Illamasqua Betray and brush

Mr. Postman stopped by with a package for me today, and I don't know what to say. I'm not easily touched, but this package actually made me teary-eyed. Why, you ask? Well, I didn't not expect any packages from Illamasqua since I hadn't ordered anything from them lately. Inside the padded envelope I found a cream blush in the color "Betray" (deep rose plum w/ dewy finish) and a blusher brush to use with it. It also contained a personal note, which I want to keep for myself for obvious reasons - but let me just say that it made the rest of 2010 for me!

"Betray" is an absolutely gorgeous cream blush which I'm sure will look stunning on me. I also love the dewy finish it has. The blusher brush can be used for both cream and powder products, and it's actually nothing like any of my other brushes. It has the perfect shape for applying brush if you ask me, I don't really like the angled blusher brushes. And with its soft synthetic bristles it's 100% cruelty-free as well - could it be any better?

Dearest Alex, I really don't know what to say. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for thinking of me and for putting a smile on my face! I really appreciate it. ♥

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10