Anyway, it seems like an age since I reviewed a makeup product on here so for today's post I wanted to bring you two of my absolute favourite blushers of the last year, Rude and Hussy from Illamasqua. I picked up these beauties in one of Illamasqua's sales last year and have pretty much loved them ever since. I don't know what it is about this brand, I haven't tried a lot from their range, but have absolutely adored everything I have been able to try.
My first love out of these two has to be the Cream Blusher in the shade Rude. It looks almost scarily orange in the pan but on my light olive skin skin, it is the perfect peachy pink/coral. I don't have a great deal of experience with cream blushers, but I suspect the formula which Illamasqua have come up with is a very good one. It's incredibly soft, with a rich pigment but perfectly balanced with just enough colour.
The blusher applies smoothly using either a stippling brush or a ring finger (my preferred method) blends easily, and lasts really well on the skin, giving really pretty colour and a hint of glow. As you can probably imagine, I got a lot of use out of this blusher during the summer paired with a coral lip, even now I still use it on those days where I'm wearing minimal makeup.
A close second in my Illamasqua blusher affections is the rather wonderfully named Hussy, a Powder Blusher. I was equal parts excited and apprehensive for this blusher to arrive with my order, it's so far removed from the shades I'd normally go for. I don't regret buying it for a second though, the candy pink/watermelon shade is the perfect pick-me-up for tired looking skin and can't help but bring a bit of a cheer to your day.
In terms of formula, Hussy is equally as brilliant as Rude, it's a matte shade with a powder that is buttery soft and silky smooth to apply. The pigment here is not for the fainthearted either, a light hand is a necessity, I find that the Real Techniques blush brush works perfectly in this case.
Now I've had the opportunity to sample these two, I've got my eye on plenty more Illamasqua Blushers for the future, watch this space for more reviews!
What are your favourite blushers? Have you tried any from Illamasqua? I'd love to hear from you.