|Dirty Illamasqua packaging :(|
|Ignore the stippling brush marks :)|
|Illamasqua Promise Cream Blusher - £18 Illamasqua (Free delivery) + £18 Debenhams (Free delivery for beauty card holders)|
I was internet shopping though one day, as I do too often (someone stop me!) and I browsed the Illamasqua site for some ideas. I went back and forth on several reviews and swatches but eventually came to Promise which is a cream blusher. I fell in love instantly and knew I had to have it. I winced a little as it's not the cheapest thing I've bought at £18 but I bargained with myself that it was a treat, plus it had free delivery. It came really quickly which is always a bonus and I couldn't wait to use it. It can look a little scary to some in the pan but you can go as bright or as subtle as you like. Blending is always the key and I personally like to use my foundation brush to blend out the edges so it has a more subtle effect. The staying power on their cream blushers is incredible. All day and the gym is what it usually survives!
Illamasqua describes Promise as a warm candy pink with a dewy finish. I'd definitely agree and it goes well with my Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation for a dewy glow. I don't think their swatches are that great on their site as seeing that shade alone would put me off completely had I not Googled before hand.
I really like this blusher and it's become my go-to staple now. It's probably more for Spring and Summer as it's quite bright, but toned down it can be really wearable on most skin tones but I'd say it's best on fairer skin tones.
Have you tried Illamasqua's Cream Blushers? If so, which is your favourite shade?