One of my little indulgences during that trip though was a 'mini' stop at the Illamasqua counter in Debenhams. The lovely guy at the counter tested out the Excite blush and Furore pure pigment as a highlight on me. I ended up just getting the blush as it is Christmas time and I really had to concentrate on presents on other people rather than myself!
To justify, I was looking for a coral coloured blusher and Excite by Illamasqua just screamed at me. Actually the colour is very intimidating as it is so bright! But some sweet talking and very little persuasion from sales attendant was all I needed.
The products are highly pigmented and just the tiniest amount goes a long way. I used the blush today and found that just a tap or two from a 'not-too-stiff' blush brush was all I needed for a natural flush of colour. The colour just brings warmth and glow to my skin tone as well. I am very happy with the purchase and for £16 it was worth the money. Their products are great quality and because of the pigmentation would lasted ages, so I will definitely go back for more after all this Christmas spending has subsided.
Here is a picture of me wearing Excite and a bit of white shimmer pigment as highlight. I was playing around with my makeup so ignore the overly nude lips. It was me trying to make the Barry M Darling work - if you read my post about it you would remember me saying that that kind of shade was too hard to work with for my skin tone and mouth shape.