Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Illamasqua Velvet Blusher - Sleek




I bought this blusher for my mom actually, however since I was visiting her in BC, being her daughter naturally I get to try and test all her cosmetics right?! Oh I'm not looking forward to the day my daughter does this to me... =P





This is a cream blush, of a cream-to-powder finish that blends out impeccably fine, and feels like nothing is on my cheeks. 

indirect sunlight

Though the formula blends beautifully, on me this actually isn't the most "natural" shade. It's much better on my mom who is slightly more dark and yellow in her skintone than me. I have to use a very light hand. It's a strange effect, the formula blending so well that it becomes a part of my face, yet the shade being somewhat unnatural. It gives a very pretty and contoured look though, despite the oddity. I'm not sure how I'd even describe this shade, dark warm apricot?

direct sunlight

Overall, I'd recommend this for those with darker and warmer skintone! It looks beautiful on my mom (*pat myself on back for good pick*). Anyone paler than me I think is going to experience the unnatural shade effect.

Are you sad that Illamasqua has left Canada? Sigh... If it was still here I'd definitely try out some of the other shades, as the formula is the perfection of cream-to-powder blush.


6 comments:

  1. Um, I bought a LOT of Illamasqua when they went on sale. Including this blush, which I haven't opened yet. :) I say just apply with a light hand - it may look nice with a light tan this summer!

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    1. Hehe I wish I did the same...Open this one soon it's a terrific formula! Hm ur right, maybe even without a tan if I try it with bronzer...Yay the fun of experimenting with makeup!

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  2. LOL at "unnatural shade effect." ;D
    I am just getting into cream blushes. Just bought 3 of them and I am really happy how long lasting they are on me.
    From where I see, Sleek look like a soft warm pink, though. I never had a big infatuation for the brand myself, but maybe I should have experienced their blushes since everybody seems to really like them. :)

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    1. Lol I'm terrible with my descriptions eh...I like your color description better. I have a powder one from them I haven't opened yet, you should try ordering from beautybay.com to see if you like it!

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  3. LOL my daughters will be going through my stash soon enough. They're eyeing them with curiosity, but are wise enough not to mess with my things. Teehee. Illamasqua is a brand I have yet to try. Perhaps one day :-)

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    1. Lol its coming! Once they hit their teens they may do it secretly eeks. My daughter is too short right now to even see what I got in my stash haha.

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