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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Review: Illamasqua Tweak Powder Blush.

Illamasqua Tweak Powder Blush. (£18)
It's no secret that blushers are my absolute favourite make up item, I'm not one to wear a lot of eye make up because I wear glasses, so blush and lip products are where I like to experiment with colours and textures. I'm also a fan of a lot of blush, I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but I like how it balances out my face a little bit because the glasses I choose to wear are so statement.

Illamasqua will probably always be my favourite make up brand for blush, both their cream and powder blushes are beautifully pigmented and they always last all day long on my skin. Their powder blushers are always so finely milled, smooth and apply like an absolute dream without fail. I'm also a huge fan of the shades in the range. Illamasqua can be a little bit of an out-there brand, but there's definitely something for everyone there, so if you prefer more natural looking make up don't be intimidated by the crazy shades!

Illamasqua Tweak powder blush is a deep hot pink shade with a touch of red in it and there's no denying it looks crazy in the pan. A few years ago this would be a shade I would have never looked twice at, I would have assumed that it would make me look like a clown and gone for something more soft instead. But with a light hand, and I mean a very light hand, this shade can look beautiful on even the fairest of skin tones. I always reach for this blush during the Autumn and Winter specifically because it gives that stunning 'I've just come inside from the cold' kind of Snow White look that I adore.

It has a matte formulation and although I'm usually a shimmer fan, this is a shade that would lose a bit of its magic if it were packed full of sparkle. Illamasqua have managed to create a line of matte blushers that don't look too flat on the skin, they still help to give your cheeks a little dimension and that's why I love them so much.

A lot of the time I wear this shade alone on my cheeks but it also looks beautiful with a touch of your favourite highlighter on the tops of your cheek bones. You don't want anything too sparkly though, I think this is a blush that looks best as the statement part of your make up look. A touch of mascara, a flawless base and a sheer gloss is perfect for day time and for night time I love to add some black winged liner and a nude lip.

This will always be one of my absolute favourite blush shades, there's something so perfect and unique about it and although I don't tend to reach for it all year round, it's so, so beautiful in the cooler months.

Have you ever tried any Illamasqua blushes before? 
What is your current favourite blusher? 
xoxo

66 comments:

  1. I've never tried this brand before but you look fab and the colour totally suits you!!
    xo

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  2. It looks really pretty on you. I love Illamasqua blushes too. The packaging is so pretty and the formula is great. I really like their "Rude" cream blush. x

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    1. Ooh I really want to try Rude, it looks like such an amazing shade! xo

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  3. i love those crazily pigmented blushes! When used with a light hand,they make me look really fresh and awake!

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  4. I really want an illamasqua blusher, think they're so gorgeous! xo

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  5. I really love this shade. I can't wear cream blushers because I always use powder so this is the prefect alternative for me :)

    Lea x

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  6. Oh WOW! When I saw the pics of this in the pan I was thinking 'this is going to look insane'! It so strong and red I couldn't imagine it'd look nice but it really looks so pretty! Gives a lovely flush- just come in from the cold, or sitting in front of a warm fire type flush. So perfect! xx

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    1. It's the perfect winter shade, I adore it! xo

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  7. such a pretty blusher ! it looks beautiful on your fair skin ! xx
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  8. i completely agree with your sentiments about illamasqua blushers & blushers in general. i'm happy to keep my eye makeup the same every day as long as i have a nice blush. this colour is really gorgeous, it gives you such a nice flush of pink xx

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  9. Wonderful! Especially on you, you gorgeous!

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  10. This is so gorgeous on you Jennie! I love it! I have Rude cream blusher & Hussy & Lover powder blushes - I agree, they are FAB quality!

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  11. This kinda reminds me of MAC's Frankly Scarlet in the way it looks crazy on the pan but it just translates to a beautiful flush of colour on the cheeks. It looks so pretty on you! xx

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    1. I've heard a lot of lovely things about Frankly Scarlet. Thank you lovely! xo

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  12. I've heard of the brand before and that their products are high quality. It looks lovely on you! xo

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  13. Lovely Shade, I Love your glasses!
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    Claudia. XX

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  14. See, if I saw Tweak I would probably run a mile but it looks absolutely stunning on you and I think this would be a perfect blush for winter :) xx

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  15. This looks so scary in the pan but you really make it work! Jennie- I have mentioned you in a blog post over at my new blog (its my very first post!) http://beautyincluded.blogspot.co.uk/ take a look if you fancy :) x

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  16. I love Illamasqua blushes, this looks surprisingly natural on!x

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  17. I absolutely love illamasqua blushes! I find them to be waaaaay better than many brands out there.. And like you i'm a blush whore too =P Tweak is such a gorgeous shade! Might have to add it to my illamasqua blush collection

    You must also some day try Tom Ford blushes.. They're superb!

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  18. Such a pretty color!

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  19. Luvverly! I've been thinking about picking this one up but I think it looks very similar to Hussy, which I already have! xx

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  20. I love this colour on you. It looks really natural despite the colour in the palette :) LaceyLoves x

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  21. It looks quite bright and garish in the palette but it looks lovely on you. It really suits you :)
    Daniella x

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  22. I haven't tried anything from Illamasqua yet, but I know I've got the Alter Ego giftset for Christmas, which contains various products in surprise shades, so I'm looking forward to trying whatever is n there.
    This is a shade I probably wouldn't have looked at, but actually, it looks gorgeous on and really suits you:)
    Mel x

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    1. Ooh yay, that sounds like a lovely gift! <3

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  23. yay i love this colour!
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  24. That colour looks great on you- I love a pink blusher, I haven't tried anything from Illamasqua but the packaging is lovely and it looks great.
    x

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  25. I've always wanted to try one of their powder blushes - it looks fantastic on you!

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  26. Love the blusher! Love how you managed to get so much detail in the photo too!!

    Would you mind checking out my new blog post and let me know what you think?? :)

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  27. That blush looks so beautiful on you! I've never heard of this brand, actually, but I'm glad I discovered it through your lovely blog. Thanks for sharing this helpful review with us!

    I'm a new follower of your gorgeous blog - can't wait for new updates!

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  28. This blush looks lovely on you I could never get away with it because I've got red cheeks! xx

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    1. Aww, it's definitely one to wear with a fuller coverage foundation, I have a lot of red in my cheeks too! xo

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  29. This is such a gorgeous shade!!! Xx

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  30. The blush is gorgeous. BTW, just found your blog and loving it! Following. xx

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  31. I love Illamasqua blushes! I think my fave is Nymph. Really enjoying following your blog and reading back through all your posts!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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  32. You look really good here Jenny. I'd love to here more about how you banished acne scars, I'm 22 and had a course of strong antibiotics a year ago but still have a lot of stubborn red scars..any advice?

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