FOTD: Illamasqua Beg and YSL Gloss Pur Pure Fuschia

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I realized that I don't have any posts on Illamasqua, despite owning a few of their products. Given that the amnesty is almost over, I figure I'd better squeeze in a couple of Illamasqua posts while I can! So today's Illamasqua post is a Face of the Day (FOTD) with my favourite blush of the moment, Beg.

Illamasqua Beg Blush

It looks quite warm in the pan, but it really isn't that bad once on. It's a warm dusty rose, but not so warm that it's unwearable for me. To me, this is on the warm side of neutral. Texture of the blush is good, as is pigmentation - with this one, you really want to use a light hand, especially if you're fair!

While I know that Illamasqua probably didn't create Beg with the fairer ladies in mind, I really like how it looks on, and when properly applied, it looks very pretty and natural. It just goes to show that any bright blush is wearable by even the palest of girls. The key is to apply just a little bit, and blend, blend, blend!

Here's the FOTD. See, it doesn't look so scary on, does it?

And here's what I used:

Stila eyeshadow trio Shimmer Shadows Cool (I don't even know the name of this one, it's really pretty and it's really old. I think it was from 1995! I absolutely LOVE the older Stila eyeshadows.)
Covergirl Lashblast mascara
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Rockstar (outer lower lashline)

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC20 (undereye area only)
MAC Select Cover Up Concealer NC20 (spot application on face)
Agnes B Radiant Loose Face Powder Lumiere D'aurore mixed with some CS Silica Powder
Illamasqua Beg

YSL Gloss Pur in Pure Fuschia

I absolutely LOVE Beg on me. It doesn't look like it would work in the pan, but I love how it gives that very pretty slight flush on my skin. I also really love my YSL Gloss Pur - it looks bright and hot pink in the tube, but when applied it sheers out and becomes a pink lip that's not too bright. I think these are wearable brights - they're bright and add a pop of colour, but they aren't overpowering.


  1. You look beautiful! I especially love Pure Fuschia on you! xx

  2. Looooooove that lip colour, and the blush looks so pretty and natural on you :) it reminds me of how MAC Blushbaby looks ugly as fuck in the pan, but it's the nicest natural looking pink on the cheeks. <3

  3. you look pretty there! :)

    btw i awarded u an award on my blog :))

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  5. Love the light flush it gives to your fair skin. I am thinking to get Beg next & your pic is convincing me!


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