Hello! Today I’m going to be talking about one of my biggest loves of the year so far – It is Illamasqua’s gorgeous blusher in the shade Hussy. You may remember from my rather large and slightly excessive haul, that this shade was one of the many that I managed to pick up for around a tenner! I have been very impressed with what I’ve tried so far, and I’m very much looking forwards to their future sales, because they are a brand that really do ACTUALLY put on a sale (none of this 5% off business!)
Packaging wise all Illamasqua blushers are in a ‘pinched’ square shape, with a clear window showing the shade. I really appreciate this because when you’ve accumulated the number of blushers I have it’s just a little easier to be able to see which shade you’re picking up right away!
Lets talk about the blush itself, honestly I have been blown away by the amazing quality of these powder Blushers. I own one MAC blush, and three NARS and I expected Illamasqua to be in-between the two, but honestly this is on par, if not better than NARS! The pigmentation is OUTSTANDING, when I say a little goes a long way I am not kidding! Just a small touch of the brush is needed, and you have all the colour you need. I like to use my RT Blush brush as the tapered point helps me to strategically apply the blush right where I want it. Anything larger, or more fluffier can result in a bit of an over-blush!
Swatched heavily and lightly – see the beauty of this colour ^_^
Although on the Illamasqua website this is described as a bright candy colour, I would say that its more of a cross between a hot pink and a coral mixed together. Which makes it more neutral rather than cool or warm so its a lot more wearable. I’m pleasantly surprised by how much life it can put into the face, the coral tone adding warmth but the hot pink balancing out the shade, making it quite unique in my collection! I’d imagine it suits all skintones, but especially those on the fair-medium spectrum.
Other major plus points about this blusher are the matte finish, so you CAN use a lovely highlighter without looking like a disco ball! The staying power of this is fabulous, and its probably the main thing that set it apart from any blusher in the drugstore. I can apply this at 7am, and still see it on my cheeks by 6pm. If that’s not applause-worthy I don’t know what is!
You get 4.5g of product which isn’t a lot compared to Sleek (a whooping 8g) or MAC (6g) but the pigmentation of this means much smaller amount are needed so it all evens out, kinda! It costs £21.50, and the whole range is filled with shades that are slightly unique and very high quality.
Product rating: 9
Pros: The formula, lasting power and pigmentation is phenomenal. This shade in particular is in my top 5 blushers ever, the colour is so flattering when bronzed or when natural/paler, it is matte, it suits lots of different skintones.
Cons: It is lacking a mirror..that’s the only one I can think of.
Repurchase? Yes for sure! Although I’m certain this will last me for quite a while ^_^
Have you tried this blusher? Do you love it as much as I do?