Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Rude. Review & Cheek Swatches

Today I would like to tell you about my favourite product by Illamasqua – their Cream Blusher in Rude.  What is written about:

Cream Blusher, £16.00 ($23 in the US)

Tease, hypnotise, use to effect. Highlight your cheekbones, shape your face, build and blend with fingers or a brush to create the colour intensity you desire. Use over foundation for impact, or under for a captivating glow. However you apply it, be daring.

Now, in order to better check the results, be sure to take advantage of a trendy Hollywood vanity mirror – great light and detail.

This is how the blush looks like

So what do I like about it so much? Absolutely everything! All Illamasqua products have fabulous design.  The colour (I have Rude) is very pigmented & you’ll need just a tiny amount of it, so this blush would last you forever. It’s very easy to blend this blush and it looks amazing on all skin types. I really like how it smells ;). But what is the most important – the blush stays on for a very long time! And I have what to compare with.

The conclusion? This is my favourite product by Illamasqua and I would highly recommend you to try it! Check out how it looks like on the cheeks

Favourite Beauty Products of 2012: Perfumes and Hair Care

It’s about time I write about my beauty favourites of 2012, right?

I am sorry that it took me absolutely ages to get around. I really loved reading such type of posts and watching such type of videos.

So, hopefully, you will like my list, too.

I will start with perfume and hair care, as these are the shortest categories (for me).

Perfume

Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules

There was a lot of hype around this product this year and I have to admit that I am a fan, too.  You can read all the details about this fragrance here.

Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay Cologne

I have realised that I really love blackberry note in my perfumes.  Blackberry and Bay from Jo Malone was the scent I wore during my holiday in August and during all September so whenever I were it now, it makes me think of very nice moments in my life. As it was a Limited Edition, I only use it on the special occasions.

Illamasqua Freak Eau De Parfum

For me this is a super sexy scent,  but it’s not over the top, plus it lasts really well on me. No wonder that  people from Illamasqua are so proud of it. I have several samples but definitely have to get a full size.

Aromatherapy Associates Relax Candle

This has to be my favourite candle of 2012, as it does help to relax in the evening and is a high quality product. Read more about it here.

Hair

Illamasqua The Theatre Of The Nameless.Review Photos and Swatches

I was  thrilled to receive some samples from the latest Illamasqua’s collection The Theatre Of The Nameless because the brand always thinks carefully of what to put inside and I am  fascinated by the small touches.

First of all, I am very happy that everything comes in black as I am a huge fan of black and everyone who knows that can confirm.

I  also really loved the personal touch with the name (silver, love) and the seal (red, love) on the back of the envelope. Besides the envelope, there was a crimson velvety fabric which symbolized the curtains in the theatre.

I was also happy to get the new booklet as they are a joy to look at and, in my opinion, Illamasqua’s looks are worth framing and putting on the wall which I will definitely do soon. I actually do have some makeup looks on my walls by the way…

As you can see, I really like attention to  the details. But now, when we are done with them, I can tell you about the actual products.

Products that I’ve got to try are:

Masquara (£15 ) in Raven (Midnight Black), Precision Ink (£17) in Havoc (Aubergine), Lipstick ( £15.50) in Kontrol (Blue Violet) and Pure Pigment (£15.50) in Berber (Auburn Shimmer).

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A Week in Lipsticks

Recently I was talking a lot about lipsticks with some girls I work with, and this inspired me to wear a different shade each day for a month. I wear the same ones over, and over again but considering how many I have it was about time to change my habit.  So here are the ones I wore last week…

A week in lipsticks Makeup4all

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania (lip swatch)

I am obsessed with it, as you may know, I have to stop myself from wearing it every single day. It is the most perfect vampy (Hey, Drac! yes, I absolutely had to do it) shade.  Whenever I wear it – I am always asked about it. The formula is not too drying and can be applied evenly.  This is the most affordable product from the selection and there are tonnes of other colours in the line.

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Boost (review and lip  swatch)

Technically this is not a lipstick but, as the name suggests, it is pretty intense when layered so I’ve included it, too. It smells of sweets, feels moisturising on and is the most unique shade out of these all, a violet with a blue base, so beautiful.

ArtDeco Soft Lip Liner Waterproof in #8  and Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro (review and lip  swatches). Wearing this combo on my Twitter profile photo.

This is my ultimate

Favourite Beauty Products Of 2010: Nail Polishes

I have to confess that my love for nail polishes in 2010 got so much stronger! I can’t say that I was a fan of nail polishes in the past.  This is probably the only thing that changed since I’ve started my blog almost 2 years ago.

I’ve actually bought more nail polishes in the last year than in all the years before 2010. I am obviously not as obsessed as the nail polish bloggers who are also responsible for my new love, but for my standards I’ve got quite a lot of nail polishes and I plan to get even more in 2011.

I can’t say that I’ve tried all the brands on the market ( mostly because some are hard to get for me) but from what I’ve tried – the winners are…

Illamasqua Nail Varnish

These are (£13) amazing nail varnishes: they are opaque with only one coat and  stay on for a long time. Plus the colours are so, so beautiful.

By the way, I am wearing the Alarm Nail Varnish as I am typing this.

Read me reviews here and