A winter blush – Illamasqua Cream Blush in Seduce

Illamasqua Seduce Blush

Illamasqua Seduce Blush

 

I’m going to fess up and admit that it’s taken me a while to use Illamasqua’s Cream Blush in Seduce because quite frankly I found the colour quite strong and scary. It’s described as a warm rosy pink -I’d also add that it’s a dark raspberry shade with a creamy consistency. Illamasqua is known for colour intensity -a little goes a long way so I applied a little to the apples of my cheeks using a stippling brush. Surprisingly, I actually ended up adding another layer and even dabbed some on to my lips. You can wear this blush 2 ways – sheer or opaque and there is definitely an art to applying it – build the colour up one layer at a time. It’s really easy to blend and leaves the cheeks with a rosy dewy finish- not oily or shiny.  It just melts in to the skin.

I’ll definitely reach for this more come winter time when my skin feels dull and is drier because it really livens up my complexion and will be a good alternative to a powder blush if I’m suffering from any dry winter patches. The blush wore off after 4 hours on my normal to dry skin, so not the greatest staying power but I like the dewy finish enough to top up during the day.

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush would look phenomenal on women of colour, I’d also recommend it for medium to deep skin tones.

Available for £21.50 at Illamasqua

 

Illamasqua Cream Blush Seduce

Illamasqua Cream Blush Seduce

Illamasqua Cream Blush Seduce

 

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Illamasqua – The Ultimate Skin Trinity

Illamasqua Ultimate Skin Trinity | Sam Loves

Illamasqua Ultimate Skin Trinity | Sam Loves

The Illamasqua Ultimate Skin Trinity is a a great introduction to the award winning Skin Base Foundation Range and you can snap up these three little gems for £50.00 at Illamasqua.

It comprises of:

It’s a great buy if you are curious about the Illamasqua range as individually they would cumulatively cost £70. I went to the Flagship store in London and was served by the very helpful Mark who made my shopping experience so much fun and exciting.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

This is one of my favourite foundations of all time. It gives a medium to full buildable coverage but also looks natural on the skin and is not cakey at all. Perfect if you need more coverage especially covering any red pigmentation on the cheeks as this cancels it out effectively. Amazing shade selection and I like to wear this when I am going out for the evening and want to achieve a flawless base. I’d say its good for Combination, Normal and Dry skin. I wear SB09.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation SB09

Illamasqua Skin Base Lift 

OK, so HOW pretty is the packaging? There should be diamonds in this not a concealer. I digress…..This may have kicked my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer to the curb! It provides full brightening coverage for my under eye dark circles as it has colour correcting peach tones. I love it because even though it provides opaque coverage it is not cakey at all. I like to apply this with my fingers as I find brushes tend to leave too much debris in the pan which isn’t hygienic! I wear Medium 1.

Illamasqua Skin Base Lift Medium 1Illamasqua Skin Base Lift Medium 1

Illamasqua Hydra Veil

This contains sodium hyaluronate which is a moisture boosting ingredient. The hydra veil can be used instead of a moisturiser and has a gel consistency. It rubs on to the face easily leaving it tacky so that the foundation glides on. I’ve heard that it’s good for both dry and oily skin and I like it on me. The dinky spatula also means that it is hygenic -horray!

Illamasqua Hydra Veil PrimerIllamasqua Hydra Veil PrimerIllamasqua Hydra Veil PrimerIllamasqua Ultimate Skin Trinity

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