A couple of girls on Twitter asked me for a swatch of Illamasqua's Rude Cream Blush & so i thought i'd go one better & do a full review of it!
First of all the swatch
As you can see its a matt pinky coral colour, more on the coral side than pink i'd say and to die for! Even though its a matt shade, because it's a cream blush it gives you the most beautiful sheen on your face with the natural flush of colour which makes your face come alive.
I apply it to my cheeks after i use my foundation with my fingers as its so smooth & easy to blend, unlike my Mac cream blushers which i find more firm to the touch & harder to blend & so i do tend to need a brush to apply them properly, this literally melts onto your finger & blends in no time, so a god send when you're in a rush. Also because i've got oily skin i always set my foundation with a powder which means the dewy finish does get lost slightly and so i apply a little bit over my powder & before you recoil in horror at the thought of a cream over a powder it doesn't cake whatsoever!
What i also love about this blush is how long it lasts on the skin, it really doesn't budge all day which is fantastic for a cream blush & brilliant for me as i never reapply makeup during the day unless i'm trying to impress someone in which case i live by the term 'the more the merrier'. The actual blusher does have an odour, which is kind of a caramel sugary smell which i love but you cant smell it onces its on your cheeks so nothing to worry about.
Its priced at £16.00 for 10g which compared to Mac is the exact same, now as some of you will know i was sent this along with some other Illamasqua products to test out, and whenever this happens i always ask myself would i actually buy this product. Its all well and good loving something that you get for free but to put your money where your mouth is can be a bit of a challenge. Would i buy this? Absolutely.
I really can't recommend this product enough, i reach for it every day over any other blush, i seriously havent worn another blush since i got it and it really is my holy grail blush now as its the perfect shade for me and is so easy to apply. I am going to look into the other shades of this blush at Illamasqua & if i find a better one i think i will have found Narnia (don't tell anyone but i think i'm already there with this one)
If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below or email me & i hope you're all having a lovely weekend! & those ladies in the UK enjoy the bank holiday whilst i'm slaving away at work!!
Thanks for reading & i'll see you soon
Sunday, 30 August 2009