussy is a shocking pink colour with a lovely matte finish. I love how bright this colour is, yet can also be so wearable at the same time, depending on how you apply it!


As you can see, it's extremely easy to pick up the product, and the colour is very pigmented! Use a light touch to achieve the perfect day to day flush on your cheeks, or a heavy hand to create bold, candy coloured cheeks!

I love how easy this product is to use, and it's quality is obvious. The colour is pigmented and very long lasting, one of the rare blushes I have that will last all day long without the need to reapply. It will even continue to show up over a reapplication of translucent powder, which usually makes any other of my blushes disappear!




1. Not blended
2. Blended

As you can see, the colour can be very bright if not blended. I have blended it to my liking in the second swatch, so you can see how wearable the shade can be.

Blending Hussy was an absolute breeze, unlike some other blushes I have tested and tried in the past! I really like blending this colour, but also wearing it heavy handed, to give my face a pop of colour!



Face Swatch!

As you can see, it can be blended in really nicely to make a very safe for work look!

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Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this blusher! As a long term admirer of Illamasqua, I have to say I regret not trying their products sooner. I will most certainly be heading out to buy more of these in different colours, as the range is very diverse!


At only $28AU (compared to £18, which is roughly about $26AU) we are not paying a lot more than internationally, so this is definitely worth testing out next time you are at an Illamasqua counter! (or if you're feeling daring, buy online here or here!)

Have you tried this blusher before? If so, what did you think?

This product was kindly provided for my consideration. 

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25 comments

  1. It's so pretty :) Everyone keeps raving about the Illamasqua blushes but I have too many blushes already haha. Not long to go with your shopping ban :P

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    1. Haha I know what you mean! It's soo nice though! And I know! I can't wait to do a massive shop! :D

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  2. I love that Illamasqua keeps their prices as close to the original as they possibly can no matter what country they are stocked in. They're just one of those wonderful companies that you feel good buying from!

    x Bridget

    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

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    1. It's really great, makes it a lot easier for us! (Also makes me a lot happier to buy from them!)
      xx

      Delete
  3. This is such a lovely colour! I'd love to try an Illamasqua blush, everyone always says such nice things about them, and this seems like the perfect colour for me.

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    1. Ohhh you really should, it's such a beautiful colour, and I'm pretty sure they have a colour to suit anyone... and I mean anyone haha!

      Delete
  4. Oh hussy looks lovely. It just made my "go play with a lunchtime list". You should take a look at Lover also. Its freaking delicious.

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    1. I'll have to have a look next time I'm at the counter! I'll definitely be buying more :D

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  5. It looks like a lovely pink with a hint of coral, which is just up my alley. PLUS, it's matte! Sounds great :)

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    1. I love that it's matte! Usually pretty colours like this have at least a hint of sparkle!

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  6. I've always wanted to try something from Illamasqua but I don't have a counter near me =( but thanks for the online links I didn't know it was available online. This blush looks lovely I love matte blushes

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    1. Trust me, you'll love them if you ever do decide to buy online! It's a shame they don't have more counters, hopefully one day!

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  7. This colour is so pretty :) I have had my eye on naked rose for the longest time!

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    1. It really is, I'm so pleased they decided to send me this colour! I'll have to check that one out but it sounds lovely!

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  8. I just bought this blusher for a friend's birthday and it's taking all my willpower to not keep it for myself! Haha! The colour is absolutely stunning. x

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    1. Oh haha I'd probably be the same :P It's such a gorgeous colour, who wouldn't want it! Your friend is very lucky! xx

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  9. Such a gorgeous shade! I love wearing blushers which can be worn for day and night wear.

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    1. Me too, and this is definitely good for that because it's matted! :)
      xx

      Delete
  10. Illamasqua does lovely blushes! I have one of their cream ones in rude, it is gorgeous on!

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    1. Ohh I'll have to check that out, sounds good though! Their blushes are really fantastic quality!
      xx

      Delete
  11. Lovely colour, would have loved to actually see it on you thought to see how it looks in 'real life'

    Great post

    B x

    RebeccaRuby - A lifestyle blog

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    1. Thanks Rebecca :) I actually updated this post as per your suggestion!
      xx

      Delete
  12. Love that packaging!
    Jillian - http://epic-thread.blogspot.com

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  13. Very pretty shade :) x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. It really suits you, not too pink, but just enough. :)
    xx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Illamasqua Powder Blusher


Today, I want to show you my newest obsession! I mentioned in my last Spending Ban Update (which you can read here) that I had been gifted some lovely goodies to review which made me really excited - and the Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Hussy is one of them!

