Illamasqua Powder Blusher in ‘Naked Rose’, £16.50
When I finished my internship at InStyle magazine, I was kindly sent off with a bag full to the brim of unwanted goodies from their beauty cupboard.
Sitting proudly at the top of my bag was this little blush; my first venture into the convention-challenging world of Illamasqua. A brand that’s garnered plenty of klout in the beauty blogging community, I was more than excited to dip my brush into the water and try things out for myself.
‘Naked Rose’ is a blush from Illamasqua’s Naked Strangers collection, which when I first read about on Anna’s blog, seemed a strange collection to me. The collections boasts an array of natural, neutral tones with a few metallics and shimmers thrown in, and when I think of Illamasqua, I think colour colour colour!
Described as a colour-intense, neutral beige pink, Naked Rose compliments my light olive complexion without being too intense or chalky.
I find it a touch blue-toned, but nonetheless I reach for it most days. The powder blush itself is very finely milled, and is highly, highly pigmented: a little bit goes a long way, and I often find myself picking up far too much on my brush. Definitely one to wear with a one-colour smoky brown eye and bright lips this summer.