Illamasqua blushes are turning out to be fantastically pigmented, matte blushes that blend like a dream. The packaging is a bit thinner than I might have wished for, but it's stylish-looking, and the transparent window helps to locate the blush you want quickly.
Hussy is a bright reddish-pink with a little warmth in it, thereby making it wearable for most. I can see this becoming a staple color for me.
The first time I tried Hussy I applied it lightly in the morning. Much later in the day I glanced at my reflection and was honestly shocked! I couldn't figure out why, despite having a random breakout, my skin looked so glowy and gorgeous! Then I remembered the blush. It's exactly what I was looking for - creamy seamless blending, natural looking and matte but noticeable. Brings much needed life to my dull pale olive skin.
This blush has very quickly become my favourite. I already own "Katie" and "Chased" by Illamasqua and love the brand.
The blushes are pigmented, blend smoothly, and are fantastic colours.
What I love most about this blush is the colour. I have fair skin and green eyes, and warm eyeshadows look ridiculous on me, but my skin persists in being warm anyways. While cooler blushes (like the first two) are easy enough to pull off - this one just complements my skin SO well. It's not too warm or too cool - I think it would look fantastic with most skintones.
While a little pricey, the product is definitely worth the money.
The perfect matte coral! Amazingly pigmented, like all Illamasqua blushes, but easy to blend, it's the perfect bright color for summer cheeks, at least for me, pale NC15 gal. Perfect to use together with a touch of bronzer for an amazingly realistic sunkissed look (this said by someone who's never naturally "sunkissed", since I don't do sunbathing and I always use sunscreen).
"Hussy" was my first Illamasqua purchase and I am so impressed with it I went back for more!
You need very little of this blush to go a long way as it is highly pigmented. I tried to use my MAC 129 brush to apply it, but it picked up too much product. After much experimentation I now use my MAC 188 to apply the blush to the apples of my cheeks and buff across my cheekbones.
I paid £16.50 for it in Debenhams, and for such a lot of product I think this was a great price.
The debenhams website describes "Hussy" as a "bright candy pink". I agree that this blush is "bright" but I consider it to be more of a neutral, dusky coral pink on my N10 skin.
The packaging is sleek and pretty, nothing fancy but it is very durable (I dropped it in the bathroom on a night out, it didnt shatter or even get a scratch!)
Although this looks fantastic on my pale skin, it would look amazing on someone with a tan or dark skin too...infact I think it is one of those colours that would suit most people!!
Thanks to MUA reviews, I purchased this blush in Honolulu. I really like the formula and the color. Some powder blushes look patchy on me, because I have slightly dry, uneven skin on my cheeks. But this applies like a dream, and has a silky look. I can't afford to buy too many of these, but I'm excited to discover this brand!
Hussy is an incredibly gorgeous blush. I have been wearing it non-stop for past few weeks because it is just absolute perfection and no other blush in my collection compares with it. It is a bright, hot pink shade that goes on entirely matte. On my Olive/NC40-42 skin tone, it instantly brightens my complexion and casts off a healthy glow to my face. I am in love with it! As with all Illamasqua blushes, caution must be taken when applying it because it is very, very pigmented. Excellent blush that I am positive will work for all skin tones!
I've tried lots of blushers and Hussy is one of the best matte blusher. Another great one is from Kesalan Patheran bright pink. I'm currently in love with Illamasqua Dixie cream blush which really a cream version of Hussy. All skin tone should look great in these 2 blushers. Just run & buy Hussy or Dixie. continued >>
AMAZING! My first Illamasqua blush and definitely not my last! The pigment is incredible and the color is amazing. It's a pinkish-coral color that gives an amazing flush to the skin. It makes my skin look really healthy and glowy. You can definitely overdo it, so apply with a light hand or use a skunk brush. Great lasting power too, and I have oily skin. So excited about this brand! I'm glad I strayed from NARS to try this! This may have replaced Amour for me!
This Illamasqua blush in Hussy is really an ideal blush, as described before me. It has a rosy-coral feel or look to it. It's a color that you really cannot nail. But it pulls off a natural, wind-swept coloring to the face.
It does not clog into the pores, making a glaring statement of ineffective product. It seems to float on the face in its finely milled powder. You need only a tiny pounce of a Mac skunk brush and apply. Here's where blushes, either live up to excellent, or poor. I hardly have to blend the product all along the edges to make that natural look. It blends unbelievably well. This little fact is important to me because of my difficulty on blending. Sometimes, with mature skin, the more you blend, the more you are squishing the product into the lines or pores. That's not good at all.
I'm a definite follower, now, of the Illa blushes. I ordered Unrequited and Tweak and will update you on them later in the week.