As you might have guessed from the blog’s name, I have a thing for blushes. Illamasqua Ambition is guilty for that obsession. It’s the first blush I really fell in love with, the one that made such a difference when applied to my ghostly skin.
Illamasqua Throb is my all time favourite red cream. It’s described as a “blood red” by Illamasqua, and although it’s a slightly darker red I wouldn’t say it’s a “blood red” dark. Under natural light it’s a bright, slightly muted cool toned red.
I’ve decided to introduce cleansing balms into my daily routine as an alternative to the milk cleansers and micellar waters I normally use. As I’ve never used them before, I’ve done a bit of research – Emma Hardie and Eve Lom cleansing balms stood out as the ones that everyone loved. Since there is quite a big difference in price – Eve Lom costs £55/100ml while Emma Hardie is £38 (it comes with a face cloth), plus the Emma Hardie one is based on natural ingredients – I’ve decided to try the latter.
Official description: Designed to create multiple effects on all skin tones, it can be used to highlight, contour and sculpt the face. Ultra-fine illuminators give natural radiance and intensify light diffusion, while rosa canina fruit extracts soothe the skin. With a whisper-light texture, it gives instant luminosity in a convenient portable compact.