Illamasqua Powder Blusher gets two thumbs up
I’ve been getting to know Excite and Beg, two of the 15 shades currently available online at Sephora.com, and I think I might be hooked on both.
Vibrant and buttery
As if their rich colors weren’t awesome enough, these finely-milled blushes feel just like buttah, melting seamlessly into my skin.
The texture reminds of Shu Uemura’s Glow On Blushes, some of the best blushes I’ve ever tried.
Both shades (and I’m guessing the others, too) last for hours, with the colors staying true on my cheeks from dawn until the freaks come out at night.
Excite applies as a REALLY bright matte orange. Beauties who love bolder blush looks just might love it paired with coral lipsticks and glosses. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Excite
Swatch of Excite
Wearing Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Excite
Beg, a matte rosy pink, creates a light, natural flush that I bet could look fab paired with pink, red or rose lippies. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Beg
Swatch of Beg
Beg on my cheeks
Skip the blush brush
You’d think that bright blushes like these wouldn’t look natural at all, right?
I think they can with the help of the right brush. With intensely bright blushes, I try to stay away from regular blush brushes. For some reason they tend to deposit too much color for me, and I get better results with a fan brush (like Shu Uemura’s 7.5EX). They lay down sheer layers of color, giving me more control over how much blush ends up on my cheeks.
More to consider
Too bad these Illamasqua blushes are on the expensive side, but I think they deliver in terms of quality and color. Thankfully, the pans aren’t small. That certainly helps.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What are you up to tonight? I think we might order a pizza (El Hub’s choice) and rent a movie, which is like Nirvana for boys.