Today I wanted to review a blusher I have been in love with for a while, I think it may be my favourite blusher of the moment. I received Illamasqua's Katie for Christmas after constantly pinching my mum's one, I was really surprised that she got me it, but so happy that I now had my own to use!
First I want to start with the packaging, I am really a sucker for neat and simple make-up packaging and Illamasqua is one of the brands that tick that box perfectly, the simpleness of the product design makes it seem more sophisticated and I appreciate a product that I can take out to reapply anywhere without feeling like a fool because of the bright neon decorated packaging.
Katie is a pale pink blusher that is very build able from a light dusk of colour to the cheeks to being a very obvious barbie pink (if that's what you want to go for) I tend to stick in between the too, enough to give some vibrance to my pale complexion but not too much so that I look like I've just come out the circus. That's one thing I've noticed, it's very easy to look like a circus clown with any Illamasqua blusher because they are so pigmented, so I tend to use a light hand and spend the extra ten seconds building a suitable colour.
What I love about Katie is that it is very versatile, it can be worn day or night, summer or winter, and can go with everything, it is a all round good blusher. I do need to reapply the blusher some point through the day, but that's to be excepted, I use a stippling brush to apply to my cheeks which does the job well.
Overall I really enjoy this blusher, I think it works really well on my skin tone and brightens up my face, although I would recommend trying out this blusher I would say that it may wash out olive toned skin as it is quite pale, but I'd still recommend swatching it at a Illamasqua counter next time you're there!
Hope you have a great day everyone, see you soon!
Tori :) x