Saturday, February 4, 2012

Review: Illamasqua Cream Blusher

Hey guys! I’m back with a new review, this time on Illamasqua’s Cream blusher in Rude. If any of you are familiar with the Pixiwoo sisters on Youtube, and if you’re not you should be, then you’ll know how fond they are of some of Illamasqua’s products.  Before discovering the Pixiwoo sisters, I’d never even heard of the Illamasqua brand; however, since in my opinion Sam and Nic and the BEST make up artists on Youtube, I have complete trust in their choice of products and became eager to give Illamasqua a try. Illamasqua tends to lean on the more dramatic side of make up, consisting of very pigmented, very intense colors, which I quite like for nights out and such. When I noticed Illamasqua became available at Sephora, I was ecstatic! On the other hand, I was also overwhelmed with all the products they had to offer, I didn’t know where to start. The decision became quite easy when I saw they had cream blushers. I’d been itching to try cream blushers for quite some time, and when I started reading through the reviews and saw that many commented on Sam using the cream blusher in Rude in one of her tutorials, my decision was made. I bought the blusher as a Christmas gift to myself (come on, I know you’ve all bought yourselves a gift at least once!) and was so excited when I received it in the mail.

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Rude

It is described as a “warm coral pink” color, heavily leaning on the orange side if you ask me, which at first was a bit intimidating. But as you can see in the swatches, you can blend it out to get a very sheer wash of color, and build up from there as you please. The shade is perfect against my medium skin tone though! It looks so natural and adds a bit of a glow to my complexion. This will be lovely for the spring time along with a bright lip! I have oily skin, and I know I’m supposed to stay away from cream products, but I don’t have any troubles using this. I do use a translucent powder over the top of it just to be safe though. I love the pigmentation, it’s so rich that it only takes a dab to get its full effect. I am sure this blusher will last me ages! It is somewhat pricey, at $24, but it’s worth it if you ask me. I wouldn’t hesitate trying out other of their products, so if any of you have recommendations please let me know!


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