20 Jan 2013

Top Blush: Illamasqua Katie Powder Blusher

 I generally love pink shades on myself, especially when it comes to blushes. 
I'm more of a neutral skintone but I tend to stick with cooler shades since I'm really fair.
Illamasqua Katie is definitely top of the top in pink blush range- PERFECT for snow whites like myself.

Color 5/5
It's a white based pink with matte finish- Illamasqua says ''soft candy pink, matt finish''.
Would be PERFECT for girls under NC15 and even up to NC25. 
However it can give a white cast on deeper skintones.

Pigmentation 5/5
 Extremely good pigmentation and easily buildable. 
Just be careful not to overload the brush.

Texture 5/5
Outstanding texture - one of the softest blushes I own.
It makes your cheeks glowing with that winter-innocent dollish look.

Packaging 4.5/5
I like the unique square design but a bit boring.

I religiously wear Katie almost every day and it became a definite staple in my stash.
I could hardly even stop using it!
No need for any other pink blush in my opinion.

It's one of a kind blusher but I did manage to find similar colors. 
Benefit Dandelion is way warmer, darker and with shimmers.
Estee Lauder Rose nuance is quite close if you match the right side.
Babyface Petit blusher 01 is almost identical in color but with more gritty texture.

Price is quite high and I couldn't justify 21€ just for a blusher.
But after trying it out and definitely see the quality in the soft texture and amazing color pay-off.
You can get Illamasqua products from their website HERE or sometimes on Asos HERE.

Did you try any Illamasqua products? Which one do you recommend?