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FOTD & Review - Illamasqua Powdered Metal and Cream Blusher

Products sent to me!
Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Betray
Cream blusher swatch - so pretty!
Cream blusher on the cheeks and on lips!
Powdered Metal in BebhionnPowdered metal on the cheeks

I got sent these two gorgeous Illamasqua products for review by the lovely Alex! :) Thank you!

I love recieving Illamasqua products in their lush black envolopes - so chic I tell you.

Both of these products are from their Dystopia range. I love Illamasqua's concept of night glamour makeup and it totally lives up to those expectations by making products in line with its theme.

Cream Blusher - This one is in Betray. As you guys know I am totally drooling over cream blushers these days and was on the moon recieving a new one for my collection. The colour looks so scary in the pan and trust me it is pretty scary when you swatch it too but the trick is to apply a little at a time and then blend well. The best way to blend this is using fingers I found, not a brush!

I would never get this colour in person as it looks so intimidating, but its the most gorgeous berry shade ever. It gives a very flushed look on the cheeks making it perfect for the winter - thats what we need eh! At the same time, the colour feels so elegant and 'grown up' if you know what I mean. I would apply this on the apples on the cheeks during the day for that 'just jogged' look and use it to contour the cheekbones for night outs.

The consistency of the blusher is NOT sticky at all! Shocker I know. Its infact a very light textured cream that dries to a semi matte dewy finish. Coz its not sticky and is light, its super easy to blend it on dry skin unlike some sticky blushers that are tricky to blend (Hello Mac!) and it would totally work on oily skin too due to its non-greasy consistency.

Also, I know its not meant to be worn on lips but I could not resist slapping on this smooth berry colour on my lips. Surprisingly it works there too and provides a dewy, full coverage, moisterising finish just like a lipstick if not better and it looks so glam.

Powdered Metal - I recieved this in a shimmery pink colour called Bebhionn. This is kind of a unique colour as it sometimes appears exactly like Nar's Orgasm blush, giving that super shimmery peachy pinky glow with gold specks and sometimes it appears like a bronzed pink on the cheekbones! I suppose it appears more of a bronzy pink when layered. If used lightly this a definately a much better dupe for orgasm as its much more pigmented and shimmery and makes a lovely highlighter and a blush.

This baby gives that radiant bright look evening out the complexion if worn in the day and gives that bronze goddess look when layered for those night outs. Totally versatile! - It would make a gorgeous wash of colour on the eyes or even a highlighter for the browbone.

Regardless of the fact that I got these to review, these products are so unique and versatile, I have fallen in love with them. I have always been a Illamasqua fan and am totally digging their bronzing duo these days which I bought ages back. If you like what you read and see here, go and grab these products today people and you wont regret!

Sorry for the lack of posts these days lovelies! Its just that exam preps getting on my nerves these days :S Just wish me luck for January! Apologies for the low quality pics and no makeup in the pics above. I dont have my camera with me these days and hence will have to use my webcam for pics for a while.

Get em here, www.illamasqua.com

Cream Blusher - £16
Powdered Metal - £22
Jo said...

Oooo.. you lucky thing!!! they both look gorgeous!

xxx

Lipstick Rules said...

Love it. I have an Illamasqua cream blusher and love it too. The Powdered Metal looks amazing.

emily☆ said...

These colours look so pretty!

Just wanted to let you know I've given you an award on my blog! xo

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Omg I can't believe I had not heard about this brand :O I checked out their website n *WOW*
Betray (love the names *.*) looks fab on both yr cheeks n lips. Love the packaging..i want it in Seduce :)) Powdered Metal looks good too girly
♥XX♥

kuri♥ayu said...

I love how it looks on you! very pretty :) I want to try Illamasqua products

Crystal said...

ahh illamasqua! i neeeed to try it!

Computergirl said...

Oh wow, these look great. I havent tried this brand yet, the price sort of puts me off a bit. I sort of want to see if it is as everyone says.. Thanks for the review though! :) Emma

xphoebelinax said...

i think that is the most beautiful blush! it looks great on you!

thank you for the review :)

coollest143 said...

Happy 1st Birthday Blog...:D

Marce said...

Great review! I like the colours, they really flatter your skin tone.
XO

sharlene said...

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Karen said...

Great review! Good to know that Illamasqua makes a good cream blush. I totally agree with you about the MAC cream blushes though - they're really sticky I find!

Hilary said...

i have to get my hands on that Powered Metal. So gorgeous!
xoxo

The Beautifier said...

Oh wow! I love Illamasqua products! your cheeks are glowing! the colour looks so nice on you :)

I recently purchased some Ilamasqua lipsticks and I am in love with them! xoxo

witoxicity said...

Both colours look great on you! I like that inner glow that they give your cheeks. :)

Replica said...

Love that look of the powdered metal on you ! I should have really got one of these by now :)

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