Its time for my first swatch & review post of the year!
I would like to present to you one of my favourite item of Year 2009, Illamasqua blushes... I started being curious about this London-based Brand. Personally feel that its a makeup line with attitude..
Here's their brand introduction:
Illamasqua is a heady cocktail of cultures - it combines a rich heritage and product knowledge with the creativity and expertise of Illamasqua's team of leading make-up artists. A night-time make-up that brings premium, professional products within reach of the high street. Illamasqua is for the bolder, darker person hiding inside us. It is an act and an attitude. A symbol of tolerance. A celebration of idiosyncrasies. A confident statement of self-ownership and self-expression. Illamasqua is your alter-ego.
Check out their blog @ The Official Blog of Illamasqua or visit their website for more info @ Illamasqua Homepage
I have a total of 3 blushes and still counting!
This is their packaging, a black box with hole in the middle which reveal the blush with the transparent plastic cover in between them.
These are the 3 shades i got so far..
The shade for the powder blusher is exactly the same as the swatch pic in their website.
This was my 1st blush from their line.. Powder Blush in Lover, Soft apricot, matt finish
My 2nd powder blush in Hussy, Bright candy pink, matt finish
Cream Blush in RUDE, Warm peach pink, dewy finish
Instructions on how to achieve the best result
Just in case you wonder the size of the blush.
Swatches of the blush
I'm sold on its packaging which is why i bought their blush! (ya that's cheating) Ok, the color looks/swatched really vibrant, great for those who wants to add a dose of radiant to their cheek anytime of the year. Colors are pigment enough for you to do just 1 application maybe with abit touchup and it would lasts you the whole day! I apply the powder one simply by dapping my foundation brush on the blush cake and apply in dapping motion on my cheek area. As for the cream one you might need to blend it out evenly with your fingers. When i'm wearing the cream one under my foundation, there is a need to apply slightly thicker.
USD23 @ Sephora.com,
£16 @ Illasmasqua.com,
£11-£16 depends on shade @ asos.com
Free w/ USD50 purchase
UK - £3.50
Elsewhere in the EU - £6.50
Rest of the World – £7.50
Asos.com (they have standard shipping rates that are quite affordable)
check the fee of ur location HERE: http://www.asos.com/infopages/pgeshiptocountry.aspx
The swatches for their powder blush, so far its pretty true to the actual product. But not exactly for the cream one, as the one shown on the site is darker than actual but the description matches..
All Powder blush are in matte finish whereas the cream ones are in dewy finish.
They ship internationally! Alternatively, you can purchase them from ASOS.com or Sephora.com depends on your location.
Hope that my swatches would be helpful... Have you tried any other stuffs from them or interested, tell me as i'm planning my next purchase but not sure where to start.