Today is the day for a new brand to debut on this blog, Illamasqua! After years of hearing how wonderful Illamasqua blushes are, I decided to see what all of the hype was about and picked a couple up in a recent Sephora trip. The shade in this post is Ambition, a new blush from their Theatre of the Nameless collection.
I think the packaging of these blushes is pretty cool. I don't know how to describe the shape of the compact (swoopy square maybe? haha) but I like it! I also like that "Illamasqua" is written where the compact clasps.
I would describe Ambition as a medium toned pink with a hint of plum to it. It has a beautiful golden shimmer that reminds me a lot of NARS Orgasm. I would say this is very similar to Orgasm, but slightly less pink and more plum.
The formulation is really nice: good pigmentation and goes on the skin very nicely. Here's a swatch!
These blushes retail for $24 and can be purchased exclusively through Sephora. Have you ever tried any Illamasqua products? I've heard their nail polishes are pretty great as well.