Saturday, January 2, 2010

Swatches & Review: Illamasqua Blush #Lover #Hussy #Rude

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 @,
£16 @,
£11-£16 depends on shade @

Shipping Fee:
Free w/ USD50 purchase
UK - £3.50
Elsewhere in the EU - £6.50
Rest of the World – £7.50 (they have standard shipping rates that are quite affordable)
check the fee of ur location HERE:


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 or 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.


  1. Oh, they are so beautiful! <3

  2. I love their blushes...Rude looks like another must-have

  3. Wow, those swatches are just gorgeous!

  4. The colors are so pretty! I especially like "Hussy". :D

  5. I love Illamasqua! They're such a nice breath of fresh air. I want to get Hussy. Thank you for the swatches!

  6. Hussy is so pretty! I wish we have Illamasqua here, don't you?

    Happy New Year dearest!

  7. Wow..the blush colors look super pretty , I love the Powder Blush- lover, so cute color ..thanks for doing this review since I love blushes so much too..

    Happy New Year 2010 to u and ur family Karen, all the best luck for this coming year^^

  8. I have the powder blushes in Tremble and Excite, both of which i love and recommend! You've got me lemming for Hussy and Lover now!! I don't usually get creme blushes, but I might make an exception since Rude looks amazing too!!! Where do you usually purchase them from?

    ps. I'm sending out ur Guerlain palette tmr.. sorry I've been delaying it cuz I haven't had the time to go to the PO. =)

  9. haha can you believe i have yet to own 1 illamasqua blush!!! it's so crazy because i always some how get something else but i really want them!!!

    i think that will be on my wish list for 2010 for sure :)

  10. I don't own anything from Illamasqua yet, the brand kinda intimidates me. How would you say they fare compared to MAC? xx

  11. I was at sephora the other day...and couldn't decide if I should get the hussy shade and then I decided not regretted not getting it...

  12. Hi, I need a piece of an advice :) Although I have Melba in my stash I am tempted to buy Lover and Rude. How do they compare on each other? When worn, do they look similar? And, would you suggest getting both (Lover & Rude), or picking one? I have a lighter skintone, like MAC 15/20 (Bourjois 51), with natural-to-yellow undertones.


thank u so much for ur sweet comments!


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