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

Red(ish) Blushers: Hourglass, Clarins, Benefit, Max Factor and MeMeMe

Since my post about pink blushers got so many views, I’ve decided to write one about reddish ones, too. Do let me know, if you’d like me to choose 5 corals/peaches and berries/plums…

Red(ish) Blushers Hourglass, Clarins, Benefit, Max Factor and MeMeMe

So here is what I’ve picked:

Hourglass Aura Cheek Tint in Flush (review and swatches)

I think that Flush is a perfect name for this sheer water-based blusher, it gives the most natural and beautiful effect.  Cheek Tint is easy to blend, plus it has a nice staying power.

Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush in 18 Soft Cardinal (review and swatches)

This is probably my personal favourite! It is a gorgeous cream blusher with “wet & glossy” texture, it doesn’t enhance any dry patches and looks like a second skin, I use it

Clarins Face Contouring Palette & Brush Review and Swatches

I have already posted a preview of the Clarins Face Contouring Palette & Brush on the website and on Instagram, so here is a full review.

As you can tell, contouring is not going anywhere soon, and I was personally excited to try what Clarins have to offer, as they never go wrong with their launches.

It comes in a signature light gold slick packaging, contains three colours: matte beige, bronze and rose to create definition. There is also a brush and a card with useful illustrations on how you could use each shade.

I am personally a huge fan of the brush, it allows a precise application and hugs the curves of the face perfectly. I love applying the products with this brush and then, if needed, blend it out a bit with a fluffier one.

As for the product itself, the formula is plant-enriched, so, as always with Clarins, you get the skincare benefits. The texture is

Rouge Bunny Rouge Burgundy Spring Set and 20% OFF

I am happy to share that Rouge Bunny Rouge kindly offered 20% OFF to my readers with the code  RBR-MAKEUP4ALL20 which is valid for all products at their website.

Not only they launched the newest shade of the Raw Garden palette but also a Burgundy Spring set  (€60).

So what is a part of this set?

Quartz Eyeliner Devotion Ink in Tanzanite Essence (Review and Swatches)

 Blush Wand Cheeks in Bloom in Rubens (Review and Swatches)

Magnitude Mascara UBIQUITOUS in Ruby.

And it is

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