09/05/2010

Benefit One Hot Minute and Illamasqua Dixie

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I got these items last week from a fellow blogger's sale. Benefit One Hot Minute and Illamasqua Dixie. Can you believe it? They're my first Benefit and Illamasqua products! Reviews, Swatches and Comparison swatches after the jump~! ♥

I've always had my eye on One Hot Minute. I keep swatching it when I go to Boots, but the price always puts me off. I mean its more expensive than a MAC MSF! It's a finely milled shimmery gold-toned powder. It's very good for highlighting the cheekbones or under the brows, or all over the face for a glowy look.

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This is my first time trying an Illamasqua blush, and my first time trying an Illamasqua product! It's because I've been using MAC for so long, and I feel as though its 'safe' buying their products. I know my skin's generally happy with them, and I generally like the brand too. And I'm pretty sure that - as long as its a colour I like - I wont have any reason to regret the purchase other than having spent some money.

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Back to the review, I'm really impressed by this Illamasqua blush in Dixie. I would describe it as a burnt coral colour. Judging by the pan, it looks in between MAC cremeblend blushes in So Sweet, So Easy and Joie-de-Vivre, leaning more towards the latter. On the swatches however, Dixie is darker and a lot more sheer than Joie-de-Vivre, so I have no worries on applying too much! It is also more orangey/less pink than JDV.

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So what do you think? Have you tried these products? ♥


14 comments

  1. oo benefit one hot minute looks gorgeous! i will have a look next time =P. I love benefit blushers, infact my first ever make up products were from benefit LOL. MAC optimistic orange looks so lovely, i love orangey peachy colours ^__^ ! XO

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  2. I've always loved benefit stuff! Most of my main make up consists of Benefit =). MAC for eyes >_<

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  3. Oh my, your blushes make me wanna head straight to a MAC counter. :D

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  4. Absolutely love the brushes!!
    xx Rachel
    http://silknsequins.blogspot.com/

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  5. @Linda - Yeah, One Hot Minute looks really hot! I haven't tried it on myself yet though. I love Optimistic Orange, its one of my faves at the moment. It lights up my entire face! :)

    @AiAi- I finally have my first one! :P Me = MAC for everything lol.

    @tris1978- Thanks! Glad you like em. Do you have any of these?

    @Ritalime- They are really pretty aren't they ;)

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  6. i love all the illamasqua blushes i got so far, all so pigmented.. try rude its a peachy color think you might love it!

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  7. Thanx for swatching One Hot Minute!
    I 've been wanting it forever, having heard it could work as a bronzer, but it's definitely not too dark and way too shimmery for that!
    It would work as a nice blush though I think (besides as a powder highlighter)!

    xoxo

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  8. One hot minute looks pretty! definately want to go try this out next time i go shopping :) and ooo.. i see a my beauty diary mask in the background! Have you tried it out yet? I've never tried the cherry blossom before! :)

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  9. One Hot Minute is a great name! A BF not knowing what to buy would be drawn to that. Well, at least I would be drawn to it. =)

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  10. I don't like the look of Dixie much, but One Hot Minute is beautiful!
    XO

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  11. LOVE the look of Dixie :) I loved the look of JDV from what I saw on blogs, and I like Dixie just a little bit more.

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  12. Hey hun! Have you found that the illamasqua cream blush is so pigmented that it only takes the tiniest of tiny applications? I own it in 'Rude' and have barely used any of it as its so so so pigmented! love them though, but rude takes a lot of blending x x (please check out my new blog, I would really appreciate some new followers! thanks! http://charstarblog.blogspot.com ) xxx

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  13. Oooo I have been wanting One Hot minute! Anyways I'm a new follower :)

    If you can please come by my page!
    http://delilahdawn.blogspot.com/

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