Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride Review and Cheek Swatches

When a beauty product gets a cult status and make-up artist & beauty lovers rave about it – it’s a sign that one has to get that product, too.

You all know by now that I love my cream/liquid/stain/gel blushers ( is my latest wish list) and I don’t even remember when was the last time I’ve bought a powder blush. About two years ago, I think (It was Sleek, LE)?! But I just had to get Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Blush ($26 from Sephora)

It was very easy to choose a shade, as I knew straight away that I wanted Blushing Bride, which is described as plummy rose.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride Review and Swatches

I love the fact that the packaging is the same shade, as the blush itself, very useful, especially when you have a lot of blushes from the same line.

And here is a close up of my beauty. As you can see it’s a pretty plummy shade with golden shimmer. Luckily, the shimmer is delicate and you don’t get it all over the face.

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Blushing Bride Review and Swatches close up

So what is my impression?

I am actually

Illamasqua Powder Blusher Duo in Katie and Ambition Review and Swatches

I received several items from the Illamasqua’s SS13 makeup collection I’M Perfection and today want to show you one of the blushers.

It is  a Powder Blusher Duo (£26) in Katie (Candy Pink) and Ambition (Neutral).

Although I love cream blushers more, and I do adore the brand’s Rude, I like Illamasqua’s powder blushers, as well. I have actually featured one, in Allure, already.

Here is how the duo looks like, I love the sleek package and the big and handy mirror inside.

Illamasqua powder blushers are very pigmented, so you will need a tiny amount of the  product. They are also smooth and not chalky, which means that it’s easy to blend the product into the skin.

As for these particular shades – Katie is a light  baby pink, it should look awesome on fair skin tones and may look ashy on medium/darker skins. As for Ambition, it is a

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Customisable Colour Set For Cheeks Review and Swatches

Regular readers will know how much I love Watercolour blushers from Daniel Sandler. In fact, I have written a very detailed review of them with tips from Daniel himself. 

So this feature will be mostly about the new shades, and  not an in-depth review.  And there is a kit of four colours! It retails for £49.50 while a single shade is £16.50 which makes each shade from the kit retail for £12.3!

So what are you getting?

  •  Moonglow, sheer, pearlescent white highlighter
  •  Sun Glow, a warm, golden bronze illuminator
  •  Luxe, a delicate, matte peach
  •  Pop, a medium toned, matte pink

Each bottle is 15ml.

My personal favourite shade is

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Charm Review and Swatches

You probably know that I am huge fan of Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Blushes and have  already reviewed them several times. In this post you can actually read tips from Daniel himself on how to use these blushes.

I love that Daniel supports Cancer Research charities and brings out products to help raising money for this great cause. Last year it was POP blusher.

And this year Mr Sandler brought out Charm Watercolour to support the Moon and Stars charity which raises funds for the Cancer Research.

Charm is a peachy pink shade with  silver shimmering particles.  Although I do like blushes without shimmer better, this blush looks nice on the face.  I guess Daniel’d intention was to “add some life” to our “late Autumn faces” and it does work without being too shimmery or glittery.

I have already written a very detailed review about the Watercolours the which you can find here.

Watercolour Blush retails for £14.50 but you will also get a  Waterbrush (£15.50), which is

ArtDeco Cream Rouge For Cheeks and Lips in 17 Creamy Mauve Review and Swatches

Remember my post about ArtDeco Cream Rouge For Cheeks and Lips? 

I did pick up one shade – 17 Creamy Mauve. They all were pretty actually but the mauve one was right up my street.

It comes in a beautiful and chic black compact with the packaging which  matches the shade of the blush.

ArtDeco Cream Rouge For Cheeks and Lips in 17 Creamy Mauve Review and SwatchesWhat about the formula and the texture?

The product  has a  sheer and dewy finish, and is easy to blend into the skin, and you get a beautiful and natural effect.  It gives a subtle wash of colour which can be build up for a more intense effect.

I like this modern kind of texture, since I am not exactly the biggest fan of cream-to-powder blushers on my dry skin. However, this may not be the best formula for oily skin. You can