using Illamasqua Powder Blusher Duo in Hussy
Can a Hussy be wonderful as well as kinda innocent? Sure, why the hell not?

Hussy as well as Lover, the two blushes basking in Illamasqua’s new Powder Blusher Duo ($41), most likely noise a lot more scandalous than they are. A great deal less remarkable than scheming harlots as well as vengeful tarts, the look itself reminds me of sock-hop dances, candy necklaces, ruffled gowns as well as high ponytails with satin ribbons connected into neat bows.


Allegedly (according to the package), the world’s greatest candy necklace!
Illamsqua’s funny that way, as well as ironic, as well as it’s one of the things I adore about the brand… Gotta like a vibrant makeup line with a sense of humor as well as a style for the dramatic.

The new duo, one of nine restricted edition kits as well as sets offered now online, as well as coming soon to cosmetics counters as well as stores, is part of Illamasqua’s holiday 2012 release; it likewise occurs to be the brand’s very first powder blush duo, ever.

As a licensed makeup hoarder (I must get a stamp to verify it…like a notary, haha!), I discover this extremely exciting. even though both colors can likewise be discovered in Illamasqua’s long-term line, the duo itself still seems like a special collector’s item.


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Additional makeup used in this look

Laura Mercier metallic Creme Eye Colour in Copper (lids)

Prunella Eye Kohl (water lines)

MAC Lipsticks in Crosswires as well as Sandy B topped with MAC Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass (pink lip in the top pic)

MAC Lipstick in Scarlet Ibis (red lip in bottom pics)

I like the method these matte blushes look with bright, saturated lips — namely hot pinks, reds, coral as well as fuchsia. I believe they get along swimmingly, making bright lip looks appear even a lot more intense.

I get my best, a lot of natural, polished-looking results with these when I apply one or two layers utilizing a circular motion, truly buffing as well as working them into the skin with my brush. That way, I can get the colors to integrate with my foundation as well as deal with powder; otherwise, the blushes, being as pigmented as they are, can appear a bit stark as well as obvious.

Vai niin! as well as I believe these have no qualms about layering. For a dynamic effect, I’ll buff Hussy around the apples of my cheeks, swirl a bit of enthusiast on the extremely bottoms of my cheeks with a tapered eyeshadow brush, as well as run a clean blush clean around my cheeks to blend the colors yhdessä.

Hussy on the left as well as enthusiast on the right
Swatches from the left: Lover, Hussy, as well as enthusiast as well as Hussy mixed together

Wearing Illamasqua Powder Blusher Duo in Lover
Applying Hussy to the apples of my cheeks with a tapered eyeshadow clean for a bright pop of color

Add mascara, as well as I’m prepared for my date at the Peach Pit with Brandon Walsh.

Ah, the kinder, gentler mid-’90s…back before the whole Kelly-Dylan-Brandon like triangle on 90210.

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Here comes the sun (little darlin’)

Jee! It’s been one of those best autumn days right here today, all sunny as well as warm. I’m lured to swing by Starbucks to get a soy pumpkin chai latte (no foam, please).

Seriously, they must truly alert clients about exactly how addictive those things are.


Hope you’re having a great Wednesday so far.

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