Unlocking the Vault: Illamasqua Sin

Another day, another blush and today it's another Illamasqua beauty. I don't own many matte blushes, in fact, this may be my only one - I'm not sure. Sin is described as a deep violet plum and I fell in love with this shade as soon as I clapped eyes on it.


It lifts off the pan onto my blusher brush with no problems and layers easily. However, this doesn't last as long as I'd like it to on my cheeks. I find that it fades after approximately four hours or so. I think that may be down to my skin having an oily fit, rather than there being a problem with the formula though.

I think I'll probably reach for this a lot in the upcoming colder months as my skin's less oily in winter, so I'm hoping it'll last longer during the day.

17 beauty lovers have sumthin to say:

Danielle said...

Is this a cream blush? I almost purchased it based on a post you did awhile back about your favorite blushes. I purchased a few of your other recommendations.

VexintheCity said...

@Danielle - It's matte, I mentioned so in the second sentence LOL
Which of my faves did you buy? Hope you're loving them :-)

Rhamnousia said...

Your facial expression cracks me up.

It's the old "I've taken a million and one photos, this one won't be any different".

The blush is nice and I am loving the series..I estimate it being finished sometime in 2012 ;)

VexintheCity said...

@Rhamnousia - You know me too well. What have I started? This series is gonna be the bane of my life!! LOL 2012 you know ..erm, I think you might be right!!!

welldressedbeauty said...

wow this colour looks great on you! :)

Get Gawjus! said...

I love matte blushes and this one seems so tempting for the winter :)

Harpreet said...

thats such a pretty colour!

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

I got kiss, thinking it would be more like this one.. I like this one more though and like me (oily skin, it tends to not last as long.

Amina said...

I loove it!! gorgeous color!!

Danielle said...

I picked up Mac Raizin, I already had NARS Lovejoy. I just missed out on MAC Conjure Up and Noteable. I'm still working my way through your old post. LOL.

I'm looking to add NARS Gina since I've been adding to my NARS collection. I have Lovejoy, Dolce Vita, Sin, and Exhibit A. I ordered NARS Sin by mistake. I was thinking of your post and didn't realize I picked the wrong brand.

Helen (Nice Things) said...

This looks lovely. I only have one matte blusher and it too is an Illamasqua.

Your hair, by the way? Love!

Sharon said...

it looks so pretty on ya hun...was gon purchase this...but I dont like blush that fades away lol but Imma try ur Nars recomndations when I head to Central London next week..thanx for shring.

tina_mbc said...

Is there a blush shade you can't pull off? I 'm guessing not really, lol!

xx

ModestyBrown said...

This looks beautiful on you x

SilhouetteScreams said...

Oh this is purrty, bet it would make a great eyeshadow too :)

Donna said...

I bet if you used a cream blush as a base before applying this it would last much longer. It's a gorgeous color, so I hope you find some way to make it work.

SilhouetteScreams, I'm doing it backwards today. I'm wearing a Max Factor eyeshadow as my blush! lol It's Rainforest, the one with the gold, olive, and orangy peach. The peach is the blush and the gold is the highlight and it came out pretty nice, if I say so myself.

jeen said...

color looks beautiful on you :o

 

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