Monday, August 20, 2012
You make me blush!
Hello Dearies! Do you like Gil Elvgren illustrations? It's one of my favourite pin up artist. I chose three sassy pin up girls for my post.
What do these lasses have in common?
I wrote about stockings in my last post. How do you get blooming cheeks? A couple of months ago, I posted about my adored Benetint. It is not my only one, I love powder blusher as well.
During my holidays in Spain, I swatched two of my favourite rosy delirium: Hussy by Illamasqua & Frankly Scarlet by MAC Cosmetics.
1. Hussy by Illamasqua: On its nice cardboard box it reads: 'Illuminate, radiate, make your face come alive with the colour and drama of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. Colour-Intense and highly pigmented, use it to shade, brighten, enhance and define the shape of your face. Be bold, be daring, be the centre of attention'. What a big truth!. This is a matte blush that will never be chalky and patchy. It's very pigmented and the colour is pinky/corally. I think it smells like sweet vanilla, softer than Frankly Scarlet by MAC Cosmetics but it lasts a little bit less on your cheeks. The packaging is very nice, I don't have any problem (maybe because I am very careful with my makeup products) but I read some people found Illamasqua packaging very weak because they may break easily.If you want to see it on a makeup look, check out this post, I used it on the 60's Barbie makeup look.
2. Frankly Scarlet by MAC Cosmetics: This is a matte blush as well. It's a very long wearing one. It might look scary in the pan because it looks bright red. However, with careful application, it gives you a healthy flush, like skating in the early morning of spring!. I think it smells like baby powder fragance. I'll use it in future makeup looks but if you want to see it now, check out this link from Call of Beauty blogspot. The packaging is very high quality, you know, it's a MAC product!;)
What can I say? Highly Recommended!! If you want to look like a bubbly cheesecake!^^