Product Review: Illamasqua Blush

Recently, I got my hands on a couple of these Illamasqua blushes after my friend raved about them.

I’ll be honest, I was a little reluctant to try the blushes out, as I had tried a cream blush before and been underwhelmed. None-the-less I snatched up three powder blushes in addition to the one cream blush I purchased earlier, and what would you know? A possible new favourite blush brand!

I tried to pick out three colours from different colour families, a coral, a pink and a red-toned blush in Lover, Katie and Hussy respectively.

Firstly, the packaging- very sleek, lightweight plastic. Great for travelling however it feels a little weak sometimes because it is so light. The product itself is fairly hefty, packing in 4.5g- quite a bit.

The powder is very finely milled, probably the most finely milled powder I have tried thus far! This makes the colour pay-off quite decent, the pigmentation is great in these. Because of this, it can also be quite easy to overdo the blush so be careful on that front! However, application is a dream. It goes on super smooth with an ordinary blush brush or kabuki and stays on well throughout the day.

Katie: A cool, baby pink. Looks a tad chalky when first applied but warms up on the skin to be a true pale pink with no red tones. For those looking for a pink blush that maintains its candy-like quality and does not oxidise (and turn red on the skin) like most, this is perfect.

Lover: A matt peach. Medium pigmentation, very buildable. Great for those with warm undertones and any lovers of peach or coral.

Hussy: A bright, reddened watermelon pink. Very buildable, looks extremely natural when applied sheer and much more dramatic when layered. Perfect for everyday or a night out.  This blush is the most versatile of the three.

All in all, these are a great buy and an amazing product. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is interested in investing in a high-quality blush.

xx Jen

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31 Comments

  • Reply dj23249 Monday 23rd December, 2013 at 4:51 am

    I’m hesitant to give it a go also, not really for me

  • Reply vikki18 Friday 12th October, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    beauty!

  • Reply bardie Thursday 21st June, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Love to try

  • Reply rzyanina Tuesday 19th June, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Hussy:I like everything

  • Reply julzjulzz Wednesday 13th June, 2012 at 9:41 am

    Love the range!

  • Reply aalana Thursday 7th June, 2012 at 10:29 am

    cool!

  • Reply shell0606 Saturday 26th May, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I love all of them!

  • Reply bluebird Thursday 24th May, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I really like the look of Lover….looks very versatile.

  • Reply jetaime Thursday 24th May, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    ‘Hussy’ looks like a gorgeous colour!

  • Reply KNY Thursday 24th May, 2012 at 10:31 am

    These sounds so lovely. I WANT!!!

  • karan2386
    Reply karan2386 Wednesday 23rd May, 2012 at 9:51 am

    will give these a go.. Especially husyy! What a gret colour.. and name!

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Wednesday 23rd May, 2012 at 9:07 am

    price?

  • Reply dapperdolly Wednesday 23rd May, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I prefer powder blush whether pressed or loose – cream blush is like you said, underwhelming but hence good for subtle and radiant looks e.g. a Summer sun kissed of gloss look. Wow that first picture is something lol.

  • Reply Zerotolove Wednesday 23rd May, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Love their blush! x

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Love it!

  • Reply traanster Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Creepy picture

  • Viggy
    Reply Viggy Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Love Illamasqua!

  • Reply coodkajj Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    so pretttyyyy

  • Reply ginay Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    hmm going to give it a try!

  • Reply paperplane__x Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    hussy <3

  • Reply Crystal Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    wow

  • Reply Misskate Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Great colours! Love them.

  • Reply chris Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    nice packaging

  • Reply jennybean Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    aww, i want lover!

  • Reply jnic Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    looks great

  • Reply ragdollbaby Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Nice packaging and colours

  • Telishabeattie
    Reply Telishabeattie Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Might have to give it a try

  • Reply BellaB Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I never seem to have time for blush.

  • Reply KatP Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 10:47 am

    might give it a go

  • Reply candicelee22 Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Loveee the baby pink colour

  • Reply Tashie Tuesday 22nd May, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Love the names, “hussy” is my fav!

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