I do look like a bit of a hussy when I wear this, in a good way. Gives me the look of a bit of morning action, but without the effort ;)
This blush (while pricey) is AMAZING. It looks REALLY bright in the pan which can be intimidating but I used a fan brush to apply it and it gave me the most gorgeous color on the cheeks. This blush is pretty much pure pigment. You don't need much at all (again, i used a fan brush and barely picked up product and I still got a visible hue on my cheeks). This blush also wears very well. After several hours I could still see it on and it looked very natural (not overly done or anything).
If I ever run out of it I will definitely be purchasing it again.
Most flattering blush ever. This is a reddish coral pink (?) that I was actually sort of worried would look too bright on me at the time I bought it (I'm NC15-20 depending on the time of year). But instead I ended up with the most foolproof, beautiful "flushed" color on the face of the earth. I love blush that looks similar to how your cheeks flush when you go out skiing, and I had previously gotten NARS Exhibit A to try and mimic this, but since it's such a one-tone, intense color I found it really hard to get right. Hussy is like a step down from there, possibly even more flattering because it's got a mix of tones, and much easier to apply. I tap my brush very lightly into the pan twice and this is just enough to give me nice, natural-looking color. The color is really buildable, there is absolutely no shimmer, and the powder is very fine so it doesn't accentuate fine lines, pores, or any issues you may have. I believe this color will look beautiful on almost any skin tone. I really feel like Illamasqua makes the best blushes on the market, so I really recommend you pick one up. With the amount of product in the pan, it will last you forever!
Possibly the best peachy pink blush I have ever worn -- silky soft with amazing color payoff. Like another reviewer mentioned, this shade shows up enough to be noticeable, but isn't so bright that it can't be paired with a bold lipcolor. Illamasqua's blushes have completely taken over my love for NARS.
I read up on the Illamasqua line after receiving this blush from a girlfriend. She knows my skin colour really well and could not have made a better colour choice for me. I'm NC40 and can take a highly pigmented blush because other blushers tend to make me look washed out very easly. This blush is really different in terms of how pigmented it is with a saturation of colour and the fact that it is so fine a powder. It looks great on me whether I have a tan in summer (when I move to NC42) and I just know it will work when I turn pale again and go back to NC40. I would imagine I just need to sheer it out a bit more.
It's so fine and so pigmented, that I don't really need a lot on my brush. With this product, it's better to do a very light swipe and build. I find it looks best on just the apples of my cheeks with a darker (bronzer) under the cheeckbone and then everything blended together with a blender brush. The wear power is just great and I found that as long as I gave it a light powder on top I was good to go with no touchups for several hours. I would imagine that this is only because my skin is oily and tends to "eat" makeup - even with a primer. All said, this one is a keeper and stands out from all other powder blushes, shade and formula.
I am addicted to blushes and Illamasqua make THE best mattes -- finely milled, blendable, extremely pigmented and stays perfect for the whole day. From holidays in tropical 40C (100F) weather with 90% humidity to our cold wet UK winters when my skin is very dry, unless I'm being rained on... They never emphasise pores or go patchy in the heat or highlight flakes and turn powdery in the cold.
As for this shade, Hussy, it is a gorgeous matte, warm pinky-peach shade that really brightens my pale skin (NC10-15) while not being so loud that I can't wear bright lippies with it. According to the SA at Selfridges, this is their no.1 bestseller for all skintones and I definitely get more compliments from this than any of my other dozens of blushes. And it's the only one that has caused women to follow me around and ask me what it is (three times, in London, where we don't like to make eye contact, let alone talk to strangers).
I am on the verge of throwing away all my NARS and MAC blushes after trying Illamasqua. The beauty of these blushes is that they are almost pure pigment, so they add zero texture to the face. Whatever the texture of your underlying makeup--dewy, matte, shimmer, satin--or no makeup at all, the Illamasqua blush pigments blend right in, which makes for a stunningly natural, sheer look. Of course, if you want to go for drama, you can: with so much pigment, they're buildable. They also wear very evenly, and last all day. I strongly recommend applying with a skunk brush. ONE touch to the pan is enough for a subtle application, two for a more dramatic application. I "stipple" it on using the skunk brush, and then blend lightly with a circular motion. Hussy is a lovely vibrant pink with a touch of warmth. Wakes up my whole face. The cost of these blushes is ridiculously low given how long they last. My only complaint is that I wish they came in a wider variety of colors, including mid-tone muted ones. I have Hussy, Beg (a beautiful warm sunbaked rose, like NARS Dolce Vita), and Kiss (an equally beautiful medium plum, great with neutral and cool pink, berry, and plum lipsticks). Since my skin is olive, I don't see myself wearing the four different ultra-light pinks in the line. :-(
Gorgeous warm candy pink. HIGHLY pigmented and very fine and blendable. Someone made a boo-boo using this for the first time because it was so bright. But you need only so little each time - one dab on my MAC 187 was enough to pick up enough colour - and it's such a gorgeous shade especially for girls who are a little on the fairer side. If I ever run out, I will buy this again!
Gorgeous color, no shimmer like so many other blushes these days. In my extensive blush collection, I have no other one like it. A light hand is all you need. Ilamasqua may just be my new favorite line for blushes (and lipsticks)
This blush is OUT OF THIS WORLD. It's highly pigmented and it's matte. I think this would work for many skin tones (I'm NW15). You don't need a special expensive brush for this. Just know that you don't need to pick up much product on the brush. It's a bright clear pinky coral that looks good with different eye shadow and lip colors. So even though it's pricey, it's versatility and great pigmentation make it a good buy.