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Illamasqua Blusher Duo: Lover & Hussy

This is one of the new Blusher Duo's that Illamasqua has come out with in their I'mperfection Collection I believe. It's a stunning combination to say the least, with a soft dreamy apricot and a bright, candy floss pink.

The colours are quite true to what they look like in the pan and translate exactly the same on the skin. If you're scared of a pop of colour on the cheeks, then this isn't for you although I believe if you know how to apply blush correctly and sparingly, there's no boundary to colour.

Albeit the compact is huge as the packaging is bulky and the blush pans inside are slim and rectangular, you get a lot of product for your money to be honest. The shades are super pigmented on a light swipe of brush through them and are likely to last you for months if not years. Be careful when carrying these with you on the go as I have broken an Illamasqua Bronzer before when travelling with it.

They set to a modern, matte finish on the cheeks and are superb when it comes to longevity. Lover (soft apricot) is great to brighten the face without overtly bronzing it. Albeit light, I use it with Illamasqua's Blush-up brush to lightly contour. It perks up sallow complexions and adds a hint of colour on the face - perfect for Spring.

Hussy (bright candy floss) on the other hand is so doll-like on the cheeks. It's surely not a natural, just jogged shade if you're trying to pull that off. It's more of an runway inspired shade for the fashionista who isn't afraid to experiment. Again, great as a contour or on the apples of the cheeks for a fresh, awake look.

They have two other blusher duo's which are more coordinated and leaning towards the pinky-bronzy-mauve side of things. If you're looking to get a blush from Illamasqua for the new season, I'd recommend you pick this up as it's good value for money for £26 alongside being a modern, 2013-esque blush.

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa said...

Gaaah, these are so beautiful, I want! I think I'd be too scared to use them though, they are far too pretty. xo

The Procrastinator said...

I think these would even be better mixed together! I love matte blush.

Alisha said...

I saw this over the weekend and I completely regret not buying it. I bought some great lipsticks though so I'm still chuffed :) xx

EVE-O-LUTION said...

This is going to be my valentine's gift to me!!!!




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