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Thursday, 3 September 2009

Illamasqua Blush

So today I headed over to my nearest Illamasqua counter and purchased my first ever Illamasqua product! Now I know I'm a little late on the Illamasqua band wagon, but none the less, here it is!

Illamasqua Powder Blush - Spite

When the lady at the Illamasqua counter put this on me I couldn't really see any difference. However despite this I still decided to go ahead and buy the product and try it out for myself. After seeing my skin under natural light, I was able to see a slight difference.

I found it hard to do a swatch of this product as it just doesn't seem to show on my hand. Now the lady said that a contour colour should be two shades darker than your natural skin tone, and I wear MAC NC40 (just so you can get an idea of the colour).

I have only used this product a few times since I purchased it, and I have to say the formula is fantastic, very soft, velvety texture, however I can't seem to get the application right. If I add a little I can hardly notice any difference and as I build the colour, my skin tends to look too muddy. Now I don't know if this just isn't the colour for me, or my application technique is wrong. I use a mac 168 and apply to the hollows of my cheeks. Any suggestions on better brushes or different techniques guys? I would be greatful for your comments and your thoughts on the Illamasqua range.


  1. I love Illamasqua lipsticks, they're lasting power is the best I've come across! Have you tried any yet?
    I find that the Mac 109 brush is the best for contouring, even with the Nars Laguna bronzer it doesn't make my cheeks look muddy!

  2. The make up drives me crazy!!! i love to see my eyes outstanding and seductive and is very impressive to see my face when i use blush, my face stay with a youthful pink, wonderful. So when i make up very well is sure my date must to buy viagra because i am very ardous.