I made an ASOS order last week to take advantage of the free next day delivery. As part of the order I got Illamasqua's cream blush in Rude. I'd seen a few recommendations and although it's not something I'd usually go for colour wise, I threw caution to the wind! When it arrived the next I opened it and..........immediately regretted ignoring my sensible side. I shouldn't have worried though, when applied this blush doesn't look like the vivid orange it appears in the pan.
I've worn this a few times now and like my other Illamasqua blushes I really like it. It lasts well and doesn't feel greasy at all. It's really easy to blend. One note of caution though. I do find it much easier to achieve the right amount of colour if I dot on with my fingers and then blend with a MAC 109. I had a bit of an Aunt Sally moment the occasion I stuck the brush directly in the pan! I also made an error when I paired it with Ever Hip. I struggle with Ever Hip anyway (is that just me?) and the matchy, matchy coral with my colouring had me wondering where my Ra-ra skirt and rollerskates had gone.
Anyway, I digress. Here are some swatches and today's face wearing Rude. All the pictures are clickable and the full size photos show the most accurate colour. I've left them un-edited as the minute I edit in photobucket they bleach out.
Swatch on skin, blended and unblended
The colour applied on my cheek.
Full face wearing Rude and a demonstration of why I really need botox!
EL Ideal Matte - I'll be pleased when this is finished
MAC NW20 moisture cover concealer under eyes
Illamasqua Rude blush
MAC Painterly paint pot
MAC Style snob
TBS brown eyeliner
Rimmel Sexy curves mascara
RBR - Irreverence