I much prefer powder blushers over cream blushes, so I was extremely delighted by this choice!


The first thing you notice when you buy anything from Illamasqua is the amazing packaging! This chic and sleek black squared case is perfect to throw in the handbag or keep on your vanity, with a lovely viewing window to make finding your preferred colour a lot easier! 



As you can see, Hussy is a shocking pink colour with a lovely matte finish. I love how bright this colour is, yet can also be so wearable at the same time, depending on how you apply it!


As you can see, it's extremely easy to pick up the product, and the colour is very pigmented! Use a light touch to achieve the perfect day to day flush on your cheeks, or a heavy hand to create bold, candy coloured cheeks!

I love how easy this product is to use, and it's quality is obvious. The colour is pigmented and very long lasting, one of the rare blushes I have that will last all day long without the need to reapply. It will even continue to show up over a reapplication of translucent powder, which usually makes any other of my blushes disappear!




1. Not blended
2. Blended

As you can see, the colour can be very bright if not blended. I have blended it to my liking in the second swatch, so you can see how wearable the shade can be.

Blending Hussy was an absolute breeze, unlike some other blushes I have tested and tried in the past! I really like blending this colour, but also wearing it heavy handed, to give my face a pop of colour!



Face Swatch!

As you can see, it can be blended in really nicely to make a very safe for work look!

--

Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this blusher! As a long term admirer of Illamasqua, I have to say I regret not trying their products sooner. I will most certainly be heading out to buy more of these in different colours, as the range is very diverse!


At only $28AU (compared to £18, which is roughly about $26AU) we are not paying a lot more than internationally, so this is definitely worth testing out next time you are at an Illamasqua counter! (or if you're feeling daring, buy online here or here!)

Have you tried this blusher before? If so, what did you think?

This product was kindly provided for my consideration. 

25 comments:

  1. It's so pretty :) Everyone keeps raving about the Illamasqua blushes but I have too many blushes already haha. Not long to go with your shopping ban :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha I know what you mean! It's soo nice though! And I know! I can't wait to do a massive shop! :D

      Delete
  2. I love that Illamasqua keeps their prices as close to the original as they possibly can no matter what country they are stocked in. They're just one of those wonderful companies that you feel good buying from!

    x Bridget

    bridgerydoo.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's really great, makes it a lot easier for us! (Also makes me a lot happier to buy from them!)
      xx

      Delete
  3. This is such a lovely colour! I'd love to try an Illamasqua blush, everyone always says such nice things about them, and this seems like the perfect colour for me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohhh you really should, it's such a beautiful colour, and I'm pretty sure they have a colour to suit anyone... and I mean anyone haha!

      Delete
  4. Oh hussy looks lovely. It just made my "go play with a lunchtime list". You should take a look at Lover also. Its freaking delicious.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll have to have a look next time I'm at the counter! I'll definitely be buying more :D

      Delete
  5. It looks like a lovely pink with a hint of coral, which is just up my alley. PLUS, it's matte! Sounds great :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love that it's matte! Usually pretty colours like this have at least a hint of sparkle!

      Delete
  6. I've always wanted to try something from Illamasqua but I don't have a counter near me =( but thanks for the online links I didn't know it was available online. This blush looks lovely I love matte blushes

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Trust me, you'll love them if you ever do decide to buy online! It's a shame they don't have more counters, hopefully one day!

      Delete
  7. This colour is so pretty :) I have had my eye on naked rose for the longest time!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It really is, I'm so pleased they decided to send me this colour! I'll have to check that one out but it sounds lovely!

      Delete
  8. I just bought this blusher for a friend's birthday and it's taking all my willpower to not keep it for myself! Haha! The colour is absolutely stunning. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh haha I'd probably be the same :P It's such a gorgeous colour, who wouldn't want it! Your friend is very lucky! xx

      Delete
  9. Such a gorgeous shade! I love wearing blushers which can be worn for day and night wear.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, and this is definitely good for that because it's matted! :)
      xx

      Delete
  10. Illamasqua does lovely blushes! I have one of their cream ones in rude, it is gorgeous on!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ohh I'll have to check that out, sounds good though! Their blushes are really fantastic quality!
      xx

      Delete
  11. Lovely colour, would have loved to actually see it on you thought to see how it looks in 'real life'

    Great post

    B x

    RebeccaRuby - A lifestyle blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rebecca :) I actually updated this post as per your suggestion!
      xx

      Delete
  12. Love that packaging!
    Jillian - http://epic-thread.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very pretty shade :) x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  14. It really suits you, not too pink, but just enough. :)
    xx
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete

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