Friday, 26 April 2013

My Summer Blush Crush: Illamasqua Rude


Oh HAAAAAIII!!!
My sincere apologies my lovelies. It's been a bloody WEEK since I last posted. Big thumbs down! In truth, I took my camera and looooads of stuff away with me last week that I wanted to blog about but, stoopid Lisa forgot a couple of key items which lead to the lack of posting since last Friday. Good news is I'm back in London now and have access to my entire stash, as well as some new goodies so normal service can be resumed!! 

I'm here tonight to wax lyrical about a blush I've been CRAVING lately since the weather got so much brighter and lovelier. I pined for it every day while i was away so physically JUMPED upon it as soon as I got back, and haven't let it go!!

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Rude


Illamasqua have some of my favourite cheek products of all time. In fact, I don't own nearly as much Illamasqua as I would like to (main reason being, I can't afford it), but I've fallen head over heels in love with both the company and their products in the last year or so. I just really warm to the philosophy and message behind their products. I too believe that amazing, groundbreaking makeup should be accessible for all, regardless of their age, skin colour or walk of life. Everyone deserves the right to feel and look amazing and should never be intimidated by any product or makeup counter and feel totally free to experiment!


Rude is one of their cream formula blushes. It's a beautiful, creamy, peachy coral-type shade with no shimmer, just warm, glowy loveliness. I'm completely in love with it. It's so well pigmented yet blends into the skin so well to give a subtle, warm flush or can be built up for more of a WOW effect. I love that Illamasqua cream products are intended to be multi-use as well and I often wear Rude on my lips. I like to wear it on both cheeks AND lips sometimes and it really just ties my makeup together and gives a simple, peachy makeup look that i adore for Spring/Summer.


Apologies for the slightly fuzzy iPhone selfie. I had to rush out earlier for a meeting and didn't have time to fire up the DSLR (and i find the iPhone very handy for self-portraits). Luckily the photo still demonstrates how warm and peachy my skin looks when I'm wearing this product. It is on both my cheeks and lips in this photo and is just a really simple Summer daytime kinda look for me. I'm also wearing Illamasqua Skinbase foundation here (shade 9).

If you haven't tried Illamasqua's cream blushers yet I'd HIGHLY recommend that you give them a whirl! They're so versatile and easy to blend as well as having an AMAZING shade range to choose from. Seriously, you can go as subtle or as RAWR as you like! The other shade I have is Dixie, but I have my eye on Laid and Promise for the future. My Illamasqua wishlist is as long as my arm!

Browse all the shades at illamasqua.com. These blushers retail for 18.50 each. Why not treat your cheeks for the summer? They'll surely thank you for it!

What are your Illamasqua Favourites?? Do you have any favourite cheek colours for glowy, summer makeup?? What are your essentials??
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  1. This looks gorgeous - really compliments your skin tone :)

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'm in love with peachy tones, especially in the warmer months x

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  2. I have never tried this brand. It really adds a lovely flush to your cheeks. I might have to pop over next time *must.refrain.from.spending.more.pennies*

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    1. You should definitely go and have some serious playtime at an Illamasqua counter Hun! I'm like a kid in a candy shop when I go. Their stuff is to die for x

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  3. Lovely color! We'd love if you could share this on bellashoot.com for our beauty community! You can share the pic and link it back to your blog. :)

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  4. Oh wow this looks beautiful! I've only started wearing cream blush as I used to think they wouldn't work with my oily skin but this is definitely going onto the wish list!

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    1. I have combination skin but I find cream blushers to be so versatile. You can wear them under or on top of foundation, leave them dewy or set them with powder.... Rude is definitely my ultimate shade though. It has the prettiest glow x

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  5. it really suits you . One of my favourites too. I sometimes put a peach blush on top to make it last longer. Never worn it on the lips though x

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