Today, I (finally) have a review of Illamasqua Hussy powder blush for you!
First off, a note: although the Sephora website still lists Hussy as being sold, it’s out of stock and has been for quite a while now. This alone is unremarkable. But, the Illamasqua website says that it cannot ship Hussy to the US. So, my guess is that Hussy contains a dye not approved in the US, and may not be available in the US either permanently or temporarily; I have no idea which. Luckily, my Sephora carries Illamasqua, and still had plenty of Hussy blushes in stock.
First, the packaging: as I’ve written before, Illamasqua’s sleek black packaging is exactly my style. I never use the brushes or mirrors that come with some products, so I’m glad that the compact doesn’t have either. Without space for a brush, it’s smaller, and with a clear top (instead of a mirror), it’s much easier for me to find in my makeup drawer. The package is sturdy and easy to open.
I absolutely love the texture of Illamasqua’s matte blushes – I think the might be the softest, smoothest blushes I’ve tried. Hussy has a really nice level of pigmentation – it’s easy to build to the intensity you want, and also easy to blend out the edges and sheer out if you prefer. Hussy, as well as the other Illamasqua powder blushes I’ve tried, does tend to kick up a little bit of powder when used.
Hussy is a matte pink that leans coral – I have a lot of corals, and this is more pink than all of them. The shade is really lovely, and I can see it working on a variety of skintones. Here’s a swatch next to two of my more similar colors; the single swatch of Hussy is more color-accurate than the comparison swatch.
|Wearing Illamasqua Hussy|
And finally, please note that posts probably will be a little slower around here in the next two weeks – I’m planning to post about 3-4 times a week, rather than posting every day. I’m in the middle of law school final exams, and although I actually have quite a lot of photos ready to go, I just haven’t had the mental energy to sit down and write out reviews! Thanks so much for your understanding. Posting will resume at the normal pace around in mid-May.
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