I'm sharing with you my Illamasqua blush collection and let me tell you I got hooked on them since I purchased the very first one. I'm showing them in the order i purchased them and also some comparisons to other blushes i have, just for fun.
First is Rude Cream Blusher, this was my first Illamasqua purchase, and first cream blusher. Rude is a coral pink and it has a dewy finish.
Without flash (left) / with flash (right)
Next is Lover, a beautiful matte peach, it gives a very nice natural flush of color, but it can definitely be buildable.
With flash (left) / without flash (right)Comparison:
From left to right: Lover, MAC My Highland Honey, MAC Peaches, My Highland Honey/Peaches mixed.
Excite, now this is a very bright orange toned coral (matte), which I love! Have to be careful using this color, I like to use a stippling brush to apply; a little goes a long way.
no flash (left) / with flash (right)I compared Excite and Tarte Tipsy together, and they are very different shades of coral. Comparing these two, Excite is more peach/orange toned, while Tipsy looks more pink toned, specially next to Excite. I have nothing similar to Excite in my blush collection.
Excite (left) / Tipsy (right)
Hussy is a bright petal pink (matte), I have recently steered away from pink blushes (I've been going peach and coral crazy) so this was a nice change.
Left to right: Hussy, MAC Fleur Power, Sonia Kashuk Melon
Swatches of all 4 Illamasqua blushes:
Same order as above with no flash
The last of my Illamasqua collection is the Glint & Burnish Bronzing Duo, which I first read of in Tiffany's blog, (actually I also first read about Tarte Tipsy on her blog :p) I wrote it on my wishlist and stopped by Sephora to pick it up, I am not dissapointed at all by this product, it has two gorgeous shades, Glint is a nice highlight shade and Burnish is a golden bronze, it's not shimmery, it has more of a sheen finish.
with flash (left) / no flash (right)
Have a great day!