Monday, August 29, 2011

Illamasqua Disobey Blush

I picked Illamasqua Disobey blush about six months ago as I was experimenting with face contouring. The matte and somewhat natural color seems like a good fit for the task. I realized quickly that Disobey was a bit too warm and bronze for shading- it actually enhances more than hides. While I tend to dislike many of Illamasqua's other blushes (too chalky), I've found that Disobey makes for a lovely bronzer.

The color of Illamasqua Disobey looks like a natural tan after a day in the sun- not too red and not too brown. There's no shimmer and the texture is very smooth and easy to apply and blend. My swatch looks very intense. I used my finger and didn't blend, but a good brush and light application are all that's needed for a summery glow. I use it when I want some color while not competing with a strong eye look. My only gripe is Illamasqua's cheap-looking packaging. The shiny plastic has a drugstore vibe.

Bottom Line: a very nice surprise.

Illamasqua blushes ($24) are exclusive to Sephora. Available online and in select locations.

1 comment:

  1. I just picked up Hussy earlier this week (which I love) but I noticed the same thing about the's really light and cheap feeling, doesn't have a mirror (not that I use the mirror, but still) and doesn't close in it kind of seems to rattle. I have other blushes of a similar price point (eg. Tarte Amazonian Blush) with very sturdy feeling compacts and a mirror so I find it hard to forgive Illamasqua for the cheapo compact. Thankfully I adore the blush...but I am not really planning on getting more Illamasqua blushes.


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