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Monday, 1 October 2012

Review: Illamasqua Laid Cream Blush.

Illamasqua Laid Cream Blush. £18.
It's certainly no secret that I am a huge lover of cheek products in general, but without a doubt my favourite blush brand has to be Illamasqua. I love the packaging, the formulations and most importantly, I adore the shades in their collection! A lot of them can be very statement but you can also find some gorgeous easy to wear, everyday shades and I think they're all wearable, some just need to be used with a super light hand!

Laid Cream Blush is one of the newer additions to my make up collection and I think I'm going to be reaching for it a lot this autumn and winter. It's described as a bright rose pink and it gives that beautiful 'I've just walked into a warm, cosy house after being outside in the snow' kind of glow to the cheeks that I think is so pretty! Illamasqua cream blushes are my absolute favourite, the formulation is so creamy & smooth but not thick and they never feel too heavy on the skin. I have quite dry skin, especially in the colder months and these easily last all day without having to touch up at all. They're also incredibly pigmented, I have to be so careful when applying this shade - one slight tap of my brush is enough to add the right amount of colour to both cheeks. It's easy to over-do but they're so easy to blend that any mistakes are easily fixed.

The only thing I will say is that I had no idea the price of these had gone up; I got this when they was £16.50 and now they're £18! Honestly I do still think they're worth every penny, I'd just save them as more of a treat purchase or be a little more choosy about the shades I invest in. I must admit, I'm currently really tempted by their Perfect Blush Set which has 20% off for a few more days. Oh dear! Must. Stop. Looking!

Have you ever tried a blush from Illamasqua? What do you think of this shade? 
xoxo

33 comments:

  1. Cheek products are my favourite as well!!! This one looks gorgeous on you, I'll definitely be taking a look at it :) xx

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    1. Yay for cheek products, they're always so pretty! xo

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  2. It looks so bright in the pan! And That Perfect Blush Set is very tempting! xx

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    1. It's definitely a statement shade! xo

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  3. Oh this looks gorgeous on you Jennie! xx

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  4. I will never mind paying for makeup as gorgeous as Illamasqua, this is on my wishlist now.

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  5. This is such a beautiful colour! I love it on you.

    xx

    wearenouvellevague

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  6. I really like the shade, I do think it sounds a bit overpriced for me though. I tend to spend more on foundation and mascara as a rule. At the moment I'm loving my £1 blusher from MUA :)
    Daniella x


    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I still need to check out MUA! xo

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  7. This looks perfect on you. Illamasqua blushes are on my wishlist xx

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  8. Oh wow this is such an intense colour! i love it though, and it looks fantastic on you. why did you have to link to that perfect blush set though? :P so tempting!! xxx

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  9. Illamasqua blusters are my favourite too. Just about to post a review on 'Ambition'! Never tried their cream blush before though, but now I'm very tempted! Glad they're so easy to blend as that's what I worry about. Looks lovely! x

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  10. WOW that colour looks gorgeous. I have the cream blush in Promise but I don't wear it enough!

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  11. I love the colour of this! Looks lovely on you. Going to keep an eye out for it :) x

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  12. Expensive but totally worth it - 18 is a lot but the colour is absolutely stunning on you! I swear I liked gasped when I saw the photo-clip on my blogger, I LOVE that colour - such a bright and bold pink and it applies so beautifully.
    I love your ever growing blusher collection, whenever I am unsure what blush to buy I just go to your blog and browse through your blusher posts until I get inspired! We have such similar taste, it's crazy!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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    1. We do, I always love everything you post about! <3 xo

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  13. It's lovely, it really gives that "winter glow" look xx

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  14. I bought my first Illamasqua blusher in dixie the other day, I really love the finish at the colour, worth every penny in my opinion! This colour looks lovely on you too, a perfect winter shade! It reminds me a bit of mati hari by NARS. xx

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    1. ooh dixie looks gorgeous, I've had my eye on that shade for a little while! xo

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  15. what a pretty blush hun, pink really suits you ! x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. What a lovely colour. Its intense and so pretty. These blushes are always so pigmented and last a good amount of time. Looks great on you

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