Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Illamasqua Promise

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 have a new love I wanted to share with you today. A long time ago I had a mini makeover done at Illamasqua in Selfridges Trafford Centre and the make up artist used Sob on me. After seeing it on tons of tutorials, cut the long story short I just wasn't sure. My Boyfriend said he liked it but I said I'd walk around the Trafford Centre, see how I felt then return if I wanted to buy it. I was impressed with the cream blusher overall, just not the shade.

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?

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11 comments:

  1. yay for face swatch! :D it looks pretty on your fair skin~

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    1. Hehe thanks Jacq :) the daylight has been horrible lately so I could finally take some snaps to reflect how it actually looks!

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  2. It has a nice dewy finish on you! Looks very natural x

    January Girl ♥

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  3. This is ever so pretty, looks lovely on you x

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  4. Ah, I love Promise. Actually it reminds me that I need to dig it out because I haven't used it in ages! Such a gorgeous colour

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    1. It's such an adorable shade isn't it! x

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  5. I love Illamasqua products and I'm a sucker for a cream blush so I will definitely be checking this out! :) ♥
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Me too now for sure! They stay on all day x

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  6. This blusher is gorgeous :)
    It looks lovely on you :)

    xoxo

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