Happy hump day!! It feels like this week has flew by so quickly. I’ve been trying to hit the gym more often, hoping to fit in 4 workouts this week which will be quite an achievement for me (I’m known for my laziness). I wish we could just eat chips and not gain weight!! Anyway back on topic, today I will be reviewing Illamasqua Powder Blusher Duo in Katie & Ambition! I am absolutely in love with this blush, let me tell you this blush is so gorgeous. When this landed on my desk, I was dying to use it the following day but I couldn’t until I took photos of it. If you look carefully in the photos you’ll see finger marks because I couldn’t resist myself.
Each Powder Blusher Duo contains two colour-intense Powder Blusher shades. Use each shade alone or together to brighten, enhance and contour; each duo is presented in a high-gloss portable compact with inner mirror.
Katie is a matte light baby pink, it should look awesome on fair skin tones and may not look as well on medium/darker skins. As for Ambition, it is a warmer shade with a bit of shimmer, which will look beautiful on a lot of skin tones.
Illamasqua Blushes are quite pigmented, you don’t need a lot to see the blush. Use a light hand while applying otherwise you’ll end up looking like a clown (e.g Me! That’s what I did lol)
What I love about this blush:
- 2 colours for one affordable price ($39 at Myer)
- Very pigmented
- Blends easily
- Long lasting – stays on my face for a good day
- Packaging is awesome, comes with a mirror.
Other shades available are:
- Lover & Hussy – Candy Pink / Dusky Rose
- Beg & Bronzerella – Dusky Rose / Copper Bronze
If you find Katie being too light, just blend it together with Ambition. which ends up being a really pretty pink. I wish I took photos of the two blushes combined but didn’t think of it at the time. This blusher duo is priced at $39 and is available at Illamasqua counters in Myer. The price is great for the quality you get.
Product was provided for consideration. Opinions are my own.
Happy Friday lovelies!!! I’m so looking forward to the weekend! Sorry about the quality of the last photo, it was taken on my phone. Illamasqua recently launched their I’mperfection Collection. I love how every Illamasqua collection has a meaning behind it. The I’mperfection Collection celebrates perfectly imperfect.
I was lucky enough to be given the Illamasqua I’mperfection Speckled Nail Polish in Scarce for trial. Scarce is a soft opaque pink with matte black glitters. I applied two coats of Scarce with a base and top coat and it survived 6 days without chipping. The consistency of this nail polish is not too thick or thin which applies beautifully. These polishes remind of me those sugar coated spotty Easter eggs.
I was provided the above product for trial. This has not influenced my opinion.
Happy Thursday all! A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I got a makeover at Illamasqua. I’m one of those girls who loves getting makeovers (not that I get it very often). It feels great when someone else is doing my makeup. When I was invited for complimentary transformation at Illamasqua, I was so excited!! On the day of the makeover, it was a stinky 41 degrees. I was scared that my makeup would slide off my face from the heat lol. When I got to Myer, I went straight up to the Illamasqua counter and met Rebecca my makeup artist. She asked what I wanted from this transformation and I said I wanted to learn how to do the smokey eye look. I told her when I attempted it at home, it always ended up looking like I got punched in the eyes.
Rebecca used a few products from the Generation Q range and explained the purpose of the range. Here’s an extract I took from the Illamasqua site about Generation Q “a celebration of individual self-expression. Ageless, and without limits or restrictions. It’s our declaration to the world that beauty is inclusive, not exclusive. In fact, Generation Q is a clear message to everybody, everywhere that beauty is not young, old, black, white, male or female, but anything, everything and everyone.”
Products used for my Generation Q makeover:
- Matt Primer for the face
- Skin Base Foundation
- Gleam in Aurora (Generation Q)
- Loose Powder 010
- Blush – Sophie (Generation Q)
- Contour with Heroine eye shadow
- Motto eye brow cake for the brows
- Slink eye shadow to highlight
- Base used for the eyes was Cream pigment – Hollow
- Empower palette (Generation Q)
- Eye shadow – Obsidian
- Pencil – Sophie
- Precision Ink – Abyss
- Lipstick – Test
- Sheet Lip Gloss – Opulent (Generation Q)
You might have noticed two of the products used in my makeover were called Sophie. Rebecca was telling me that Illamasqua actively helps support the S.O.P.H.I.E foundation to raise awareness for differences that exist within society. The foundation was set up in memory of Sophie Lancaster who was killed for looking different.
I learned from Rebecca that to do a good smokey eye, you need to work with a small area and gradually increase. She pointed out that if you start off with a larger area, it’s easier to mess up and that’s where the bruised eye look comes from.
A lovely photo of Rebecca and I. My face is looking really round and fat in this photo. The lighting makes me look quite yellow in this photo, I still haven’t quite figured out how to use my camera yet.
This is a close up of the finish look. I love it, the smokey eye look makes my eyes look bigger than they really are. I took this photo on my phone so the quality isn’t all that great. I had such a great experience at Illamasqua. If I ever need to go somewhere fancy, I would definitely book a transformation with them. Illamasqua offers really affordable makeovers for $50 and is redeemable on products.
Have you any Illamasqua products?
I was invited for a complimentary makeover, all opinions expressed are my own.