Friday, January 20, 2012

Illamasqua "Rude" Blush: Swatch & Review!

Today I have another Illamasqua blush to share with you, this time in the shade Rude. This is a cream blush that I would describe as a peachy coral. I was a little intimidated by this one when I saw it in store: orange AND a cream formulation sounds like a recipe for clown cheeks, but after I swiped a bit on my skin, I knew it would be perfect for spring and summer.

Don't mind the subtle dots in the above photo... this is just how the cream looked before it was touched!

I really like the Illamasqua blush packaging. It's sleek and black without looking generic. Very pretty!


Here is the swatch on my skin. This is layered a bit to give you a better idea of the color, so you could easily wear this much more sheer than shown below. I absolutely love it!


This blush retails for $24 and can be purchased exclusively through Sephora. I think this blush is perfect to pair with a really natural look (concealer, mascara, gloss) so the peach tones really pop on the cheeks and give a fun, healthy looking glow. Will definitely be wearing this one to class a bunch!

Hope you all had a great week!
xx, Allison

35 comments:

  1. which brush do you use to apply it? or do you uso your fingertips only?

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  2. That's such a beautiful color! It looks so fresh and is perfect for Spring. Thanks for sharing this blush! :)

    ~Brittany XO

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  3. love it its a very pretty color <3

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  4. a very pretty color <3 love it

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  5. That is so pretty! What brush would you use to apply this?

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  6. Whoa, I actually really love this color! I think with my super pale skin it would add a hint of color and life to my face. I must try this!

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  7. wow this colour is beautiful :)

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  8. Ever have a moment where you see something you wish you'd seen the day before while you were at the store? this is one of those moments for me..
    I'm getting Illamasqua fever!

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  9. I've never bought any Illamasqua products - would you recommend them?
    http://www.alamodejadore.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a pretty blush!! I´ll definitely check this out when I go to London next month!

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  11. I would love one of these in my make-up bag they look so sleek! The colour is lovely and rich too
    xx
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  12. I love peachy carol, great for my skin tone, and it's cream, would def. check this out ♥
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  13. Great post! Allison, could you please do a blog post on your Sigma Sigmax Synthetic Face Brush set? I really want to ask for them for my birthday but would love to know what you thought of the set as a whole. Thanks so much - I love your daily blog posts btw :)

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  14. This is so pretty! I'll definitely have to check these out!

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  15. Very pretty! Talk about a true peachy-coral colour. I'm not a huge fan of cream blushes but this shade this gorgeous.

    xo Chanel
    http://cocomechanel.blogspot.com

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  16. CosmeticIntelligenceJanuary 20, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    I have this one! I was exactly the same, I ordered it online and when it arrived I though I was never going to be able to wear it, it looks so orange in the pan! blends out well and looks nice on :)

    www.cosmeticintelligence.blogspot.com

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  17. That blush looks nice :)

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  18. I love that you are getting in to Illamasqua lately! I am keen to see more :)
    I bought one of their cream blushes in Dixie today, it's so beautiful.

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  19. Jennifer HorsburghJanuary 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    I'm really scared to use cream blush but I think this spring I am going to risk it. I always go for peachy colours sometimes with hints of pink and shimmer. I love this shade and would look gorge with a swash of highlight above!

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  20. OOOHHH! I love this colour. I am on such a blush kick x.x I totally agree with your makeup suggestion too let the blush do the talking! my sephora shopping list keeps getting longer x.x how could you! great review!
    *waves*
    http://lilchicmama.blogspot.com

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  21. such a pretty color! i like the dots in the blush, haha :)

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  23. What a beautiful color! I'll definitely be checking this out!

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  24. Such a pretty colour - I really want to try an Illamasqua blush now!

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  25. Peach tones are really in this season! <3 i love Illamasqua x

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  26. I love this color! How long does the blush last as far as wear goes?

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  27. Such a pretty pretty shade. We cannot find Illamasqua here in Greece unfortunately.

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  28. I love that color! So gorgeous and pigmented.

    www.diamondsandpearls11.blogspot.com

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  29. asos.com has a little collection of some Illamasqua products, including the "Rude" cream blush.
    And I'm pretty sure they ship to Greece (:

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  30. everytime i come back from sephora i tell my grandma "Allison made me do it" lol just an excuse to buy more blush

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  31. Is this pretty similar to Mac's Something Special?

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  32. i haven't tried anything from the brand and im not sure if that color works for me, i also try to avoid cream cheek color but im sure it's wonderful for your skin tone

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  33. Or you can order direct from illamasqua.com; they ship everywhere.

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