Monday, July 23, 2012

Naked Rose by Illamasqua // Swatches, Photos, FOTD

Naked Rose is a neutral beige pink powder blush from the new Naked Strangers collection, which has some of the most stunning imagery I've seen Illamasqua create thus far. I have a few bright blush shades from the permanent Illamasqua line, but as soon as I saw this muted shade I whipped out my purse and made it mine.
The Illamasqua powder blushes are all pigmented and soft, so you only need a small amount for a full flush of colour on the cheek. I find this blush a great flush of neutral pink for cold mornings, but I think I could get a lot of wear from this colour all year round.
The packaging of this is the same as all others from Illamasqua, it sits in nicely with the rest of my Illamasqua collection and the clear top means it is easy to recognize when I'm doing my makeup in the morning.
Illamasqua blushes last really well on my skin, I find they don't fade easily and blend nicely on the skin. I considered purchasing the cream blush from the Naked Strangers collection, but read some reviews saying that it was quite sheer so I thought this pink toned powder blush would work better for me.
I find that Naked Rose works really well with my pale skin tone, and I tend to use it for most looks without having to think about matching it up with rest of the makeup. I tend to use a really small amount and blend it right out to make sure I don't overdo it, I usually wear my blush quite heavy but this blush in particular can quickly go from barely there to full on, so it is best to work with a light hand.
Face: Bourjois 123 foundation in 51
Eyes: Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara
Lips: Clarins Lip Perfector in 01 Rose
(Please disregard the jumble behind my in the FOTD, I took this photo in the spare room which is still filled with 21st and engagement gifts!)

I purchased this blush from the Bourke St Myer counter for $42 AUD.

*This product was purchased by me. Honesty, always.


  1. oh emma that's such a fantastic colour. Totally agree with the fact that they are long lasting. I have 3 of them & the longevity of them is just amazing.

  2. I don't think we have an Illamasqua counter in Perth so I can't see any of this in store. :( That blush is super pretty and seems like it's right up my alley - I seriously have a thing for muted cheek colours right now! xx

  3. So pretty! It gives you a lovely, natural flush.

  4. This colour looks so pretty on you!

  5. Can you ever have enough dusty rose blushers? I think NOT! LOVE this one a lot. One other quick question for you - would you mind doing a review on the Bourjois 123 foundation? I love Healthy Mix and am contemplating trying 123 but haven't seen any reviews on it just yet.

    Great review!


  6. $42 isn't too bad for a blush these days. I love the natural flush it gives you - so perfect in winter :)

  7. That is such a perfect shade of pink! It's going on my wishlist for sure.

  8. oh emma that's such a fantastic colour. Totally agree with the fact that they are long lasting. I have 3 of them & the longevity of them is just amazing.

  9. you're so cute! I might have to get this blush. :P


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