Monday, August 25, 2014

My ILLAMASQUA Blush Haul ('The Bay' Sale)

Hey Everyone, 

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I am an absolute blush fiend and, as ridiculous as it may sound, blush truly is the way to my heart (okay flowers and chocolate don't hurt either). So, when I saw on MaggiesMakeup's instagram that The Bay Canada had a number of ILLAMASQUA products on sale on their website, I immediately ran to my computer (trust me, it was a full on sprint, not just a light jog) to see if any of the blushes I have long been coveting were on sale. 

Well, I am more than happy to say that the 'Makeup Gods' were shining down on me that day as I managed to score not one, not two, but three of ILLAMASQUA's regularly priced cheek products for 25% off the original price (making them a total of $19.50 CND/each). 

Below is a closer look at each of the absolutely gorgeous ILLAMASQUA products I picked up: 

ILLAMASQUA Gleam Highlighter in 'Aurora': 
To Gleam or not to Gleam, that is the question. The answer? Heck yes! A gorgeous iridescent champagne with extremely finely milled gold shimmer, ILLAMASQUA's  Gleam Highlighter in 'Aurora' gives cheeks the most stunning lit-from-within glow. Incredibly soft and creamy (seriously, this feels like butter on the skin), 'Aurora' blends effortlessly into the skin, leaving behind a slightly dewy (not at all oily) finish.  

ILLAMASQUA Powder Blush in 'Naked Rose': 
A soft nude-pink with brown undertones, ILLAMASQUA's 'Naked Rose' is the quintessential neutral blush for any skin tone. Extremely well pigmented, this incredibly soft and creamy blush blends effortlessly onto the cheeks leaving behind absolutely no fallout or powdery build-up (the ILLAMASQUA blush formula is out of this world amazing!). 

ILLAMASQUA Powder Blush in 'Chased': 
A bright rose-pink with both blue and red undertones, ILLAMASQUA's 'Chased' is definitely not for the faint of heart (if you prefer a more subtle blush, I'd stick with 'Naked Rose'). Extremely well pigmented (a very little goes a long, long way), this soft and creamy blush blends beautifully into skin, giving cheeks a healthy looking 'I've just run to my computer to look at the ILLAMASQUA sale' flush. 

Aurora, Naked Rose, Chased

As of this afternoon, The Bay website still had a ton of ILLASMASQUA products on sale, and I would be lying if I said I wasn't eyeing a few of their eyeshadow quads and lip glosses (must show restraint...). If you've been waiting to get your hands on some of the UK brand's most popular products, I highly suggest you check out the sale here

What do you think of my ILLAMASQUA picks? Which of the above blushes/highlighter is your favourite? What is your most coveted ILLAMASQUA product? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below. 


  1. I am resisting the urge to buy anymore from the sale. I held back and didn't get any blushes, but your post is making it tough! I wanted to buy Aurora as well but thought I'd wait a little bit; I want to try the cream blushes - have you tried them? What do you think?

  2. i definitely want naked rose, so pretty! i really want the cream blushes too, but trying to be good.

  3. I was so tempted by the sale but they didn't have the one blush I really wanted, Katie ! Naked Rose looks really nice too though!

    XO, Nicole @beautykissxo

  4. Ahhh everything is so nice and pretty ;___; That highlighter is so pretty! Amazing choices indeed!
    Take care*

  5. i picked four blushes, four cream pigments and their skin base and one lippie :P oops
    A Beautiful Zen


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