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Friday, August 09, 2013

Illamasqua Blush Up Brush Review

Illamasqua Blush Up Brush


I have lusted over the Illamasqua Blush Up Brush since it launched in February but put off purchasing it for one reason or the other (normally because I was saving up to go away) but the little devil on my shoulder won and last week I gave in and purchased this along with a few other goodies. Whoops.

Illamasqua Blush Up Brush
Illamasqua Blush Up Brush

Luckily I do regret this decision one bit in fact I actually regret not purchasing this sooner as this blush brush has changed not only how I apply my blush and bronzer but the overall shape of may face via the means of make-up and illusion of course! Illamasqua describe the Illamasqua Blush Up Brush as "ellipse" in shape that is a small oval shape to you and I. As you can probably tell from the images that this brush is dense - I mean look at all those tiny hairs packed into this baby complete with a long handle and great weight - not too light, not too heavy.

Illamasqua Blush Up Brush
Illamasqua Blush Up Brush

Of course the concept of this brush is to aid the user in creating a strong defined cheekbone look and the Illamasqua Blush Up Brush has been designed not only to snuggly fit into the natural hollow of the cheekbone but also the Illamasqua duo panned blush palettes. Illamasqua suggest that you suck in your cheekbones and focus your application along the cheekbone blending out as you go along to create killer cheekbones. Yes it does work but I warn you now that due to this brush's density I have found that it does pick up quite a substantial amount of product so do be sure to tap off excess product and perhaps use a light touch to prevent spending a good ten minutes blending out any harsh lines. Personally I have found that it makes contouring a breeze with a bronzer but have yet to be completely sold on using it for blush - I prefer blush on the apples of my cheeks!

A slightly pricey purchase for me yes but anything that makes contouring that little easier gets the thumbs up from me.

Illamasqua Blush Up Brush £28.50 via Illamasqua - link

Random Fact - A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside! 


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25 comments:

  1. Ive wanted to try this since it came out! The concept is so cool and looks the perfect shape for contouring:)

    Laurenlovesmakeup,xoxo

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  2. Gorgeous shades!

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. You're right, I imagine this will work wonders for contouring!

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  4. this seems nice and handy.. nice reviews

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  5. This looks so good, nice shades.. I love the shape of the brush!!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs, Brittany, xx
    http://polkaanddots.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Been hearing some great things about Illamasqua

    These colours are stunning
    Love Oresiri xoxo
    http://oresiriteru.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Lovely brush <3 Nice review :)

    www.beautyfrontline.com

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  8. Ohh what a great brush, you have now got my thinking about adding it to my wishlist!

    Carrie x

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  9. I haven´t try Illamasqua makeup yet but it looks amazing, the tones are so nice and the texture very pigmented! thanks for sharing!

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  10. This looks amazing, I absolutely love illamasqua :)
    frecklesandflawsbeautyblog
    Xxx

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  11. I LOVE this brush! I bought it a few months ago and I love how it makes contouring easier! Glad you like it as much as I do! :D

    xoxo

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    http://lalaslikes.blogspot.com

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  12. This brush looks amazing, I want/need it! x

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  13. Wow, this brush looks different! I really would like to try it! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  14. I'd really be scared of creating a too structured blush but I do want to try and few of their products!
    http://shemightbeloved.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  15. Wow, that brush looks like a must have! Great review.

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  16. Wowwie! This brush looks so cool and I might have a closer look at it the next time I'm in Illamasqua!

    Lush Ultrabland Cleanser

    Anita @ ATA|AllThingsAnita

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  17. The brush looks so cool! And the blushes are so pretty <3

    xx- missmacbeauty.blogspot.com

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  18. I've heard so many great things about this brush, it does look perfect for contouring not sure about blush though.
    Maybe Its Megan Leigh xx

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  19. I've been wanting this for ages, I haven't seen any other brushes on the market that are like it, and think it would be great for contouring. I tend to apply blusher along my cheekbones so would love it for that too.


    - Rhi | Beauty Bucket List

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  20. Soo expensive but I am so intrigued! I am absolutely PANTS when it comes to contouring, a brush that makes it breezy sounds too good to be true! lol. Must try this but will need to save my pennies first :) x

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  21. Ooh I've been wanting this brush for ages and now even moreso, great review!!

    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  22. Such a unique-shaped brush! Definitely curious about it! And aren't Illamasqua blushes great?! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  23. Love to see a little video on how the brush applies!

    Nicky
    zeeblikesit.blogspot.com
    xx

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