A disclaimer before I begin: the absolute awesomeness of what I’m about to show you is no longer available for purchase. *ducks hurtling objects* I know, I know!!! I normally don’t like to do this, especially when I’m well-aware that the product has been discontinued. However, I really can’t hold back on my excitement and I just really want to share with you, is that ok?? Please don’t hold it against me!!!
Alright. So, once upon a time, about a year ago, there was a girl who owned 8 blush (give or take a few). She really had no interest in accruing any more; blush was kind of a ‘must’ due to no natural flush of her own, but nothing that really sparked her interest. Then, she began seeing swatch upon swatch of HG blushes: shimmery, matte, warm, cool, highlighting, contouring – and suddenly she became intrigued. The word ‘blush fiend’ was thrown around a lot, and somehow a phrase that was supposed to imply something negative, started to sound kind of…fabulous. Time passed, and suddenly the girl woke up to find herself with 3 times the blush she had before, and a MAJOR hankering for many more. It seemed that none could satisfy her lust completely (though she managed to snag a TON of pretties along the way).
One day, said girl came across a blush that at first, seemed to be just like any other. But, being the blush fiend that she had proudly become, she nevertheless forged ahead and tried it on…..and just like that, she fell hard for THE ONE.
(Ok guys, I can’t write in third person any more, it’s too hard on my head – and to top it off, I’m watching episodes of the discontinued ‘Lipstick Jungle’ series and drinking wine. So yea.)
The shade of this blush is utter perfection on my skintone – like my ultimate natural flush. It’s soft and demure without being too subtle, and the pink tones compliment my skin – and pretty much any makeup look – in the best way possible.
I just can’t get enough of this shade, I want to wear it every day (and have been)!! It is more powdery than my other Illamasqua blushes, and kicks up a fair bit, but it doesn’t look powdery on the face, and this one small drawback does NOT decrease how much I love this shade even one iota. I suspect that the lighter the color, the more ‘fluffy’ it will be – a similar shade I own (though not as lovely), theBalm Down Boy, has similar issues.
Speaking of Down Boy, here is a comparison, along with Illamasqua’s Hussy:
You can see that Unrequited has a touch of warmth and is a bit deeper than Down Boy, which makes all the difference – truly, this is the ultimate pink blush. I’m always surprized by shades like these, because they look so light on my skin in swatches, but then turn out beautifully on the skin.
If you own Unrequited – good for you! May you use it in good health for the rest of your days (I know I will be)! If you don’t….truly, I’m sorry to rave about this, but it literally *just* was discontinued, and I just can’t get past how much I love it to NOT show it to you! My advice is to find it somewhere, somehow – on eBay, or Makeup Alley – or possibly better yet, find a dupe! And if you do, please let me know, as I’d love to put a note about the shade on this post, I’d feel so much better about my total awfulness.
Do you own Unrequited (please say yes!)? What is your ultimate shade of blush for your skin?
*Product was provided by the Brand’s PR for my unbiased consideration.