Sunday, March 17, 2013

Illamasqua Blush in "Katie"


  Once upon a time I would only wear peach blush and nude lips.  I loved the colour pink but found every pink blush I wore made me look too flushed.  This all changed with a quick trip to New York City.

  I was going to NYC for under 48 hours and had a limit on how much I could spend before I was charged customs.  What does a shopaholic like me do? I hoped on a plane to New York with an empty suitcase so it would look like I didn't buy much.  I bought everything from deodorant to mascara once I landed in New York.  I went to the Sephora in Times Square with the intention of buying Illamasqua blush in "Lover" (a pale peach) but they were sold out.  The store was about to close and I needed blush to wear the next day and I just grabbed "Katie" on a whim.

  The next morning as I got up early for my flight back to Toronto I applied Katie expecting to look washed out but I was amazed at how flattering it was on.  Katie is a lovely pale pink that is super pigmented.  The addition of a pink blush in my collection now meant I could wear cool toned lip colours with ease and thus my lipstick obsession was born.

  I have since repurchased Katie three times and have given it to my sister as a gift (she loves it too!).  Anyone who has tried MAC's Well Dressed Blush might think it looks similar but this is a million times better. I really recommend this blush for anyone who has fair to medium skin.  I would imagine it would look ashy on darker skintones unfortunately.  As much as I love this blush it doesn't go well with very dark lipsticks so that's something to keep in mind as well.

Availability: Sephora, Illasmasqua.com, ASOS (available in a duo only)

29 comments:

  1. repurchased 3 times? :0 ... I've never even finished an entire blush before... must be amazing... :P

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    1. i was thinking the same thing! 3 times!! wow :)

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    2. I've been wearing this blush for a few years and used to wear it everyday :)

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  2. Oh wow this is such a pretty colour on you I really do like it! Great review xx

    Tia xx
    www.bellezzababe.blogspot.co.uk
    www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3459552/bellezza-babe

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  3. I love well dressed so I'll have to definitely have to try this soon!! Such a gorgeous blush xx

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  4. That is a lovely color! I have only finished one blush in my life, a Chanel that was similar in color to Rose d' Or. My problem is I went thru a 10 yr period of just buying and hoarding makeup, and not wearing it. But the blogging has helped me be a better user :)

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    1. I used to only wear the same blush everyday which is hard to believe now lol.

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  5. Gorgeous colour! I'm not one for pale pink blushers yet but I think you have convinced me to try one ;) I haven't tried any Illamasqua products either so I think this will be my first. Do they have good staying power? Xx

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    1. Sorry I should of mentioned; they have amazing staying power. They last around 10 hours :)

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  6. I LOVE Illamasqua blushes :-) Thanks for the swatches!

    Jo x amomentwithjo

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    1. No prob, hope this helps give you an idea of what it's like.

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  7. Ahhh why is an Illamasqua counter SO far away from me? This looks gorgeous Christine.

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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    1. We only just got Illamasqua in Canada a few months ago!

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  8. It looks really nice! I like the name too for some reason.

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  9. It's beautiful and suits you very well xx

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  10. That's a very pretty shade and perfect for spring!

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    1. It is :) It looks nice with a tan in summer too.

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  11. Ooh, this is really flattering! I was so excited when Illamasqua came to the Toronto Sephora; definitely adding this one to my wishlist :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Me too! They're my favourite high end brand.

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  12. That looks gorgeous on you , love the subtlety xx

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  13. wow, that is gorgeous! it suits your skin so well! i love illamasqua makeup products!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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    1. Thanks Ariel :) Illamasqua make some of the best blushes!

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  14. Very pretty and soft on you and love it with pink lips! This would probably be the next Illamasqua blush I pick up if I were ever to buy another one. I have Naked Rose but I think it looks a bit too ruddy on me.

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    1. Thank you! I think it's one of their best and unique shades. Even though it's light it's bright.

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