TOP - swatch in natural light, BOTTOM - swatch with flash
For the longest time I'd been searching for the perfect shade of blush. I don't like anything that looks too intimidating in the pan and the shade I'd envisaged in my head was a gorgeous, pale pink that didn't seem to exist. That is until I discovered a swatch of 'Katie' on another blog and decided 'I need this, now' and ordered it within minutes on a whim. Sometimes swatches can be a little off, whether it be due to the lighting, flash or maybe the way a photo is edited so I tend not to purchase products online unless I've really looked around for other swatches, or seen the product in store first.
However, I was not disappointed. The sleek packaging is right up my street, it's simplistic but stylish and the colour was perfect. It does look like a very pale, milky pink in the pan and I was slightly worried about it looking too light and ashy on my faux tanned skin but it somehow works and it's gorgeous. This is also the most pigmented blush I think I've ever used, one light swipe of your brush is all you need and it blends like a dream. I can't really find enough good things to say about this product. I rarely re-purchase products but I'm already on my second one of these and would happily buy another when this runs out.
Only downside? I'd probably steer clear of popping this in your handbag as my first one of these smashed, as is possible with all powder compacts.
Illamasqua has 19 shades of powder blush in total and all now have - wait for it, little video clips of the colour being swatched! I wish all companies would cotton on to this idea because it's so, so helpful! To see it used in a FOTD post click here!