A few weeks ago, I went on an ASOS Illamasqua binge because I couldn’t get my hands on the Speckled Nail Varnish, since they are hard to send over, cross country for some reason (I wanted Freckle or Scarce).
“I just want my nails to look like Easter eggs, dammit!” I thought.
In a fit of rage and a whirlwind of poor decisions, I ended up ordering a couple of things of Illamasqua, one of them being this powder duo blusher in Lover/Hussy. (You can see the rest of the haul here.)
I kind of already reviewed it there already, but I wanted to be a little bit more in-depth because this powder blusher duo honestly deserves a few more words of praise. To recap, I thought it was huge. As you can see, it is. This duo is what I wanted to bring on the trip to Japan, since I could have two blushers in one. Alas, the packaging was a huge (literally) deterrent.
The Illamasqua Powder Blusher Duo I got came with Lover, a soft apricot, and Hussy, a candy pink. These are heavy finger swatches. You can see the extreme! pigment! that comes with these blushers, which is always good for me. In my head, more pigment is better because you can always blend it out or apply with a light hand and be OK, whereas lesser pigmented blushes tend to need to be layered on and would need more product to show up.
I applied the finger swatches on my hand and you can see that it transfers fairly well. I do still have stained fingers, however, which impresses me a little, to be honest. The texture of these blushers are slightly chalkier than I’d like, but they blend out easily and are buildable.
On my face, I have on Lover (maroon shirt) and Hussy (striped shirt) on my cheeks. I think both add a natural~ look to my face. Lover seems to add a warmth to my face, while Hussy brightens. Of course, these were taken at different hours of the day.
I like that they can be used together, because they complement each other! These blushers, I feel, are great picks for summer. I know it’s still cold in some countries, but it’s a freaking sauna here in Manila. I have prickly heat right now and my computer is groaning and complaining like an ungrateful child.
This is a photo of the bottom of the case, just because I took a picture of it. As you can probably tell, it is humongous. It does not fit the palm of my hand and will not go with me to a traveling trip, unless it’s a short trip or one that doesn’t require transferring hotels, etc.
The Illamasqua Powder Blusher Duo retail for £26. I don’t think they are currently available in Manila, but I bought mine off of ASOS.