Whats this? a beauty post! ahhh feels like forever since I've sat down and wrote a beauty related post on my BEAUTY blog.. Chelsea what are you playing at dear. Yes you may have noticed that lately i have gotten very carried away with my fashion posts, I'm not too sure why I've just been really enjoying showing off some clothes for a change? what do you guys think, have you enjoyed them?
Anyhow, I think every beauty blogger and her make up tools heard of the Illamasqua 50% flash sale? it was amazing, I've been after trying one of their blushes for a very long time but i just couldn't justify the money right now so with the sale it gave me a little nudge and it just seemed like the perfect time for me and i choose the Illamasqua Sophie powder blush!
I think the thing that made me want to buy the Sophie blush other than the fact that its beautiful, was the back story behind it.
In 2007, Sophie Lancaster and her boyfriend where kicked and stamped on and left unconscious for nothing more than the fact they looked different - Looked different? what a reason to seriously hurt someone eh! Sadly Sophie later died from the injuries. The Sophie Lancaster foundation was set up in Sophie's memory and works really hard to stamp out intolerance and discrimination in society! Illamasqua proudly support the foundation and designed a few cosmetic S.O.P.H.I.E products, which help the foundation out.
The story really touched me, i hate how cruel some people can be, and how nasty people can treat others.
Onto the blush it's self, I love the signature, large, chunky Illamasqua packaging, i also like the fact it has a 'clear' window so you can see the colour of blush, there's nothing worse than rummaging through your make up bag and if you have a couple of the same type packaging where you cant see which one your picking out, so each time you have to spend time opening to see if you've got the lucky dip right...so this really helps me!
I adore the colour of this blush, it's perfect for brightening up your face! it is listed as a 'golden coral' on the Illamasqua website and that is very true but i think it has a nice pinky tone to it aswell as the coral.
This does contain shimmer/glitter particles but they are so discreet and subtle it just gives your skin a hint of radiance to liven up your make up! The longevity of this blush is amazing too, it lasts a good 7-8 hours before i can see signs of wear, that's well and truly a winner!
Overall, i am thrilled with this blush! i love how pigmented it is and i love the subtle shimmer it has and gives my skin. It's just perfect for summer and i think i would even carry it through winter to perk up that dull skin we all get!
Illamasqua have definitely got the blush war in the bag in my eyes!
Have you tried a Illamasqua blush? What was your favourite?